Sesame Street
Kingston's Crew 4
Air date January 7, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Ian Ellis James
Sponsors N, 4
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gordon and Big Bird meet Kingston Livingston III's crew, the "Crew 4," named such because there are four of them. They perform a rap about their crew, showing off their 4-hats. Kingston then queries about Big Bird's soccer ball and learns the Sesame Street soccer team is meeting in the park. Big Bird invites Kingston to join and as soon as he shows interest, the crew ditches him.
Cartoon Animal Rock #4
Animation Egyptian figures illustrate the number 4.
(First: Episode 3306)
Film Ornate 4s fly through the air.
(First: Episode 3317)
Film A dance class does some stretching exercises, then dance in their own ways, ending with the tango (instrumental: "Naughty Door Opera").
(First: Episode 3022)

Muppets Theater in the Park
Telly stars in a production of "Romeo and Alphabet."
(First: Episode 3330)
Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
SCENE 2 Kingston and Gordon catch up with the crew, who rap out their problem: they can't be "Crew 4" if Kingston leaves to play soccer. Gordon suggests they join the soccer game too, thus they will remain a quartet, but the crew doesn't like soccer and storms off.
Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3474)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking the bus home with her dad. They play a game where she points to things and identifies them.
(First: Episode 3302)
Cartoon Autumn leaves form a capital "N" and lowercase "n."
(First: Episode 3114)
Film The floating kids form a letter N.
(First: Episode 3109)
Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Anyone's Nose"
A monster sings a song about various noses and what they do.
(First: Episode 3287)
Cartoon Bud the Bird flies above and below in a bumper car.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2901)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk react to the sounds of a bluesy guitar.
(First: Episode 3540)
SCENE 3 Gordon and Kingston have whipped up a solution: they've made special "Crew 3" hats for the gang to wear when Kingston's not around, which they can then swap out for their "Crew 4" hats when he returns. The group doesn't like being without Kingston and leaves, feeling sad. Big Bird comes by to collect Kingston for the game and believes he has a solution.
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(First: Episode 3154)
Animation Sand N/n
(First: Episode 0633)

Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(First: Episode 2071)
Film Jaws spoof with the letter N.
(First: Episode 3333)
Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2724)
Film Kids talk about their CATs.
(First: Episode 3308)
Twinkle Twinkle red yellow
Animation Red and yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(EKA: Episode 1979)
Muppets / Celebrity Maya Angelou sings "My Name" with Lexine, Carlo and Elmo.
(First: Episode 3139)
Cartoon Sign Man: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the taxi driver picks up Mr. Johnson, who's startled to find his usual waiter driving a cab. Mr. Johnson wants to go to the library. Grover says that that is a very wise choice, and talks about the great things about a library. "Of course, you could also go to the zoo," he observes, and talks about the benefits of visiting the zoo. He also suggests the museum, or a movie. Mr. Johnson insists that they go to the library -- but Grover says they'll have to wait until he gets his cab fixed.
(First: Episode 2984)
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon Cherries fall through a moving hole onto a man who demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
Film Children demonstrate "up" and "down" with balls.
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Green Grow the Rushes, O."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2440)
SCENE 4 Big Bird's solution is to have Gordon fill in for Kingston. Despite Gordon's enthusiasm, the crew rejects him, preferring to have Kingston in their crew.
Cartoon A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(First: Episode 1481)
Muppets Betty Lou learns some Spanish words from her friend Carlos, including "Amigo."
(First: Episode 2042)
Film PIZZA: In speed-up footage, a group of kids orders pizza, and have it delivered to their house.
(First: Episode 3408)
Cartoon Spike's Scribble Theatre Presents: "Island"
(First: Episode 2673)
SCENE 5 Kingston reviews his situation and ultimately decides to go play soccer, claiming he can rejoin the crew when he returns. Crew 4 bursts out into tears and Gordon tries to perk them up.
Cartoon A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1378)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Samantha demonstrate what people look like when they're happy and sad.
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2592)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings about "Air."
(First: Episode 2568)
Film Wegman dogs: The Ten O'Clock Scholar
(First: Episode 3529)
Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
(First: Episode 3361)
SCENE 6 Kingston has joined the soccer game, when his crew arrives. They've decide to help cheer him on, allowing them to remain Crew 4. They rap and cheer as he joins the game, with Gordon dancing along with them. Kingston announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Telly can't stop sneezing, when the Grand High Triangle Lover comes for a visit.

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