Sesame Street
Inside Sesame Street
Air date February 16, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors G, P, 17


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Monty introduces "Inside Sesame Street," the news program that brings you "the stories behind the stories." He teases some of the stories they'll be breaking today and throws it to the theme song...

SCENE 1 Monty introduces the story of Little Jack Horner, who has recently given up eating with his thumb. At Hooper's, Katie Couric (subbing for a vacationing Prairie Dawn) interviews Horner, who has tried using parts of his face to eat his pie, with less-than-satisfactory results: he stuck in his hair and pulled out a pear, then stuck in his snout and pulled out a trout, etc. He vows to make a comeback, however, then sticks his thumb in the pie and accidentally flings a plum into Katie's eye. Coming up next: Is Oscar about to play a non-Grouchy game?
Cartoon A girl explains why she likes the poet Grubby Groo.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3225)
Film P for party, picture and puzzle
(First: Episode 3267)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster fights over the letters P and R, one of them displaying P foods and the other one displaying R foods (and a radio). They have a picnic, which is cut short due to rain.
(First: Episode 1574)
Animation The letter P appears in words on buildings.
Song "(The Name of the Place is) The Laundromat"
(First: Episode 3159)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)

SCENE 2 Monty throws the show to Prairie Dawn, back from vacation. She tries to interview Oscar on his latest, seemingly fun activity, but he refuses to answer any questions. She interviews Gina instead. Oscar calls the kids over to play a round of "Three of These Things" with bowls of broccoli, meatballs, mashed potatoes and ice cream. The ice cream doesn't belong, according to the kids, since it's dessert. Oscar reveals the Grouch answer - they all belong, since they're all ingredients of Grouch ice cream. The smell of the concoction causes Prairie to pass out and Gina concludes the report.
Cartoon Lady Marple-Bug solves "The Case of the Four Fliers" by identifying that the bird doesn't fit in amongst the group of butterflies.
(First: Episode 2963)
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)

Muppets Colambo in "The Lost Slipper Caper"
Colambo helps Cinderella figure out what happened to her glass slipper. The Prince shows up with it, and takes Colambo with him to the palace.
(First: Episode 2983)
Film "Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(First: Episode 2851)

SCENE 3 Prairie now reports on Jack Be Nimble's altered nursery rhyme, where he leaps over birthday candles on a cake. As he revs up, Prairie tries to reach the cow that jumped over the moon for comment. The cow tells her to moove away, though Prairie stays put, asserting her role in the media. She is soon pulverized by Jack.
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(First: Episode 2608)
Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
(First: Episode 0139)
Animation Luxo Jr. displays its front and back, eventually getting exhausted.
(First: Episode 3279)
Film Lauren, a blind child, learns in class by using Braille.
(First: Episode 3142)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
Cartoon P for paper, point, poke, paint, pat, peel
(First: Episode 3066)
Animation A chair (voice of Martin P. Robinson) keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(First: Episode 1981)
SCENE 4 Monty reports on Sesame Street, looking to ask Prairie a question. She goes on a rant about her poor treatment thus far on the show. Monty instead questions the condition of her microphone following her collision with Jack. Since his mic is functional, she goes back to the studio while he does the field reporting. Monty then teases an upcoming story about indoor rain...
Toon differentmes
Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets / Celebrity Little Richard sings "Rosita," a song about feelings, to Rosita.
(First: Episode 3225)
Cartoon Number creatures 17
(First: Episode 2745)
Animation Ornate 17s swing by.
(First: Episode 3319)
Muppets Big Bird says, "Let's see that number one more time!"
(First: Episode 3247)
Cartoon Abstract count to 17
(First: Episode 2820)
Film A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.
(First: Episode 2891)
Esmae's doll
Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2843)

Muppets / Cast Ruthie reads to some kids the story of Star White (Snow White's cousin), who had a mirror that couldn't answer her question of who's the best looking. The mirror looked at a number of kids, and soon had an answer for Star White: everyone in the world is good-looking in their own way.
(First: Episode 3265)
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G-gorilla
(First: Episode 0085)
Animation Computer G / g
(First: Episode 3112)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
(First: Episode 2268)
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)
Film Korean girls do a spring dance.
(First: Episode 3170)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song."
(First: Episode 2064)
Cartoon Gloria Globe is about to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a kangaroo instead, which belongs in Australia.
(First: Episode 2811)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story" over film footage which shows the insides of ordinary household items.
(First: Episode 2724)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)

SCENE 5 Prairie Dawn, safe in the studio, throws to Monty out on the street. Monty asks Gina and Oscar if it's raining inside Hooper's or the trash can; they both tell him everything's fine. Instead, rain begins to fall in the Inside Sesame Street studios, drenching Prairie and flooding the room. Monty then announces the sponsors.

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