Sesame Street
Vegetable pageant
Air date February 11, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Production October 26 & 30, 1992
Sponsors T, X, 11


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Chicago the Lion introduces today's sponsors while on the hunt for some vegetables. Telly passes by dressed as a carrot and Chicago, believing it's a real, giant carrot, chases after him.
SCENE 1 Chicago chases Telly to the arbor, where Prairie Dawn explains that Telly is merely dressed as a carrot and the costume is for her new pageant, "Vegetables, Vegetables, Vegetables." Telly happens to be playing all the roles in the show and changes into his broccoli outfit. Chicago, not getting the point, chases him down, then does the same again when Telly changes into a zucchini suit. Telly can't take it anymore and quits.
Film Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
(First: Episode 3051)
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Kermit sings "I Love My Elbows."
(First: Episode 2582)
Film Cars on the street go fast, then slow, then fast again.
(First: Episode 2988)

SCENE 2 Prairie vents to Mr. Handford about what just happened. Chicago tries to apologize, but Prairie wants nothing to do with him. He offers to make it up to her by replacing Telly in the show, but he is unable to fit in the costumes. He gets the idea instead to use puppets.
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(First: Episode 2836)
Film Caitlin gets her eyes examined, and picks out a pair of glasses.
(First: Episode 2948)
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2615)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry.
(First: Episode 0459)
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Katie think of rhymes.
(First: Episode 1644)
Animation The letter X in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2862)
SCENE 3 Mr. Handford and the kids assemble to be the audience for Prairie's show. Chicago performs puppets of all the vegetables mentioned in the show.
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates the uses of knees.
(First: Episode 2765)
Muppets "I'm a Bookworm, Baby!"
(First: Episode 2994)
Film Kids talk about the various writing methods they use.
(First: Episode 2376)
Cartoon A dinosaur demonstrates up and down with a pull-down window shade.
(First: Episode 2887)
Muppets Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon Spinning T (to the tango beat)
(First: Episode 2933)
SCENE 4 The Amazing Mumford shows Luis a new trick he's been working on - turning a rabbit into a different animal. His trick doesn't succeed in making the rabbit a pig, chicken or dog, though. He asks Luis to watch the bunny while he heads home for a second, and the bunny starts oinking, clucking and barking. Luis thinks the trick worked after all, but the bunny notes they're just his own personal impressions and then breaks out his Sylvester Stallone.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1034)
Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits Guadalupe, Arizona, and conducts a child mariachi band, who sing "Viva Mexico."
(First: Episode 3012)
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
(First: Episode 2934)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
Bugs GW Stamp.JPG
Muppets The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 0776)
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
SCENE 5 Merry Monster, dressed as a telephone, visits Gina at Hooper's Store. She rings very loudly and pretend to be random callers, none of whom are calling for Gina. When Gina asks that Merry stop so she can get back to work, Merry recommends taking her receiver off, so no incoming calls can be made...but the busy signal can still be heard.
Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(First: Episode 0791)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(First: Episode 2050)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Cartoon Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2731)
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
Muppets The Count sings about the things hands can do.
(First: Episode 3002)
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
SCENE 6 Merry has one last call for Gina from "someone" who announces the day's sponsors. Merry points out it was a collect call and is owed a quarter.

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