Sesame Street
Rosita, the Fairy Godmother
Air date April 29, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors J, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Rosita, claiming to be a fairy godmother, tries turning a letter J into a pumpkin.
SCENE 1 Gordon reviews the alphabet with Baby Bear, who wishes he could recite it on his own. Rosita overhears his wish and believes she can grant it, but Baby Bear is quick to dismiss her role of fairy godmother. Gordon encourages him to let Rosita play her game, as she waves her wand, granting Baby Bear the ability to say the alphabet. He tries saying it on his own, but gets caught on F. Rosita vows she will find another way to grant his wish.
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(First: Episode 2733)
Film "There's a lot to see under the sea," according to some young swimmers who narrate a poem about the ocean-dwellers they find.
Music: "Kyisio Calypso" by Dermot Stewart
(First: Episode 3032)
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(First: Episode 2030)
Muppets "Pond Full of Fish"
(First: Episode 2840)
Film Kids play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3434)
SCENE 2 Gordon and Baby Bear continue their review, when Rosita returns with her new plan - she sprinkles Baby Bear with "fairy dust" (pieces of paper). Baby Bear makes it up to L this time, then chokes. Rosita won't give up and tells Baby Bear to do the same.
Song "It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There." (Vocals by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 3398)
Animation J / j Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3345)
Wegman dogs J
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter J.
(First: Episode 3280)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Muppets Grover, Herry, Cookie Monster and Frazzle sing "Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)."
(First: Episode 1644)
Animation A poem about oranges.
(First: Episode 2881)
Muppets Elmo and Zoe watch Jock Soto and Lourdes Lopez cooperate to dance ballet, and dance with them.
(First: Episode 3621)
Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
SCENE 3 Rosita returns having figured out what her problem has been - she forgot to do a song-and-dance] as she waves her wand. Baby Bear is able to recite up to Q now, but that's as far as he can go. Rosita is determined to grant his wish and rushes off.
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert tells John-John that he's lost his paper clips, and he feels sad. He asks John-John to show how he looks when he feels sad. Then Bert feels angry about losing his paper clips, and John-John acts out that emotion. Bert remembers where he left his collection, and John-John acts happy, too.
(First: Episode 0443)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)
Muppets Zoe is about to draw the number 10, but she only knows how to draw lines. Elmo doesn't know how to draw a 10 either, but he is good at making circles. An ominous voice advises them to cooperate.
(First: Episode 3390)
Cartoon Number Guy: "How Many Pigs Will Jump Into This Mud?" The answer is 10.
(First: Episode 3390)
Film A group of people form a human pyramid to illustrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 3144)
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom. (new music added)
(First: Episode 0525)
Muppets / Celebrity Susan Sarandon visits the street to see Cookie Monster and to learn to eat cookies like him. She provides a large cookie for him to demonstrate on, but advises him to break it in half so they both can have it. After her lesson, Cookie eats the plate.
(First: Episode 3428)
Film How to say "turtle" in sign language
(First: Episode 3339)
Muppets Cerrado with Maria and an Anything Muppet (part 1). He sings a song about how everything is Cerrado, and at the end Maria gives him an Abierto sign, which opens everything in the house.
(First: Episode 3015)
Only part 1 is shown in this episode.
33-Abierto, cerrado
Film Abierto and cerrado
(First: Episode 3271)
Muppets Big Bird recites an unusual poem about his feet.
(First: Episode 3444)
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
SCENE 4 Baby Bear doesn't believe Rosita's next plan - she has assembled a posse of assistant fairy godpeople (Gabi, Miles and Tarah), who all sing their spell together. Their help only gets Baby Bear up to T and they go off to find another plan.
Song "J, Just How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(First: Episode 3396)
Animation Planet J/j
(First: Episode 2833)
Film A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
(First: Episode 3527)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings about the things she can imagine herself doing "In My Head."
(First: Episode 3526)
Muppets Herry Monster wakes up and says "Good Morning, Morning" to everything.
(First: Episode 2847)
Animation Counting 1-10 and 10-0 in Spanish (Maria voice-over)
(First: Episode 3008)
Cartoon A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
(First: Episode 3556)

SCENE 5 Rosita returns and decides to give up on being a fairy godmother, unsuccessfully in helping Baby Bear. He quits too, claiming he'll never be able to recite the alphabet on his own. He lists off the letters he can't memorize, when they realize he's said the alphabet all by himself! Gordon points out that Rosita's efforts allowed Baby Bear multiple chances to say the alphabet, helping him remember. Rosita goes off to help someone else out in need and Gordon and Baby Bear announce the sponsors.
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