Sesame Street
The Magic Banana
Air date December 7, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors C, S, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird strolls to the park with Radar and runs into Maria and Gabi, who is feeling down after her playdate was canceled. Big Bird lets her hug and kiss Radar to make her feel better.
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Cartoon "Felines"
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Film What sound does a rooster make?
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Cartoon "Love" word animation
(First: Episode 0926)
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Muppets Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and Karlena talk about the word "love" on a sign.
(First: Episode 2392)
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Cartoon Seven owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1562)
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Muppets Elmo and Seven Goldfish sing.
(First: Episode 2734)
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Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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SCENE 2 While walking through the park, Big Bird encounters a magic banana, who can only do magic for a pair of monkeys. Sure enough, Joey and Davey Monkey appear and start wishing for loads and loads of bananas. The magic banana explains that before he can grant their wishes, they must first count backwards from 10 to 0. The monkeys have an incorrect way of doing it and follow Big Bird as he does the count. The magic banana claims there's another thing they now must do - say the alphabet, which they aren't very good at either.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
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Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(First: Episode 0792)
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Film Kids hold an S and a square
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Cartoon The letter S grows on a vine.
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Muppets Telly wanders into a Hispanic community during a snowfall, freezing his fur off. He hears the patrons on the street exclaim "Hace Frio!"
(First: Episode 3133)
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Cartoon Something's missing ... is it a frog or a dog?
(EKA: Episode 2486)
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Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird finally helps the monkeys recite the alphabet. But now, because they have a rather large wish, the magic banana takes a nap to build up his strength.
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Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
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Muppets Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Animation A child draws a picture of a dog, who goes over and under.
(First: Episode 3147)
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Song "Around and Around"
(First: Episode 2753)
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Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
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Film The floating kids form a triangle.
(First: Episode 3122)
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Muppets / Celebrity All the kids are too busy to enjoy looking at Telly's triangle with him. He runs into John Goodman, who happens to be a hardcore triangle lover himself.
(First: Episode 3202)
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Song "At School," with animation bookended by live-action footage.
(First: Episode 2782)
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Muppets Game Show: Mystery Mix-up Game (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0834)
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Film "SCHOOL!" (high speed footage)
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Cartoon A dog has a discussion with his master about where to go.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2392)
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Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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Cartoon "Banana Samba" (short version)
(First: Episode 2920)
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SCENE 4 Davey, Joey and Big Bird try to wake the magic banana up, but nothing seems to work. They even assemble some kids to make an even louder noise, but to no avail. Big Bird has placed Radar in one of their bicycle baskets and doesn't notice the kid riding away with it. Big Bird gets a good idea and places an alarm clock by the banana, which wakes him right up. However, he must now go to brush his teeth.
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Cartoon Some yucky little teeth sing praise of Mr. Toothbrush, who brushes them.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3211)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
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Cartoon Number factory 1-10
(First: Episode 2541)
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Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3160)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(First: Episode 1641)
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Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(First: Episode 2564)
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SCENE 5 Maria comes over and finds everyone waiting for the magic banana to return. Once he does, Big Bird realizes Radar has gone missing. Davey and Joey realize the best thing to do is to use their wish and bring Radar back. The magic banana splits, while Maria treats the selfless monkeys to some bananas at Hooper's Store. Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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