Sesame Street
Lexine's home movies of the Philippines
Air date February 20, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors P, U, 13


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Angela recites today's sponsors and says we'll be seeing home movies of Lexine's trip to the Philippines, using a map to illustrate. Telly asks when they can see them and Angela responds after the theme song...

SCENE 1 Before they start watching the videos, Celina arrives to watch along, having not seen the Philippines in a long time (like Lexine, she also has family there). Angela puts in the first time, showing footage of Lexine's arrival in the Philippines. Just as they reach baggage claim, the tape ends.
Film Three taxi chairs
(First: Episode 3119)
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the taxi driver picks up Mr. Johnson, who's startled to find his usual waiter driving a cab. Mr. Johnson wants to go to the library. Grover says that that is a very wise choice, and talks about the great things about a library. "Of course, you could also go to the zoo," he observes, and talks about the benefits of visiting the zoo. He also suggests the museum, or a movie. Mr. Johnson insists that they go to the library -- but Grover says they'll have to wait until he gets his cab fixed.
(First: Episode 2984)
Cartoon A girl talks about imagination.
(EKA: Episode 1100)
Video Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
Cartoon A man juggles until he is told to STOP.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 2773)
Song Kevin Clash sings "Skin."
(First: Episode 2749)
Animation Abstract count to 13.
(First: Episode 2809)
Animation Growing Numbers #13
(First: Episode 2924)
Cartoon A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(First: Episode 2828)
SCENE 2 Angela plays the next tape in Lexine's collection, where Lexine and her extended family enjoy a day in the park.
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0891)
Muppets "I'm in Love with U"
(EKA: Episode 1854)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(EKA: Episode 0869)
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting him to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds it and makes the bridge go back up.
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
Cartoon Kids sing "Happy Birthday" while the word "happy birthday" is on the screen followed shortly by an animated birthday cake.
(First: Episode 3005)
SCENE 3 The next tape shows Lexine and her grandfather sampling local fruits from a fruit stand. This makes everyone hungry and Angela prepares some lunch.
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(EKA: Episode 2450)
Cartoon A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2845)
Song Chris Cerf sings "I'm a Manatee."
(First: Episode 3069)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
(First: Episode 2951)
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2482)
Song "Reach Your Hand Up High"
(EKA: Episode 2750)
SCENE 4 In the next bit of footage, Lexine visits her grandmother's house, where she prepares babinka (a rice cake). Everyone gets hungry again, so Angela goes to get more snacks.
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(EKA: Episode 0803)
Muppets In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost and Found, looking for his pet named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "Describe Your Pet to Me."
(First: Episode 2967)
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2179)
Muppets News Flash: Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
Film P for party, picture and puzzle
(First: Episode 3267)
SCENE 5 Angela loads the next tape, where Lexine's family all gathers for a big party. Her grandfather grabs a guitar and sings a song about picking fruit, making everyone hungry again...
Cartoon At a construction site, a blue man builds a cuckoo clock, which gives him his lunch.
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Song Hoots the Owl sings "This Is How We Take a Bath."
(First: Episode 3216)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(EKA: Episode 0441)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
Animation On a computer, a boy draws a sun setting between the mountains.
(First: Episode 3059)
SCENE 6 They all watch the last bit of home movies, as Lexine and her family depart from the party. Everyone else says goodbye and announces the sponsors.

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