Sesame Street
Plot Maria's Magic N
Air date January 18, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Mo Willems
Sponsors D, N, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria works a toaster, while Elmo asks several questions about the process. Maria tells him he's quite curious and explains what the word means to him. Elmo asks if everybody can be curious. Maria responds affirmatively, so Elmo calls in a whole slew of kids to be curious together.
Cartoon "I'm Curious"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3066)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: 12 Angry Men
(First: Episode 3002)
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)
Animation N/n paper fold
(First: Episode 3114)
SCENE 2 All the kids leave, but Elmo remains, still feeling curious. Maria gives him something to be amazed by - her "Magic N," which can do anything that starts with N. It acts nervous, naughty, noisy and nice (by asking for a hug).
Animation Computer N / n
(First: Episode 3039)
Muppets "The Ballad of Slippery Slim"
(First: Episode 2827)
Cartoon Geography Guy points out Australia on the globe.

Muppets / Celebrity Waylon Jennings joins Big Bird in a song about how he built a high block tower.
(First: Episode 2850)
Cartoon A girl draws in her entire body.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1066)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is sitting in his chair and reading the paper, when Ernie comes along and starts reading over Bert's shoulder. They decide to share the paper. Ernie rips it in half, which seems to work until Bert starts reading over Ernie's shoulder.
(First: Episode 1193)
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME.
(EKA: Episode 2124)

SCENE 3 Telly comes by the Fix-It Shop to show off his favorite triangle, which he wears like a necklace. He allows Elmo to hold it, but it drops on the sidewalk and shatters. They both blame each other from breaking it, but Maria calms them down and explains it simply was an accident. Elmo and Telly make up and the N joins them for a hug.
Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(First: Episode 3277)
1095f Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
Film Six children dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3122)
Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
SCENE 4 Maria repairs Telly's triangle with glue, though he worries it won't be mendable (thinking it might come back as a square). Maria shows him how well she put it back together, but Telly has a hard time waiting for the glue to dry. Elmo proposes they pass the time by counting and they all count to 40 together. With the triangle repaired, Telly lets Elmo hold it.
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop)
(First: Episode 2873)
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse look for water in the desert. Grover sees mirages of a waterfall and a drinking fountain, and Fred reminds him that he brought a canteen.
(First: Episode 2874)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(First: Episode 2804)
Animation Sand D/d
(First: Episode 0640)

Muppets Bushman Bill introduces Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops performing "D Duah Duah."
(First: Episode 1449)
Song "Big D and Little D"
(First: Episode 3270)
SCENE 5 Jamal, Angela and Kayla enjoy their picnic in the park, which is crashed by Oscar and Grundgetta. The Grouches continuously run back and forth from the park, having forgotten to bring their items due to lack of planning (which is exactly how Grouch picnics work). They did remember to bring the ants, which they spread all over the table.
Cartoon Young Chris Columbus explores the world of ants - and they, in turn, explore his house.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2816)
Film What sound does a rooster make?
(First: Episode 3278)
Film Alphaquest: D
(First: Episode 2723)
Cartoon Small B, Small D
Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1186)
SCENE 6 Ruthie and Monty come across a depressed Count von Count, who claims he has finally run out of things to count (having spent the last 200 years counting day and night). Ruthie cheers him up by having him count the spontaneous and silly actions of Monty, who notes what quirky characters live on the street.
Cartoon A purple elephant tries to get 10 peanuts in his trunk at once, but can't, so he smushes them into peanut butter instead.
(First: Episode 2987)
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
Animation The word CAT is shown, followed by a black cat sitting on a chair.
(First: Episode 3000)
Film Kids talk about their CATs.
SCENE 7 Ruthie invites Monty for ice cream, but announces the sponsors first. The Count reports he's found something else to count - ants at Oscar's picnic (to his dismay) and Ruthie goes to get ice cream on her own, as Monty is too preoccupied being silly.

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