Sesame Street
Soap opera parodies
Air date April 20, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors K, V, 1


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird lists what the viewer will see today: some daytime dramas, Sonny Friendly's traveling game show and himself in a sunflower play.

SCENE 1 In an episode of "As the World Takes Turns," Gina tries to call Jesse on the Hooper's Store payphone, but Telly and Zoe want to say hello to him over the phone. They take turns in saying hello to him, but when Gina's turn comes, the operator tells her she needs to deposit another quarter, leading into an argument between Telly and Zoe over who will do it.
Animation We Are Kids From Far and Wide: Jittar, who lives in Thailand, describes the holiday of Songkran.
(First: Episode 2765)
Film A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, and goes over the care required to keep a pet. A Bert and Baby Fozzie plush can be seen in the little girl's bedroom.
(First: Episode 2853)
Animation The word CAT is shown, followed by a black cat sitting on a chair.
(First: Episode 3000)
Film Kids talk about their CATs.
(First: Episode 3308)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson gets a different waiter for a change, a light blue monster named Piño. Then Grover comes by and argues with Piño over which one of them is serving Mr. Johnson.
(First: Episode 3061)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)

SCENE 2 In an episode of "The Young and the Vestless," Big Bird recites a poem about the letter V to Ruthie, but needs her vest for part of it. After he recites his poem, he wagons his way away, forgetting to return Ruthie's vest.
Film V for violin: kids play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the violin.
(First: Episode 3280)
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings Calcutta Joe.
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2492)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
(EKA: Episode 2414)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2559)
Film Farmer McFay is very sleepy because she only slept for 5 hours.
(First: Episode 3215)
Cartoon Something's missing ... is it a frog or a dog?
(EKA: Episode 2486)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Don't Waste Water."
(First: Episode 2804)
Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2724)
Muppets / Celebrity Los Lobos sings "Elmo and the Lavender Moon."
(First: Episode 3101)
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)
Film A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.
(First: Episode 2891)
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
Borrowing a Vacuum
Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)
Film At a zoo, monkeys clean each other and run around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2505)
Cartoon The boss of Muzby's Treetop Flowers tells his secretary that he doesn't want any calls unless they're important. Employee Henry tries to make an important call while hanging out on a limb.
(First: Episode 2747)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks, "Would ya like one?"
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Hortense beats one drum.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2570)
Sonny Friendly arrives in the Fix-It Shop as part of his traveling game show – "The Number One Game", with Maria as his contestant. She refuses to play along. Her task is to find something that resembles the number one. She begins wagging her finger at him, making her finger look like the number one. Her prize is a fancy pair of shoes, which Maria finds suitable. However, since it's "The Number One Game", she can only keep one shoe.
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
Animation Counting to 10 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3045)
Muppets On a tropical island, Bert, Cookie, Grover and a Caribbean Anything Muppet back-up band sing "Take a Rest."
(First: Episode 3107)
Cartoon K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Film Girls dance and chant about K.
(First: Episode 3012)
Animation Playing cards form a capital and lowercase K as a queen and a jack tango.
(First: Episode 3190)
Muppets Ernie talks about the differences between himself and his cousin, Ernestine. He can't find anything that they have in common -- until he hears Ernestine laugh.
(First: Episode 2053)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
(First: Episode 2556)
Cartoon A man teaches his dog Rover how to read the word SIT.
(First: Episode 0304)

SCENE 4 Prairie Dawn hosts a pageant about growing a sunflower. Gabi, Lexine and two other children play the flowers that bloom in springtime, but the sunflower (played by Big Bird) is sad that he is the last to grow. But, by the end of the summer, he grows to be the largest flower of all. The audience cheers as Maria announces the sponsors.

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