Sesame Street
As the World Takes Turns
Air date May 18, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors A, N, 16


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Merry Monster and Zoe appear to pretend the letter A. Zoe messes up her part of the demonstration and finally shows off some A words - arms, which she waves and knocks Merry over with. Zoe uses her arms now to hug her.
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Lexine talk about the letter A.
Cartoon A kid voice-over says, "Ocean," as a fish is seen swimming in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2670)
Film A Japanese boy plays taiko drums in the park.
(First: Episode 3153)
Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
(First: Episode 1486)
Muppets Here is Your Life
Disguised as a dentist, Guy Smiley surprises a tooth at a dentist's office. The tooth is reunited with healthy food (represented by Carl Carrot and Melvin Milk), his dentist, and toothbrush/toothpaste pair Bristly and Pastey.
(First: Episode 1057)
Cartoon Toothpaste March
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1446)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
Insert Prairie Dawn plays "Do The Dog" at Angela's care center with the kids and Barkley.
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
(First: Episode 0601)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Cartoon Autumn leaves form a capital "N" and lowercase "n."
(First: Episode 3114)
Animation Computer N / n
(First: Episode 3039)
Animation Sand N/n
(First: Episode 0633)
Animation A Keith Haring mural comes to life after some kids EXIT.
(First: Episode 3006)
Cartoon A man finds many ways to "EXIT", which slowly irritates him.
(First: Episode 1301)

SCENE 2 In another thrilling episode of the daytime drama As the World Takes Turns, Big Bird wants to come out of Finders Keepers, while Snuffy wants to go in. They both can't fit through the door at the same time, so Ruthie instructs them to take turns. Now that Snuffy is inside (and Ruthie is out), there's no one inside to help him. Ruthie attempts to go in, just as Big Bird does the same to retrieve Radar. The three squabble in the doorway as the announcer brings the chapter to a close.
Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
(First: Episode 1477)
Film Various situations of before and after, to a hip-hop beat.
(First: Episode 3201)
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before and after.
(First: Episode 0694)
Song "Off to School"
(First: Episode 2944)
Cartoon Abstract count to 16.
(First: Episode 2822)
Animation Growing Numbers #16
(First: Episode 2996)
Cartoon I've Got the "Sixteen Blues"
(First: Episode 2755)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
Cartoon "Five Baby Oysters"
(EKA: Episode 2257)
Muppets Kermit tries to talk about subtraction with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, but they keep disappearing one by one, which makes it hard for him ... or does it?
(First: Episode 1950)
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)
SCENE 3 As the World Takes Turns returns for another installment. Elmo and Zoe both make their order at Hooper's Store at the same time, but Gina is unable to understand them. By taking turns, they both get what they want for lunch, but then start arguing over who gets the mustard.
Animation In stop-motion, sandwich ingredients square-dance in a ring and arrange themselves into a sandwich, which gets a bite taken out of it in a refrigerator.
(First: Episode 3080)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson gets a different waiter for a change, a light blue monster named Piño. Then Grover comes by and argues with Piño over which one of them is serving Mr. Johnson.
(First: Episode 3061)
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
Film Lauren, a blind child, learns in class by using Braille.
(First: Episode 3142)
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot shows up early)
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Howard's End"
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(First: Episode 2784)

SCENE 4 In yet another chapter of As the World Takes Turns, Big Bird, Elmo and Gabi play a game of "Three of These Things." Elmo and Gabi both have different answers and are able to relay them by taking turns.
Animation Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles.
2096d Song Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Celebrity "Rubber Duckie" with Little Richard.
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
SCENE 5 As the World Takes Turns returns for one final episode, where Big Bird, Snuffy and Elmo fight over who gets to announce the sponsors. The announcer intervenes and suggests they (what else?) take turns.

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