Sesame Street
Rosita and the Silly Spell
Air date December 2, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors S, 16


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN The Silly Sorceress appears onto the street. She tells the viewer of her love for the letter S and introduces a silly spell she'll be casting: anyone who touches the letter S positioned in the arbor will be stuck to it! She sees someone coming and vanishes.

SCENE 1 Rosita and Big Bird welcome the viewer as they approach the letter S, which they will be discussing today. They demonstrate some S words, including "smell," and Rosita smells the letter. Suddenly, as her nose makes physical contact with it, the S sticks to her nose. Big Bird then can't help but point out all the S words that come from Rosita's silly situation.
Animation The camera encounters STOP signs in many locations.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays house while Bert tries to guess who he's pretending to be.
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Animation Colored tools build a house out of colored rectangles, squares and triangles.
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Film A little body sings the "Cold Ocean Blues" at the beach.
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Muppets In Search of Fish - Wolfgang the Seal tries to look for fish at the New York Aquarium.
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Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
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Song "Conga Counting Song"
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Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
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SCENE 2 Rosita is still stuck with the S, though Big Bird thinks it'll be useful for their song; it provides a nice visual aid. They sing a Latin-flavored song about how S is their favorite letter.
Film Kids hold an S and a square
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Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase S.
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Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to see his doctor, who listens to his heart. Describing what he hears as "groovy", the doctor sings "Heart of a Frog" about different kinds of noises (backed by frog nurses).
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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.
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Cartoon The letter S grows on a vine.
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Film S is for SPLASH!
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SCENE 3 Big Bird has an idea to remove the S. He plucks one of his own feathers and tickles Rosita's nose, thinking she'll sneeze it right off. Rosita gives a powerful sneeze, but the letter remains stuck.
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Animation 16 TV sets are counted.
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Song "Write Your Name"
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Cartoon Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
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Cartoon A baby demonstrates 'happy,' 'surprised' and 'sad.'
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SCENE 4 Rosita expresses how sad she is, bringing the return of the Silly Sorceress ("sad" being the only S word she doesn't like). She shows them the solution - do the feather trick again, but she has the aid of her magic S-wand and her magic rhyme. Rosita gives another powerful sneeze, sending the S flying off her nose.

SCENE 4 cont'd Just when all seems well, an Anything Muppet man comes in; the S landed on his nose and now it's stuck. As the Silly Sorceress works to remove it, Rosita and Big Bird announce the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Elmo dreams that there are two Elmos.

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