Sesame Street
Elmo the magnificent/Sending a banana to the moon
Air date May 20, 1994
(season finale)
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Adam Rudman
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors A, D, 7


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Elmo "the magnificent" approaches Luis at the Fix-It Shop, announcing that he's about to make something appear in a hat that begins with the letter D: a dog. Elmo says the magic words, but nothing appears. He then says "Here doggy doggy!" and Barkley rushes over, wearing a sombrero. Elmo reiterates that he just made a dog appear in a hat, and Luis welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street.
Animation D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
Muppets Big Bird wears a disguise and says "D-disguise".
(First: Episode 3188)
Cartoon "Daddy Dear" (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0367)
Film A Navajo boy who lives in the desert talks about how his family has to pump water from the ground.
(First: Episode 2646)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)

SCENE 2 Ruthie reads to some kids the story of Star White (Snow White's cousin), who had a mirror that couldn't answer her question of who's the best looking. The mirror looked at a number of kids, and soon had an answer for Star White: everyone in the world is good-looking in their own way.
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover makes sure Carrington knows the difference between loud and soft.
Film Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(EKA: Episode 2862)
Cartoon A boy listens to his surroundings by the ocean, until his mom calls him for lunch.
(First: Episode 2053)
Film A little boy sings the "Cold Ocean Blues" at the beach.
(First: Episode 3150)

SCENE 3 Savion runs into Joey and Davey Monkey, who are preparing to send a banana to the moon. They count down from 10 to 0, and the banana blasts out of its peel, up into the air! Joey and Davey ask Savion for more bananas, but Savion says Hooper's is out of them, so the frantic monkeys set out to retrieve their airborne banana.
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
(First: Episode 2278)
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(First: Episode 1910)
Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and crickets. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2951)
Muppets The Martians spy a leaky faucet through a kitchen window. As it continues to drip, a Fat Blue woman turns it off, shocked to see that she had been wasting water.
(First: Episode 2962)
Song "The Wasteroon Song" - three water drops complain about people wasting water, calling them "Wasteroons."
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2851)
Film Wegman: Fay shows on the bench and under the bench.
(First: Episode 2653)
Animation Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt?
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2873)
SCENE 4 Savion encounters the monkeys trying to persuade a cow to jump over the moon and bring back their banana. Instead, the cow wants to say the alphabet. Savion suggests they cooperate by having the cow jump while they say the alphabet. They agree to do so, but once the cow lands, they see that she's eaten the banana, so the monkeys decide to order takeout instead.
Cartoon "Banana Samba" (short version)
(First: Episode 2920)
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
Animation Pencil box A/a
(First: Episode 3082)
Animation Letter Garden: A
(First: Episode 3027)
Cartoon A for Acorn
(First: Episode 1626)
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "The Boogie-Woogie Piggies."
(First: Episode 2922)
Cartoon Sign Man: OINK
(First: Episode 1163)
SCENE 5 Telly and Wolfgang the Seal demonstrate the things a nose can do: smell and sneeze. Wolfgang then shows more things he can do with his nose: play the horns, and wear a disguise.
Cartoon A kid names his own body parts.
(First: Episode 0809)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
Transition Tie-dye segue
Muppets / Celebrity Little Richard sings "Rosita," a song about feelings, to Rosita.
(First: Episode 3225)
2096b Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
Muppets Big Bird: "That was great! Makes you proud to be an animal, doesn't it?"
(First: Episode 3159)
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
The Count's Storybook Theatre

Muppets The Count's Storybook Theatre
The Count reads the story of "The Magnificent 7" who would save a village from becoming lonely. A mediocre 7 and a magnificent 5 show up first, to the behest of the villagers. Next time on The Count's Storybook Theatre: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
(First: Episode 3147)
Cartoon 7 piglets
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1546)

SCENE 6 At Hooper's, Elmo "the magnificent" says the magic words and makes seven cupcakes disappear ... by giving them to a group of kids. Mr. Handford announces the sponsors, the credits roll, and the 25th season of Sesame Street draws to a close.

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