Sesame Street
A rainy day at the library
Air date March 5, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors C, P, 7


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo, Rosita, and The Count are expecting it to rain today. They explain to Savion why they're looking forward to it: because The Count is going to count the raindrops. He's tried to in the past, but hasn't gone higher than 6,349. He thinks he'll count higher today, because he's having Rosita hold an umbrella over him, and Elmo will fan him. Plus, he'll be able to use both of his hands instead of just one. It starts raining slowly, and The Count starts counting.
SCENE 1 The Count reaches 19,788 raindrops, and loses count. He feels like he never wants to count again, but his friends try to talk him out of his misery by pointing out that he's counted more raindrops than anyone has ever counted before. The Count feels better about counting again, and Savion welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street.
Cartoon A mother sings the story of how water travels down the drain and becomes rain.
(First: Episode 2865)
Film Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(First: Episode 3025)
Cast Linda signs as Gordon says "Rain" and gets wet.
(First: Episode 2712)
Muppets "Wet and Dry": the sailors on the Good Ship Wet love when it rains, but the Arabs like living in the dry desert.
(First: Episode 2745)
Cartoon 7 owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1562)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird finds himself in Phoenix, Arizona, where he hangs out with Diego and his family. He learns that cacti can survive the hot, dry weather, and is treated to birdseed burritos at a picnic with the family later on.
(First: Episode 3016)
Cartoon P for paper, point, poke, paint, pat, peel
(First: Episode 3066)

SCENE 2 Elmo, Savion and some kids wait outside for the library to open. Savion observes Linda and Lisa getting ready to open the library by turning on the lights, tidying up, and turning on the computer. Linda reminds Lisa that it's a rainy day, so they also set up a coat rack and an umbrella basket.
The sign is switched from "closed" to "open", and the crowd enters the library. Elmo will be ready to read books as soon as he finishes watching Lisa mop up his muddy footprints.
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
Cartoon Toothpaste March
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1446)
Film / Animation A class of Navajo kids use art to describe their families, or clans.
(First: Episode 2985)
Oldc 06
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Grover is playing an old man in a rowboat, which is on a giant letter C.
(First: Episode 2710)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
Muppets "The Opposite Song"
(First: Episode 1111)
Song "Imagination Landscape"
(First: Episode 2904)

SCENE 3 The Count tells Lisa that he intends to count all the books in the library, but Lisa points out that the computer can keep track of the library's amount of books. The Count decides instead to count the pages in every book, but Lisa points out that the pages in each book are numbered. He then wants to count the words in each book, but he can't do that while people are reading. Linda brings him to a special section with books about numbers and counting, and he feels much better.
Song "Counting Alarm Clock"
Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways".
(First: Episode 1443)
Cartoon Car stuck on tar
(First: Episode 1732)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Muppets / Celebrity Joe Williams sings "The Birdland Jump".
(First: Episode 2260)
Cartoon Name That Food ("Will you eat it?")
(First: Episode 1491)

SCENE 4 Elmo looks at some animals in a picture book, but he can't recognize the word for a "long blue thing with lots of little legs". Savion points out that it's a caterpillar, and that every animal on those two pages begins with the letter C. On the next page, there are pictures of corn, a carrot, and a cucumber. They look elsewhere for C's on books, and observe some on the cover of another book, Casper Catches a Cold, which Savion then reads to Elmo.
Cartoon The Typewriter: C for Cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)

Cast In a spoof of the famous Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial, football player Big Murray (Gordon) accepts a number 7 from a young fan, whom he rewards with a towel that also has a 7 on it.
(First: Episode 1535)
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
Film Alphaquest: P
A pack of painted purple penguins practicing a pop song in a pine tree park, and a pink pig with a parachute.
(First: Episode 2711)
SCENE 5 Elmo and Savion come back from the library. Elmo feels exhausted after carrying the big book of C words, so Savion lets him rest awhile. The Count announces the sponsors, and the credits roll.


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