Sesame Street
Gus needs a job / Merry and Telly play
Air date May 6, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by David Korr
Production January 7, 1993
Sponsors L, Z, 2


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN At the Fix-It Shop, Snuffy approaches Luis with his Snufflepuppet, Gus, who is looking for a job that will pay "a jillion kazillion dollars." Luis gives Gus the task of mentioning today's sponsors.

SCENE 1 Snuffy suggests to Luis that Gus' next job could be translating the Fix-it Shop's "Se habla español" sign. Luis goes along with it, so Gus goes to work. Grundgetta, Savion and Rosita pass by, but it turns out they already know what the sign means, which frustrates Gus. Rosita lets Gus do his job, and gives him a hug, which he thinks is better than "a jillion kazillion dollars."
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
Celebrity Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing the African Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 2431)
Animation African quilt pattern #2
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Monsters with Dirty Faces"
Cartoon The detective sees a lever, and thinks about what might happen if he pulls the lever, being prepared for anything.
(First: Episode 2613)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentTelly and Shaun look at the word CAT, and Chicago the Lion says he likes the word because he's a kind of cat.
(First: Episode 3000)
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(First: Episode 2564)
Animation A girl dances her way into a family portrait.
Indian You Call
Muppets In a spoof of "Indian Love Call," a woman sings of how much she loves the word "you."
Animation Can you find the animals in the painting?
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 2705)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Animation A girl's narration describing the city is illustrated with cutout animation.
(First: Episode 2838)
SCENE 2 Savion and Merry are about to have snacks together, when Merry asks him to read the words on her orange juice box. She then learns the meaning of "shake well before drinking."
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(First: Episode 1802)
Cartoon Dry and Wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Little Chrissy always has fun whether he's "Wet or Dry."
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
SCENE 3 Merry plays a guessing game with Telly, where she covers her eyes and tries to guess which sound Telly is making. Her guesses accurately describe what's really happening to Telly, which makes him frustrated.
Animation A girl skips home through the city, hearing all kinds of noises. When she gets home, she repeats all the noises she heard with a little dance.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)

Muppets Polly Darton sings "Save Your Energy for Me," a song about energy conservation.
Cartoon A man points to the number 2 on a door, and counts 2 of his fingers (and 2 dinosaurs).
Artist: Chris Hinton
(First: Episode 2602)
Film A boy's mother and grandmother make him a pair of moccasins.
(First: Episode 2987)
Cartoon A girl notices some footprints near and far to her. They belong to a giant purple bird.
Artist: Fred Garbers
Muppets Snuffy wears a green derby hat as he sings about L, "The Leading Letter of My Life."
(First: Episode 1922)
Cartoon L - shooting stars
(EKA: Episode 2237)

Song "What's Inside?" (Cookie Monster cameo)
Cartoon How Andy Fritz Ate the Sun.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2730)
Muppets Ernie and Elmo sing about the parts that make up "One Fine Face."
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon A St. Bernard helps Zork down a snowy hill, later finding out that Zork wanted to go skiing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2738)
Muppets / Celebrity Annette Bening wants to travel with Super Grover when he is helping others, but both have trouble in figuring out how to get around since Annette cannot fly.
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
Muppets Jimmy is upset about moving to a new house, but Hoots the Owl shows up and sings "Things Are Always Changing."
(First: Episode 2937)
Cartoon Mary Shaboom reluctantly moves to a new house, and muses about the consequences.
(First: Episode 2959)

SCENE 4 Merry drives Telly crazy as she continues to accurately guess what he's doing. She hears the closing music, and announces the sponsors.

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