Sesame Street
Magical Hide-and-Seek
Air date May 1, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors T, 0


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 At the park, Big Bird welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. A princess comes by, looking for her prince, thinking Big Bird is him at first. She gives him a kiss, thinking he'll turn back into her prince, but it doesn't happen. Just then, a crown-wearing chicken comes by. She kisses it, and it turns into the prince! Big Bird learns that they were playing a game of "Magical Hide-and-Seek," which involves hiding from each other by turning into different things, with the help of the royal magician. The prince and princess summon the royal magician, and ask him to make the game a little harder (finding a chicken was too easy). Big Bird asks to play, so the magician lets him (and the viewer). With a spell and a puff of smoke, the princess is gone, hiding somewhere on Sesame Street as ... something beginning with the letter T.
Cartoon Ten tiny T's in top hats do the tippy tappy tango and take tea.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3230)
Film The floating kids make a small T.
(First: Episode 3126)
Muppets Mr. Johnson is at home when he calls for pizza delivery. Naturally, the delivery comes by way of Grover who keeps messing up the order because he's not listening to the order. He brings a carpenter's saw and a potted flower attached to his head as a result of cutting Mr. Johnson off mid-sentence.
(First: Episode 2971)
Animation A pizza is made, and the slices form the word PIZZA.
(First: Episode 3393)

Celebrity Davey and Joey Monkey listen as Marisa Tomei reads "The Monkey King," a story about a maiden who worked as a waitress at Banana King, until she was visited by the sad Monkey King.
(First: Episode 3233)
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentLexine gives Cookie Monster a cookie.
(First: Episode 3245)
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(First: Episode 2733)

Animation Beads arrange themselves into different groups and finally become a girl’s necklace.
(First: Episode 3108)
Film A girl narrates a film of helping her dad, a pilot, fly a small plane. They fly through New York City, past the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.
(First: Episode 3431)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: The parachute becomes a large mattress.
(First: Episode 2245)

SCENE 2 Bob waits near a telephone booth for Gordon to join him in a tennis game. Big Bird and the prince come looking for something that begins with T, and notice that Bob has a tuna sandwich. Before he eats it, the prince tries kissing it, but nothing happens. The same thing happens with Bob's tennis racket. Bob decides to give Gordon a call when he sees the telephone booth (which he hasn't noticed before). Some kids come by with some toy boats, which the prince also tries to kiss, but again, nothing happens. He needs another clue, and decides to give the royal magician a call on the nearby telephone booth ...
T, You're Teriffic
Song "T, You're Terrific"
(First: Episode 3332)
Cartoon T for Turtle (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
Muppets Ernie and Elmo sing about the parts that make up "One Fine Face."
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ...
(First: Episode 0821)
Film Wegman's dogs re-enact "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
(First: Episode 3269)
Muppets Moe Cocker sings "With a Little Yelp from My Friends."
(First: Episode 3108)
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
Insert Celina demonstrates the "Baby Boogie."
(First: Episode 3180)
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
Film Katie is going to be a big sister.
(First: Episode 2769)
Cartoon A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(First: Episode 2283)
Muppets Zoe and Wolfgang the Seal explain the concept of zero.
(First: Episode 3386)
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3003)

Film Lamont, who lives in the city, visits his friend Adrian, who lives in the country. Together they ride bikes, swim, and have dinner with Adrian's family.
(First: Episode 2800)
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)

SCENE 3 Bob is about to call Gordon, but then he lets the prince go ahead of him so the prince can call the royal magician. The magician picks up at the castle, and gives him another clue about what the princess is disguised as: not only does it begin with T, but it makes a ringing sound. They go off to look for it, without realizing it was under their noses ...
Big Bird and the prince encounter a turtle ringing a bell, and think it must be the princess - but again, nothing happens when he kisses it. The turtle explains that he is so slow that he needs a bell to indicate to his friends that he's coming. The prince needs another clue, so he decides to call the royal magician again.
Film How to say "turtle" in sign language
(First: Episode 3339)
Song "Rollin' on the River"
(First: Episode 2783)

Muppets / Cast Ernie & BertErnie and Bert go see a silent movie, "The Picnic" (starring Maria as Chaplin and Linda as the girl).
(First: Episode 2071)
Animation Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles.
(First: Episode 3263)
Insert Wanda the Word Fairy demonstrates the word TELEPHONE, but is unable to remove the word from the telephone booths. (ending edited)
(First: Episode 2655)
Cartoon Figures dance around a telephone as it rings.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3058)
SCENE 4 The prince calls the magician again for another clue on the princess's whereabouts. The third clue is: she is hiding as something that you use to find out things. Big Bird and the prince go over all the clues they were given, as the phone rings, and Bob informs the caller that they've dialed the wrong number for Charlie's Pizzeria. Bob then calls Gordon, and finds out they were actually supposed to play tennis tomorrow.

It suddenly dawns on Big Bird that the telephone is the object they were looking for. The prince kisses the receiver, and the phone booth turns back into the princess! They explain to a confused Bob what they were doing, as the magician announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird thinks that Sir John Feelgood has turned into a chicken.


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