Sesame Street
Stinky meets Fern
Air date March 5, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors U, 16
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Carlo bring Stinky the Stinkweed to the park to visit his old spot, when they find another plant occupying his soil. She introduces herself as Fern, who claims it's her spot now. The situation makes Stinky sad, but he lightens up when he learns how compassionate she is. He now becomes mad over losing his home and the two start arguing.
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Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
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Song "Dancin' Shoes"
(First: Episode 2949)
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Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Ethel Mermaid sings "I Get a Kick Out of U."
(First: Episode 3127)
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Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Chelsea, What is love?
(First: Episode 2397)
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Film Farmer McFay counts 40 fruits from the season's bumper crop.
(First: Episode 3228)
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Muppets / Celebrity Count von Count and his team of coaches count how many times David Robinson can dribble the basketball.
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Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
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Cartoon Abstract count to 16.
(First: Episode 2822)
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Muppets "Sixteen Samba"
(First: Episode 2822)
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Animation Sixteen TV sets are counted.
(First: Episode 2850)
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Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Whiskeyjack
(First: Episode 3196)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover informs Mr. Johnson that the restaurant is out of a lot of items that are on the menu. The only thing still at the restaurant is milk... but there are no glasses.
(First: Episode 0976)
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Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
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Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Carlo suggest the two plants share the spot and cooperate. They find they both enjoy watching the birds and watch Big Bird recite the alphabet.
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SCENE 2 cont'd The kids show up with some water, which Stinky assumes is for him. Fern asserts the kids water her every day, so the water is for her. Another argument begins.
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Film A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3421)
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Muppets Live at the Nestropolitan: Madame Alma Cluck sings "Il Alphabetto."
(First: Episode 3390)
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Animation A Navajo blanket is formed as tribal music plays.
(First: Episode 2963)
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Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(First: Episode 2641)
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Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings about his birthday party, but all of his friends are outside the house, while the party is inside.
(First: Episode 3442)
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Cartoon In a painting, a man flips a coin, and it flies in and out of buildings.
(First: Episode 3291)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird suggests that since both plants have shared the same space and bird watching experience, they should be able to share the water. The plants agree and enjoy a nice drink, then decide to share the sunlight.
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Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
Artist: Len Glasser
(First: Episode 1484)
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Song Drink of Water
(First: Episode 2545)
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Muppets Zoe demonstrates front and back using Wolfgang and a fish.
(First: Episode 3411)
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Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
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Muppets "I'm in Love with U"
(First: Episode 1701)
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Cartoon Letter U salesman
(First: Episode 0202)
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SCENE 4 It's time for Stinky to go back home, but both plants can bear to say goodbye. Big Bird suggests Fern come visit Stinky at the Furry Arms and Carlo tells them to wait until he returns.
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Cartoon A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1378)
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Monsters with Dirty Faces" (new music and sound effects added)
(First: Episode 3134)
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Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)
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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)
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Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)
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SCENE 5 Carlo has returned with flower pot to plant Fern into. He brings her and Stinky over to the Furry Arms as Big Bird announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Ray Charles plays "Believe in Yourself" with the cast.


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