Sesame Street
Wanda the Word Fairy visits
(repeat of 2951)
Air date January 13, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors C, P, 3
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, HBO Kids
Releases Sesame Street Classics


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Wanda the Word Fairy, while riding her bike to the Fix-It Shop to get her toaster fixed, greets the viewer and presents today's sponsors.


SCENE 1 Maria is about to take Big Bird, Snuffy, and some kids to the park, when Wanda crashes into the Fix-it Shop workbench. Wanda picks herself up and introduces herself to everyone, then leaves her enchanted toaster on the bench and looks around Sesame Street for all the words she can find. With a wave of her wand and the magic words "Elia Kazan," name tags appear on every person and object on Sesame Street! Wanda begins to lead Big Bird, Snuffy, and the kids on a reading journey ...
Cartoon Sign Sounds: STOP.
After the man reads the sign, two cars screech to a stop, one on each side of him.
(First: Episode 1163)
Song "Playground Map Song"
(First: Episode 2680)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, using a pull-down map, tries to give everyone directions to Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother's house. No one listens to Kermit. In the end, Red joins her grandmother, the Big Bad Wolf, and a cab driver for a picnic.
(First: Episode 1955)
cut from the HBO version
Film Three kids dance for the number 3.
(First: Episode 3167)
Cartoon Three penguins dance.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1480)
cut from the HBO version

SCENE 2 Snuffy asks Wanda how she got her job as a word fairy. In song, Wanda explains that instead of being a tooth fairy or a fairy godmother, she decided to be a word fairy because she loves words. "And the hours are good," she adds.
Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
(First: Episode 2746)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Cyranose de Bergerac, a poet with a two-foot-long nose, tries to help the queen of France finish her poem. Unfortunately, the word used to finish it is the word he's the most sensitive to: "nose". One mention of that word and he'll go medieval on you!
(First: Episode 3000)
Song Girls wish they were "Short or Tall".
(First: Episode 3019)

Cast Gordon hosts "The Crossing Zone," in which a boy named Jonathan has to find a way to cross the street. Susan helps him across.
(First: Episode 2729)
Cartoon Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1397)

SCENE 3 Oscar is irritated at Wanda's cheeriness. When she approaches him, he tells her to go away in several ways, but instead, she displays his words on the screen, which drives him into his trash can.
Cartoon Lightning bugs make shapes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3150)
cut from the Noggin version
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(First: Episode 1967)
cut from the HBO version
Muppets Two-Headed Monster tries on shoes.
(First: Episode 2142)
cut from the HBO version
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon "Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2714)

SCENE 4 Wanda says her favorite kind of words are verbs, and tries to show the gang how to FLY and how to CLIMB a wall, but doesn't succeed at either of them, so they all DANCE to "Feel the Beat" instead.
Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(First: Episode 2600)
Cartoon A bird watches as two monkeys climb above and below each other in a tree.
(First: Episode 2965)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Two flowers, a baby sparrow, and two bunnies sing "That's How I Got Here."
(First: Episode 2983)
Cartoon C for candle (blows man away).
(First: Episode 0703)
Film A girl narrates a segment about her friend, Billy, who swims with dolphins.
(First: Episode 3012)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Kana breathe in air.
Film / Animation Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
(First: Episode 3126)
Insert At Birdland, Lillian sings "Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5" with The Count and his All-Bat Band.
(First: Episode 2834)
Cartoon Igor listens as Dr. Frankenstein names body parts in creating another Igor.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1637)
cut from the Noggin version, cut from the HBO version
Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
(First: Episode 2792)
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(First: Episode 2862)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(First: Episode 2386)
Animation Computer: tall / short
(First: Episode 3042)
Cartoon mydoghappy.jpg
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
cut from the Noggin version


SCENE 5 Wanda's enchanted toaster is fixed by now. Maria asks why it's enchanted, and Wanda explains that it was once a frog (as evidenced by the fact that it can croak like one). Wanda takes her toaster and rides into the sky on her bike, announcing the sponsors, and leaving a litter of word name tags for Maria and the gang to clean up.

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