Sesame Street
Humphrey and Ingrid's home movies
(repeat of 3359)
Air date January 21, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Sponsors A, Z, 15


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Humphrey and Ingrid introduce the sponsors for today while capturing some footage of Natasha, who suddenly disappears.
SCENE 1 The monsters enter Finders Keepers to get more footage as Natasha browses the store. They tape her finding things she might need in her future careers, like a shoelace for mountain climber boots and earmuffs for a heavy metal drummer. Natasha then grabs a stethoscope, which Ruthie interprets as her wanting to be a doctor, but she actually just likes shiny objects.
Film Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(First: Episode 2811)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads a story for Bert that he's written on his typewriter. It turns out to be a dramatic reading of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1112)
Film Two kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
(First: Episode 2847)
SCENE 2 Humphrey and Ingrid want to show off some of the home movies they've taken, claiming to have enough to the start a National Natasha Network (NNN). They play a tape of her crawling fast and slow, until she demonstrates it again by crawling out of the store.
Song "Say Cheese"
(First: Episode 3146)
Animation Pencil box A/a
(First: Episode 3082)
Muppets Elmo finds a large apple and wonders what letter "apple" starts with. Slimey pops out from the apple, holding a flag with the letter A on it.
(First: Episode 3359)
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
Muppets Mr. Johnson comes to Grover's photo studio to have his portrait taken. However, Grover photographs his foot and hand instead, and has to be reminded to capture the face.
(First: Episode 3232)
Film "Body Dance" (MC Lyte)
(First: Episode 2816)
Cartoon A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3011)
Insert Oscar overhears Maria, Luis, Carlo and Rosita talking in both English and Spanish and yells at them for annoying him in two languages. They sing to him they can't help it, they have "English and Spanish Words in Me."
(First: Episode 3359)
Film A group of kids paint a mural with the help of a mural artist.
(First: Episode 3007)
Animation Z / z Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3332)
Muppets Telly and Zoe display things that begin with the letter Z. Telly brought such things as a (horse dressed like a) zebra, a zucchini, a zipper, and even a zydeco band, but Zoe only brought herself.
(First: Episode 3420)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild Letter Z.
(First: Episode 3496)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
SCENE 3 Humphrey and Ingrid return with Natasha and Humphrey suggests they play a tape of Gordon's cold dance...
SCENE 3 cont's Gordon does the "Cold Dance" with some kids and Natasha.
SCENE 3 cont'd Ruthie thinks the song was cool, but Humphrey corrects her; it was cold.
Cartoon What does the word COLD match with?
(First: Episode 2087)
Song Leon Redbone sings "Blueberry Mouth."
(First: Episode 3300)
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
Celebrity Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
(First: Episode 2749)
Cartoon "Mother Brown's Farm (Number Fifteen Song)"
(First: Episode 2693)
Animation Masked March #15
(First: Episode 3375)
Film 15s on sticks cascade toward the camera as boats race by on a river on the background.
(First: Episode 3280)

Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
Big Bird finds himself in Phoenix, Arizona, where he hangs out with Diego and his family. He learns that cacti can survive the hot, dry weather, and is treated to birdseed burritos at a picnic with the family later on.
(First: Episode 3016)
Animation "Family Dance"
(First: Episode 3487)
Insert Snuffy sings a song about Alice, "She's My Sister."
(First: Episode 3196)
Animation Lillian discusses the adjustments she has had to make as a big sister. She ultimately appreciates her little sister.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2746)

Muppets The Adventures of Prairie Dawn
Prairie turns off the television to save energy.
(First: Episode 3002)
Cartoon A little girl leaves everything on in the house, until the TV set recites a poem about sharing electricity.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 2845)
Film Wegman's dogs act out the nursery rhyme Cock-a-Doodle-Doo.
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)
Animation Letter Garden: A
(First: Episode 3027)
SCENE 4 Humphrey and Ingrid have one more film to show off - a film Natasha made all by herself about the letter A....
Cartoon Soul A!
(First: Episode 3359)


SCENE 4 cont'd Although Ruthie enjoyed the film, she isn't sure Natasha actually made that. Humphrey admits it's the wrong tape (it belongs to the video store) and puts in Natasha's real A movie, which shows an A propped up against the Furry Arms. Everyone enjoys it and the happy parents want to watch the tape they made today, but can't find the camera. They discover Natasha sitting in the corner, covered with the tape from the camera. Ruthie announces the sponsors.

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