Sesame Street
An eclipse on Sesame Street
Air date March 28, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors D, N, 14


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Rosita tells Telly Monster that Gordon told her that it will become dark before lunchtime. However, Rosita doesn't know why.

SCENE 1 Gordon tells Telly and Rosita that there will be an eclipse before lunch. He shows them a demonstration of what will happen, by having a kid named Devon pretend to be Earth, Tarah pretend to be the sun, and Mr. Handford pretend to be the moon. Gordon then sings a song about the planets going around each other. Telly and Rosita like the demonstration, but they still don't know what an eclipse is.
Cartoon The story of Andy Fritz, the boy who ate the sun.
(First: Episode 2730)
Film Child voice-overs observe babies learning to walk and older people already knowing how to walk.
(First: Episode 3025)
Muppets Big Bird wears a disguise and says "D-disguise."
(First: Episode 3188)
Film Two girls sing "Dipsy Doodle D" while clapping each others hands.
(First: Episode 3305)
Animation In reversed film, D candles are unmelted.
(First: Episode 3086)
Song "Happy Happiness"
(First: Episode 3320)
SCENE 2 Gordon takes Telly and Rosita into the garage to give another demonstration of what will happen. They use a ball designed to look like Earth and pretend that it's Earth, and pretend that a flashlight is the sun, and pretend that a ball is the moon. Gordon puts the ball in front of the light to represent the moon going between the sun and Earth. Telly and Rosita now understand.
Film A boy looks at various N's on a computer.
(First: Episode 3039)
Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
(EKA: Episode 0763)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter N.
(First: Episode 3333)
Cartoon A bird talks to a girl about what's inside the street. When she questions his credibility, he stammers, "A little worm told me!"
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1918)
Muppets / Celebrity "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" with Ernie and Aaron Neville
(First: Episode 3242)
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking the bus home with her dad. They play a game where she points to things and identifies them.
(First: Episode 3302)
Cartoon Various black-and-white images of a bus and bus stop sign appear.
(First: Episode 1396)
Muppets Big Bird recites a poem about a big yellow object that can't fly. But it's not Big Bird -- It's the sun!
Film "Sesame Street Creature Feature": Today's featured creature is the Slug, who sings "I'm a Slug"
(First: Episode 2988)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover talks to Zelda Harris about "fast" and "slow."
(First: Episode 2611)
Cartoon Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 3267)
Film Wegman's dogs get next to each other in pictures.
(First: Episode 3011)
Cartoon "Next To Song"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2851)
Song "The Braid-y Bunch"
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)

SCENE 3 Telly gets ready for the eclipse, bringing flashlights, a blanket and Freddy, and thinks he is ready to watch the sun. However, Gordon tells him they it's not good to look directly at the sun, so he will hold piece of paper up into the sunlight which will help them know when the moon is in front of the sun. Telly then goes to get more supplies (sunglasses, suntan lotion...).
Cartoon A detective sees a lever and wonders what will happen if he pulls it.
(First: Episode 2613)
Muppets Wanda's friends beg her to stay in the water, but she'd rather explore land and be "A Fish Out of Water."
(First: Episode 3247)
Cartoon "Sing a Song of Fourteen"
(First: Episode 2670)
Animation Growing Numbers #14
(First: Episode 2930)
Cartoon Number creatures #14
(First: Episode 2712)
Song "Down Below the Street" with 14 Karat Soul
(First: Episode 2556)
Cartoon A man opens various doors, leading to rooms where he sees a train, a clock tower, water, and a ringing phone. When he answers the phone, he is asked to close the door.
(First: Episode 1409)
Song "Do the Jelly" with Celina
(First: Episode 3160)
Superguy beaters
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy finds his friend Jane giving up on learning to ride the egg beater. He tells her that it takes time and practice to learn things, and gives Jane some training beaters to help her keep her balance.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1972)
Cartoon Nancy the Nanny Goat
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The first day of school in history
(First: Episode 1953)
Song "Litter Rap"
(First: Episode 2646)

SCENE 4 Gordon, Mr. Handford, Telly and Tarah observe the eclipse, but Rosita falls asleep when it's a full eclipse. Gordon explains to Telly that when an eclipse happen, some animals think it's night time and fall asleep.
SCENE 4 cont'd The eclipse finishes and Rosita wonders if they can do it again tomorrow. Buster the Horse announces the sponsors.

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