Sesame Street
Sonny's letter-sound shows
Air date March 24, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors O, S, 8


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Sonny Friendly bursts into the Fix-It Shop to host the "Choose Your Cheese Challenge" game show with Maria and Carlo. The goal of the game is to pick which hand Sonny has some cheese in. Learning from past experiences, Maria asks up front what the prize will be and learns it's a box of chocolate! Maria decides to go for it and picks Sonny's left hand, which has cherries instead. Carlo picks the other (only closed) hand and wins the chocolates. Maria is given a consolation prize - a frantic chicken!
Animation CH words (chop, choose, change, etc.)
(First: Episode 2893)
Cartoon Lightning bugs make shapes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3150)
Animation Planting Letters: O
(First: Episode 3010)
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(First: Episode 0364)
Film A gymnast twirls ribbons to form the letter O.
(First: Episode 3136)
Cartoon "We Are Kids from Far and Wide": West Africa
(First: Episode 2774)
Film "Sesame Street Creature Feature": Today's featured creature is the Slug, who sings "I'm a Slug"
(First: Episode 2988)

SCENE 2 Maria finds it hard to get any work done with the kooky chicken, when Sonny Friendly shows up with yet another game show - the "Show Me the Shiny Shoe Game!" Maria wants nothing to do with it, until she learns the grand prize is the removal of the chicken. Sonny produces two boxes with SH words in them and Maria must correctly pick the one with the shiny shoe. Maria instead picks one with a shirt and takes home the consolation prize instead - a sheep!
Cartoon Leaves form a SH.
(First: Episode 3127)
Film A still of construction equipment fades into a shot of a parrot.
(First: Episode 1535)
Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
Film / Muppets Alphaquest: S
A swimsuit, Grover as a silly surfer, a seagull, the sunset and a submarine.
(First: Episode 2729)
Cartoon Typewriter: S for spring
(First: Episode 0792)

SCENE 3 Maria tries calling the pet shop to take away the animals, when Sonny appears with a third game show - "Claim Your Clock!" Maria plays along, as the prize is an all-expense paid trip to Cleveland (which would get her away from the animals). Sonny gives them three boxes, two of which have clocks. Maria, unfortunately, picks the one box containing a clown, while the chicken and sheep claim the clocks and win the trip. Maria's consolation prize now is the clocks, which ring loudly with no way of silencing them. "I can't win," she laments.
Cartoon Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1483)
Muppets Telly and Elmo sing about the difference between "Heavy and Light."
(First: Episode 2809)
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and Light
(First: Episode 2860)
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
Animation "Pineapple Addition"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)
Animation All living things need clean water.
(First: Episode 2731)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird receives a visit from Marisa Tomei, and is reminded that he was supposed to say the alphabet with her today. Some drama ensues between them, but they say the alphabet anyway, and part on good terms.
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(First: Episode 2733)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes drinking milk, and doesn't know what to do with the cartons at first, but gets the idea to "recycle" them and play with them like a train.
(First: Episode 2726)
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
Muppets Prairie Dawn and Cookie Monster demonstrate first and last with cookies, but Cookie Monster is hesitant to eat the last cookie because he thinks it’s the last cookie in the world.
Cartoon A parade of toys illustrates first and last.
(EKA: Episode 2857)
Film "Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(First: Episode 2876)
Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
Film The McDoubles (Batty and Crooky) count to 10 with their fingers.
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(First: Episode 2744)
SCENE 4 Celina watches after a baby Honker, who madly honks 8 times in a row. Celina isn't sure what that means (she doesn't speak honk) and tries figuring it out. The mother returns and points out the number 8 in her bag, which is what the baby wanted all along.
Animation Counting to 8
(First: Episode 3170)
8 balls of fur.JPG
Muppets Little Chrissy sings "Eight Balls of Fur."
(First: Episode 2669)
Cartoon Clown Honking #8
Song "Starfish" by Joe Raposo (re-filmed version, chimes added to end)
(First: Episode 2487)
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)

Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "Lifestyles of the Big and Little".
(First: Episode 2206)
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
Film A Navajo boy who lives in the dessert talks about how his family has to pump water from the ground.
(First: Episode 2646)
Dot Bridge 03 early.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)

SCENE 5 The baby honker now honks 7 times. Celina can't seem to understand and learns that means he's hungry for a banana. She then announces the sponsors.

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