Sesame Street
Jerome moves to Sesame Street
Air date November 17, 1997
(season premiere)
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Emily Squires
Production August 27, 1997
September 3, 1997
Sponsors L, 20


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird goes for a walk and greets everyone he meets, singing "Walking Down My Street." He passes Hooper's Store, the Furry Arms Hotel, Gina's Day Care Center, Finders Keepers, Celina's Dance Studio, the playground, and Oscar's newsstand.
As he finishes the song, Big Bird returns to his nest and gazes outside. "Sesame Street," he sighs. "Not just a street. A way of life. Home."
Animation The word LOVE is formed on paper.
(First: Episode 3586)
Film A mom takes her son for a walk in the stroller, and he sees all he can see.
Cartoon Mary Shaboom reluctantly moves to a new house, and muses about the consequences.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2959)
Muppets Natasha has 15 seconds to say everything she knows about noses. She grabs Humphrey's nose.
(First: Episode 3617)
Cartoon Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
(First: Episode 3320)

SCENE 2 Big Bird takes another walk around the corner, and finds a little boy crying. He's sad because he's moving to Sesame Street; his family is staying at the Furry Arms until they find a place. Big Bird doesn't understand why the boy is sad. Sesame Street is a great place - but to the boy, it's not home. He shows Big Bird a picture of him and his best friend, Elizabeth. Big Bird understands how the boy feels about moving away from his best friend - after all, Big Bird would be sad if Snuffy moved away.

Even though Big Bird is no replacement for Elizabeth, the boy, who introduces himself as "Jerome", agrees to be friends with Big Bird. Big Bird offers to show Jerome around Sesame Street - they have lots of nice people, and even seals. Jerome agrees.
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
Film L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
(First: Episode 3427)
Cartoon A salesman (voice of Martin P. Robinson) hawks the letter L in a commercial.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3306)
Muppets Grover and Elmo sing "Red and Blue."
Cartoon Babies and doggies pattern: What comes next?
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3039)

SCENE 3 Big Bird tells Jerome that he and Elizabeth are welcome to sleep over at his nest if they want. Jerome becomes frightened at first when he sees the giant Snuffy, but Big Bird assures him that Snuffy is nothing to be afraid of. They decide to introduce Jerome to their other friends. As they leave, Jerome looks at the picture and remarks, "Elizabeth, you're not going to believe this!"
Cartoon "Island of Emotion" (new sound effects added)
Aritst: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2822)
Film Growing Numbers #20
(First: Episode 2967)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks a boy how much he can count. The boy says he can count "millions of hundreds," and is hesitant at first, but Grover assures him that they have enough time to count. The boy gets up to 22 before Grover cuts him off.
(First: Episode 3132)
Masked March 20
Animation Masked March #20
(First: Episode 3365)
Muppets / Celebrity The Count counts how many times Jock Soto and Lourdes Lopez spin around. Finally, they spin him around.
(First: Episode 3638)
Cartoon A group gives a newcomer funny looks, which hurts his feelings, but then they invite him to play marbles with them. He turns out to be a good player. (audible dialogue)
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(EKA: Episode 2840)
SCENE 4 Jerome is introduced to Oscar the Grouch and the Grouchketeers, who are about to yell the alphabet. Jerome wants to join them, so Oscar dubs him a Grouchketeer. Jerome puts a lid on his head, and has fun yelling the alphabet with the rest of them. Jerome hopes Elizabeth can join the Grouchketeers when she visits.
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(First: Episode 2733)
Film "In the middle of the city we have a garden..."
(First: Episode 2889)

Insert "Professor Television" (Bill Irwin) tries to demonstrate open and closed, but his efforts backfire.
(First: Episode 3637)
Cartoon The word OPEN is spelled out in jack-in-the-boxes.
(First: Episode 3561)
SCENE 5 Jerome never saw (or played with) a monster before he met Elmo. Elmo shows him how to play "Wubba Wubba Boing Boing," and he has so much fun doing it that Big Bird and Snuffy want to join them.
Film The letters J-U-M-P jump to a song.
(First: Episode 3528)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "Things That I Remember." Ernie and Bert recall the things that they remember, over a montage of classic Ernie and Bert clips.
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1301)
Film Alphaboy: L
Alphaboy leaps into lots of lovely leaves and becomes lazy.
(First: Episode 3580)

SCENE 6 Big Bird, Snuffy and Jerome encounter Baby Bear having an argument with Goldilocks over who gets to introduce the letter of the day, L. Jerome points out that he and Elizabeth argue sometimes, but it doesn't affect their friendship - if they both want to say or do something, they do it together. This logic helps solve the argument between Baby Bear and Goldilocks, who introduce the letter L along with the rest of them. The letter remarks, "It's about time somebody said it!"
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1526)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)

Cartoon In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930s, Cab Callowmouse hosts the "Mother Goose Jamboree" at night in a bookstore.
(First: Episode 3653)
Film Wegman's dogs: Little Jack Horner
(First: Episode 3460)

SCENE 7 Everyone from Sesame Street gathers around to meet Jerome, including Bob, Linda, Gordon, Susan, Miles, Luis, Maria, Mr. Handford, Carlo, Gina, Zoe, Rosita, Telly, The Count, a Honker, a Dinger, Celina, Ruthie, Lexine, Tarah, and even Benny. Big Bird introduces Jerome to each of them, and they sing a reprise of "Walking Down My Street."

Jerome can't wait until Elizabeth gets here, and right then and there, she does! She says she loves it at the Furry Arms Hotel, and will surely visit Jerome again. Just then, the closing music begins, which means it's time to say goodbye. Big Bird announces the sponsors, and everyone on Sesame Street waves goodbye to the viewer. A full credit crawl follows, even though it's a Monday.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Papa Bear takes Baby Bear to the Refrigerator Museum of Art, and Baby Bear is impressed with what he sees.

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