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Sesame Street
Racism on Sesame Street; Telly and Baby Bear build an information booth
Air date November 26, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Jon Stone
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors M, U, 2
Syndication 123 Sesame Street

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Best friends Gina and Savion emerge from the Subway Station having seen a movie. Gina is going to start her shift at Hooper's soon, so the pair walk through the Around the Corner area. They say hello to Ruthie and see some kids playing on a mattress. They're in a playful mood, so they play on the mattress too. As they walk past 123 Sesame Street, they find a basketball, so Gina challenges Savion to a game. Just as they are going to split up, she invites him into the store.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Gina picks up the phone and gets a disturbing call. It makes her furious. Savion quickly tells off the caller and hangs up.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Savion explains to a very disturbed and inquisitive Telly how there are "just some really stupid people in the world, who can't stand to see it when people of different races are friends." Telly finds it odd because of how so many different people, animals and monsters are great friends on Sesame Street. Gina asserts that she and Telly are best friends, and so are she and Savion. Then, because Telly is concerned, they explain what they would do if the person ever called the store again.
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Song Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
(First: Episode 2782)
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Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0016)
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Celebrity Madeline Kahn sings, "Mmm...Madeline."
(First: Episode 2370)
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Animation Letter Garden: M
(First: Episode 3079)
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SCENE 2 Telly tells Baby Bear about what happened in the store. These best friends have built an "INFORMATION 1Β’" booth with Luis' help. They sing a song, "Best Friends," about their friendship.
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Film Children in Jamaica learn how to make their own tie-dyed shirts.
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Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green" against a farm field background.
(First: Episode 0722)
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Animation Kids narrate how a Navajo blanket is weaved.
(First: Episode 2976)
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SCENE 3 Gina comes by the information booth. Baby Bear has information about bears, and Telly has information about monsters. Gina asks questions about all the bears in the world, but Baby Bear only knows about the existence of The Three Bears.
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Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets On a tropical island, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover and a Caribbean Anything Muppet back-up band sing "Take a Rest".
(First: Episode 3107)
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Cartoon Lillian, the big sister.
(First: Episode 2746)
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SCENE 4 Gina returns with questions about monsters. Instead of the Sesame Street monsters, she wants to learn about scary monsters and frightens Telly and Baby Bear in trying to describe them.
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Cartoon Animals walk.
(First: Episode 0926)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Mac TV host Old MacDonald introduces the newest music video, "A New Way to Walk" performed by The Oinker Sisters.
(First: Episode 2268)
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Cartoon A number of kids named Joe play sports. Joanne plays kickball.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1871)
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Song "Playground Map Song"
(First: Episode 2680)
cut from the Noggin version
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Animation A girl unfolds a map and uses it to describe her trip to Mexico, stopping in Texas along the way.
(First: Episode 2689)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 5 Savion sings "You Ought to Meet My Uncle," a song about different ways of dancing (and different uncles), and he dances with the kids.
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Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroces as pets.
(First: Episode 2759)
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Film People go under, over, through and around a hoop.
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Celebrity/
Muppets
Grover sings "Monster in the Mirror." (Celebrity Version)
(First: Episode 2835)
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Cartoon A U train spells the words Unite, U-turn, Underground and Universe.
(First: Episode 0624)
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SCENE 6 Savion reads a story to Baby Bear and talks about how great it is to read.
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Animation "Flowers on the Doorstep"
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Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
In Arizona, Big Bird sees how kids help charros put on a rodeo, and rides a horse.
(First: Episode 3049)
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Cartoon A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3011)
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SCENE 7 Telly and Baby Bear have learned that the two cents they earned from Gina isn't enough to buy Baby Bear a bulldozer, which costs $39,000, so they return to their INFORMATION booth.
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Film Doll House
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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Film A parrot announces dos, or two of everything.
(First: Episode 3108)
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Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
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Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
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SCENE 8 Gina and Savion wonder where the racist caller was watching them from, and in case he or she still is, they sing the "Best Friends" song as they exit to the Subway Station. Baby Bear reads the sponsors, and the Season 25 credit crawl follows.

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