Sesame Street
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother visits
Air date February 6, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors D, 5
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob conducts an orchestra of kids playing the Sesame Street Theme, with Prairie Dawn on piano. After they're finished, they suddenly hear a sobbing woman (Whoopi Goldberg), who they discover is the Fairy Godmother of Cinderella. Since Cinderella doesn't need her anymore, she's out of a job and wants to be someone's Godmother. Bob declines her offer, but Prairie Dawn (seeing the magic of her wand) decides to give it a whirl. As the Fairy Godmother waltzes away in joy, Bob and Prairie wonder what it'll be like.
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0829)
Cartoon A seal and a bear fight over a circus ball, but learn to cooperate.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3282)
Muppets Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than One."
(EKA: Episode 1447)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ...
(EKA: Episode 0821)
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)

SCENE 2 Bob and Prairie Dawn enjoy some apples when the Fairy Godmother approaches them, asking if Prairie's ready for the ball. Prairie becomes confused at the ordeal, but the Godmother assures her there's really a ball (having experienced it with Cinderella previously). She spots an apple in Prairie's hands, and with a wave of her magic wand, transforms it into a coach. The Godmother heads off for her next calling, leaving Prairie completely speechless.
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
Animation Counting from 10-0 (Latin rhythm)
(First: Episode 3048)
Song "Family Song" - a rewritten version of "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 3423)
Muppets Elmo and Telly show "forward" and "backward."
(First: Episode 3493)
Cartoons Backward and forward: dancing, flying and swimming.
(First: Episode 3083)
SCENE 3 Prairie complains about her apple, but Bob reminds her she can summon her Fairy Godmother. She calls for her, who arrives in a flash, but the Fairy Godmother realizes she's forgotten Prairie's carriage. She looks for mice, but the sight of Bob immediately changes her mind, meaning Bob gets transformed into a horse! The Godmother bids them a good time at the ball, while Horse-Bob asks for hay.
Toon differentmes
Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods. (new music added)
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(EKA: Episode 0831)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Samantha demonstrate what people look like when they're happy and sad.
(First: Episode 3562)
Film What sound does a horse make?
(First: Episode 3277)
Cartoon Ds are found on a city street
(First: Episode 3361)
Muppets Big Bird appears in a disguise, representing the letter D. (new music added)
(First: Episode 3188)
Film Alphaquest: D
(EKA: Episode 2748)

Muppets Colambo in "The Lost Slipper Caper"
Colambo helps Cinderella figure out what happened to her glass slipper. The Prince shows up with it, and takes Colambo with him to the palace.
(First: Episode 2983)
Cartoon Shoes dance to a square dance tune.
(First: Episode 3450)
SCENE 4 The Fairy Godmother is summoned back, who is told to listen to Prairie and Horse-Bob's problem. However, she discovers that Prairie doesn't have a fancy dress, so she changes her outfit to a beautiful gown. Prairie grumbles in frustration as her Godmother walks off.
Cartoon All the instruments in Sousaville love Mr. Tuba's music, but when he plays with them, he doesn't play the same music they're playing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2829)
Song "Dressed Up" (remake)
(First: Episode 3399)
Cartoon 5s are found in an icy environment.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3300)
Muppets "Elmo's Jive Five"
(First: Episode 2939)
Cartoon A girl’s mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
Song Kevin Clash sings "The Pasta Song."
(First: Episode 3137)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie announces that her cat Feff will jump ON a box and say meow, but he keeps jumping OFF when she puts him on, so Suzie does it instead.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3455)

SCENE 5 The Godmother becomes curious why Prairie hasn't left for the ball. Prairie explains how she's much unlike Cinderella, and would rather not go to the ball and instead play her piano. The Godmother reverts everything back to normal, and Prairie decides she doesn't need her, which makes her sad again. Bob suddenly thinks of a job for her...
Cartoon Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
(First: Episode 3531)
Animation D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!
(First: Episode 3407)

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)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(First: Episode 0550)
Muppets Big Bird recites an unusual poem about his feet.
(First: Episode 3444)
Film A little boy sings the "Cold Ocean Blues" at the beach.
(First: Episode 3150)
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Film Fay Ray listens to classical music on headphones. "Are you listening to me?"
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Animation Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
(First: Episode 3460)

SCENE 6 Bob brings the orchestra back and gives the Fairy Godmother a new job: being a conductor. As she gives an hand conducting the orchestra, Prairie Dawn and Bob announce the sponsors. "Wait 'til I tell Cinderella about this!" says the Fairy Godmother.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: A witch causes Big Bird to become sticky!

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