Sesame Street
Merry jumps on Prairie
Air date February 17, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors C, N, 16
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Prairie Dawn tries singing her pageant song about what the viewer will see today, when she's interrupted by Grundgetta. She covers her ears with more and more stuff and starts singing off-key. Prairie presses onward anyhow and when Grundgetta unwraps her head, thinking the song is over, Prairie rushes back to the piano and sings everything all over again.
Animation Computer N / n
(First: Episode 3039)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon A map of Brazil morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2839)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz tells Big Bird about a hummingbird, and sings "Zunzun."
(First: Episode 2298)
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
SCENE 2 Merry Monster comes across Prairie pretending that she is a mighty oak tree, as the kids provide a gentle breeze. Merry wants to join and pretends to be a bird that lives in the tree, hopping onto Prairie and knocking her over. The same result happens when Merry pretends to be a squirrel instead. Merry finally settles on being a tree as well, but has the kids become a stronger breeze that causes her to tip over onto Prairie, who then storms off.
Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1394)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog asks Elmo about his ideas for games.
(First: Episode 2185)
Animation Growing Numbers #16
(First: Episode 2996)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
Film Two Navajo kids go to school in Arizona. This year, Dante enters pre-school.
(First: Episode 2680)
SCENE 3 Gina serves an ice cream soda to Merry, who tells her all about what just happened with Prairie. Merry resolves to apologize for jumping on her, right after she finishes her beverage. Outside the store, Prairie waits for Merry to exit so she can jump on her in return. Luis helps her see that revenge is not the best answer and that telling Merry how she feels is the best way to go.
1095o Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Film Circles in everyday objects
(First: Episode 0464)
Muppets The Bicuspids sing "Kids Just Love to Brush."
(First: Episode 2060)
Film Two kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
(First: Episode 2847)
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
SCENE 4 Merry and Prairie meet up outside Hooper's and make peace, then share a hug. Merry suggests they now play cowgirls, with herself as the cow.
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
Muppets Telly is shocked to see Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats at the library. They explain that in addition to being rock stars, they're also "Rock 'N Roll Readers."
(First: Episode 2612)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0529)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
SCENE 5 Under the window of Gordon and Susan's apartment, Chicago and the kids practice their roaring. Susan asks them to practice elsewhere, since she has an important phone call to make. The phone rings and it turns out to be Chicago's Uncle Herb, who roars for him and the kids.
Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: Willy Pinkham, intern at the rubber glove factory, invents the balloon.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2579)
Muppets Oscar sings "I Love Trash."
(First: Episode 2785)
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
Insert Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths. (ending edited)
(First: Episode 2655)
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
Muppets Here is Your Life
Disguised as a dentist, Guy Smiley surprises a tooth at a dentist's office. The tooth is reunited with healthy food (represented by Carl Carrot and Melvin Milk), his dentist, and toothbrush/toothpaste pair Bristly and Pastey.
(First: Episode 1057)
Cartoon Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
(First: Episode 2324)
Cast Linda shows a boy how to sign the word "telephone."
(First: Episode 2581)
Animation Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3048)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a TELEPHONE, and reads the word.
(First: Episode 1569)
Animation Computer: tall / short
(First: Episode 3042)
SCENE 6 Susan now sees Chicago and the kids practicing how to "moo." She asks them not to moo while she makes another phone call, but now they start whoopin' and hollerin' like cowboys. Merry and Prairie happen by and join in. Susan closes her window as Luis announces the sponsors.


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