Sesame Street
Plot Linda's running record
repeat of 3248
Air date April 17, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors J, R, 16
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly welcomes the viewer and says that today, Linda will try to break her record of running around the block non-stop 40 times. As she warms up, Telly and the kids warm up their hands for cheering and The Count, the official counter, practices counting. Linda is ready to go, so Telly and the kids cheer as she makes her away around the corner.
SCENE 1 cont'd The Count becomes impatient waiting for Linda to make her first lap, not realizing how long it would take. Telly points to the following segment to take his mind off counting...
Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
SCENE 1 cont'd The Count enjoyed the segment, but still wishes he had something to count. Nathan suggests he count cheerleaders, a fine way to pass the time. When he finishes, Linda passes by, completing her first lap, which the Count counts. He then notices something else for him to count...
Film The Count (in voiceover) counts three children on a bench, then adds two more.
(First: Episode 2950)
Cartoon Gerald is repeatedly kept awake by his dog Sparky, who does a dance and poses as an alligator through his shadow whenever his parents close his door.
(First: Episode 1519)
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
Muppets Annette Monster and Frankie Monster sing "Love the Ocean" to urge others to "show respect for the sea" and refrain from throwing trash in the water.
(First: Episode 2680)
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)
Muppets Elmo shows top and bottom by standing on top of the frame, then falling to the bottom.
(First: Episode 2999)
Film A group of people form a human pyramid to illustrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 3144)
SCENE 2 Linda completes her tenth lap, when Telly notes that while she's getting plenty of exercise, he and the others aren't as active. The Count encourages them to dance along as he sings "The Transylvania Polka."
Film The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
(First: Episode 3213)
Muppets "Street Garden Cooperation"
(EKA: Episode 2040)
Animation R / r (space paint)
(First: Episode 3227)
Film Alphaquest: R
Running down a road past a rabbit, a radio, some rocks, and a rainbow.
(First: Episode 2726)
Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r
(EKA: Episode 2405)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Whiskeyjack
(First: Episode 3196)
Muppets Big Bird plays a guessing game with the viewer, by giving clues in the form of sounds.
(First: Episode 3451)
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 1899)
SCENE 3 Linda comes by on her 24th lap and gives everyone a sign, but Telly isn't sure what it means. He doesn't know how to sign asking its meaning either. The kids suggest he just write it down and they run off to get some materials.
Film How to say "butterfly" in sign language
(First: Episode 3341)
Cartoon A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(First: Episode 2607)
Animation A child draws a picture of a dog, who goes over and under.
(First: Episode 3147)
Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred figure on making it into town by nightfall until they come across a fence with no edge in sight to go around. Grover tries getting past it in various ways: going under, over and through, but he's not successful. Deciding that they're stuck for the night, Grover starts to break out the marshmallows and asks Fred for his pajamas. But ,Fred has another idea that Grover hasn't been listening to: they can go through the fence.
(First: Episode 3449)
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
Muppets A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz and determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(First: Episode 2997)
Film Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(First: Episode 3280)
Geometry of Circles 1 - Circle with Flower
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #1 "Circle with Flower"
(First: Episode 1393)
SCENE 4 Linda comes by and reads their sign and acts out drinking to Telly, followed by pointing to the fire hydrant. Telly assumes she wants a drink from it, then realizes she wants some water. He and the kids rush off to get her (and the Count) some.
Song "Don't Waste Water"
(First: Episode 2804)
Cartoon A capital and lower-case R appear on sheets of paper.
(First: Episode 3127)
Film Ornate Rs fly through the sky to a song.
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2932)
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(EKA: Episode 2062)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie practices saying "Hola" as he repeatedly opens and shuts the door. To make him stop, Bert convinces him he's mastered it. Ernie starts to practice saying adiós instead.
(First: Episode 3198)
Cartoon A determined little boy makes several attempts to fly, and eventually gets his dad to take him on an airplane.
(EKA: Episode 2029)

SCENE 5 Bob stops by and the Count informs him of Linda's mission. Telly notes that Linda may not break 40 laps, as she's been very tried the last few. Sure enough, Linda comes by, finishing her 40th lap and doesn't seem like she'll continue. Telly, Bob and the kids encourage her to keep trying and follow her cheering as she attempts another lap.
Animation Shake / lake / bake / take / make
(First: Episode 2935)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word SHAKE, and an earthquake happens.
(First: Episode 2557)
Animation Counting to 16 on quilt patterns
(First: Episode 2996)
Celebrity Blair Underwood swings Elmo sixteen times.
(First: Episode 2794)
Cartoon Number creatures #16
(First: Episode 2755)
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
(First: Episode 2763)
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop) (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 2873)

SCENE 6 The Count witnesses a taxi pulling up with the whole gang inside. Telly explains Linda got exhausted midway through and couldn't make it back, so Bob hailed them a taxi (being the only one who could afford cab fare). The Count notes that she made it 40-and-a-half laps, thereby beating her previous record! They're sure she can make it a full 41 tomorrow and cheer for her. The Count then announces the sponsors.

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