Sesame Street
Monty's Story Time
Air date January 23, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors A, X, 9


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Prairie Dawn writes the lyrics to her next pageant, when Monty pops into frame with a message - today, we'll be seeing "Monty's Story Time," starring himself and Prairie, which she objects to.
SCENE 1 Prairie changes her mind when she learns Monty's story is called "Little Red Prairie Hood," but vows to walk if the story turns out silly. In the story, Prairie goes to bring her grandmother some goodies, but the tale comes to an abrupt end when she is robbed by the Big Bad...Mouse. Prairie is not looking forward to his next story...
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(First: Episode 1910)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Film Cars on the street go fast, then slow, then fast again.
(First: Episode 2988)
SCENE 2 Monty alerts Prairie that she's not in his next story; she'll only need to listen to the story. Monty begins "The Tortoise and the Hare (Named Monty)," playing the role of the hare (named Monty). They start the race and the hare (named Monty) comes out victorious, winning a washer-dryer, while the tortoise trips over Prairie.
Film Fay Ray listens to classical music on headphones. "Are you listening to me?"
(First: Episode 2614)
Muppets Elmo and Super Grover dance to hip-hop music while chanting the word "Go."
Cartoon The word "GO" races down the street.
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird introduces Yo-Yo Ma, who plays cello with two Honkers and a Dinger.
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon Travis Travel demonstrates different methods of transportation.
(First: Episode 1459)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Lexine talk about the letter A.
(First: Episode 3263)
Cartoon A man is allergic to the letter A.
Animation Planting Letters: A
(First: Episode 3027)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Ola
Part 1
(First: Episode 3160)
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
SCENE 3 Luis points out how angry Prairie is with Monty over the harm his stories have caused her. Monty sobs, wishing she'd be happy instead. Luis recommends that Prairie have Monty do something to compensate, so Prairie includes him in her next pageant.
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(First: Episode 0772)
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Katie.
(First: Episode 2760)
Cartoon The letter X appears on-screen.
(First: Episode 2779)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
(First: Episode 2168)
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
(First: Episode 2934)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Ola
Part 2
(First: Episode 3160)
SCENE 4 Prairie hosts a pageant about heavy and light, forcing Monty to hold a heavy boulder, while Merry Monster handles a feather. When the play is through, Monty rests the boulder on Prairie's piano, leaving it suspiciously unscathed. Merry's feather then causes it to snap in half.
Cartoon A chicken sings "It Ain't Heavy, It's My Feather."
(First: Episode 2979)
Film "Operation Playground" Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes a bag of popcorn, and almost leaves it on the brick wall, but then argues over which trash can to throw it in. Finally, it rips the bag in half to "share" the trash.
(First: Episode 2718)
Cartoon A gorilla outgrows his toy fire truck, and is about to throw it away, when he decides to pass it on to his little brother.
(First: Episode 2840)
Film Michael introduces his friend to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
(First: Episode 2752)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: African - Ola
Part 3
(First: Episode 3136)

Insert Kingston Livingston III runs into Carlo, who is about to have his brown-bag lunch. This reminds Kingston of his first day of school, where he brought his lunch to school in a brown-bag, while everyone else has the same lunchbox. Kingston asserts they should bring their lunch no matter what they like and not conform to everyone else's tastes.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the Snow White story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. (Kermit ad-lib: "Hey Dulcy, we got the wrong dwarves again!") They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful.
(First: Episode 2415)
Cartoon In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story" over film footage which shows the insides of ordinary household items.
(First: Episode 2724)
Animation Rubber Stamp #9
(First: Episode 2876)
Cartoon "Dinner for Nine"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1658)
Cartoon Underwater, there's a 9
(First: Episode 3283)
SCENE 5 Merry trails Prairie after the play, wishing to do something to make up for breaking her piano; Prairie insists on being left alone. Luis announces the sponsors.

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