Sesame Street
Around the Corner
(repeat of 3136)
Air date February 3, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Sara Compton
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors C, O, 3
Syndication 123 Sesame Street

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN At the playground, Big Bird reminisces about the day the area first opened...
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SCENE 1 Today is the day the new playground opens on Sesame Street, around the corner. A horde of Muppets and kids assemble for the first visit, including Big Bird, Herry, Rosita, Telly, Ernie, Baby Bear, Zoe, Grover, Honkers, Roxie Marie, Merry Monster, Elmo, Buster, Betty Lou, Miles and Gabi. However, all of the adults are too busy to join them.
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SCENE 1, cont'd The group walks around the corner for the first time on the show. Angela and Jamal can't join them because they're taking Kayla to the pediatrician; Humphrey and Ingrid are working for Miss Netherland but Benny Rabbit says he'll join them later. Similarly, Ruthie is sorting out a shipment of elf and fairy shoes at Finders Keepers, and Celina has to give a dance class.
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SCENE 1, cont'd Instead of finding a playground, they arrive to see a huge brick wall marked "DANGER." Biff says that work is still being done and the group will have to wait somewhere else. Aside, Roxy Marie expresses surprise that her Uncle Biff had been building the playground, but, actually, he built only the wall.
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Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
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Cartoon Letter O words
(First: Episode 3091)
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Film A gymnast twirls ribbons to form the letter O.
(First: Episode 3136)
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SCENE 2 The gang still awaits the playground's opening. The Count arrives to count ballet jumps from Celina's dance studio. After that, he wishes for more, so the group does some for him.
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Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
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Muppets Seahorses 1, 2, 3
(First: Episode 2925)
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Animation El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(First: Episode 2119)
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Film Song: It's number 3 (on trike/on hike)
(First: Episode 3136)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird is doubting that the playground will ever open, so he visits Ruthie in Finders Keepers. Ruthie introduces him to Little Green Riding Hood, who is angry about her sister's fame. She wants to deliver a basket of goodies to the President of the United States, but the food will spoil, as Ruthie explains, in the time it would take her to make an appointment to see him. Instead, she gives it to the crowd waiting outside.
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Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)
cut from the Noggin version
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Film A group of kids paint a mural with the help of a mural artist.
(First: Episode 3007)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
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Muppets / Celebrity Marilyn Horne sings an opera version of "C is for Cookie."
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Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
(First: Episode 2746)
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SCENE 4 On the other side, Biff is waiting for the signal to knock down the wall. He warns it may take a while, but the wall tips over with one push. Everyone charges into the playground.
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Cartoon The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3072)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings "Just Happy to Be Me."
(First: Episode 3178)
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Cartoon A map of Africa morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(First: Episode 2627)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Sakis
Part 1
(First: Episode 3136)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 5 As everyone is playing, they sing "At the Playground."
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Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)
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Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(First: Episode 2734)
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Cartoon A dog-shaped television
Animation inspired by Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3045)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Sakis
Part 2
(First: Episode 3136)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 6 The Commissioner of Fun and Games (Madeline Kahn) arrives and orders everyone to stop playing. She can't give a dedication and cut her ribbon since everyone is already there. Big Bird suggests they make believe it's before, so she goes on. They all demand she amend her speech to include children, monsters, birds, beaws and woims. Once she cuts the ribbon, everyone is called for supper and can't play, including herself.
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Film Song: This is the Way We Count and Sing (from one to ten).
(First: Episode 3136)
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Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
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Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
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Muppets / Celebrity Maya Angelou sings "My Name" with Lexine, Carlo and Elmo.
(First: Episode 3139)
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Film Three taxi chairs
(First: Episode 3119)
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Cartoon Three mice
(First: Episode 1504)
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Film Wegman: Farmer McFay has three fruits.
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Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
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Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Ola
part 3
(First: Episode 3136)
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SCENE 7 It's dark, and the adults take their turn in the playground. Oscar loves the playground because it's been keeping everyone away from his can. Meanwhile, as Luis reads the sponsors, Big Bird is glad that the grownups like it. A full credit crawl follows, even though it's a Thursday.

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