Sesame Street
Stinky's plantmobile
Air date November 25, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors D, 16
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly places Stinky the Stinkweed out in the sun. Stinky sighs, wishing he didn't always have to depend on others to mobilize, especially when he's thirsty. He gives a passionate speech about his dream to move on his own.

SCENE 1 cont'd Telly imagines life as a plant and realizes what little fun it is; he wouldn't be able to get to Baby Bear's on his own and his friends are able to help him. Back in reality, Tarah wheels by, inspiring Telly to find a way Stinky can do the same.
Song Drink of Water
(First: Episode 2545)
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSamantha talks to Grover about what she does when she gets angry.
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
Cartoon D for Dance: Ladies on stage dance a can-can to the tune of "The Infernal Gallop" from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, the lyrics of which are all the letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
Insert Snuffy calls for everyone's attention so he can show them how good he is at tap-dancing. He used to cause snuffle-earthquakes, but now, as he reveals in a jazzy song, he's become "Light on My Feet."
(First: Episode 3465)
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(First: Episode 2519)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: ABCD Blue
(First: Episode 3516)
Film A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3421)

SCENE 2 At the Fix-It Shop, Luis and Maria begin preparing Stinky's "plantmobile." Stinky changes his mind, believing rolling is too fast and too dangerous ("To me, standing still is pushing the speed limit!"). They place him in the back of Tarah's wheelchair to give him a taste of how it feels. Though he screams through the whole ride, he finds he actually likes it allows them to begin construction.
Cartoon A car drives by the water.
(First: Episode 3378)
Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take Mrs. Stein's bags to floor 16.
(First: Episode 2496)
Muppets The Martians discover a sparkly number 16.
(First: Episode 3387)
Animation Rubber Stamp #16
(First: Episode 2959)
Muppets / Celebrity Bert and Rick Moranis sit next to each other on a plane, and learn that they (and the rest of the passengers) are alike in more ways than they realized, singing the song "Stick Out Your Hand and Say Hello." (new music added)
(First: Episode 2943)
Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball.
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2849)
Song "Explore With Me" (reggae)
SCENE 3 The plantmobile is constructed and Stinky is excitedly placed in the seat. However, they haven't devised a way to actually make it move. He can't operate anything on it because he can't move any of his body parts...except for his mouth (which they realize as he complains). Tarah knows where they can get a mouth driving stick and Luis accompanies her to find one.
Cartoon Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(First: Episode 3320)
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2592)
Muppets Ernie is tossing and turning in bed. He sings to the viewers how he feels "When Bert's Not Here."
(First: Episode 2208)
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
(First: Episode 2908)

SCENE 4 With the stick in place, Tarah instructs Stinky on how he can use it to move. He practices going forward and backward and soon, he's driving himself all over the street! He tells them he'll use his new power of mobility to get some water at Hooper's Store, then head back to the Furry Arms to write a song about driving.
Film Two girls sing a clap song about the letter D to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
(First: Episode 3305)

Muppets In a Dragnet spoof, Darlene depends on D-tective Dave to debunk the debacle of her "DOG" word, which is missing its first letter.
(First: Episode 3499)
Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
Song "We Got the Power!" - a hip-hop song about computers
(First: Episode 3058)
Cartoon Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.

SCENE 5 Backed by Earth, Wind and Fertilizer, Stinky sings (and plays harmonica) about how it feels to be "Like a Rolling Plant" to a small crowd. Stinky then plays the "Sesame Street Theme" on his harmonica as Telly announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Lexine musically tells Frazzle not to be afraid.

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