Sesame Street
Chicago feels sad; Pineapple dentist
Air date December 23, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors L, V, 20


Picture Segment Description
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
This segment appears as the episode's cold open.
SCENE 1 Mr. Handford and some kids welcome the viewer to Sesame Street, when Mr. Handford notices Chicago the Lion looking very sad. He's sad because he's small and he eats vegetables, which makes him different from all other lions. Mr. Handford points out that Chicago is also friendly, gentle, and can talk, which makes him special. Chicago lets out a proud roar, now that he's aware of how accepted he is.
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school.
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon Number creatures #20
(First: Episode 2687)
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy," the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses)
(First: Episode 2650)
Cartoon V for violin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1157)
SCENE 2 Chicago finishes his lunch, and Mr. Handford jokes, "I guess you're finished unless you want to lick the plate," which Chicago does. Chicago now thinks Mr. Handford is angry with him, but Handford explains that he's not. Chicago happily runs off with the plate, saying he'll bring it back later.
Song "The First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) and progressively improve.
(First: Episode 2950)
Cartoon The Typewriter - L for Lion
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0762)

Muppets Ferlinghetti Donizetti delivers "the easy rhythm Rappin' Alphabet" while Grover displays his super smooth break-dance moves.
(First: Episode 2033)
Animation "¡Él juega beisbol!"
(First: Episode 2101)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
(First: Episode 2580)
Cartoon A girl tries on big, bigger, and the biggest shoes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0252)

SCENE 3 Monty introduces an exciting movie, "The Adventures of the Pineapple Dentist." Prairie Dawn is confused, because as she shows Monty and the kids, pineapples don't have teeth, and thus do not need dentists. Instead, Monty introduces a different film, with a llama dentist. Llamas have teeth, so this one makes more sense.
Song "Llama at Dentist Song"
(First: Episode 1241)
SCENE 3 cont'd Both Monty and Prairie liked the segment that was just shown, and Prairie says she knows what she wants to be when she grows up. Monty thinks it's a llama, but she wants to be a dentist. She shows Monty what a dentist does by making him a pretend patient. Monty, however, still thinks his pineapple needs its teeth checked ...
Cartoon Edgar Turtle's three nephews show him how a round is sung.
(First: Episode 2506)
Film A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(First: Episode 2889)
Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2627)
Muppets "Circle the Girl"
(First: Episode 1768)
Animation Circles (string formations)
(First: Episode 0550)
Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
SCENE 4 Monty pops into view: "And now, everyone on Sesame Street will say the alphabet at the exact same time, for absolutely no reason at all." Everyone does so.
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie won't stop saying how thirsty he is, no matter how many glasses of water Bert brings him. Even after he's finished, he still won't stop: "Boy, was I thirsty."
(First: Episode 1144)
Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
Muppets Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap, with the help of a policeman fishy.
(First: Episode 2637)
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)

Muppets / Celebrity Johnny Cash sings "Don't Take Your Ones to Town," while Big Bird, the Count and the Countess act it out.
(First: Episode 2982)
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(First: Episode 1471)
Twoheadedmonsternewspaper Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a newspaper.
(First: Episode 2097)
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Tanya play the "hug/stop" game.
(First: Episode 1562)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a horse.
(First: Episode 0908)

SCENE 5 Telly displays vibrantly-colored shapes to Merry Monster: a square, a rectangle, a circle, and a triangle, which he thinks is the best shape. Her favorite shape, however, is a scribble which she makes on the screen. Telly laments, "Aw, these kids today!" and walks off. Chicago announces the sponsors.

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