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Susan and Gordon stay at the Furry Arms
Air date November 25, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by John Weidman
Production August 31, September 2 & 30, 1993
Sponsors H, X, 9
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Big Bird hears that Gordon and Susan have a problem, and since they often help him solve problems, Big Bird is happy to finally be able to help them solve a problem. Their apartment is being painted, and they had planned on staying the night at Jamal and Angela's apartment, but their baby, Kayla, has just gotten the chicken pox. Miles is staying at a friend's house, but Susan and Gordon still need a place to stay. Big Bird makes a number of suggestions, including Hawaii, the park and Big Bird's nest, before suggesting the Furry Arms Hotel. Susan doesn't like the idea, but Gordon convinces her.
Cartoon The letter X appears on-screen.
(First: Episode 2779)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about the letter X.
(First: Episode 0560)
Film The letter X in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2862)
Muppets / Celebrity Jim Carrey shows Elmo and Telly how he expresses his emotions - with his feet (in speed-induced footage, no less).
(First: Episode 3023)
cut from the HBO Max version
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(First: Episode 2502)
Cartoon Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm) (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 3045)

SCENE 2 Gordon and Susan arrive at the Furry Arms Hotel, and hear that there are only five rooms left. A group of basketball-playing chickens with reservations show up to stay, each getting a different room. However, Gordon points out that there are only four chickens and five rooms, and Humphrey and Ingrid count them. After counting four, another chicken comes out of their egg-shaped suitcase.
Cartoon Rubber Stamp #9
(First: Episode 2876)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Count Von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
(First: Episode 1970)
Film "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
cut from the Noggin version, cut from the HBO Max version
Animation A Navajo blanket appears in a black background.
(First: Episode 2963)
SCENE 3 Gordon tells Susan to stay at the hotel, and he'll go see whether they can stay over at Maria and Luis's apartment. Humphrey and Ingrid then inform Susan that the chickens are having a party, and Susan reluctantly works at the front desk. Henny Drummschtick, a chicken comedian who was hired for the party shows up, and tells some of his (unfunny) jokes to Susan.
Cartoon "The Room Is Full of Chickens"
(First: Episode 2971)
Film A child narrates a film of him and his brother, Andrew, taking a ride on the ferry.
(First: Episode 2951)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon A snake is on, in, under and stuck in a tree branch.
(First: Episode 2967)
Muppets Maya Angelou sings "My Name" with Lexine, Carlo and Elmo.
Animation Lillian recalls the time she joined her parents and baby sister on a hike up the hill. She hiked to the top herself, and is proud of the fact.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
Muppets Grover takes several dogs for a walk, explaining that dogs need exercise as much as people do.
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
SCENE 4 Gordon went to Luis and Maria's apartment, but they weren't home. He asked Bob whether they can stay, but his aunt is already staying at his place. Gordon then checked with Mr. Handford, but his sofa bed is broken. Humphrey and Ingrid then show up with suggestions as to where they can stay: Hawaii, Big Bird's nest and the park. However, a pig (Brian Muehl) complains because his room gets cleaned every day, and checks out of the hotel. There is now a room available, but first Benny has to move the pig's bags out of the room.
Animation Several cards form an H.
Film A child voice-over talks about a Hawaiian party that her family has.
Beat The Time.JPG
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
SCENE 5 Benny is still moving the pig's luggage out of the room. Meanwhile, Sherry Netherland gives Susan and Gordon a suggestion on how they can speed things up: They can say the alphabet, since it won't hurt. Then a sheep (Fran Brill) shows up and asks for a taxi. Susan suggests that the sheep can say the alphabet. The sheep says it, and a taxi driver (Jim Kroupa) arrives. Sherry then knows how Susan and Gordon can get a room right away, and tells Humphrey and Ingrid that they have to repair it.
Film A variety of H's are grown in a garden.
(First: Episode 3016)
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)
Muppets "Bert's Blanket"
(First: Episode 2391)
Cartoon A kid voice-over says, "Ocean," as a fish is seen swimming in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2670)
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood uses a map to get to Grandma's house.
(First: Episode 2686)
SCENE 6 While Benny continues to remove the pig's luggage, Sherry Netherland argues with Susan and Gordon that the hotel lobby is technically a room. As they prepare for a long night on the lobby floor, Henny Drummschtick begins his act and reads the sponsors. As a final gag, Benny joins them sleeping on the floor.


  • Additional performers include Jim Martin (as chicken #5), with David Rudman (as Humphrey, chicken with a whistle, and a sheep).

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