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Sesame Street
Gina calls out sick
(repeat of 2967)
Air date January 18, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Production October 16, 1991
Sponsors K, T, 20
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Gina is too sick to come into work at Hooper's Store today, so Mr. Handford has Savion fill in. Gina tries to assure she's fine, but Mr. Handford and Savion assure her they've got the store covered. Big Bird comes in for his usual breakfast, but is upset that Gina isn't making it (she always makes his breakfast). Savion instead prepares him his surprise breakfast. He hands Big Bird the ingredients as he adds them to the bowl. Big Bird doesn't get the surprise; he was told the ingredients ahead of time. The surprise is that Big Bird made it himself! Gina calls in again and is saddened to hear things are going well without her.
Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Celebrity Take 6 sings their own version of The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 2998)
Cartoon Fish form capital and lowercase T's.
(First: Episode 3126)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)

SCENE 2 Savion assures Gina again on the phone that everything in the store is fine. She hears The Count enter and tells Savion last time the Count appeared, he had her take everything off the shelves to count. Savion avoids the mess by blowing some bubbles for him to count.
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.
(First: Episode 0685)
Animation A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(First: Episode 3093)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Kana breathe in air.
(First: Episode 3174)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2518)
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)

SCENE 3 While Savion serves some Honkers, Prairie Dawn calls Gina to see how she's doing. She tells her she's written a play about today's experiences...and how Savion saved the day.
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
Muppets Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Telephone of Brazil," to the tune of "Funiculì, Funiculà." (new music button added)
(First: Episode 2457)
Film Looking for shapes in a metal junkyard (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2702)
cut from the Noggin version
Animation Rubber Stamp #20
(First: Episode 2935)
SCENE 4 Savion, the Count and Prairie all visit Gina's room. The Count has brought the bubbles to cheer her up and Prairie has a book - 1001 Careers. Savion admits how hard running the store is and tells Gina how great she is. He puts on a Fred Astaire tape for them to watch, while the Count counts bubbles.
Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(First: Episode 2600)
Animation An umbrella is shaped like an octagon ... and so is a STOP sign.
(First: Episode 2092)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets "In South America," they say "Buenos Dias" for good morning, and "Buenas Noches" for good night.
(First: Episode 3105)
Some of the opening vamp was cut from the Noggin version.
Cartoon A lion named Kent says that he gets a Kick out of being King of the Forest.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0463)
Animation A girl dances her way into a family portrait.
(First: Episode 3134)
Cast Luis sings "Baa Baa Bamba".
(First: Episode 2360)
Film Sounds Around the House v1: a dripping water faucet, a man playing the violin, a woman vacuuming, a teenager listening to pop music, and a passing elevated train.
(First: Episode 1706)
cut from the Noggin version
Esmae's doll.jpg
Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2843)
cut from the Noggin version
Insert At the Grouchland Ballroom, Gordon and Susan win a T-shaped award for their performance of the "Trashcan Tango".
(First: Episode 1725)
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Transition Tie-dye segue #1: diagonal crossover
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
Cast Linda shows a boy how to sign the word "open."
(First: Episode 2579)
Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN?
(First: Episode 0512)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Cerrado with Maria and an Anything Muppet (part 1). He sings a song about how everything is Cerrado, and at the end Maria gives him an Abierto sign, which opens everything in the house.
(First: Episode 3015)
Cartoon Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K.
(First: Episode 0142)
Muppets Abierto with Maria and an Anything Muppet (part 2). Now he sings a similar song about Abierto, and Maria's Cerrado sign closes everything.
(First: Episode 3015)
Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 5 Herry Monster picks out a get well card for Gina, but doesn't remember how to mail it. Savion prepares the envelope for him and Herry rushes to the mailbox. After his immediate return, he's shocked to find out it'll take a few days before Gina receives it; he wants her to see it now! Herry rushes out of the store again.

SCENE 5 cont'd Mr. Handford and Savion witness Herry trying to pull the mailbox from the ground, attempting to bring the whole thing to Gina. They get him to stop and suggest he go visit her instead. Herry runs off and the two return to the store, as Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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