Sesame Street
Linda runs around the block
Air date April 27, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors J, R, 16


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly welcomes the viewer and says that today, Linda will try to break her record of running around the block non-stop 40 times. As she warms up, Telly and the kids warm up their hands for cheering and The Count, the official counter, practices counting. Linda is ready to go, so Telly and the kids cheer as she makes her way around the corner.
SCENE 1 cont'd The Count becomes impatient waiting for Linda to make her first lap, not realizing how long it would take. Telly points to the following segment to take his mind off counting...
Cartoon "Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)
SCENE 1 cont'd The Count enjoyed the segment, but still wishes he had something to count. Nathan suggests he count cheerleaders, a fine way to pass the time. When he finishes, Linda passes by, completing her first lap, which the Count counts. He then notices something else for him to count...
Film The Count (in voiceover) counts five children standing behind a park bench.
(First: Episode 2931)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Marlena observe their knees.
(First: Episode 1162)
Cartoon Spike's Scribble Theatre Presents: "Island"
(First: Episode 2673)
SCENE 2 Linda completes her tenth lap, when Telly notes that while she's getting plenty of exercise, he and the others aren't as active. The Count encourages them to dance along as he sings "The Transylvania Polka."
Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for Jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, or play jazz, and then determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(First: Episode 2997)
Cartoon Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Big Bird recites a poem about front and back.
(First: Episode 2878)
Song "Front Back Ballet"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3016)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Muppets Ernie and Lefty the Salesman have an argument over the letters "R" and "P." (new music added)
(First: Episode 0129)
Animation R / r (space paint)
(First: Episode 3227)
Film A girl narrates a film about how things are recycled around the world.
(First: Episode 2913)
Cartoon African quilt pattern #2
(First: Episode 3134)
SCENE 3 Linda comes by on her 24th lap and gives everyone a sign, but Telly isn't sure what it means. He doesn't know how to sign asking its meaning either. The kids suggest he just write it down and they run off to get some materials.
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
Celebrity Blair Underwood swings Elmo sixteen times.
(First: Episode 2794)
Cartoon Number creatures #16
(First: Episode 2755)
Animation Growing Numbers #16
(First: Episode 2996)
Cartoon A girl notices some footprints near and far to her. They belong to a giant purple bird.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3134)
Song "All The Vegetables": Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
(First: Episode 3051)
Muppets Grover works at a bakery. Mr. Johnson gets a slip and is customer 40. Grover tells him to wait until he calls his number, which frustrates Mr. Johnson because there is nobody else in the bakery--except for a Green Anything Muppet woman who has a 39 slip.
Original version: (First: Episode 3237)
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)
Film / Animation Two Navajo kids narrate an animated sequence based on their drawings of their home and lifestyle.
(First: Episode 2999)
SCENE 4 Linda comes by and reads their sign and acts out drinking to Telly, followed by pointing to the fire hydrant. Telly assumes she wants a drink from it, then realizes she wants some water. He and the kids rush off to get her (and the Count) some.
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(First: Episode 2804)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
Film / Animation Lake (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 2700)
SSNF Shoe2
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
(First: Episode 1050)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)

SCENE 5 Bob stops by and the Count informs him of Linda's mission. Telly notes that Linda may not break 40 laps, as she's been very tried the last few. Sure enough, Linda comes by, finishing her 40th lap and doesn't seem like she'll continue. Telly, Bob and the kids encourage her to keep trying and follow her cheering as she attempts another lap.
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
Song "Reach Your Hand Up High"
(First: Episode 2702)
Muppets Grover, on a surfboard, demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 2859)
Cartoon A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1446)

SCENE 6 The Count witnesses a taxi pulling up with the whole gang inside. Telly explains Linda got exhausted midway through and couldn't make it back, so Bob hailed them a taxi (being the only one who could afford cab fare). The Count notes that she made it 40-and-a-half laps, thereby beating her previous record! They're sure she can make it a full 41 tomorrow and cheer for her. The Count then announces the sponsors.

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