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Sesame Street
Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop visit Sesame Street, Sooey the pig needs confidence
Air date May 17, 1996
(season finale)
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production December 7, 1995
Sponsors E, 5
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop arrive on Sesame Street. Lamb Chop is dismissive of their surroundings ("You see one park, you've seen 'em all"), but that's because she's shy. A jump-cut transports them from the front of the Furry Arms Hotel to Big Bird's nest area. They meet Big Bird, whose size frightens Lamb Chop at first. The result is a rendition of "How Do You Do?"
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SCENE 1
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After the song, a pig enters the room, who's just as shy as Lamb Chop was before. They decide to follow the pig.
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Animation A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(First: Episode 3105)
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Muppets Super Morphin Mega Monsters
Zaftig sends his henchmonsters to cause an argument between two Anything Muppet kids who want to play with the same truck. The Mega Monsters show them that taking turns can solve their problem.
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Film Cooperation: A girl gets a coconut handed down to her from a tree, by people on different-size stilts.
(First: Episode 3404)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Animation Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(First: Episode 2880)
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Film Jaws spoof presenting the letter E.
(First: Episode 3300)
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Animation E / e Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3300)
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SCENE 2 The pig, whose name is Sooey, thinks Shari, Lamb Chop and Big Bird won't like her because she's a pig, who only knows how to oink and roll around in mud. Shari compliments her on both things, but then they find out Sooey doesn't even know the alphabet. They teach it to her by saying it twice, which makes her feel proud. She gets an idea on how to present herself, and trots away, leaving them intrigued ...
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Cartoon A pig dances a jig while wearing a wig.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
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Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
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Muppets The Mostly Monster Festival Choral Society presents "The Alphabet, Theme and Variations," by Mozart.
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Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
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Animation Luxo Jr.: Up and Down
(First: Episode 3130)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Song "You Can Get Right Up"
(First: Episode 3142)
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Cartoon A girl's mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
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Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2923)
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Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)
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SCENE 3 Sooey has returned, dressed in feathers and a beak, thinking everyone will respect her if she's a bird, like Big Bird. Lamb Chop bursts into laughter over this logic, and Sooey is disappointed once again. Shari persuades Lamb Chop to say something inspirational, and Lamb Chop gives a heartfelt speech, pointing out that she didn't used to be as smart as she is now, and is still learning things. And even though she makes mistakes, that doesn't diminish her self-esteem. Sooey suddenly gets another idea, and runs off.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
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Song En Vogue sings "Adventure."
(First: Episode 2951)
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Animation Planet E / e
(First: Episode 2840)
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Animation Planting Letters: E
(First: Episode 3009)
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Cast A remake of "Can Read" with Mr. Handford reading a recipe, Rosita reading a letter from her abuela, and Ruthie reading a box label.
(First: Episode 3337)
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Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
(First: Episode 3361)
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Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
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Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
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SCENE 4 Sooey has come back dressed as a lamb this time, thinking everyone will respect her the way they respect Lamb Chop. Big Bird makes it clear that you can't be another animal by dressing like one, and Sooey bursts into tears. In song, "Perfect as a Pig," they show her that they love her the way she is. When it's over, Sooey runs off yet again, inspired.
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Film Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, seeking her sheep.
Part 1
(First: Episode 3468)
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Cartoon "Big Kid Photo Album"
(First: Episode 3441)
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Film Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, still seeking her sheep.
Part 2
(First: Episode 3468)
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Muppets Rosita observes Elmo yelling the word "hot," and finds out it's because he learned how to read the word.
(First: Episode 3516)
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Song "Hot in the City"
(First: Episode 2751)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Animation Cecille sings "I Wanna Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
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Film Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, still seeking her sheep.
Part 3
(First: Episode 3468)
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Animation Lillian recalls the time she joined her parents and baby sister on a hike up the hill. Lillian hiked to the top herself, and is proud of the fact.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
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SCENE 5 Sooey returns with a top-hat and cane, this time proud of being a pig. She sings a show-stopping version of "I Love Being a Pig."
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SCENE 5
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When the song finishes, Sooey says she will change her name to Pork Chop, and get her own TV show, "Pork Chop's Play-Along." Lamb Chop's reaction: a triumphant "Yes!" Pork Chop oinks away, and Lamb Chop announces the sponsors. A full credit crawl follows.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Carlo leads everyone in singing the alphabet, to help Big Bird remember it.
cut from the HBO Max version


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