Sesame Street
Plot Buster meets Summer Squall
Air date January 3, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors I, Z, 0
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Buster the Horse is making his way to Sesame Street to have lunch with Big Bird, when a silver horse rushes by. Buster can't believe his eyes: that was Summer Squall, the fastest (and prettiest, in his opinion) racehorse in the world!
SCENE 1 Summer races by Hooper's Store, leaving a trail of debris. Gina, Big Bird and Buster follow the debris to the Furry Arms, where Summer is about to enter. Buster is too nervous to approach her, but from some prodding from his friends, he's able to talk to her and invite her to lunch.
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: instead of a parachute, the girl is carried to the ground by four birds.
(EKA: Episode 2423)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Owlbirdcompromise Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)
Song "One of These Things" (with Fay Ray)
(First: Episode 2604)
Muppets Over the Top, a ZZ Top-like band, sings "ZZ Blues".
(First: Episode 2317)
Animation The Letter Z in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2855)
SCENE 2 Big Bird notices how slowly Summer eats her lunch; she's still eating several minutes after everyone else has finished. Summer asks what they do for fun on the street. Big Bird offers an idea - the alphabet! They each take turns saying it, but Summer goes very slowly.
Cartoon Z In Space
(EKA: Episode 0872)
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)

Muppets Game Show: The Triangle is Right
The object of the game is to answer every question with "a triangle" as the answer. Contestant Prairie Dawn has little patience for this format.
(EKA: Episode 2506)
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(EKA: Episode 2277)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.

Muppets On a rainy day, Oscar recalls the way he met his worm, Slimey.
(First: Episode 3071)
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(EKA: Episode 2861)
Animation WH words (wheel, which, whiz, where, white, whale)
(First: Episode 2937)
Film The floating kids form a rectangle.
(First: Episode 3131)
Cartoon The detective sees a hippo bouncing on a trampoline, and wonders how the hippo can bounce, since hippos are heavy, but the hippo thinks that he is light.
(First: Episode 2537)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster brings in a suitcase filled with heavy and light objects, and places them on a wall. The right half lays out a feather, a ribbon, and a tissue. The left half puts down a book, a brick, a rock, and a 1000 pound weight, but the more weight that is placed on the wall causes the ground they're standing on to tilt!
(First: Episode 2577)
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
SCENE 3 Savion shows Big Bird and the kids how to "Do the Laundry."
Cartoon Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3050)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets Mysterious Theater: Dial M for Mother
Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out what he needs to call his mother before Big Ben strikes midnight... as he stands next to a London telephone booth. The message Sherlock has is to wish his mother a happy birthday.
(First: Episode 2727)
Animation Playing cards form the letter Z and dance to zydeco music.
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Muppets The Count sings about the things hands can do.
(First: Episode 3002)
Cartoon A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3003)
Film Kids talk about the various writing methods they use.
(EKA: Episode 2528)
SCENE 4 Summer must make it back to the track to practice and the two horses make a date for later. She rushes off, leaving more debris outside the store.
Cartoon The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3072)
Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
(First: Episode 2705)
Cartoon Pencil box I/i
(First: Episode 2890)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(First: Episode 2727)
Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
Film At the harbor, kids learn about dolphins, and how to communicate with them using signals.
(First: Episode 3010)
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(EKA: Episode 0812)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Boy's family portrait
Film A boy dances his way into his family's portrait.
(First: Episode 3129)
SCENE 5 Buster is about to head to the track for his date, but not before announcing the sponsors (with help from Summer in voice-over).

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