Sesame Street
Betty Lou's Dolly loses her head
Air date November 30, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors R, Z, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly, with Freddy, is having a playdate with Betty Lou and her dolly. As their toys munch into their morning cereal, Dolly's head falls off. Telly freaks out, but Betty Lou claims this happens all the time and Gina sticks her head back on.
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Animation Playing cards form the letter Z and dance to zydeco music.
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Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
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Animation The Letter Z in various typefaces.
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SCENE 2 Telly and Betty Lou play dolly-tag in the park. Zoe passes through, looking for somebody to play with, always missing the two as they run by. Eventually, Dolly's head falls off once more, but Betty Lou doesn't notice. Zoe spots her head on the ground and decides to play with it.
SCENE 2 cont'd Telly notices Dolly's head is missing and goes into panic mode once more. Betty Lou is much more calm about the situation, having gone through it a number of times before. She and Telly start looking around the park for it.
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Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Song "You Can Get Right Up:" a song about getting active to cheer up.
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Animation Luxo Jr.: Up and Down
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Prairie Dawn are out in the fresh air. Prairie loves the outdoors, but Cookie Monster can't get over that she did not bring any cookies. She tries to get his mind off cookies by getting him to focus on the clouds, trees, and flowers. Everything he sees reminds him of eating cookies, but Prairie Dawn reminds him that if he ate all the flowers, there wouldn't be any left for other people to enjoy.
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Cartoon "Island of Emotion"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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SCENE 3 Zoe sticks Dolly's head on a pinecone and starts playing tag with it. She just misses Telly and Betty Lou, who have had no luck in the park. Gina has an idea to help them - make signs to put up around the street, alerting people of the missing head.
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Song "Big R and Little R" (Christopher Cerf)
Film Alphaquest: R
Running down a road past a rabbit, a radio, some rocks and a rainbow
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Cartoon A parade of toys illustrates first and last.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover, Kimberly, and Kermit demonstrate first and last.
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Muppets Big Bird sings how proud he is to be a bird, even if he's not an aardvark. (introduction cut)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
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Song "Litter Rap"
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SCENE 4 Telly wonders when people are going to bring Dolly's head and soon, some friends start bringing in doll heads, none of which are Dolly's. Betty Lou starts to get upset.
SCENE 4 cont'd Elsewhere, Zoe admires her new dolly and hopes she can keep it forever.
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
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Muppets Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
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SCENE 5 Angela and Jamal run into Zoe with her new doll and point her attention toward the sign about Betty Lou (helping her read it, of course). Zoe doesn't want to part with her doll, but realizes how sad Betty Lou is without it. Jamal and Angela accompany her to Hooper's Store.
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SCENE 6 Betty Lou celebrates the return of her doll head and everyone compliments Zoe on her good deed/sacrifice. She thanks Zoe by allowing her to keep playing with Dolly's head (provided she bring it back when she's done). Telly checks to see if Freddy's head is on tight and everyone announces the sponsors.

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