Sesame Street
Monty's coconut
Air date April 11, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors B, N, 14


Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Monty greets the viewer from his room at the Furry Arms Hotel. He gives a demonstration of open and closed by playing his boombox and driving away his neighbor, who opens and closes the closet, the drawers, his suitcase, and finally the room door.
Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN?
(EKA: Episode 0512)
Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet. A Bert and Baby Fozzie plush can be seen in the little girl's bedroom.
(First: Episode 2853)
Dog imagination
Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(First: Episode 0862)
Muppets Moe Cocker and a chorus of dogs sing "With a Little Yelp from My Friends."
(First: Episode 3108)
Animation Pencil Box B / b
(First: Episode 3040)
Film Alphaquest: B
(First: Episode 2706)
Animation Letter Garden: B
(First: Episode 3035)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Monsters with Dirty Faces"
(First: Episode 3134)
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat" (new sound effects added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)
Cast Ask Oscar
A grumpy Linda substitutes for Oscar.
(First: Episode 2316)
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Kerry.
(First: Episode 2776)
Cartoon A poem about Hannah and Anna who lead similar lives in the city and the country.
(First: Episode 2984)
Muppets In the woods, a nature-loving baritone (Jim Henson) sings "Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside" about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
(First: Episode 1008)
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(First: Episode 2498)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster asks Lexine to count to 5.
Cartoon Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm) (Spanish dub).
(First: Episode 3045)
Film Two girls walk on an island together, and a map of the island is shown.
(First: Episode 2650)
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2628)
Film A girl's grandmother teaches Spanish to her parrot Kuka.
(First: Episode 3101)
Muppets / Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(First: Episode 1692)
SCENE 2 While Prairie Dawn tries to read, Monty describes the various (silly) uses of an ordinary coconut. Prairie snaps at him for disrupting her reading time, providing another use - giving a coconut to an angry friend to make them feel better.
Hippo coconut
Cartoon A hippo has difficulty getting the succulent fruit down from a tree, and enlists the help of another hippo.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1899)
Muppets In a subway station, two Anything Muppets observe how loud and quiet it is.
(First: Episode 1432)
Film The floating kids form a letter N.
(First: Episode 3109)

Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(First: Episode 2071)
Animation N/n paper fold
(First: Episode 3115)
Film "There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
(First: Episode 3032)
Muppets Elmo demonstrates top and bottom.
(First: Episode 2999)
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom. (new music added)
(First: Episode 0525)
SCENE 3 Monty returns to demonstrate a discussion with Prairie, who wants no part in this lecture. Monty borrows her coconut and has a discussion with it instead.
Cartoon A dog has a discussion with his master about where to go.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2392)
Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
Cartoon The Bellhop is asked to carry a guest's two small (but heavy) bags to Room 14.
(First: Episode 2571)
Muppets Polly Darton and Benny Rabbit sing "14 Carrot Love."
(First: Episode 2811)
Cartoon Growing Numbers #14
(First: Episode 2930)
SCENE 4 Zoe wants to show off a new trick, but Gabi, Jamal and Big Bird are too busy bird-watching. Inspired, Zoe runs off, while the others spot some ducks...
Film Ducks swim and fly.
Music: Chopin's Valse Op. 64, no. 2)
(First: Episode 2510)
SCENE 4 cont'd Zoe returns dressed as a bird, thinking they'll notice her now and see her trick. Instead, their attention has shifted to some butterflies...
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)

SCENE 4 cont'd The group finishes watching the film and starts watching some squirrels now, just as Zoe comes back in butterfly wings. Jamal notices her and learns about what's she's been doing. He convinces the others to watch as she demonstrates her new trick - standing on her head. She does it some more and Jamal announces the sponsors.

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