Sesame Street
Gina and the two monkeys/Big Bird wants to be a Snufketeer
Air date March 23, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors H, N, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gina welcomes the viewer to Hooper's after coming out of the store room, where she thought she heard something just now. Right then and there, Sonny Friendly pops up with his traveling game show, the name of which Gina doesn't even want to know, as she points out that all the prizes he gives out are terrible. Sonny displays a ticket for a "trip around the world", and Gina quickly changes her mind and decides to play "The Sandwich Game".
Gina scrambles to find nine things to make a turkey sandwich, while Sonny counts them. She makes it just in time, only to find out that she doesn't win the trip around the world - the sandwich gets the prize instead. Gina furiously protests this, pointing out that sandwiches can't take trips ... so Sonny decides to go with it.
Cartoon Gloria Globe attempts to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a kangaroo instead, which belongs in Australia.
(First: Episode 2811)
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "The Boogie-Woogie Piggies".
(First: Episode 2922)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
Film "Visiting Iesha": Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, and spend the morning together. Olivia is white and Iesha and her family is black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
(First: Episode 2756)
Cartoon Kids try to guess what a bunch of shapes will form; eventually they form a chicken.
(First: Episode 2838)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
(First: Episode 1540)
Film At a zoo, monkeys clean each other and run around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2505)

SCENE 2 Big Bird finishes playing with some kids, and finds a present near the steps of 123 Sesame Street. It has a tag on it which says "For You". Big Bird immediately thinks it's for him, but Susan doesn't even know who it's for. The word YOU pops up, and asks Susan to open it for him. It's a skateboard, which the word then uses to roll away. Gina wonders what just rolled past her, and Big Bird has trouble answering her.
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
Grover at the Supermarket
Muppets Grover waits in line at a supermarket. He generously lets two people go in front of him, but then explains that you can't always let everyone go before you, or else you'll never get to the register yourself. When he finally gets to the register and is first in line, the cashier says the register is closed. Grover considers following a customer to a pickle party ...
(First: Episode 1939)
Film In a village in Africa, people catch fish, and celebrate afterwards.
(First: Episode 2669)
Cartoon A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity.
(First: Episode 2845)
SCENE 3 Susan comes in to Hooper's and asks Gina for a glass of orange juice. She notices two bananas on a plate, and Gina points out that they're plantains (Puerto Rican-grown bananas), which Maria gave her. Joey and Davey Monkey quickly pop up and eat them, since bananas! are their one weakness.
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3079)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at itself in mirrors, and the right half notices that both of them are the same; they have the same nose, mouth, and hands. The other half points out that they're different: their horns point different ways, their hair is different, and their laughter is different.
(First: Episode 1769)
Animation Computer N / n
(First: Episode 3039)

Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(First: Episode 2071)
Cartoon In the "Land of No Shoelaces", people find it difficult to play basketball, swing, and run, until Edna Lovelace comes along.
Artist: ArtistMike

SCENE 4 Gina comes outside and encounters the two monkeys again. This time, they want to apologize for eating the plantains earlier. They tell her to sit down as they sing "We Love Bananas", and some kids cover her with bunches of them.
Muppets Director Kermit is making a western film with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter through the saloon doors and shout, "Everybody freeze!" Of course, he forgets this, and instead enters under, around, and over the door. He gets the line right for the first three takes, but when he finally goes through the door: "Everybody ... frolic!"
(First: Episode 1922)
Film Looking for rectangles in the city (Maria voice-over)
(First: Episode 2714)
Cartoon Pirates sing a doo-wop song about how they are preparing for their journey.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2236)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie answers the telephone. Bert overhears the conversation, which involves a baseball game, a rainy day, and a gorilla stealing a bologna sandwich. When Bert asks who just called, Ernie says it was a wrong number.
(First: Episode 0305)
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(First: Episode 0772)
Cast Savion and some kids do "The Arm."
(First: Episode 2908)
Cartoon Igor listens as Dr. Frankenstein names body parts in creating another Igor.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1637)
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
Cartoon Nine penguins slide down a hill.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1532)
Song "It's Easy" / "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon A salesman offers a passerby the letter N for next to nothing.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1804)
SCENE 5 Big Bird tells Susan that he feels insecure about joining Snuffy's club, the Snufketeers. To be a Snufketeer, one has to walk slow and talk slow, and Susan observes that Big Bird knows how to do those things without trying. Big Bird feels much better about being a Snufketeer now -- all he needs is a snuffle-hat.
Film The Count (in voiceover) counts three children on a bench, then adds two more.
(First: Episode 2950)
Animation Sand H/h
(First: Episode 0630)
Muppets Shelley the Turtle sings "I Get There" on his way to a picnic.
(First: Episode 2314)
Animation Rubber Stamp #9
(First: Episode 2876)

SCENE 6 Snuffy asks, "How can you tell a Snufketeer?" Big Bird and the kids answer, "He's the one who says 'Oh, dear'!" Big Bird says those two words again when he learns that all they're going to do at this meeting is say goodbye to the viewer. He and the kids announce the sponsors.

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