Sesame Street
Sir John Feelgood returns
Air date March 1, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors A, G, 13


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird and the Birdketeers are excited because they're about to meet "the world's greatest actor." Just then, they think they hear the sound of Wolfgang barking, and soon find out that it's Sir John Feelgood pretending to be a seal! He gets a standing ovation from the unseen crowd, and Big Bird remarks how convincing he was just now. Sir John points out that all it takes to be an actor is a great imagination, and sings "That's Pretending" as he tells Big Bird and the Birdketeers what to pretend to be.
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
Muppets Waiter Grover has a new method of remembering orders: He makes up a poem to remember what is ordered and who ordered it. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger with a pickle and French fries, which Grover interprets as "Round and tasty on a bun, pickles, French fries, yum, yum, yum!" However, he brings Mr. Johnson a grapefruit on a bun.
(First: Episode 2418)
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
Cartoon Fruita Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1485)
Animation Growing Numbers #13
(First: Episode 2924)
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(First: Episode 1702)

SCENE 2 Big Bird points out to Maria that Sir John is coming to the Fix-It Shop to get his toaster fixed. "Alas, poor toaster," he laments sadly, "I knew you well." He pretends to be a slice of bread going down into the toaster, then popping up ("I was once the toast of Broadway, you know!"). Maria tells him to pick it up later, and Sir John sadly says goodbye to his toaster. Big Bird says goodbye to Maria in the same way, but accidentally crashes into something while walking backwards.
Toast toon
Cartoon A man shows the difference between a regular slice of bread and a toasted one.
(First: Episode 1497)
Muppets The Adventures of Prairie Dawn
Determined not to litter, Prairie Dawn decides to throw an empty box into a trash bin, but it runs away from her.
It's the ocean
Cartoon Cap'n Feenie asks, "What is it?" It's the ocean.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2710)
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
Cartoon Can you think of words that rhyme with BALL?
(First: Episode 0773)
Cast Savion plays a rhyming game with the viewer while tap-dancing.
(First: Episode 2859)
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(First: Episode 2600)
Animation CH words are formed on a set of hanging click-balls.
(First: Episode 2591)
SCENE 3 At Hooper's, a little girl is reluctant to try oatmeal. Sir John comes in, and re-enacts the time when he tried cereal as a boy, assuming the roles of himself, his mommy, his uncle Wilfred, his aunt Lavinia, and his dog. While caught up in the routine, he doesn't notice that the girl has finished eating all the oatmeal.
Dog imagination
Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(First: Episode 0862)
Muppets Grover, Herry, Cookie Monster, and Frazzle sing "Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)."
(First: Episode 1644)
Animation Sand A / a
(First: Episode 0628)
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams shows Elmo the many fun things one can do with a stick.
(First: Episode 2835)
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
Film Fay Ray dresses up as a "green elephant", a moose, and "Kermit the dog".
(First: Episode 2864)
Animation Abstract count to 13.
(First: Episode 2809)

SCENE 4 Sir John comes back to Hooper's, and asks Mr. Handford for something to read. He picks "Wheels and Speed" magazine, because he likes to pretend he's a fast racing car -- which he does, scattering the newspapers in the stand as he zips around. He also spots "Elephants Illustrated" which reminds him how much he likes pretending to be an elephant. He lets out a trumpeting noise, which is so good it attracts the attention of a real elephant. Finally, he asks Mr. Handford for "Cuckoo Clocks and Gardens", but Hooper's doesn't have a copy of it, so Sir John pretends to read it, and the elephant joins him in saying "cuckoo!"
Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the sign atop a miniature school building, and observes a small group of children that run out of it. Once they've left, the monster picks up the now empty building, and declares, "School's out!"
(First: Episode 1907)
Cartoon An ape takes a bite out of a yellow A.
(First: Episode 2813)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark".
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(First: Episode 2030)
Muppets Four lambs sing about how they always add up to four.
(First: Episode 2980)
Animation Dot Bridge #1: 30 dots (perfect)
(First: Episode 0001)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)

SCENE 5 Maria gives Sir John back his toaster, which is finally fixed. Big Bird asks him to come back again sometime, and he says he will, because being on Sesame Street makes him happy (without having to pretend). Maria announces the sponsors, as Sir John points out the other feelings he could pretend to have, and flowers fly at him from all directions.

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