Sesame Street
Herry tries to watch H films
Air date December 26, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Steve Feldman
Sponsors H, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis welcomes the viewer while working at the Fix-It Shop. Herry arrives, carrying his doll Hercules, some popcorn and his armchair. He explains he'll be watching all the H films on the show today, since H is his favorite letter. The first film begins...
Animation Sand H/h
(First: Episode 0630)
However, Luis' hammering obscures the audio of the segment.
SCENE 1 cont'd Herry gets upset with Luis for ruining the film, but Luis states the Fix-It Shop is typically noisy. Herry thinks he can move Luis somewhere else, but ultimately decides to move himself and his chair somewhere quieter.
Cartoon "Hammer Time with Hammer"
(First: Episode 3179)
Film Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(First: Episode 2811)
Muppets "African Alphabet Song"
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon African quilt pattern
(First: Episode 3145)

Film A girl goes to school somewhere in Africa. We see the girl getting ready to go to school, as she washes herself and brushes her teeth, puts on her clothes, brushes her hair, and takes her lunch, all with some help from her mother. We see her walking past her neighbors and watching her classmates play outside as she arrives at school. The bell rings and the girl enters the school, where the teacher is passing out chalk to her students. We see the teacher teaching the students the English words: "a boy", "a girl", "a man", "a woman," which she has written on the board, along with a drawing for each word. The students repeat the words, then write them down on their individual chalkboards as we hear the girl remark, "We are learning to read and write." The students then jump up and down, as the teacher looks on, smiling. Next, we see the students jumping outside excitedly, now that school has finished.
(First: Episode 2658)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: SCHOOL
After a bunch of kids come running by, a girl goes before the man and says it's Saturday. That leaves him to say: "No school." (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1155)
Film Wegman dogs: The Ten O'Clock Scholar
(First: Episode 3529)
Cartoon "One to Five Counting Animals Song"
(First: Episode 0780)
Film A puzzle of a zebra is put together.
(First: Episode 3056)
SCENE 2 While Big Bird and Lexine make a paper zoo in the arbor, Herry parks his chair nearby. However, the pleasant breeze blows the paper animals around, causing Big Bird and Lexine to block Herry's view of the next films...
Animation Soul H!
(First: Episode 3368)
Film H for Hat - kids try on different hats as camera shutters go off.
(First: Episode 3292)
SCENE 2 cont'd Herry has moved his chair just outside 123 Sesame Street, where Celina joins him. She has a jar of peanuts to snack on, but can't open it. Herry helps, but ends up missing the next film...
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 2 cont'd Celina has to leave, but Herry decides to stay and watch the rest of the films. But, he hears Ernie singing from his bathroom and decides to leave, knowing what's about to follow...
Muppets "Do De Rubber Duck"
(First: Episode 2304)
The audio of the segment begins during the end of the previous scene. The scene transitions to the song mid-way through the first verse.
Film Five girls play a clapping game.
(First: Episode 2763)
Cartoon A British man narrates how chewing gum is made in Guatemala.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2830)
Muppets / Celebrity Garth Brooks sings about two kids who are "Different."
(First: Episode 3187)
Animation A walk through a neighborhood made of paper and photographic characters.
(First: Episode 3583)
Film How to say "butterfly" in sign language
(First: Episode 3341)
SCENE 3 Herry moves to the park, which is free of distractions...except a butterfly Herry spots.
Animation The letter H appears in words on buildings.
(First: Episode 3368)
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
SCENE 3 cont'd Herry realizes he's missed more H movies, but is glad he got to see a butterfly.
Animation Four butterflies fly across a film of a waterfall.
(First: Episode 2834)
Video Four break-dancers dance.
(First: Episode 2607)
Animation Four penguins wave, spin and fall on the ice.
(First: Episode 3544)
Muppets Grover attempts to announce the weather, but it changes, making it difficult for him to keep up.
(First: Episode 3526)
Cartoon A boy thinks it's raining outside, so he puts on his rain gear and goes outside, only to find sunny weather. It turns out the lawn sprinkler was near his window.
(First: Episode 1627)
Film Jerry Nelson, Roscoe Orman and Fran Brill narrate "Great Moments at the Sink," in which mud-pie champion Sasha Smith washes her hands.
(First: Episode 3665)
Cartoon "Wash Your Hands Before You Eat"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1523)
SCENE 4 Herry is ready for the last film, when a voice (Jim Martin) informs him the last H film was lost in Honolulu and won't be screened. Celina stops by and finds a sad Herry, who's upset he missed all the films. Celina gets an idea and leaves.
Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2745)
Film A child voice-over talks about a Hawaiian party that her family has.
(First: Episode 3139)
Animation "Pineapple Addition"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3159)

Muppets Super Morphin Mega Monsters
Zostic sends his henchmonsters to cause an argument between two Anything Muppet kids who want to play with the same truck. The Mega Monsters show them that taking turns can solve their problem.
(First: Episode 3525)
Animation In a painting, a man flips a coin, and it flies in and out of buildings.
(First: Episode 3291)
SCENE 5 Celina returns, having chatted with the folks from the Little H Movie 6. The voice announces the H films will now be replayed, especially for Herry and those who missed them.
Cartoon H - Horse
(First: Episode 0474)
SCENE 5 cont'd "Couldn't you just watch little H movies all day?," Herry happily asks Celina.
Animation Soul H! (repeat)
SCENE 5 cont'd Herry thought the last film was swell.
Film H for Hat - kids try on different hats as camera shutters go off. (repeat)
SCENE 5 cont'd With the films completed, Celina announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Three Goldilockses and one Baby Bear.

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