Sesame Street
Fun with a stick!
Air date April 13, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors I, M, 7


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Luis welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street and mentions today's sponsors, while Maria reminds him that they have to gather all the toys for Gabi's play date with Big Bird, Snuffy, and some kids.


SCENE 1 Luis isn't sure that the kids will play with this many toys as he and Maria greet the parents who drop their kids off. Big Bird and Snuffy arrive, and Big Bird notices a long stick sitting on top of Oscar's trash can. Big Bird has lots of ideas on how to play with the stick, such as pretending to be a conductor, a trumpet player, or a cowboy, and then decides to lead the kids in the parade. They all follow Big Bird as he marches, leaving Maria and Luis still holding the toys.
Cartoon Two kids find different uses for a cooking pot.
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Animation Computer: forward / backward
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Muppets A trio of bugs sing "Night Bug Boogie".
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Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
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Cartoon A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
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Film Over (silent film)
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SCENE 2 Maria and Luis watch Big Bird lead the parade of kids (with Snuffy at the end), until Maria decides to lead them in a rendition of "If You're Happy and You Know It". The kids don't follow along with the song, and would rather keep playing "parade" with Big Bird.
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Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
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Animation Looking for shapes on the Aztec Calendar Stone (Maria voiceover)
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Muppets While shopping in a China store, Simon Soundman helps Old McDonald find his lost animal - however his animal sounds attract animals to barge into the fragile store.
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Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
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SCENE 3 By now, Big Bird is getting bored with playing "parade", and asks Maria if they have any other games to play. Maria throws a frisbee towards them, and it lands in a tree nearby. She tries shaking it, but it's stuck in a branch. Big Bird then gives her the stick so she can knock it out of the tree, and it works! Big Bird and the kids go off to play "jump over the stick", and Luis says he'll play frisbee with Maria.
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Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
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SCENE 4 Maria and Luis set some food on the table, and call the kids over for lunch. Big Bird and the kids are still busy playing with the stick, but then Maria gets an idea: she has everyone play "freight train", where they get in a line and pretend to be a train while holding the stick. As they choo-choo into the courtyard, Maria and Luis points out that the "train" needs "coal" for energy, and give the kids the food that's on the table. Big Bird jokingly asks, "When we finish this coal, can we have our lunch?"
Animation Pencil box M / m
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Cast "A word from your local chicken" - A nerdy Gordon interprets a chicken's words.
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Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I".
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Cartoon Can you think of words that rhyme with BALL?
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SCENE 5 The parents come by to pick up their kids, but before they leave, Big Bird and Snuffy elicit cheers for Maria and Luis for being such good babysitters, and Big Bird gives them the stick. Maria gladly decides to keep it on their bookcase, and loan it to anyone who wants to play with it. Maria and Luis put the toys away, while a kid announces the sponsors.

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