Sesame Street
The M and G game
Air date March 21, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors M, G, 3


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird tells Zoe that today, they'll be playing a game with the letters M and G (which Zoe mishears as "lemon cheese").

SCENE 1 Big Bird finds his letter M in his toybox and explains how the game works: they have to find something that starts with the letter M. The two split up and Zoe has a brief encounter with Maria as she passes by. Zoe reports to Big Bird that her name starts with M and they head off to find her.
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Animation Playing cards form an M, then dance the mambo.
(First: Episode 3160)
Film Children in Jamaica learn how to make their own tie-dyed shirts.
(First: Episode 3140)
Muppets Cookie Monster has a riddle: what do you get when you have one cookie between two cookies? A cookie sandwich!
(First: Episode 3209)
Cartoon A man recites a poem about how curious he is.
(EKA: Episode 2361)
SCENE 2 They catch up with Maria at the Fix-It Shop and try to get her to hold the M, so they can say, "M...Maria!" However, Maria demonstrates that she needs both hands to work with. Big Bird goes to find a solution.
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Bert missed the ice cream truck. Ernie offers to share his ice cream and runs home to get a bowl, while Bert holds his ice cream.
Cartoon A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 2734)
Muppets Ernie hasn't returned yet, and the ice cream is starting to melt...
Film A gardener trims a bush to form a giraffe.
(First: Episode 3138)
Muppets Bert is still waiting for Ernie, and eats the ice cream before it melts all over his arm.
Song "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Muppets When Ernie returns with a bowl and spoon, Bert has finished the ice cream cone and feels very sorry. But Ernie doesn't mind: the ice cream truck passed by the bus stop, so he bought a new cone for himself.
Toon differentmes
Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0799)
SCENE 3 Big Bird returns with a helmet with the M attached. Maria puts it on and the two repeat "M...Maria!"
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon An owl flies, carrying a sign that says "PELIGRO."
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets "El Baile del Penguino"
(First: Episode 3133)
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend
(First: Episode 1471)
Film At the harbor, kids learn about dolphins, and how to communicate with them using signals.
(First: Episode 3010)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and Zoe explain the premise of their game to Gordon, clarifying why Maria has an M on her head. The two decide to shift to their G game, where they must find something that starts with G. They realize that Gordon's name starts with G and run after him.
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Cartoon How to know a hippo when you find one.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3081)
Muppets Hoots and the Two-Headed Monster demonstrate that whether music is fast or slow, it is still enjoyable.
(First: Episode 2823)
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs to the top of two hills.
(First: Episode 0773)
Film Wegman: Farmer McFay has three fruits.
(First: Episode 3189)
Pinball 03
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
Video Three kids dance in three columns.
(First: Episode 3167)
Muppets Bo knows letters, counting, up/down, empty/full, near/far, COOKIES, and Bo Peep.
(First: Episode 2841)
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
SCENE 5 They catch up to Gordon in the park and beg him to be a part of the game. Even though he's busy grading papers, the two have prepared a G-sombrero for him to wear.
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Cartoon A gorilla names "G" words.
(First: Episode 1831)
Muppets "African Alphabet Song"
(First: Episode 2360)
Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Zoe request that Gordon and Maria give their hats to Gary and Melinda, so they can share in the fun of the game. Though, Big Bird assures the grown-ups he'll bring them back the hats later.
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
(First: Episode 2705)
Song "Body Dance" (MC Lyte)
(First: Episode 2816)
Cartoon An ostrich, a girl, and a pig do some exercises, and move the couch away.
(First: Episode 2988)
SCENE 7 Big Bird and Zoe have fun saying Gary and Melinda's names over and over, as Maria announces the sponsors. Big Bird then realizes they'll have to make a hat for the number 3 as well.

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