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Elmo and Rosita find a penny
Air date February 27, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Ian Ellis James
Sponsors D, 6
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Elmo and Rosita play "Alphabet Hide-and-Seek," where Elmo recites the alphabet as Rosita finds somewhere to hide. She has trouble finding a good place and has Elmo recite it twice more, getting slower each time. He spots her behind a crate, where she comes across a penny. But, what will they do with it?
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)

Muppets Upon Mr. Johnson's latest visit to Charlie's Restaurant, the waitstaff has been implemented with a new service device. Grover instructs his guest to ring the bell three times to get his attention, instead of yelling across such an upper-crust establishment. After Mr. Johnson has trouble deciphering the speed with which he must ring the bell, he calls Andre the manager out to address his concerns. Andre, having been interrupted while eating a sour cream soufflΓ©, doesn't think there's anything wrong with the bell. In fact, he thinks it looks so good that he eats it, as Mr. Johnson notices the time, and rushes out of the restaurant.
(First: Episode 2848)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "The Inside Story," which shows what's inside various household objects.
(First: Episode 2724)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet beatniks say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1846)
Film Fireworks Alphabet (pink frame added)
(First: Episode 1104)
SCENE 2 Rosita has an idea on how to use the penny - play the "Balance the Penny Game," where they see if they can balance the cent on one of their body parts.
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3160)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
(First: Episode 2737)
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Animation Red and yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(First: Episode 1979)
Muppets / Celebrity Mary Chapin Carpenter and friends sing about how they're "Really, Really, Really Glad I'm Me."
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Pinball 06.jpg Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
Animation "Six Circus Balls"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3001)
Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
Muppets While shopping in a China store, Simon Soundman helps Old McDonald find his lost animal - however his animal sounds attract animals to barge into the fragile store.
(First: Episode 3068)
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)
SCENE 3 Rosita has another game to play - the "Hit the Penny Game." the kids place the penny on the sidewalk and try to hit it with a ball. Since Rosita has come up with two games already, Elmo tells her he'll think of the next one.
Cartoon "I Have a Purple Bucket"
Artist: Lisa Crafts
Fish Cowboy Hat.JPG
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
Cartoon "I'm Curious"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3066)
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Film A girl learns to write "tree" in Chinese.
(First: Episode 3198)
Animation D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)
Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: Dβ€”Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Song β€œDrink of Water”
(First: Episode 2545)
SCENE 4 Elmo finally thinks of something to do with the penny - count it (even though it's only one). He then tells Rosita to stifle her thinking as he comes up with another thing to do.
Cartoon A bird lays ten eggs.
(First: Episode 1576)
Film A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
Muppets Telly is disappointed with Big Bird's brief lecture on triangles and gives his own passionate one. When Big Bird proceeds with his next shape, a square, Telly shows that it can be made into his favorite shape.
Animation Looking for shapes on the Aztec Calendar Stone (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 3049)
Song "Do the Jelly" with Celina
(First: Episode 3160)
Cartoon An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2794)
Film A TELEPHONE rings at a phone booth in the city, and someone answers it.
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon A woman uses the telephone to order biscuits for her dog.
(First: Episode 3401)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2021)
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SCENE 5 Elmo pretends that the penny is a flying saucer. He tosses it toward Hooper's Store and proposes something else they do with the penny - go and find it.
Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(First: Episode 3229)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Eating Cookie" -- there's another reason every season.
Animation D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!
(First: Episode 3407)
Cartoon Ds are found on a city street
(First: Episode 3361)
Film Two girls sing a clap song about the letter D to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
(First: Episode 3305)
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2492)
SCENE 6 Rosita and Elmo find their penny and tell Mr. Handford all the fun things they've done with it. He tells them something else they can use it for - buying some candy. They snack down and announce the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Colambo interrogates Rosita, who can only speak like a sheep.

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