Sesame Street
Stinky's day at daycare
Air date April 22, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors X, 4


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gina welcomes the viewer from the day care center and presents her two special guests - Tarah (her assistant for the day) and Stinky the Stinkweed. Their first activity is drawing, which Stinky cannot do (lacking hands to hold the crayon with). They give a crayon to put in his mouth, which works just fine.
Animation We Are Kids From Far and Wide: A girl describes the preparation for the Galungan festival in Bali, Indonesia.
(First: Episode 2750)
2096s Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon A man has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3270)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Eating Cookie" -- there's another reason every season.
(First: Episode 3467)

Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(First: Episode 2459)
Animation "Flowers on the Doorstep"
(First: Episode 3140)

Insert Celina reads Elmo and the kids the story of "The Little One Nosed Monster and the Two Nosed Princess." In the kingdom of Schnozberg, everyone has two noses. The king and queen are appalled that their daughter is playing with another monster (Elmo) who only has one nose. The little red monster shows them how they can still play despite their differences.
(First: Episode 3388)
Cartoon A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
(First: Episode 2852)
Film "We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
Cartoon The letter X appears on-screen.
(First: Episode 2779)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover tells Debo that the letter that's on the wall is an X, but that it's a secret. Kermit overhears Grover mention a secret and wants to know what letter the X is.
(EKA: Episode 1494)
Animation A group of 19th-century sportsmen have fun with an X ball, which falls out of the painting. (Martin P. Robinson voiceover)
SCENE 2 Everyone has finished their drawings, including Stinky, who has made a beanstalk (from "Jack and the Beanstalk"). He becomes upset there's no fridge to hang his drawing on like Baby Bear's, so Gina hang it on their pretend fridge.
SCENE 2 cont'd Next, it's time for freeze dance, which Stinky thinks he won't be able to participate in either (since he doesn't have legs). Tarah points out she can still dance in her wheelchair, so Stinky finds he can dance by moving his head. Now, everyone is going to the park.
Song "Get On Up (Everybody Move)"
(First: Episode 3410)
Muppets "Wet Paint Sign"
(First: Episode 3261)
Animation Dueling palettes form the words WET PAINT.
(First: Episode 3371)
Muppets / Celebrity Jodie Foster tells Oscar what the word important means, and lists the reasons why he is important to her, making him more and more annoyed.
(First: Episode 3117)
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Cartoon Four babies crying, drinking, playing, sleeping
(First: Episode 3418)
Film Farmer McFay counts a bumper crop of 4 fruits.
(First: Episode 3244)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird goes fishing in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with his friends Colin and Marlee. It takes awhile for him to catch one, but he finally does.
(First: Episode 3445)
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(First: Episode 2564)
SCENE 3 Everyone has fun sliding in the park, except Stinky, who is certain he can't go down the slide. Gina props his pot on her lap and takes him down the slide with her. Despite all the fun he's had today, Stinky still feels sad.
Song "You Can Get Right Up:" a song about getting active to cheer up.
(First: Episode 3142)
Cartoon Various demonstrations of DOWN and UP
(First: Episode 0847)
Film A trip to an African dance school.
(First: Episode 3266)
Animation The letter X in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2862)
Film A big X emerges, Jaws-like, in a swimming pool.
(First: Episode 3341)
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
(First: Episode 2934)
Song "Playground Map Song"
(First: Episode 2680)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Jasper describes an apple as he eats it.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0485)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.
(First: Episode 3455)

SCENE 4 Stinky explains why he's sad: everyone helped him do everything today, preventing him from doing anything on his own. Gina and everyone point out that everyone needs help sometimes and suddenly, Stinky does something all by himself: sprout a new flower! Gina then announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: The Martians ring Gordon's doorbell and vanish when he enters.

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