Sesame Street
Elmo and the Beanstalk
(repeat of 2824)
Air date January 4, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Jon Stone
Production December 4, 1990
Sponsors G, L, 6


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo (And The Beanstalk) announces he will be climbing a beanstalk today, as well as taking to some string beans (who make sure they're mentioned).
SCENE 1 Elmo welcomes the viewer and Mike begins to read the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk," but Elmo tells more of the story than Mike does. After Mike finishes "reading", Elmo runs off to find some magic beans, so he can climb a beanstalk and get some "gooolllden eggs."
Cartoon G For Giggle
(First: Episode 0357)
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
Celebrity / Muppets Hoots tells everyone to imagine that it's turning from nighttime to morning, and the birds are waking up in the forest, while Bobby McFerrin sings "Tweet in the Mornin'."
(First: Episode 2874)
Cartoon "L" for "Large" and "l" for "little"
(First: Episode 1455)
SCENE 2 Big Bird helps Elmo plant the beans he got from Gina so he can climb to the sky and get 6 golden eggs (and split the spoils with Mike and Gina). Big Bird puts the beans in the pot and waters them and they both move away to let it grow, but nothing happens. Since it's a cloudy day, the sun won't shine on the beans to make them grow. Elmo is disappointed, until Big Bird suggests he imagine climbing a beanstalk.
SCENE 2 cont'd Elmo imagines the beanstalk fully grown and begins to climb it.
SCENE 2 cont'd Meanwhile, in reality, Big Bird watches Elmo moving his arms and chanting "Climb" in a daze and hopes he has enough energy to make it to the top.
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon 6 mice, 6 snakes, 6 fish, 6 monkeys, 6 witches
(First: Episode 1711)
Muppets Ernie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.
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Cartoon The Carrot (censored version)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
SCENE 3 Still imagining, Elmo continues to climb and wishes there were an easier way to get to the top. He gets an idea he could fly...

SCENE 3 cont'd Elmo begins to soar through the sky singing "Elmo Can Fly" with two birds, who tell him the stalk's too high to fly up.
SCENE 3 cont'd Back on the street, Big Bird continues watching Elmo climb and wonders if he ever considered flying up the stalk.
Animation Seis flores
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Film "There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
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Muppets Grover appears in a library to tell the viewers about what a library is. The librarian, however, keeps telling Grover to be quieter, until he can barely even be heard.
(First: Episode 0287)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (house)
(First: Episode 2672)
SCENE 4 Oscar discovers Elmo panting in front of his can and tells him to go away, but he doesn't respond. He blares his (broken) horn, rattles his noisemaker and plays his bongos, but with no success. Once he learns from Big Bird what he's doing, he hangs up some signs that forbid imagination and beanstalks, but they do nothing too. Oscar gives up, while Elmo snickers to the camera.
Animation Arnold rides his chair.
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Film A boy takes dance lessons at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
(First: Episode 1716)
Muppets Down on the farm, Ernie sings "Grow High Grow Low."
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Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
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SCENE 5 Elmo is still "climbing". Big Bird is sure he's near the top by now.
SCENE 5 cont'd Elmo runs into some string beans, who tell him he's close to the top. Once he is gone, one bean wonders if they should have mentioned the giant.
Film Six children go down a slide.
(First: Episode 0600)
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Cartoon Cap'n Feenie asks, "What is it?" It's the ocean.
Artist: ArtistMike
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Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving".
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Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
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Film / Animation Two Navajo kids narrate an animated sequence based on their drawings of their home and lifestyle.
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "dance" at a disco.
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Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
SCENE 6 Elmo finally makes it to the top of the stalk, where a sleeping giant (Mike) lays. He finds the chicken and and has her lay one more egg so that her carton will have the six "gooolllden eggs" he needs. The chicken's squawking awakes the giant. Elmo flees without learning the giant wanted to say "Hi."
SCENE 6 cont'd Elmo slides down the side of the crate, which Big Bird interprets as him sliding down the beanstalk.
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Kermit, Chris and Stephanie count ears.
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Film Kids narrate a film of how a river is formed.
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Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 10-1 (subtraction)
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Film Subway Train Empty & Full.
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SCENE 7 In Hooper's Store, Elmo shares his story with everyone. He then orders some string beans with "gooolllden eggs".
SCENE 7 cont'd Oscar's upset to see the pot is still there, so he tries imagining the sponsors in its place, with no luck.

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