Sesame Street
Kathleen the Cow learns about love
Air date February 10, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors G, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly introduces the viewer to Kathleen the Cow, who is sad she doesn't understand what "love" is. Telly and Lexine try to explain it, starting with how to love one's doll. Kathleen doesn't have one, so head to Finders Keepers to find one.
Animation The word LOVE is formed on paper.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On the deck of The Love Boat, a uniformed Ernie expresses how much he loves this boat. "Ernest" shares his love with Amanda, a grumpy patron, a fish, and soon several passengers who join them in their love for this boat.
(First: Episode 1958)
Cartoon Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(First: Episode 3267)
Film A Puerto Rican family get-together includes cooking, playing soccer, and finally the big dinner.
(First: Episode 3081)
Esmae's doll
Cartoon Esme's wooden clown breaks, and she is about to throw it away, when it suggests she use glue to fix it.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(EKA: Episode 2843)
SCENE 2 Ruthie patches up Herry Monster's doll, when the group enters. She probes her barnyard doll collection, but none of the animals catch Kathleen's fancy. She instantly becomes attracted to a well-worn cowboy doll, whom she names "Pacos." Now that she understands "doll love," she wonders what other types of love there are.

Film A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
(First: Episode 2226)
Film Paper crumples to reveal G, g, and Gg.
(First: Episode 3128)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Animation Pencil box G / g
(First: Episode 3042)
Film Lindsey practices her basketball shooting with Steph.
(First: Episode 3517)
Cartoon A song about words that end with "OW."
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3510)

SCENE 3 The Count runs into the group and explains another type of love: "doing something love," which he demonstrates by counting. Kathleen doesn't seem to like doing much, except mooing. She realizes she loves to moo and sings "Can't Help Lovin' That Moo of Mine," as the Count counts her moos. She wants to know even more about love.
Film What sound does a cow make?
(First: Episode 3403)
Film Six children dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3122)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon Rap #6
(First: Episode 2502)
Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2227)
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
Cartoon Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(First: Episode 3320)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird expects Zap Mama to show him a merry-go-round, so they make one with their voices.
(First: Episode 3292)
Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
Film Looking for circles in the city (Maria voice-over)
(First: Episode 2711)
Muppets Elmo sings about how much he loves going "Round and Round in Circles" ... until he gets dizzy.
(First: Episode 3389)
Film A child narrates a film of him and his brother, Andrew, taking a ride on the ferry.
(First: Episode 2951)
Animation Planet G / g
(First: Episode 2844)
Animation Computer G / g
(First: Episode 3112)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)

SCENE 4 Telly brings Kathleen to meet some experts on loving other people - Maria and Luis. They have a hard time explaining why and describe the attributes they love each other. As they return to work, Kathleen realizes Telly matches a lot of what the couple has described and declares she loves him! She leaves briefly, claiming they'll get married when she returns.
Cartoon Where does the cow live? (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 3396)
Song "Country in the City"
(First: Episode 3292)
Muppets Mysterious Theater: Dial M for Mother
Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out what he needs to call his mother before Big Ben strikes midnight... as he stands next to a London telephone booth. The message Sherlock has is to wish his mother a happy birthday. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2727)
Film Kids learn how to play string instruments as computer graphics illustrate their sounds.
(First: Episode 3451)
Cartoon Eight "thingy things" are subtracted in song.
(First: Episode 3349)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Jesse to define marriage. They conclude that married people kiss, hug, live together, and help each other.
(First: Episode 2441)
Song "Doing the Family Thing"
(First: Episode 3180)

SCENE 5 Kathleen has returned, wearing a bridal veil. Telly tries to explain he's too young to get married and Kathleen feels she can't love anymore. Lexine points out another type of love she can have - love for her friends. She finds it works and becomes happy again. Ruthie announces the sponsors as a chapel organ version of the closing theme plays.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Miles tickles Telly with a song.

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