Sesame Street
Ruthie reads to Davy and Joey
Air date April 10, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors C, W, 12


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Joey and Davey Monkey show Ruthie how well they can read the word "Banana," over and over. They then ask her to read the word to them several times. Ruthie gets tired of reading the word and fetches a book to read to them instead.
Cartoon "Banana Samba"
(First: Episode 2920)
Film The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
(First: Episode 3213)
Animation Twelve kids are counted.
(First: Episode 2998)
Film Ornate 12s sail through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1295)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(First: Episode 2689)
SCENE 2 Ruthie finishes reading the monkeys a story about Bananaland. She encourages them to read it on their own, but they haven't learned to fully read yet. Instead, she suggests they study the pictures and try to remember how the story goes based on them. Davey and Joey enjoy this read through, but wish Ruthie would read to them again. They're certain she won't do so, but then get the idea to disguise themselves as a different pair of monkeys.
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "In My Book."
(First: Episode 2983)
Film Counting 10 cars on a ferry boat.
(First: Episode 2925)
Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
(First: Episode 2331)
Cartoon Figures dance around a telephone as it rings.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3058)
Muppets Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Telephone of Brazil," to the tune of "Funiculì, Funiculà." (new music button added)
(EKA: Episode 2457)
Animation W for water, wind, wave and wet
(First: Episode 3198)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter W.
Cartoon A salesman hawks the letter W in a commercial.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3242)
Celebrity Maya Angelou leads Big Bird and some kids in a ring game, "Little Sally Walker."
(First: Episode 3171)
Cartoons Backward and forward: dancing, flying and swimming.
(First: Episode 3083)
Muppets Waiter Grover prepares a table for a family who's celebrating their grandmother's birthday, but Grover doesn't know her name, so when each family member refers to her as a different relative each time, Grover thinks there's more than one party going on, so he ends up bringing out seven cakes.
(First: Episode 1958)
Cartoon C for candle (blows man away).
(First: Episode 0703)
Animation Letters on the Street: the letter C is found on a city street.
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
Film A girl narrates a film about how things are recycled around the world.
(First: Episode 2913)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes drinking milk, and doesn't know what to do with the cartons at first, but gets the idea to "recycle" them and play with them like a train.
(First: Episode 2726)
Cartoon A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)
SCENE 3 Davey and Joey don some Groucho glasses, hoping they'll fool Ruthie into thinking they're different monkeys. Gordon happens by and immediately sees through them. He tells the monkeys that if they just ask Ruthie to read the book again, she just might. The monkeys rush off, while Gordon tries on a pair of glasses and exits in Groucho manner.
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter W.
Artist: Karen Aqua
Film Ornate Ws spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(First: Episode 2952)
Muppets Bert sings "I Gotta Be Clean."
(First: Episode 3061)
Animation Can you find the flamingos?
(First: Episode 2791)
Film A girl narrates a segment about her friend, Billy, who swims with dolphins.
(First: Episode 3012)
Frogsoftheglen Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
(First: Episode 1786)
Animation Shapes sort themselves in different ways, and eventually make a quilt.
(First: Episode 3103)
SCENE 4 Ruthie finishes reading the story to Davey and Joey once more. Gordon comes over to return the monkeys glasses. Ruthie whips out her own pair. As everyone but Gordon wears their glasses, he launches into a round of "One of These Things." Since Gordon is the one without any glasses, Ruthie lends him her pair (she happens to have an extra).
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Muppets Count von Count sings “One Bark (and Two Meows).”
(First: Episode 3083)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Song "Take Care of That Smile"
(First: Episode 2745)
Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
SCENE 5 Gordon, Ruthie, Davey and Joey, all still wearing their glasses, announce the sponsors.

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