Sesame Street
Around the Corner
Air date November 22, 1993
(season premiere)
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Sara Compton
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production October 1 & 5, 1993
Sponsors C, O, 3
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
Releases 50 Years and Counting, HBO Kids, HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Today is the day the new playground opens on Sesame Street, around the corner. A horde of Muppets and kids assemble for the first visit, including Big Bird, Herry, Rosita, Telly, Ernie, Baby Bear, Zoe, Grover, Honkers, Roxie Marie, Prairie Dawn, Merry Monster, Elmo, Buster, Betty Lou, Miles and Gabi. However, all of the adults are too busy to join them.
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SCENE 1, cont'd The group walks around the corner for the first time on the show. Angela and Jamal can't join them because they're taking Kayla to the pediatrician; Humphrey and Ingrid are working for Miss Netherland at the Furry Arms Hotel, but Benny Rabbit says he'll join them later. Similarly, Ruthie is sorting out a shipment of elf and fairy shoes at Finders Keepers, and Celina has to give a dance class.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Instead of finding a playground, the Muppets arrive to find a wooden barrier marked "DANGER." Biff says that work is still being done and the group will have to wait somewhere else. Aside, Roxie Marie expresses surprise that her Uncle Biff was building the playground. Actually, he only built the wall.
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Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
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Cartoon Letter O words
(First: Episode 3091)
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Film A gymnast twirls ribbons to form the letter O.
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 2 The gang still awaits the playground's opening. The Count arrives to count ballet jumps in Celina's dance studio. After that, he wishes for more, so the group does some for him.
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Song "Jump" (soul)
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Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(First: Episode 2687)
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Muppets Seahorses 1, 2, 3
(First: Episode 2925)
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Animation El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(First: Episode 2119)
cut from the HBO version
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Film Song: It's number 3 (on trike/on hike)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird doubts that the playground will ever open, so he visits Ruthie in Finders Keepers. Ruthie introduces him to Little Green Riding Hood, who is angry about her sister's fame. She wants to deliver a basket of goodies to the President of the United States, but the food will spoil, as Ruthie explains, in the time it would take her to make an appointment to see him. Instead, she gives it to the crowd waiting outside.
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Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle".
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)
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Film A group of kids paint a mural with the help of a mural artist.
(First: Episode 3007)
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Cartoon A dog-shaped television
Animation inspired by Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3045)
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Muppets First Lady Hillary Clinton offers kids health tips with the help of Rosita and Big Bird.
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
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Cartoon A brief animation of pouring milk in a glass, coupled with the word milk.
(First: Episode 3012)
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Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(First: Episode 2734)
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SCENE 4 On the other side, Biff is waiting for the signal to knock down the wall. He warns it may take a while, but the wall tips over with one push. Everyone charges into the playground.
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Cartoon The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3072)
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Film Wegman's dogs slide past, counting one, two and three.
(First: Episode 3068)
cut from the HBO version
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Cartoon Three mice
(First: Episode 1504)
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Film Three taxi chairs
(First: Episode 3119)
cut from the HBO version
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Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
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Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2627)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Sakis
Part 1
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 5 As everyone is playing, they sing "At the Playground."
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Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)
cut from the Noggin version
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Film Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, and spend the morning together. Olivia is white and Iesha and her family are black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
(First: Episode 2756)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Sakis
Part 2
cut from the Noggin version, cut from the HBO version
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SCENE 6 The Commissioner of Fun and Games (Madeline Kahn) arrives and orders everyone to stop playing. She can't give a dedication and cut her ribbon since everyone is already there. Big Bird suggests they make believe it's before, so she goes on. They all demand she amend her speech to include children, monsters, birds, beaws and woims. Once she cuts the ribbon, everyone is called for supper and can't play, including herself.
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Song "This is the Way We Count and Sing" (from one to ten).
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Cartoon Bud the Bird flies above and below in a bumper car.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2901)
cut from the HBO version
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Muppets Kermit sings "Caribbean Amphibian."
(First: Episode 2205)
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Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
(First: Episode 2746)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Ola
Part 3
cut from the Noggin version, cut from the HBO version
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SCENE 7 It's dark, and the adults take their turn in the playground. Oscar loves the playground because it's been keeping everyone away from his trash can. Meanwhile, as Luis reads the sponsors, Big Bird is glad that the grownups like it. A full credit crawl follows, even though it's a Monday.

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