Sesame Street
Merry scares people / Chicago visits the library
(repeat of 2924)
Air date February 2, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Belinda Ward
Production October 18, 1991
Sponsors D, I, 13
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Merry Monster pops up, shouting "Wubba wubba wubba!" She's practicing scaring people today (being a monster and all). She tries scaring Maria, who's merely surprised. Maria needs to concentrate on her work, so Merry instead practices scaring herself.
Cartoon A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1358)
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)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
In Arizona, Big Bird sees how kids help charros put on a rodeo, and rides a horse.
(First: Episode 3049)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Film Alphaquest: D
(First: Episode 2723)
Cartoon A photographic couple ballroom-dances on, in and under a plane.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3155)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 2 Merry attempts to scare Prairie Dawn, who doesn't even flinch. She encourages Merry to keep trying though and offers some suggestions on how to scare someone. Prairie's suggestions succeed in scaring Merry off. "Maybe I have discovered a brand new talent," Prairie comments.
Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
(First: Episode 1824)
cut from the Noggin version
Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(First: Episode 1482)
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
cut from the Noggin version
Film Kids dance around at gymnastics to "Rockin' Robin."
(First: Episode 3147)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
Animation Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt?
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2873)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2773)
SCENE 3 Merry uses Prairie's advice on Barkley, who leaps onto Linda's lap, whimpering. Gordon and Linda don't think that was very nice and Merry apologizes. She starts speaking softly to him and he calms down and begins to lick her face.
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Christopher Cerf sings "I'm a Manatee".
(First: Episode 3069)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the Snow White story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. (Kermit ad-lib: "Hey Dulcy, we got the wrong dwarves again!") They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful.
(EKA: Episode 2415)
Animation 13 hamburgers dance around.
(First: Episode 2785)
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Hippo coconut
Cartoon A hippo has difficulty getting the succulent fruit down from a tree, and enlists the help of another hippo.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1899)

SCENE 4 Chicago the Lion visits the library for the first time and Linda suggests he look around for a book he might like. He pounces on a book case looking for a book on vegetables and Maria remarks Linda should get a book on lion taming.
Cartoon A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(First: Episode 2828)
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
Cartoon Pencil box I/i
(First: Episode 2890)
Muppets "Once Is Not Enough"
(First: Episode 2921)
Film A girl dances her way into her family portrait.
(First: Episode 3119)
Muppets Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(First: Episode 2789)
Cartoon Counting 40 pigs
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3084)
SCENE 5 Gordon reads "The Broccoli from Another Planet," when Chicago pounces on him for his book. Gordon tells him he must wait his turn. Chicago waits patiently, then pounces on Gordon.
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2556)
Muppets Big Bird wears a disguise and says "D-disguise."
Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)
Muppets The Bicuspids sing "Kids Just Love to Brush."
(First: Episode 2060)
Song "One of These Things" (with Wegman's dogs and a terrier)
(First: Episode 3105)
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Cookie Monster wants Prairie Dawn's cookie and she makes Cookie Monster imagine the potentials for his actions. First, Cookie Monster imagines himself having a temper tantrum, realizing that'd hurt his fists. Then he tries to pounce on the cookies and then imagines himself stealing the cookie, and gets arrested by a police officer. Just when Cookie Monster eventually runs out of ideas, Prairie suggests that he asks her and he does, and gets half of the cookie.
Film Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(First: Episode 3160)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)

SCENE 6 Chicago's roars of laughter from reading start frightening the other patrons. Maria asks that he keep his laughter to a dull roar. He becomes so happy when he learns he can take the book home with him, he roars with joy. The patrons all run out afraid. Gordon announces the sponsors, while Chicago wonders where everyone went.

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