Sesame Street
The Sesame Street Talent Show
Air date March 9, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors D, N, 14


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo encounters Big Bird on his way to the Sesame Street Talent Show. He shows Big Bird what he's going to do: jump up and down and count from 1 to 10. Big Bird reveals that he's the Master Bird of Ceremonies, and demonstrates what he does by announcing today's sponsors.

SCENE 1 The talent show is about to begin, but Snuffy is too shy to be the first act. "Elmo the Great" goes first instead, counting backwards from 10 while shaking maracas and jumping up and down, as Bob plays the piano.
Animation Ocean countdown 10-1
(First: Episode 2848)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(EKA: Episode 2517)
Muppets Grover takes several dogs for a walk, explaining that dogs need exercise as much as people do.
(EKA: Episode 2734)
Cartoon Abstract count to 14
(First: Episode 2811)
Film Girls dance and chant about the number 14.
(First: Episode 3014)
Cartoon "Sing a Song of Fourteen"
(First: Episode 2670)
Muppets "Beginning, Middle, End"
(First: Episode 1115)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1167)
SCENE 2 Snuffy is still too shy to go up on stage. The next act is the "Laughing Seal Duet" by Ruthie and Wolfgang.
Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(First: Episode 2760)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings about his moral dilemma of eating his "Gingerbread Man."
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses. (new soundtrack added)
(First: Episode 0769)
Song "Brothers Song"
(EKA: Episode 1538)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Zelda look above and below.
(First: Episode 2734)
Song "Above and Below" (Christopher Cerf)
(First: Episode 2839)
Celebrity Telly Monster dons a pair of cat ears in hopes of surprising people, but no one seems interested. John Goodman shows him a better way of surprising people - bunny ears. They each put on a pair, but are instead surprised when they see the kids wearing elephant ears.
Cartoon A man pulls a rabbit out of his hat, but the rabbit turns out to be a cow. "Surprise!"
Artist: John Schnall
(First: Episode 2770)
Muppets The Squirrelles sing "Don't Be a Tough Nut to Crack."
Animation N/n paper fold
(First: Episode 3114)

Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(First: Episode 2071)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 3 Big Bird encourages Snuffy to go onstage, guessing it's because of the fact that Snuffy thinks he won't be that good at his talent. Snuffy tries to say he won't go onstage for a different reason, but Big Bird goes to introduce the next act - The Alphabet-eers, who present the letters while Celina and Savion sing a parody of "That's Entertainment."
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
Film A class goes on a field trip to Prospect Park, where Ranger Roseanne gives them a tour.
(First: Episode 2944)
Cartoon A peasant tries to woo a pretty girl by reciting the famous "Roses are Red" poem. The lines are fed to him by a poet behind a bush, whom she eventually runs off with.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2058)
Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a mountain is.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2772)
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
Animation D / d (space paint)
Muppets Ernie sings "Dee, Dee, Dee" as Cookie Monster hastily demonstrates each D word.
(First: Episode 0319)
Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
Film The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
SCENE 4 Snuffy is finally ready to be in the show. While Bob plays the theme song on piano, Snuffy announces the sponsors to much applause.


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