Sesame Street
The strange squeaky sound at the Furry Arms Hotel / Gordon tutors Carlo
Air date December 20, 1993
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Jon Stone
Sponsors D, G, 17
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 It's a busy day at the Furry Arms Hotel, and Benny Rabbit is frustrated over being asked to do things on his break. Sherry Netherland hears a strange squeaky noise and asks Humphrey, Ingrid, and Benny to find out where it is coming from. (YouTube)
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1518)
cut from the Noggin version
Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)

SCENE 2 Benny spills a bucket of chicken fat on the floor, and then greases the revolving door. Several penguins slip on the chicken grease, while 17 sheep fly through the spinning revolving door. (YouTube)
Cartoon A frog pushes another frog in a wheelbarrow while walking on a planet, as kid voice-overs count to 10.
(First: Episode 3109)
Animation Native American bead designs display some wild animals, which have Indian names.
(First: Episode 2972)
Film A Navajo boy who lives in the dessert talks about how his family has to pump water from the ground.
(First: Episode 2646)
Muppets "City-Country Song"
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon Millie and Molly find a place for their picture of their favorite rock star, Danny.
(First: Episode 1295)
Film Kids take swimming lessons.
(First: Episode 1232)
Cartoon Number creatures #17
(First: Episode 2745)


SCENE 3 Benny puts chicken fat on the ceiling fan. An Elephant slips on the chicken fat that was spilled on the floor and flies up to the ceiling fan, getting stuck. Benny puts up a "danger" sign, which Humphrey and Ingrid try to read. Meanwhile, it is revealed that the squeaky sound came from Benny moving his teeth, and Sherry decides that the hotel will just have to live with the noise.
2257 babydangertoon
Cartoon A baby sees a "danger" sign, which points to several dangerous images.
(First: Episode 0933)
Song "We Got the Power!" - a hip-hop song about computers
(First: Episode 3058)
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G-gorilla
(First: Episode 0085)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows. (new music added)
(First: Episode 0210)
Cartoon A Gorilla applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cast Savion, Gina and Big Bird play "Rhyme Out."
(First: Episode 2979)
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Erik play a rhyming game.
(First: Episode 1754)
Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Film Fay Ray listens to music on a walkman.
(First: Episode 2614)
SCENE 4 Elmo plays a game called "Statue" with the viewer. The object of the game is to dance whenever music plays, and to hold still whenever the music stops.
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog asks the Three Little Pigs how they feel after the Big Bad Wolf blew their houses down.
(First: Episode 1974)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
(First: Episode 2556)
SCENE 5 Gordon explains to the audience that Carlo wants to go to a science school and is preparing for an entry exam. He promised Carlo that he would tutor him, and in exchange, Carlo will teach him Spanish. Gordon has many students who speak Spanish as well as or better than they speak English; he feels that he should study for them if they should study for him. Carlo sees that Gordon has a flute and tricks Gordon into thinking that Carlo can't play the flute.
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man falls into a hole, and a dragon helps him out.
Artist: Chris Hinton
(First: Episode 2211)
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
Cartoon Two men compete to be in front.
(First: Episode 0789)
Film A mother helps her child play the drums.
SCENE 6 Gordon explains to Carlo that when a sound is made, it actually takes awhile for it to get into somebody's ear. Carlo surprises Gordon by knowing the speed of sound. Oscar the Grouch tells Gordon that what he was teaching Carlo was interesting, and tricks Gordon into leaving Sesame Street by conducting an experiment to move as far away as possible and make a sound travel to the street.
Cartoon A green man demonstrates dark and light.
(First: Episode 1129)
Muppets The Squirrelles sing "Nuts About Nuts."

Film Beads arrange themselves in different ways, and finally stick themselves to a boy's jacket.
(First: Episode 3045)
SCENE 7 Elmo and two kids announce the sponsors.


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