Sesame Street
The Game Game
Air date March 9, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors E, I, 3


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird and Telly say they're going to play a game today. Sonny Friendly pops up at the word "game", which means it's time for his traveling game show, "The Game Game", where the contestant decides what to play. Whoever has the most interesting game (according to Sonny) will win a great prize, and Big Bird and Telly immediately want to be contestants.

SCENE 1 The first contestant on the Game Game is Telly, who decides to play Tic-Tac-Toe with Sonny. Telly marks the X's and Sonny marks the O's. Telly wins the game, which means that Sonny is less likely to pick him as a winner.
Cartoon A dog, a girl, and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2518)

Muppets The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(First: Episode 2122)
Ornate E's.jpg
Song Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(First: Episode 2937)
SCENE 2 The Game Game returns, with Big Bird as the next contestant. The game he plays is "Big Bird Says", with Sonny and some kids. The game goes well until Big Bird tells everyone to clap and cheer for Sonny, which Sonny does, but Big Bird didn't say "Big Bird Says", so Sonny is out of the game. Sonny abruptly ends the game and goes off to look for another contestant.
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Muppets Kermit and some Anything Muppets sing "I Wonder 'Bout the World Above".
(First: Episode 2679)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon Kids sing about the joys of celery.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2976)

SCENE 3 Sonny chooses Oscar as the next contestant on the Game Game. Oscar refuses to play, but Sonny refuses to leave until Oscar plays something with him. Oscar decides to play hide-and-seek -- he'll count to 40 while Sonny hides. Sonny thinks he'll win the game, but he doesn't know that Oscar's not going to look for him. "Ready or not, here I don't come!"
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball turns into a cherry which is devoured by a girl.
(First: Episode 0744)
Song "Above and Below" (Christopher Cerf)
(First: Episode 2839)
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
Animation Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(First: Episode 2880)
SCENE 4 Oscar still hasn't looked for Sonny, so Sonny declares himself the winner of the hide-and-seek game. Now comes the moment of truth: whose game did Sonny like best? He played Tic-Tac-Toe with Telly, and lost. He played "Big Bird Says" with Big Bird, and lost too. He then played hide-and-seek with Oscar, and won, so Oscar wins the prize for the most interesting game! Oscar's prize is getting to play with Sonny for a whole week, which doesn't appeal to Oscar.
Cartoon Three fish.
(First: Episode 2792)
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper stipulates that answering three questions about the square in his hand is required to cross the bridge. Question One: What is this? Question Two: How many sides does it have? Question Three: What is a square good for? A young man who wishes to cross the bridge has square-shaped building blocks in his backpack. And a girl thinks a square makes a good picture frame. Then along hops a light blue-colored monster with a red winter cap, who proceeds to eat the bridgekeeper's square, the better to satisfy his daily diet of "three square meals".
(First: Episode 1618)
Muppets "It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
(First: Episode 1741)
Animation WH words (wheel, which, whiz, where, white, whale)
(First: Episode 2937)
Film A child narrates a film of him and his brother, Andrew, taking a ride on the ferry.
(First: Episode 2951)
Animation Planet E / e
(First: Episode 2840)

Muppets / Celebrity Tito Puente plays the timbalon, while everyone on Sesame Street dances and sings.
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
Muppets While standing next to a tree being cut down, Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger.
(First: Episode 1789)
Cartoon The One Two Three Dogs do circus stunts.
(First: Episode 1480)
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice".
(First: Episode 1708)
Muppets Forgetful Jones forgets what he has to do at night. Clementine tells him it involves using a toothbrush, and he remembers that he and Buster the Horse have to brush each other's teeth.
Remade version
(First: Episode 2068)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 5 Big Bird announces the sponsors, and waves goodbye with the kids.

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