Sesame Street
Plot The Prince and the Pig
repeat of 3344
Air date December 18, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors J, W, 20
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo sits on Celina's lap, practicing writing his name. They are then approached by the Prince and the Pig, who claim to be from "the greatest story every told"...only it hasn't been written yet. They wish to hire Elmo to write their story, having just witnessed him writing a moment ago. Elmo doesn't think he's fit since all he is able to write is his own name. The Price and Pig are about to leave when Celina volunteers to write down the story as Elmo dictates it.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie reads about pirates.
(First: Episode 3460)
Film A karate team punches out the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3421)
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)
SCENE 2 Celina and Elmo are all prepared to write their story. Celina begins with the cover page, but Elmo wants to write his name when needed. He then wants to write again, and again...
Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon A family goes over their camping checklist before they leave for the woods.
(First: Episode 3411)
Song Tony Bennett and Lexine sing "Little Things."
(First: Episode 3402)
Film Kids fly and form the letter W.
(First: Episode 3181)
Cartoon W for Wash
(EKA: Episode 1443)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter W.
(First: Episode 3366)
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, invents a new type of food that can be eaten while playing cards.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2574)
SCENE 3 Celina reads back what they've written so far (only the title and Elmo's repetitive author credit). Elmo finally begins the story: Once upon a time, a Prince and Pig went to visit the Pig's family...
Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
In Mystery Science Theater 3000-fashion, the Prince and Pig appear over the film, as the Pig calls out to all of his family members seen throughout. The Prince observes that their sty smells funny.
SCENE 3 cont'd Elmo makes sure Celina has written all that down. The Prince and Pig are very pleased with the results of Elmo's literary genius.
Cartoon A pig dances a jig while wearing a wig.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3525)
Animation Shapes sort themselves in different ways, and eventually make a quilt.
(First: Episode 3103)
Muppets Mr. Johnson wants something to read, so Flight Attendant Grover suggests reading the EXIT sign, the safety manual and the tag on the collar of his shirt. After he informs Mr. Johnson that the airplane is out of newspapers and magazines, he sets the fat blue man on his lap and tells him to read his lips as he recites a story.
(First: Episode 3487)
Animation Planet J/j
(First: Episode 2833)
Song "J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(First: Episode 3396)
Animation J / j Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3345)
SCENE 4 Elmo is further inspired for the Prince and Pig's story and begins dictating.
SCENE 4 cont'd The Prince and Pig attend Prince Camp, where four other princes are engaged in a game of badminton. The Prince and Pig wish to join, but one of the princes tells the Pig he's not allowed - it's a prince-only game. The Prince and the others stand firm with the Pig, so the discriminatory prince leaves. He watches everyone having fun together and realizes his mistake; the rest all let him play with them after all.
SCENE 4 cont'd The Prince and Pig feel the story is shaping up to really be the greatest story every told.
Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is sitting in his chair and reading the paper, when Ernie comes along and starts reading over Bert's shoulder. They decide to share the paper. Ernie rips it in half, which seems to work until Bert starts reading over Ernie's shoulder.
(First: Episode 1193)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
Animation Ornate Ws spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(First: Episode 2952)
Animation W for water, wind, wave and wet
(First: Episode 3198)
SCENE 5 Elmo gets another idea for the story, when Celina reports that she has to go meet Savion in the park. Elmo doesn't think he can finish without her, until she suggests another way he can write the story - using pictures. Elmo goes to get his crayons and tells the viewer to watch Herry and John-John in the meantime...
HerryJohnJohn loudsoft
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Herry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Film Kids play loud and soft notes on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3428)
Muppets The Count invites the Countess to his castle to watch their favorite show, "twentysomething", where a couple (played by themselves) and Prairie Dawn learn that "twentysomething" is not a number.
(First: Episode 2556)
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
Cartoon A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3128)
SCENE 6 Elmo returns with his crayons and tells the Prince and Pig about his idea - the two visit a special place where they sing songs in Spanish. He then gets an idea involving lizards and can't decide with idea to use. He ultimately decides to combine both...
Film "La Maldita Iguana" (mariachi song)
(First: Episode 0047)
The Prince and Pig appear in silhouette over the film, making various comments.
SCENE 6 cont'd Elmo confirms with the pair that his drawings match the story he planned. Celina returns and helps Elmo finish by writing "The End." The grateful Prince and Pig thank Elmo for their story and then dance away. Soon after, a Queen and a Duck appear and ask Elmo if he can write a story for them as well. Celina announces the sponsors.

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