Sesame Street
The Tooth Fairy loses his address book
Air date November 21, 1994
(season premiere)
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors A, B, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Big Bird feels like reading, but there's nothing to read in the park. Suddenly, a mysterious book falls from the sky and Big Bird walks off with it.
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SCENE 1 The Tooth Fairy is in a frenzy over by the Fix-It Shop. He tells Maria and Gabi that he's lost his "Tooth Fairy Book," collecting the names and addresses of all kids with missing teeth. He can't do his job without it and gets so frustrated, he faints. Maria helps him up and the three start a search.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Meanwhile down the block, Big Bird thumbs through the book, but is unable to read any of the words. He wants somebody to read it to him, but first goes to get his blanket.
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Song "Toothpaste Factory Rap"
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Cartoon In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
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(First: Episode 2994)
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Film A trip to an African dance school.
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Cartoon African quilt pattern
(First: Episode 3145)
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SCENE 2 Maria and Gabi continue searching and decide to get help. Gabi yells out for help, attracting Linda and Barkley. Maria sends Gabi to get Luis, while Maria explains to Linda the situation of the passed-out Tooth Fairy. He wakes up to see a whole slew of street residents (Luis, Bob, Mr. Handford, Gina, Susan, Gordon, Miles, Carlo, Tarah, Elmo, Zoe and Snuffy) have arrived. They perform a show tune about how they'll cooperate and help him out. They all split up and look around the street, leaving Maria to tend to the weary Tooth Fairy.
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SCENE 2 cont'd Big Bird emerges from his nest with his blanket, but can't seem to find anyone.
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Film (song) Ornate Bs around the neighborhood and at the beach.
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Cartoon B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison
(First: Episode 3154)
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Film B for ball, bat, base and baseball
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Cartoon The story of Tommy LaPlaid, the painter so sad until he discovered the joys of kicking his paints on the canvas.
Artist: Mo Willems
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Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(First: Episode 2689)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird looks for someone to read to him, but there's not a soul in sight. Elsewhere, everyone looks around for the Tooth Fairy's book. Ruthie provides him with a pillow and blanket and points out that even Oscar is aiding in the search. Oscar only manages to rattle the Tooth Fairy's nerves even more.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird sees Linda coming by with Barkley and considers asking her, but realizes she's deaf and can't recite the story to him. She notices he has the book and struggles to get a good look at it. She finally snatches it from his hands and runs off to the others.
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(First: Episode 2851)
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Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(First: Episode 2862)
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Animation "Pineapple Addition"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)
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SCENE 4 The book is returned to the Tooth Fairy and Big Bird is lauded as a hero. The Tooth Fairy rewards him with a copy of The Toothless Princess. He and everyone else head off, leaving Big Bird again with nobody to read him his book.
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Song "I'm a Little Airplane"
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Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase A.
(First: Episode 3209)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster asks Jahwara what letter they're holding.
(First: Episode 3234)
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Film A for action, acrobat, art, artichoke, and applause.
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(First: Episode 3130)
In this, and all subsequent airings, the instrumentation for the song is modified.
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Artist: ArtistMike
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Cartoon Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3050)
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(First: Episode 2923)
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Film Two girls count to 5 as they clap.
(First: Episode 3007)
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Cartoon A parade of toys illustrates first and last.
(EKA: Episode 2857)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird visits the Fix-It Shop to have somebody read to him, only Maria and Luis are too busy. They recommend he get a "designated reader." Sinbad comes in to get his toaster fixed, which allows him to serve as Big Bird's reader in the meantime.
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Artist: Frank Gresham
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Song "B is for Bubble" (remake)
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(First: Episode 2515)
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Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2808)
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SCENE 6 Sinbad finishes the story of "Princess Roseanne" as they return to the Fix-It Shop. His toaster is repaired, and he gleefully scarfs down some toast. He continues to read to Big Bird (with his mouthful, thus garbling the words), and Maria and Luis announce the sponsors. A full credit crawl follows, even though it's a Monday.


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