Sesame Street
Roxie Marie and Elmo capture a Doozy bug
(repeat of 2910)
Air date December 31, 1993 (New Year's Eve)
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors F, Q, 12
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN A Doozy bug crawls across a crate in the courtyard. Roxie Marie tells Elmo to get out of her way, because she wants to follow the bug. Elmo wants to help her chase it, but she says he can't because he'll be in the way. He promises not to get in the way, but it's hard for him to keep that promise ...
SCENE 1 Roxie has set out some books about bugs (including one about Bugs Bunny), one of which is bound to have information about the Doozy bug. Maria points out that some bugs are dangerous, which Roxie is already aware of. They search through the stack of books, and look inside the last one, All About Bugs. Roxie learns that the Doozy bug has 7 legs, lives only on Sesame Street, uses a pogo stick to get around, wears a feathery hat, and whistles through its nose. Its favorite food is corn on the cob, and its hobbies are building with blocks, using a typewriter, and playing the guitar. Just then, they spot the very bug they've been reading about, and Roxie struggles to get Elmo out of her way so she can chase it.
Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird visits Union City, New Jersey, where he learns how to play some Cuban games with some kids.
(First: Episode 3061)
Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(First: Episode 1879)
cut from the Noggin version
Animation A Keith Haring mural comes to life after some kids EXIT.
(First: Episode 3006)
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Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(First: Episode 2711)
cut from the Noggin version
Song "Playground Map Song"
(First: Episode 2680)

SCENE 2 Roxie Marie lets Elmo borrow her bug net, but makes it clear that the bug she's going after belongs to her, not Elmo. After she goes away, Elmo hears the sounds of typing on a typewriter and guitar playing. He also spots a stack of giant blocks in the courtyard. He remembers that the Doozy bug likes all of these things, so he rushes over to the courtyard, thinking the bug is there. Instead of catching the bug, he learns that the blocks belong to Telly, Luis was playing the guitar, and Gordon was using a typewriter. Just then, Roxie spots the bug on the same crate she saw him on before, and tells Elmo to give her the net, but he looks in the wrong direction for it ...
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0630)
Celebrity Take 6 sings their own version of The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 2998)
Cartoon A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1378)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
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Cartoon The Bellhop has to make 12 wake-up calls.
(First: Episode 2529)
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(First: Episode 1631)
Animation A girl plays in, on and under a sculpture.
(First: Episode 2898)

SCENE 3 Roxie has set up a trail to lead the bug towards her, using Gordon's typewriter, Luis's guitar, and a plate of corn on the cob. She thinks she has succeeded in trapping the bug, but it was Elmo who fell into the trap (he wanted to see what it felt like to be a bug). Suddenly, they hear the bug become lured into the typewriter and the guitar, and see it stop by the corncobs. Roxie throws her net over the bug, who remarks, "I am not amused ..."
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
Animation The word TOY is displayed, followed by a wind-up drum-playing panda.
(First: Episode 3067)
Muppets "The Elephant Elevator Operator"
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Animation F candles
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Morgan sings the alphabet for Grover.
(First: Episode 3133)
Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2627)
cut from the Noggin version
Film A boy who lives in the Congo narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his peers play.
(First: Episode 2668)

SCENE 4 Maria gives Roxie a shoe box for the bug (with holes in it so it can breathe). She plans to take the bug home and keep it in her room. Suddenly, they hear the bug crying inside the box. She lets the bug out of the box, and learns that it wants to go home to its family. Roxie sadly realizes that she has to let the bug go, and says goodbye to it. Elmo says, "It's nice to make a bug happy, Roxie."
Animation A paper crumples to reveal Q, q and Qq.
(First: Episode 3105)
Film A boy takes dance lessons at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
(First: Episode 1716)
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)

Muppets / Cast Ernie and Bert go see a silent movie, "The Picnic" (starring Maria as Charlie Chaplin and Linda as the girl).
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Animation Fans unveil Q and q.
(First: Episode 2895)
Film A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.
(First: Episode 2891)

SCENE 5 Hoots notices Roxie feeling very sad about letting her bug go. He knows how she feels - owls like bugs as well (but for a different reason). It becomes dark as he plays his saxophone and sings the "Lost Bug Blues" with his back-up band.
Cartoon Snacks On Parade: How peanut butter is made, from peanuts growing in the ground, how it gets to your plate, and where you should keep peanut butter with you (underwater).
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song."
(First: Episode 2064)
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Ola
Part 1
(First: Episode 3160)
cut from the Noggin version
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Ola
Part 2
(First: Episode 3160)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Ola
Part 3
(First: Episode 3136)

SCENE 6 Roxie mopes near Oscar's trash can, when Elmo tries to tell her something important. She refuses to talk to Elmo anymore today, since he seemed to get in her way in everything. Elmo shrugs, and goes off to play with his new Doozy bug pals by himself. Unlike Roxie, he knows that friends don't belong in boxes. Hoots announces the sponsors, and the "Big Bird in the park" credit sequence follows.

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