Sesame Street
The Prince and the Pig
Air date March 9, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors J, W, 20
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo sits on Celina's lap, practicing writing his name. They are then approached by the Prince and the Pig, who claim to be from "the greatest story every told"...only it hasn't been written yet. They wish to hire Elmo to write their story, having just witnessed him writing a moment ago. Elmo doesn't think he's fit since all he is able to write is his own name. The Price and Pig are about to leave when Celina volunteers to write down the story as Elmo dictates it.
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Cartoon Planet J / j
(First: Episode 2833)
Film Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(First: Episode 3280)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
SCENE 2 Celina and Elmo are all prepared to write their story. Celina begins with the cover page, but Elmo wants to write his name when needed. He then wants to write again, and again...
Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon A girl thinks she hears a monster doing a cha-cha outside her window, but it's only the wind and crickets. Her snores frighten the real monster.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2951)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "When I Listen".
(First: Episode 1760)
Cartoon Ranger Armbuckle talks about how plants travel -- by sowing their seeds.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2727)
Cast "Between You and Me" (Gina and Savion)
(First: Episode 3133)
Muppets Big Bird is between what we just saw and what we're about to see ...
(First: Episode 3145)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
Film A girl narrates a film of how pan dulce, Mexican bread, is made.
(First: Episode 3015)
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, invents a new type of food that can be eaten while playing cards.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2574)
SCENE 3 Celina reads back what they've written so far (only the title and Elmo's repetitive author credit). Elmo finally begins the story: Once upon a time, a Prince and Pig went to visit the Pig's family...
Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
In Mystery Science Theater 3000-fashion, the Prince and Pig appear over the film, as the Pig calls out to all of his family members seen throughout. The Prince observes that their sty smells funny.
SCENE 3 cont'd Elmo makes sure Celina has written all that down. The Prince and Pig are very pleased with the results of Elmo's literary genius.
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(First: Episode 2687)
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)
Muppets Big Bird comments, "That was funny!"
(First: Episode 3147)
Cartoon Millie and Molly take a walk, and have different perspectives of their surroundings.
(First: Episode 1309)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz sings "Songo's Song."
(First: Episode 3279)
Cartoon Counting 40 pigs
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3084)
SCENE 4 Elmo is further inspired for the Prince and Pig's story and begins dictating.
SCENE 4 cont'd The Prince and Pig attend Prince Camp, where four other princes are engaged in a game of badminton. The Prince and Pig wish to join, but one of the princes tells the Pig he's not allowed - it's a prince-only game. The Prince and the others stand firm with the Pig, so the discriminatory prince leaves. He watches everyone having fun together and realizes his mistake; the rest all let him play with them after all.
SCENE 4 cont'd The Prince and Pig feel the story is shaping up to really be the greatest story every told.
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(First: Episode 2784)
Isadora's sneakers
Animation Isadora's sneakers describe all the fun they've had this past year, as the seasons change.
(First: Episode 2758)
Song Leon Redbone sings "Have You Ever."
(First: Episode 3274)
Film Wegman's dogs form a W.
(First: Episode 3277)
Cartoon A salesman hawks the letter W in a commercial.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3242)
Film Ornate Ws spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(First: Episode 2952)
SCENE 5 Elmo gets another idea for the story, when Celina reports that she has to go meet Savion in the park. Elmo doesn't think he can finish without her, until she suggests another way he can write the story - using pictures. Elmo goes to get his crayons and tells the viewer to watch Herry and John-John in the meantime...
HerryJohnJohn loudsoft
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Herry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2808)
Muppets A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz and determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(First: Episode 2997)
Animation Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
SCENE 6 Elmo returns with his crayons and tells the Prince and Pig about his idea - the two visit a special place where they sing songs in Spanish. He then gets an idea involving lizards and can't decide with idea to use. He ultimately decides to combine both...
Film "La Maldita Iguana" (mariachi song)
(First: Episode 0047)
The Prince and Pig appear in silhouette over the film, making various comments.

SCENE 6 cont'd Elmo confirms with the pair that his drawings match the story he planned. Celina returns and helps Elmo finish by writing "The End." The grateful Prince and Pig thank Elmo for their story and then dance away. Soon after, a Queen and a Duck appear and ask Elmo if he can write a story for them as well. Celina announces the sponsors.


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