Sesame Street
Bird, monster, and monkey play date
Air date April 19, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors K, Z, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird and Rosita welcome the viewer and tell them they're having a playdate together. Telly overhears them talking and wants to get in on the playdate fun. Joey and Davey Monkey also catch word they're having a playdate and want to join. They add themselves up, making a total of 5 friends. However, they now don't know what they're going to do. Big Bird has an idea: they can play!
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(First: Episode 2840)
Song Drink of Water
(First: Episode 2545)
Cartoon A seal and a bear fight over a circus ball, but learn to cooperate.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3282)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You."
(First: Episode 1952)
Cartoon K for kangaroo
(First: Episode 2498)
Film Jaws spoof presenting the letter K.
(First: Episode 3326)
Animation Pencil Box K/k
(First: Episode 2876)
SCENE 2 Jogging by, Gina comes across the crew arguing over what to play - tag or "Cowboys and Bananas." She first suggests they take turns and when they can't decide what to play first, she puts it to a vote. The majority goes to tag, but now they need someone to be "it." The friends all cast their vote, resulting in Gina being named "it."
Film A boy who lives in the Congo (in Africa) narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his friends play.
(First: Episode 2668)
Animation The word AIRPORT (with photographs of such)

Muppets Polly Darton sings "Save Your Energy for Me," a song about energy conservation.
(First: Episode 3134)
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)
Film "There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
(First: Episode 3032)
Cartoon Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0639)
Animation The letter Z in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2855)
Animation Playing cards form the letter Z and dance to zydeco music.
(First: Episode 3166)

SCENE 3 Now, the gang plays "Cowboys and Bananas." Big Bird and Rosita dress as cowboys, while Telly, Davey and Joey don banana outfits. The game starts with a round of "One of These Things," using the three faux-bananas and a real one. Since the real banana doesn't belong, the monkeys gobble it up. The next part is the banana round up, where the cowboys must catch the bananas as they run around.
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the taxi driver picks up Mr. Johnson, who's startled to find his usual Waiter Grover 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 Sign Man: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
Celebrity Take 6 sings "Take 6," a song about themselves that counts to the number 6.
(First: Episode 3001)
Cartoon Kid names his own body parts
(First: Episode 0809)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Cyranose de Bergerac, a poet with a two-foot-long nose, tries to help the queen of France finish her poem. Unfortunately, the word used to finish it is the word he's the most sensitive to: "nose". One mention of that word and he'll go medieval on you!
(First: Episode 3000)
Animation Two frogs demonstrate up and down.
(First: Episode 3225)
SCENE 4 The friends assemble at Finders Keepers, where Ruthie will tell them the story of Cinderella. However, they all describe the entire story before Ruthie can even begin.
Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)
Film Two girls count to 5 as they clap.
(First: Episode 3007)
Cartoon Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3050)
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy", the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses)
(First: Episode 2650)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
SCENE 5 Now, the gang is writing a story of their own. They only thing they can seem to agree on is the beginning - "Once upon a time."
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids’ drawings.
(First: Episode 3328)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."
(First: Episode 2366)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter K.
(First: Episode 3296)
Muppets Fairy Tales Today: Prairie goes to a cottage in the woods where a wolf runs out crying, claiming that some girl came in, called her "Granny" and called his body parts big.
Film What sound does a duck make?
(First: Episode 3298)

SCENE 6 The story is now finished and Ruthie reads it. It tells the tale of "CinderRosita," who lives with her mean step-triangle. He goes to a ball thanks to her Fairy God Banana, where she meets the handsome Prince Bird. Everyone even shows off the illustrations they made to go with each character. The story ends with the sponsors and that everyone lived happily ever after.

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