Sesame Street
The Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe's house arrives on Sesame Street
(repeat of 2822)
Air date December 8, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production November 12, 1990
Sponsors A, G, 16


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 As the adults clean up the aftermath of the hurricane, Big Bird and Snuffy are heard arguing. Maria and Luis investigate and learn they are arguing over something that landed on Big Bird’s nest. He thinks it’s a shoe, but Snuffy thinks it’s a house. Maria and Luis take a look at it and are surprised to find it’s both.
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Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself... or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a rancher). Bert then corrects them on the actual production phase.
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A for ape toon
Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
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Film Maria and some kids count katydids hiding in the leaves.
Music: Joe Raposo
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SCENE 2 Maria realizes the house can only belong to The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, which is further evidenced by a newspaper article Luis finds stating that Mother Goose Land was hit by the hurricane too. Maria calls the evacuation center the characters fled to and reaches the Old Woman, who says she’ll be there soon. Snuffy rushes off to Snufflegarden to tell his classmates.
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Muppets Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
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Cartoon "Up and Down with Captain Brown"
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Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
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Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
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SCENE 3 Telly tries to remember the last two lines of the nursery rhyme, but fails to. The Old Woman (Rhea Perlman) arrives and describes the sights she saw last night during the hurricane. Since her house is now here, she decides to live on Sesame Street and calls in her many kids.
Song "Imagination Landscape"
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Artist: Jane Aaron
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SCENE 4 The Old Woman and her kids have flocked the street, playing. Telly knows that the rest of the poem will reveal something incriminating about her. They watch her as she makes sure the kids remember their new street name. Oscar pops from his can with another sign for them: his “SCRAM” sign. However, it doesn’t sink in as fast as he wants.
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Artist: Lisa Crafts
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SCENE 5 Big Bird sees the family eating lunch now, which jogs Telly’s memory. He recalls the next line of the poem: “She gave them some broth without any bread.” However, Big Bird observes them eating spaghetti with garlic bread. The Old Woman says it’s naptime, which reminds Telly of the next line: “…and whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.” Once again, Big Bird sees the contrary and watches the Old Woman sending them off to bed, kissing each child.
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Music: David Snell
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Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
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Cartoon G For Giggle
(First: Episode 0357)
SCENE 6 Telly and Big Bird ask why The Old Woman is nothing like her poem. She says that she is a different Old Lady who lives in a shoe and tells them her poem. She adds an extra verse that invites them both to lunch with her.
Cartoon "Do the Continental" - two kids jump into Africa.
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Only part 3 is shown in this episode.
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SCENE 7 Snuffy comes back from Snufflegarden and learns the Old Women and her children are at the park and will return shortly. Snuffy catches a whiff of the Garlic, which sets off his allergies. His sneeze is so powerful that it sends the Old Woman’s house flying. The Old Woman comes back and is shocked, but a call from Mother Goose calms her, as her house has landed back in Mother Goose Land! Big Bird covers Snuffy’s snuffle with a hankie to prevent him from sneezing again as Maria announces the sponsors.

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