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Sesame Street
Elmo recycles newspapers
Air date March 22, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors F, P, 11


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Elmo presents the day's sponsors. Jamal tells him that today is Newspaper Collection Day and they're collecting newspapers to be recycled. Elmo wants to pitch in and save a tree too.
SCENE 1 Elmo wants Gordon to give him his newspaper so he can recycle it. Gordon tells him he can have it when he's done reading it and tells him to pass the time by watching the manatees...
Song Christopher Cerf sings "I'm a Manatee."
(First: Episode 3069)
Esmae's doll.jpg
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 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 Leanna Williams explains why she loves her brother’s shoes - she has fun with the box they came in.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2985)
Film P for party, picture and puzzle
(First: Episode 3267)
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
Cartoon P for paper, point, poke, paint, pat, peel
(First: Episode 3066)
SCENE 2 Gordon is finished reading the paper, but Elmo gets upset when he hands it to Susan to read now. They explain that it would be wasting more paper if Susan had to buy her own, so Elmo allows it.
Film How paper is recycled
(First: Episode 2710)
Cartoon A girl has trouble closing her suitcase after she's packed it, but has help from her four-legged friend.
(First: Episode 1469)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon A bus driver counts 11 of each necessity for a camping trip.
(First: Episode 3151)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon Rubber Stamp #11
(First: Episode 2885)
SCENE 3 Elmo finds another way to recycle the newspaper - Gina uses them to wash windows.
Cartoon "How I Got the Hives," a true story by Corky Pumpkin.
Artist: ArtistMike
Film Rodrigo lives in the Philippines. He and his family like spending a day at the park.
(First: Episode 3219)
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3102)
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.
(First: Episode 3312)
Cartoon Letter F words are found on the street.
Film The letter F appears, Jaws-like, out of a swimming pool.
Animation F / f (space paint)
(First: Episode 3215)
SCENE 4 Elmo finds Carlo and wants him to recycle some of the newspaper too. Carlo finds a use for it - stuffing in a package to keep the contents safe.
Cartoon Gloria Globe appears sick and ailing, because of pollution and damage to the planet. Only by taking better care of the Earth can Gloria become well again.
(First: Episode 2781)
Muppets "Once Is Not Enough"
(First: Episode 2921)
Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(First: Episode 3229)
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets / Celebrity Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) interviews Oscar about his sock collection.
(First: Episode 2696)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie tries to demonstrate what a telephone is, but keeps getting calls.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3268)
Film Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(First: Episode 3160)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of his family, whose names all begin with a common letter. At the end, Peter Piper's cousin states that Peter Piper is in Portland pressing pants.
(First: Episode 1342)
Animation P for Pyramid
(First: Episode 2061)

SCENE 5 Big Bird joins Elmo and some Anything Muppet kids in a drawing and writing session, where they use the newspapers to mark on. Elmo shows everyone (and Susan) how he's written his own name, with Big Bird's help, leading to a song about how "Elmo Wrote His Name."
Cartoon "Up and Down with Captain Brown"
(First: Episode 2493)
Muppets Old West: Noel Cowherd challenges Billy the Grownup, the fastest draw in the west, to a "square fight" - seeing who can draw squares the fastest.
(First: Episode 2825)
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
Muppets Count von Count sings "Getting to Count You" to his newfound friends.
Cartoon Kid names his own body parts
(First: Episode 0809)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon Some yucky little teeth sing praise of Mr. Toothbrush, who brushes them.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3211)
SCENE 6 Elmo tells Jamal about his recycling efforts and reports he has one piece of newspaper left with no ideas on how to recycle it. Jamal simply adds to the newspaper pile, which will be taken to the recycling center later. Elmo cheers and Gordon announces the sponsors.

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