Sesame Street
Plot Rosita's crayon
Air date February 3, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors Q, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Rosita welcomes the viewer from the Park, where she presents the sponsors by writing them with her special blue crayon (given to her from her uncle Francesco). Big Bird finds Rosita and notices her crayon, wishing he had one of his own. He asks to borrow it, which Rosita gladly gives to him, but reminds him to return it to her when he's finished. Big Bird walks off wondering what to do with it...
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2140)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Me Gotta Be Blue."
(EKA: Episode 2398)
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Celebrity Take 6 sings their own version of The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 2998)
Cartoon African quilt pattern #3
(First: Episode 3160)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1590)
Cartoon We Are Kids from Far and Wide: Rice harvesting in Sierra Leone
(First: Episode 2774)

SCENE 2 Big Bird comes across Celina at the telephone booth, who needs help writing down a phone number and doesn't have a pen. Big Bird reveals he has a crayon, but begins to ramble about many different methods of writing, causing Celina to forget the phone number. Fortunately, Big Bird remembers it, and Celina jots it down. As Big Bird leaves, Count von Count approaches Big Bird needing something to count, so Big Bird invites him to his nest.
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop) (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 2873)

Film Footage of the 1994 Labor Day Flag Party in Brooklyn features people marching while waving (and wearing) flags. Marina narrates about being one of the participants.
(First: Episode 3403)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "Spin" and watch it spin around, getting dizzy in the process.
(EKA: Episode 2595)
Animation Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(EKA: Episode 2873)

SCENE 3 Big Bird has now used the blue crayon to make hundreds of marks on an easel, but he feels like doing something more with it than making marks, such as writing a story. The Count doesn't mind counting something else and leaves. Rosita checks on Big Bird and the blue crayon before he decides to write his own story.
Cartoon A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(EKA: Episode 0932)
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
Sand-alphabet q
Animation Sand Q/q
(First: Episode 0623)
Muppets Elmo shows the viewer a letter very quickly, and has the viewer guess which letter it is.
(First: Episode 3415)
Film Girls giggle as they clap their way to the letter Q.
(First: Episode 3340)
Cartoon A detective sees a lever and wonders what will happen if he pulls it.
(EKA: Episode 2641)
Film Two boys walk though a city neighborhood to some funky break dancing music.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Jug band dance
Part 1
(First: Episode 3552)

SCENE 4 Bob encounters Big Bird, who's just finished a picture to go with his new story, The King Who Loved the Color Blue. As Bob listens, Big Bird narrates about how the titular king decides to make everything in the castle a monochromatic blue with his crayon, only for his servants to leave him. Realizing the consequences of his action, the king reverts his doing with a rag, bringing back the colors and his servants, and living happily ever after. After the story, Bob invites Big Bird to the park to see Linda and Barkley, but he declines, and now decides to use Rosita's crayon to draw a picture of one of his friends.
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend Amelia.
(First: Episode 2784)
Cartoon The Country Fiddler—The Two-Step
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0353)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Samantha see what body parts she has 2 of.
(First: Episode 3559)
Animation Egyptian #2
(First: Episode 3291)
Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
(EKA: Episode 2331)
Cartoon In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 3311)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Jug band dance
Part 2
(First: Episode 3552)
SCENE 5 Big Bird finishes his drawing, but discovers he's used up all of Rosita's blue crayon! Rosita checks on Big Bird again, unaware he's hiding it from her view, and reminds him to return it soon. Big Bird contemplates what to do, and fearing Rosita will get angry, he ultimately decides to take the bus to the South and leave the crayon at his easel.
SCENE 5 cont'd Celina finds Big Bird leaving Sesame Street and stops him, asking why he's heading South. Big Bird explains his situation, and Celina suggests that he talk to Rosita. Big Bird agrees, but asks Celina to hold his luggage "just in case."
Animation A paper crumples to reveal Q, q and Qq.
(First: Episode 3105)
Film Q, for quack. Quiet!
(First: Episode 3405)
Cartoon Fish swim to form Q and q.
(First: Episode 3105)
Muppets "Pond Full of Fish"
(First: Episode 2840)
Film Wegman dogs play "Jack Sprat."
(First: Episode 3522)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle plays the banjo as some kids sing the "Bird Song."
(EKA: Episode 2450)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME.
(EKA: Episode 2124)

SCENE 6 As Big Bird waits anxiously, Rosita returns and asks for her blue crayon. Big Bird shows her the used up crayon, but Rosita thinks he's joking, until he puts it in her hand. Her mood turns angry when she realizes what happened, but when Big Bird shows her the picture he drew – Rosita – she brightens up and makes up for the situation by accepting his drawing, as a token of friendship. The two embrace while Celina announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Gabi and Rosita document as Big Bird describes how to walk through a doorway (with disastrous results).

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