Sesame Street
Sonny Friendly and the Home Game
Air date December 22, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors K, O, 10


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird greets the viewer as he goes home to his nest area, when Sonny Friendly, Mr. "Are-we-having-a-nice-day-or-what", pops up at the word "home" with his traveling game show, "The Home Game." Sonny will visit several different homes, and whoever has the most interesting home will get to have lunch with him! Big Bird invites Sonny into his home, eager to win the prize.
SCENE 1 Sonny introduces Big Bird as the first contestant in the Home Game, and Big Bird showcases his home - a nest. Sonny realizes that it doesn't have a door, a window, or a roof, and thus is an interesting home. He climbs into the nest, and finds that it's also comfy-cozy. He tells the viewers to stay tuned for the next featured home, right after these messages ...
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)
Song "Reach Your Hand Up High"
(First: Episode 2702)
Muppets Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and Eric observe the differences between fur and skin.
(First: Episode 1642)
Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typewriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
(First: Episode 0844)
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(First: Episode 2415)
SCENE 2 Back to the Home Game: the next featured contestant is Oscar the Grouch, who lives in a trash can. Sonny tries knocking on the can, but Oscar is in no mood for friendly visitors. Sonny climbs into the can anyway, and finds that Oscar's can has a bowling alley, a swimming pool (which Oscar likes to pole-vault into), and an elephant to ride. Big Bird still hopes to win the prize, but there's still a few more homes to visit.
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Song "Mom and Me"
(First: Episode 2462)
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams shows Elmo the many fun things one can do with a stick.
(First: Episode 2835)
Cartoon Colonel Travel takes the viewer on a tour of England.
(First: Episode 2763)
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(First: Episode 0364)
Animation A big paper clip and a small paper clip can hold papers together, and so can a small staple, with the help of its "mommy."
(First: Episode 2930)
SCENE 3 Next on the list of homes to visit is the very small home of Mrs. Twiddlebug. Inside her milk-carton home is a postage stamp of Elvis, which acts as a poster, and a spool of thread for a table.
Will Big Bird be the winner? He's about to find out, because there's one more home left to visit ...
Animation Rubber Stamp #10
(First: Episode 2880)
Film A girl visits the stamp factory to see how stamps are made.
(First: Episode 2263)
Muppets The Big Bad Wolf sings about himself and his family.
(First: Episode 3001)
Cartoon Pencil box K / k
(First: Episode 2876)
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
Cartoon Two people think they hear a BARK in the DARK.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1941)
SCENE 4 There's one more home left to visit on the Home Game: the home of Shelley the Turtle, which is his own shell. Shelley would rather take a nap than have visitors.

The moment of truth is coming: who has the most interesting home? Sonny bases the answer on the amount of applause each home receives. Big Bird's home gets the most applause, so he gets to have lunch with Sonny!
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
Animation Counting 10 shells
(First: Episode 3005)
Muppets Here is Your Life: Carton of Eggs
(First: Episode 2661)
Cartoon "The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0998)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Cast Gordon, Bob, Maria, and Gina sing a song about exploring in the courtyard. Bob is transported to the beach, Gordon to the farm, Maria to the top of a mountain, and Gina to the bottom of the ocean.
(First: Episode 2744)
Cartoon O is for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy notices his friend Alice wanting to join a baseball game. He gives her the idea to go over there and ask them if she can play.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1900)
Muppets Wearing oven mitts, Telly places an H and an OT together to make the word HOT.
(First: Episode 1536)
Animation Sand K/k
(First: Episode 0645)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Me Gotta Be Blue."
(First: Episode 1828)
Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
SCENE 5 Big Bird, winner of the Home Game, now gets to have lunch with Sonny! However, Sonny gets an uneasy look on his face when he finds out what they'll be having for lunch: birdseed. Oscar announces the sponsors, and Big Bird repeats Sonny's catchphrase.

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