Sesame Street
Joey and Davey want a job
Air date January 24, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors A, Z, 3


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird come across Joey and Davey Monkey, who are sad because they have a big problem: they're hungry and want a banana, but don't know what to do. Big Bird, boasting his helping skills, comes up with a solution - buy some bananas from Hooper's Store. The monkeys are glad their problem is solved, but realize they don't have any money.
Cartoon In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade.
(First: Episode 3285)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(EKA: Episode 2489)
Animation Playing cards form the letter Z and dance to zydeco music.
(First: Episode 3166)
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
(First: Episode 2552)
SCENE 2 Big Bird runs into Gordon on his way to work and accompanies Susan to the bus stop to her job, where they find Joey and Davey crying again. As Susan departs, Big Bird realizes the two need a job to get money. They all think of jobs they could have and Big Bird proposes they consult Gina for help.
Film Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(First: Episode 2811)
Muppets Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only one thing he needs: swimming lessons.
(First: Episode 1951)
Cartoon How Andy Fritz Ate the Sun.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2730)
Muppets Over the Top sing "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
Cartoon The Typewriter goes to the zoo.
(First: Episode 0776)

SCENE 3 In the park, Gina acquaints Joey and Davey with the Want Ads section of the newspaper to look for a job. They pass on some of the listings, until Gina points out a job in show business that's looking for monkeys.
Song Leon Redbone sings "What Do They Do When They Go Wherever They Go?"
Cartoon A man chases a runaway "no".
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Dr. No
(First: Episode 3243)
Cartoon "The Wasteroon Song" - three water drops complain about people wasting water, calling them "Wasteroons."
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2851)
Film Three Wegman dogs are arranged in different ways.
Muppets Seahorses 1, 2, 3
(First: Episode 2925)
Cartoon Hortense counts 3 peas.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2519)

SCENE 4 Joey and Davey meet with their potential employer, an organ grinder. He's looking for monkeys who can do more than sing and dance, so Joey and Davey boast their rhyming skills. In song, the monkeys perform their rhyming act for an adoring crowd. As their song picks up speed, the organ grinder struggles to keep up and blows a gasket on his organ. He passes on hiring them and takes their earnings for repair fees.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase A.
(First: Episode 3209)
Cartoon A for Acorn
(First: Episode 1626)
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(EKA: Episode 2450)
Muppets Elmo shows top and bottom by standing on top of the frame, then falling to the bottom.
(First: Episode 2999)
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
(First: Episode 0655)

SCENE 5 They monkeys meet another potential employer, who wishes to use them for the "Pop Goes the Weasel" rhyme. As Big Bird recites it over and over, the monkeys chase the weasel around the mulberry bush. The boss is impressed and hires them on the spot, giving them a dollar as payment.
Animation Computer: tall / short
(First: Episode 3042)
Muppets / Celebrity Monster on the Spot
Telly tries to report on "Peek-a-Boo Street," but can't find it. He discovers he's supposed to report on Olympic skier, Picabo Street.
Animation Four red balls minus 1 equals 3.
(First: Episode 0278)
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3160)
Funny Book
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At night, Ernie reads a book that becomes sad, funny, scary, and then surprising. The book elicits the same reactions from Bert.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(First: Episode 3229)

SCENE 6 The monkeys arrive at Hooper's and tell Mr. Handford about their new job. They purchase a whole bunch of bananas and gobble them up, while Mr. Handford announces the sponsors.

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