Sesame Street
Elmo, Zoe and Merry cheer
Air date April 5, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors A, I, 11


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo, Zoe and Merry perform a cheer while running near and far, which introduces Big Bird.

SCENE 1 Maria helps out Merry, who is afraid of Barkley. She gently lifts Merry toward Barkley to pet him and she finds she likes it! She decides to play with Barkley, but her loudness frightens him away now.
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
SCENE 1 cont'd Merry apologizes to Barkley for scaring him and promises not to scream anymore, but as she demonstrates what she's not going to do, she scares him off. Maria drags him back and Merry apologizes once more.
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets Ernie is tossing and turning in bed. He sings to the viewers how he feels "When Bert's Not Here."
(First: Episode 2208)
Film A mother helps her child play the drums.
(First: Episode 3156)
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
SCENE 2 The monsters cheer: "Yakkity yak, front/back. Yakkity yak, Big Bird's back!" Big Bird returns, showing off his back as they celebrate.
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(First: Episode 3031)
Animation CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
Animation Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(First: Episode 2921)
Animation I / i candles
(First: Episode 3107)
Muppets Mr. Johnson comes to Grover's photo studio to have his portrait taken. However, Grover photographs his foot and hand instead, and has to be reminded to capture the face.
Song "Say Cheese"
(First: Episode 3146)
Cartoon An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
(First: Episode 1478)
Song "Litter Rap"
(First: Episode 2646)
SCENE 3 The monsters appear with another cheer: "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-10-10. Big Bird's here again-gain-gain!" Big Bird returns for another ovation.
Russian dolls
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Muppets Two flowers, a baby sparrow, and two bunnies sing "That's How I Got Here."
(First: Episode 2983)
Cartoon An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2794)
3232 4d
Film A girl learns to write "tree" in Chinese.
(First: Episode 3198)
Celebrity Billy Joel sings the alphabet with Anything Muppets and kids.
(First: Episode 2562)
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
Animation A/a (Gordon voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2240)
Song "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Muppets "The Dirtiest Town in the West"
(First: Episode 1461)
Film The Count (in voiceover) subtracts from five to four to two children on a park bench.
(First: Episode 2951)
SCENE 4 Elmo and Merry come up to Savion with a problem: they both want to look through Elmo's pair of binoculars. Savion recommends they take turns. While Elmo uses them, Merry counts the 20 dribbles Savion does. When she's finished counting, it's time for them to switch, but Merry would rather keep counting to 20. Elmo also wants to count, so they begin arguing.
Animation Counting 20 shells
(First: Episode 2994)
Doo Wop Hop
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
Animation "Let's Count Penguins"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3147)
Muppets Ernie has put a cookie on a lever, half of which is in a glass cage, diagonally, and wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie. Ernie will reward Cookie Monster with a box of cookies under two conditions - by not destroying the display and without his help. (new music and sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1774)
Cartoon A bus driver counts 11 of each necessity for a bus trip camping.
(First: Episode 3151)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Animation Counting up to 11 (African masks)
(First: Episode 3151)
Muppets / Cast Gordon, Susan, Gladys the Cow, and Elmo sing about going to the library.
(First: Episode 2740)
Cartoon Millie and Molly find a place for their picture of their favorite rock star, Danny.
(First: Episode 1295)
Film Lauren, a blind child, learns in class by using Braille.
(First: Episode 3142)
Cartoon Spike's Scribble Theatre Presents: "Island"
(First: Episode 2673)
Superguy pet
Cartoon Teeny Little Super Guy
RW wants a pet spoon, so TLSG teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1986)
Animation Cecille sings “Up Down, In Out, Over and Under.”
(First: Episode 2746)
SCENE 5 The monsters do another cheer that introduces Big Bird once more as he announces the sponsors.

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