Sesame Street
A ridiculous day with Monty
(repeat of 2939)
Air date May 5, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors F, I, 5


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Elmo scales a snowy mountain top to announce the sponsors. It turns out to be a set, with assistance from Gordon.

SCENE 1 Big Bird rollerskates down the street, when he finds Telly admiring a large triangle. Big Bird doesn't see what's so special about it and is told to really look at it. Soon, some dramatic music plays and a spotlight shines on the triangle. Big Bird likes the music and lighting, but still doesn't see what Telly sees and leaves.
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird then runs into Rosita, who asks him if he's ever really looked at a square before.
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "I'm the Big One Now."
(First: Episode 2876)
Cartoon Pencil box I/i
(First: Episode 2890)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(First: Episode 2727)
Cartoon A mouse demonstrates between by squeezing between two elephants.
(First: Episode 2750)
SCENE 2 Elmo sings "Elmo's Jive Five" with two back-up monsters. After the song, Gordon comes out and compliments his performance.
Animation Five turtles walk across the land.
(First: Episode 2816)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2021)
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2492)
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)
Ernestine's First Word
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to get baby Ernestine to say his name. It turns out she's much better at saying "Bert!"
(First: Episode 2586)
Cartoon The letter F morphs into cartoon faces.
(First: Episode 2916)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 1
(First: Episode 3000)

Cast Luis reads Maria and the kids a musical story about two people in Mexico, who happen to be named Maria and Luis too, who love to have visitors and encourage them to visit Casa de Maria or Casa de Luis. Since they both enjoy to have people over, they turn their two casas into one for them all to enjoy.
(First: Episode 2978)
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
Film A Puerto Rican family get-together includes cooking, playing soccer, and finally the big dinner.
(First: Episode 3081)
Muppets A trio of bugs sing "Night Bug Boogie."
(First: Episode 2957)
Film Alphaquest: F
A faucet finishes a fire, and flood of freaky fish.
(First: Episode 2759)
Animation F / f candles
(First: Episode 3081)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson eats at an airport restaurant while on his way to South America. When Grover learns about Mr. Johnson's trip, he gives a big lecture on South America, causing Mr. Johnson to miss his flight.
(First: Episode 2616)
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(First: Episode 2836)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 2
(First: Episode 3000)

SCENE 3 Monty reports for a "Ridiculous Network News" newsbreak (accompanied by a crashing sound effect). Before he can report, Big Bird wonders what "ridiculous" means. Monty gives his own demonstrations of ridiculous actions. He gets a news story that a man was just doing the same silly things. He then announces a song break...
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me".
(First: Episode 0416)

SCENE 3 cont'd Monty, now with a bird on his cap, reports that colds have broken out all over Sesame Street. The street is then shown to be covered with signs reading "COLD." Some residents have "chest colds", "head colds", and Monty even catches a "COLD." When asked about the cause of the epidemic, Lillian states it's because "COLD" is the word of the day. Monty signs off while collapsing under the "COLD"'s weight, then introduces something to sink your teeth into...
Cartoon The Carrot (censored version)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
Song "Say Cheese"
(First: Episode 3146)
Cartoon Babies and doggies pattern: What comes next?
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3039)
Muppets Telly hosts "Here and There" from the library, where it's quiet. His co-host, Debra Starr, is at the airport, where it's loud. The loud noises of the airport eventually make it hard for Telly to hear Debra, so he has to talk louder into the microphone for Debra to hear him, which results in his expulsion.
(First: Episode 2864)
Cartoon A mother sings the story of how water travels down the drain and becomes rain.
(First: Episode 2865)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 3
(First: Episode 3000)
SCENE 4 Big Bird is having a Birdketeer meeting, when Monty shows up with his bird-hat. He says the bird on top is well trained, as it never flies away. Big Bird tells him that the bird's not alive. Monty is shocked and leaves to get a new hat with a live bird on it.
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
(First: Episode 1715)
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
(First: Episode 2749)
Animation Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(First: Episode 2921)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs attempt to exit a roller skating rink.
(First: Episode 1468)
Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Get the Funky Rhythm"
Part 4
(First: Episode 3000)
Cartoon Four plus one makes five.
(EKA: Episode 0568)
SCENE 5 Bird Bird and the kids announce the sponsors. Monty comes back with a new hat with a "live" squirrel on it. Big Bird points out that's not alive either, but Monty says he is and has him mention the Children's Television Workshop (using a false voice). He then leaves to gather nuts for the winter.

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