Sesame Street
Joey and Davey Monkey look for BANANAS!
Air date February 8, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors E, X, 16, BANANAS!


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Joey and Davey Monkey appear and display the sponsors (which they knock off the fence by accident). But, the most important thing they announce will be on Sesame Street today is: BANANAS!
SCENE 1 In his nest area, Big Bird paints a picture when Davey and Joey discover him and mistake him for a giant banana (because he’s yellow). He sings a song to them to explain he’s "Not a Banana". The monkeys head off afterward to find some bananas.
Animation Computer E / e
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SCENE 2 Davey and Joey swing back and forth, calling out to any available bananas. Suddenly, Joey thinks he sees some bananas coming…
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Davey points out that the film was about ducks, not bananas. Joey then hears a growling noise, which is Davey’s stomach. He then hears another noise, thinking it's bananas, but Davey claims it just a train. They run off too early to see that the train is actually a banana with train parts.
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SCENE 3 Big Bird and Linda are going to be showing “same” and “different” using Wolfgang and a penguin. Since no bananas are being used, Davey and Joey duck out. Big Bird explains the difference between the two animals, while Linda shows what they have in common, their interest in fish. Big Bird remarks, “I think Linda got the easy part.”
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SCENE 4 Davey and Joey note how the previous segment lacked BANANAS. Davey hears what he thinks are bananas, but it’s just a plane. They then continue their quest for bananas.
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Joey alerts Davey’s attention to the following segments, sure that there will be BANANAS.
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SCENE 5 Davey and Joey are about to give up hope of finding BANANAS, when suddenly they hear music and look at the following segment…
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The monkeys rejoice after the segment and swing on some branches. They hear the banana-train, but fail to notice it. They also ignore a banana-plane that flies above them. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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