Sesame Street
Frazzle wants to play with Natasha
Air date April 30, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors X, 7
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gina introduces today's members of day care - Lexine, Nicole, Frazzle and Natasha, who is taking a nap. She puts out their snacks and everyone sings about Frazzle's snack of choice - "Croissant!"
Film A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "To Market" with Wegman's dogs.
(First: Episode 3543)
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
Muppets The Mostly Monster Festival Choral Society presents "The Alphabet, Theme and Variations," by Mozart.
(First: Episode 3525)
Film Kids play loud and soft notes on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3428)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Feel the Beat"
Part 1
(First: Episode 2943)
Film A boy anticipates the arrival of his new baby sibling. He listens to the heartbeat of both his mom and the baby, then sounds them out with pots, colanders and a grater.
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Feel the Beat"
Part 2
(First: Episode 2943)
Animation Dueling palettes form the words WET PAINT.
(First: Episode 3371)
SCENE 2 The kids start painting, but Frazzle wants to do something else. Natasha wakes up and Frazzle wants to play with her. He tries to give her a hug, but squeezes her too tight. He hides under his blanket when he realizes he’s hurt Natasha's feelings, but they coax him out and Gina inspires him to find a different activity the two monsters can do.
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(First: Episode 3421)
Film The letter X dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3588)
Animation Sand Alphabet: X / x
(First: Episode 0638)
SesameGame show
Muppets The Mystery Guest is the letter X.
(First: Episode 1447)
Song Reggae 'Bounce.'
(First: Episode 3609)
Animation Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles.
(First: Episode 3263)
SCENE 3 Frazzle brings out some blocks the two can play with. He makes an air traffic control tower, but when it's Natasha's turn, she knocks over Frazzle's blocks. The two argue until Gina breaks it up, suggesting Frazzle needs to find something else they can do. He hears it's lunchtime, giving him another idea.
Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3474)
Film A trip to an African dance school.
(First: Episode 3266)
Cartoon Seven rabbits (Maria voiceover added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
Muppets Count von Count and The Countess sing about "Seven."
Cartoon Rap #7
(First: Episode 2506)
Film A park ranger speaks to a group of kids about trees and the fruits that come from them. Then all the kids hug a tree.
(First: Episode 2891)
Muppets Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.
(First: Episode 3527)
Cartoon Hands embrace the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets / Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg demonstrates the art of acting by pretending to be various things, which Telly and Big Bird completely fall for (though, it turns out they're acting too). She also pretends to be her dream role - Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 3615)
Cartoon "Tall Short Texans"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3135)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Feel the Beat"
Part 3
(First: Episode 2943)
Film Caitlin gets her eyes examined, and picks out a pair of glasses.
(First: Episode 2948)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk - "Feel the Beat"
Part 4
(First: Episode 2943)
Cartoon A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(First: Episode 2607)
Muppets Elmo sings a happy "Be Doodle Dee Dum" with help on the chorus from Zoe, Telly Monster, a Honker, and Baby Bear. He explains that the silly song can be sung anywhere and will help cheer up the singer. Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Ernie, Bert, and Rosita also make brief cameos.
(First: Episode 3613)
Russian dolls
Animation Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)

SCENE 4 Frazzle prepares a plate of spaghetti and meatballs for Natasha's lunch. Gina sets it aside and explains to Frazzle that babies can't eat such hot, solid food. They see Natasha has instead made a mess of herself with the spaghetti and Frazzle hides under his blanket again.
Song Kevin Clash sings "The Pasta Song."
(First: Episode 3137)
Cartoon A red scribble demonstrates out and in.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3128)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(First: Episode 1669)
Animation A group of 19th-century sportsmen have fun with an X ball, which falls out of the painting. (Martin P. Robinson voiceover)
(First: Episode 3506)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
(First: Episode 2168)
Cartoon The letter X appears on-screen.
(First: Episode 2779)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2855)
SCENE 5 Natasha gets cleaned up and Gina tries to convince Frazzle to come out, assuring him they can find a good game to play. Natasha gets an idea and starts playing peek-a-boo, which they all enjoy. Gina announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Telly poses in disguise as "Mr. Wallace."

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