Sesame Street
Prairie Dawn's B pageant
Air date March 3, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Jeff Moss
Production November 9, 1992
Sponsors B, R, 10
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN As Rosita, Baby Bear and Oscar look on, Prairie Dawn tells the viewer that today, she'll be writing a special pageant about the letter B. The words will be inspired by the B-word items her friends bring her. Oscar thinks he can bring things she'll never be able to write about and Baby Bear agrees to perform as long as Goldilocks isn't involved in any way.
SCENE 1 Big Bird asks if he can be in the show to and rushes off to find something that starts with B. Baby Bear returns, aided by Katie, with some blueberries and various things to hold them in (bucket, box, bag, etc.). Big Bird comes back with a single blueberry, sees what Baby Bear has brought and runs off to find something else.
Film Gilberto, who lives in Central America, learns how bricks are made.
(First: Episode 2744)
Animation A big paper clip and a small paper clip can hold papers together, and so can a small staple, with the help of its "mommy."
(First: Episode 2930)
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(First: Episode 2351)
Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
(First: Episode 2759)
SCENE 2 Aided by the Grouchketeers, Oscar shows Prairie the various B-foods he's brought with him, all of which combined make a "B sandwich." He's certainly she won't be able to write a song about that.
SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird returns once more, but after seeing Oscar's sandwich, he realizes his single baked bean isn't enough.
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
(First: Episode 2513)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You."
(First: Episode 1952)
Animation R for robot, rabbit, run, read, rock, rocket.
Film At a bus stop, three men of different ethnicities (including Bill Irwin) dance to a hip hop beat played on a radio.
(First: Episode 2919)
SCENE 3 Rosita brings Prairie a large assortment of B-word items from her Uncle Emmanuel, including a bell, bat and a bunch of books.
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird comes back with a single, small book. He explodes upon seeing Rosita's load and mopes about his failures. Prairie points out that Big Bird starts with the letter B.
Film Maria and some kids count katydids hiding in the leaves.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2364)
Muppets / Celebrity Grover sings "Monster in the Mirror" assisted by several celebrities, including The Simpsons, Whoopi Goldberg, and Ray Charles.
(First: Episode 2835)
Animation Counting 10 shells
(First: Episode 3005)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
(First: Episode 2580)
Animation A poem about oranges.
(First: Episode 2881)
SCENE 4 Prairie begins her "B" pageant. Baby Bear stars a as bear looking for berries. He visits Oscar's food stand, where Oscar produces his yucky sandwich. He then runs into Rosita, who invites him to play some games. His problem is solved when he meets Big Bird, as the "birdberry tree."
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(First: Episode 2733)
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The hare challenges The Tortoise to a rematch: this time, the Tortoise comes equipped with a jet-pack.
(First: Episode 2690)
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros
(First: Episode 2518)
Cast Lillian sings a "Simple Clapping Song" with some kids.
(First: Episode 2827)
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster brings in a suitcase filled with heavy and light objects, and places them on a wall. The right half lays out a feather, a ribbon, and a tissue. The left half puts down a book, a brick, a rock, and a 1000 pount weight, but the more weight that is placed on the wall causes the ground they're standing on to tilt!
(First: Episode 2577)
Animation Rubber Stamp #10
(First: Episode 2880)
Film Students prepare for a spelling bee.
(First: Episode 2208)
Cartoon "Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2714)
SCENE 5 Oscar compliments Prairie's ability to include all those B-word items into her show and has one more request - never do it again! He parts with one more set of B-words, "Bye-bye," as Prairie announces the sponsors.

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