Sesame Street
Prairie Dawn's food pageant
Air date February 25, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors G, 17


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN While walking past Hooper's Store, Prairie Dawn cannot think of any ideas for her next pageant. She spots Ruthie, Elmo and Carlo inside, wondering if they can help. She also mentions the sponsors.
SCENE 1 Prairie asks Ruthie and Elmo for an idea, but they're too occupied playing a guessing game about the foods they're going to have. Ruthie gets a pickle and Elmo gets an ice cream cone, while Prairie leaves to consult somebody else. The two offer to help now, but it's too late.
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SCENE 2 Prairie finds Big Bird, Bob and Natasha and hopes they can give her an idea. Instead, they discuss how they each prefer different types of food. They offer to help just as she darts off.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
Re-filmed version
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Celina as Broccoli
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Animation In stop-motion, sandwich ingredients square-dance in a ring and arrange themselves into a sandwich, which gets a bite taken out of it in a refrigerator.
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SCENE 3 Prairie vents her frustrations outside Oscar's trash can, where Oscar is pleased to see her in an angry state. He then gives her an idea for her pageant and offers to even participate in it. Prairie runs off, happy and inspired.
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SCENE 4 Prairie begins her show all about people's favorite lunches - with Bob as a peanut butter sandwich, Ruthie as a pickle, Big Bird as a bag of birdseed, Natasha (assisted by Lexine) as baby food, Elmo an ice cream cone and Oscar combines all the foods to make a Grouchy lunch for himself.
SCENE 4 cont'd Everyone takes a bow as Carlo announces the sponsors and the status of Slimey's spaceship.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Telly leads the group in a rendition of the Monster Moon Tune (a spoof of the Marcels' "Blue Moon").

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