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Sesame Street
Planning a world trip
Air date February 21, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors F, T, 12


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Maria observes Big Bird and Snuffy exclaiming, "Around!," as they walk around the manhole cover. She presents today's sponsors and wonders what those two are up to.
SCENE 1 Maria asks the two what they're doing. They explain they intend to take a trip around the world and practice the around part by going around the manhole cover. They're surprised to find the Earth is much bigger than they thought, so they practice walking around something bigger - Maria.
Song "Around and Around"
(First: Episode 2753)
Cartoon A flame burns through a capital letter F, ultimately revealing a lowercase letter f.
(First: Episode 2288)
Film Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, and flood of freaky fish.
(First: Episode 2759)
Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
Muppets As a Sesame Street Travel Tip, a pair of Anything Muppets sing about the latest travel destination, Antarctica!
(First: Episode 2938)
Film A mother helps her child play the drums.
(First: Episode 3156)
Cartoon Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2727)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Snuffy arrive at Finders Keepers, where Ruthie informs them that if they're planning a world trip, they must account for the various weather conditions. She gives them various items to shield them from the elements, as well as points out that they won't be able to swim the oceans (even with floaties). She gives them an inflatable raft.
Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0413)
Muppets Sonny Friendly hosts "The Crying Game," where Sonny tells a sad story, and whoever (Luke Warm, Ida Nomer, and Gordon Blue) cries the hardest wins. However, after Sonny learns that the prize is his own teddy bear, he cries the hardest and wins.
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
Animation Playing cards form the letter T; the jack and queen tango.
(First: Episode 3138)
Cartoon T for Turtle (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
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SCENE 3 Inspired by Big Bird and Snuffy's world trip, Celina teaches the kids some dances from around the world.
Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before and after.
(First: Episode 0694)
Film Various situations of before and after, to a hip-hop beat.
Muppets / Celebrity Randy Travis sings "You Gotta Ask Some Questions."
(First: Episode 2782)
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide": A girl describes the preparation for the Galungan festival in Bali, Indonesia.
(First: Episode 2750)

SCENE 4 Snuffy and Big Bird find Gina to request one last item for their trip: another head of cabbage, as Snuffy won't be able to request any in the foreign lands if he can't speak the native language. Eva, Avana and Jamal teach them the different ways to say "cabbage" in Russian, Indian and Nigerian (respectively). Gina chimes in, giving the French translation. Big Bird proposes they make a list of the different translations, though Snuffy insists they still take the cabbages along with them (in case they lose the list).
Animation Native American bead designs display some wild animals, which have Indian names.
(First: Episode 2972)
Boy's family portrait.jpg
Film A boy dances his way into his family's portrait.
(First: Episode 3129)
Muppets Kermit and some Anything Muppets sing "I Wonder 'Bout the World Above."
(First: Episode 2679)
Film Kids narrate footage of whales.
(First: Episode 1266)
Cartoon A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(First: Episode 0765)
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)

SCENE 5 Big Bird and Snuffy are ready to depart and assume Maria will be joining them, as she'll help them cross the street. They also believe they can be back within two hours, though Celina and others point out it'll take many, many days. Instead, they all decide to pretend they're traveling the world.
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)

Muppets Sesame Street Movie Classics presents: "High 12"
In a parody of High Noon, Clementine doesn't want Forgetful Jones to meet Sinister Sam, the meanest man in the west, at the traintracks at noon, especially since it's their wedding day. But both Forgetful Jones and Buster (in song, referencing "Do Not Forsake Me" from High Noon) convince her that "a man's got to do what a man's got to do". Sinister Sam shows up and, in a threatening manner, informs Forgetful Jones that he's got something to say to him ... "I think it was mighty nice of you to remember to meet my train!" They all hit the saloon for lemonade, leaving Clementine dejected.
(First: Episode 2614)
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Snuffy make plans for tomorrow, where they'll go to the moon. Since it might take several days, they decide to just plan for the trip instead. The two practice their moonwalking as Ruthie announces the sponsors.

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