Sesame Street
Monty's penguin school, etc
Air date March 8, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors F, O, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Monty persuades the viewer to enroll in his "penguin school", for anyone who's ever wished they could be a penguin, "just like me." Maria laughs out loud at this concept, and Monty introduces the opening theme.
SCENE 1 Monty announces that his penguin school is now in session. A real penguin shows up, and points out that Monty is not a penguin, just a man in a penguin costume. Therefore, Monty decides instead to teach a "not a penguin" school. He puts his hat on the penguin, which seems to work.
Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
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Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
Muppets Mr. Between sings about himself.
Cartoon The letter F morphs into cartoon faces.
(First: Episode 2916)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Feel the Beat"
Part 1
(First: Episode 2943)
Cartoon O for open, off, owl, ocean

SCENE 2 Mr. Handford narrates "Snuffleupatale Theater". Snuffy, the main character in today's story, has an itch on the back of his tail, and tries to get Linda to scratch it for him. He realizes that Linda is deaf, and can't hear him. She tells him she can read lips, but only if someone talks slowly. She finally understands him, and scratches his tail, which makes him happy.
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)

Muppets At Birdland, Hoots introduces Biff and Sully and the Hard Hats (including Stella), who perform "This Song Is for the Birds".
(First: Episode 2874)
Film Six children go down a slide.
(First: Episode 0600)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Feel the Beat"
Part 2
(First: Episode 2943)
Cartoon A map of Australia morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2646)

Film A girl goes to school somewhere in Africa. We see the girl getting ready to go to school, as she washes herself and brushes her teeth, puts on her clothes, brushes her hair, and takes her lunch, all with some help from her mother. We see her walking past her neighbors and watching her classmates play outside as she arrives at school. The bell rings and the girl enters the school, where the teacher is passing out chalk to her students. We see the teacher teaching the students the English words: "a boy", "a girl", "a man", "a woman", which she has written on the board, along with a drawing for each word. The students repeat the words, then write them down on their individual chalkboards as we hear the girl remark, "We are learning to read and write." The students then jump up and down, as the teacher looks on, smiling. Next, we see the students jumping outside excitedly, now that school has finished.
(First: Episode 2658)
SCENE 3 Maria comes outside the Fix-It Shop and sees The Count with a duck who doesn't want to quack, which upsets him, because he wants to count the duck's quacks. Things were seemingly going well for them, according to The Count, until he counted 4,554 quacks, and the duck quit on him. Maria understands the duck's point of view, and then, so does The Count. He promises the duck that he'll find something else to count, which makes the duck feel better. He suggests that maybe he could count barks from a dog, and the duck starts barking!
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2556)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird explores the mask gallery at the Museo del Barrio in New York City. Edna, the art instructor, shows him and some kids how to make their own masks for a parade.
(First: Episode 3058)
Cartoon F / f (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2398)
Song Yakety Yak - Take It Back
(First: Episode 3043)
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(First: Episode 2689)
SCENE 4 While Prairie Dawn practices a Pageant song, Merry Monster bumps into her, and explains that she was pretending to be a rocket ship, which includes counting backwards. She invites Prairie to join her, and Prairie hops on her back.
Animation Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3045)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Feel the Beat"
Part 3
(First: Episode 2943)
Animation Four genies carry the number 4 into a castle.
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 2244)
Muppets Director Kermit is filming Oklahoma with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter sing "Oklahoma!" but sings "Aklahoma!", "Eeklahoma!" and "Iklahoma!" instead. When he finally gets it right, the production assistant says it's time for lunch.
(First: Episode 2544)
Animation A Navajo blanket is formed as tribal music plays.
(First: Episode 2963)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Feel the Beat"
Part 4
(First: Episode 2943)
Film.Flamingos Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets Ernie and Bert play "The Feelings Game" -- much to Bert's chagrin.
(First: Episode 2356)
Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise".
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2839)

SCENE 5 Elmo comes into Hooper's and shows Gina his flower, which his mommy grew in a flower pot, and let him keep. Elmo demonstrates different uses for his flower: wearing it in his hat, pretending to be a singer with a microphone, and a knight with a spear. But what Elmo likes to do best is look at the flower and smell it. Gina agrees.
Video Four break-dancers dance.
(First: Episode 2607)
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand".
(First: Episode 1959)
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
Muppets A bunch of city folk work together to tend to a garden for me and for you, as they show (in song) that "Cooperation Makes it Happen".
(First: Episode 1956)
Animation Four butterflies fly across a film of a waterfall.
(First: Episode 2834)


SCENE 6 Elmo pretends his flower is a microphone, announces the sponsors, and gives the flower to Gina.

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