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Kingston becomes a journal-writer
Air date April 24, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Josh Selig
Directed by Steven Feldman
Sponsors A, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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Cast / Celebrity Arrested Development performs "Pride" as everyone on Sesame Street joins them.
(First: Episode 3319)
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Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1966)
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Film A girl dances a butterfly dance.
(First: Episode 3681)
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Animation The word LOVE is formed on paper.
(First: Episode 3564)
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Muppets Ernie sings "D-U-C-K-I-E."
(First: Episode 1957)
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Film What sound does a duck make?
(First: Episode 3298)
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Cartoon A for Acorn
(First: Episode 1626)
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Animation Letter Garden: A
(First: Episode 3027)
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Muppets The Martians investigate an A.
(First: Episode 3387)
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Cartoon Various alien creatures perform in an otherwordly music performance conducted by a trumpet-nosed creature. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1181)
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Film Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(First: Episode 3160)
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Muppets / Celebrity Telly makes sure Dennis Franz knows the alphabet, and offers to be his "alphabet partner."
(First: Episode 3707)
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Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes. (re-recorded soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0345)
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Animation Elephants appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(First: Episode 3627)
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Muppets Elmo sings "In Your Imagination." (new overdubs added)
(First: Episode 3119)
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Cartoon An opera house is full when an operatic tenor sings, but it becomes empty when his partner (of lesser musical talent) attempts to sing. On their way home, the tenor and his partner become stuck on the freeway, where the lanes are full - but all it takes to make them empty is some bad singing.
Artist: Gene Barretta
(First: Episode 3556)
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Film Chinese kids practice tricks at an acrobat school.
(First: Episode 3651)
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Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2839)
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Muppets Prairie Dawn plays a game in her home with Cookie Monster, where Cookie must locate a cookie without seeing it. Wearing a blindfold, Cookie is able to identify the cookie, a plate, and a telephone by feeling them, smelling them, and eating them.
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Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie tries to demonstrate what a telephone is, but keeps getting calls.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3268)
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SCENE 1 A prince and a pig, the main characters of "the greatest story ever told," approach Kingston Livingston III and ask him if he's a writer. Kingston confirms it, and they commission him to write a journal about them. He won't do it, but says he'll show them how to do it themselves.
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Film / Animation A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids' drawings.
(First: Episode 3328)
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Song "I'm a Polar Bear"
(First: Episode 3276)
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Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
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Film The letter A dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3569)
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Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase A.
(First: Episode 3209)
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Muppets Mr. Johnson wants something to read, so Flight Attendant Grover suggests reading the EXIT sign, the safety manual and the tag on the collar of his shirt. After he informs Mr. Johnson that the airplane is out of newspapers and magazines, he sets the fat blue man on his lap and tells him to read his lips as he recites a story.
(First: Episode 3487)
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Cartoon A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, and finds an ad for "One slightly used monster."
(First: Episode 2919)
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SCENE 2 Kingston gives the prince and the pig all the supplies they need, including paper, a pencil and some crayons. He tells them to dictate what they want to go into the journal, and notices that they don't really have anything relevant to say ... but he doesn't mind!
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Cartoon A pig dances a jig while wearing a wig.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3525)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” On a rainy day, Ernie watches TV, when Bert suggests he do something else, like write a story. Thus, Ernie sets everything out on the table, including pencils, paper, a pencil sharpener, and a wastebasket (which somehow ended up on Bert's head). Ernie is now ready to write a story, but instead, he leaves everything set out for when he gets an idea.
(First: Episode 1293)
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Cartoon Cab Callomouse demonstrates here and there in song.
(First: Episode 3711)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Carrington tells Grover he's three years old.
(First: Episode 3261)
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Song "It's Number 3!" (on trike/on hike)
(First: Episode 3136)
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Animation I see a 3! Do you see a 3?
(First: Episode 1611)
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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.
(First: Episode 3643)
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Animation Alligators, rabbits, birds, cheetahs, lizards and a monkey contribute to a rhythm and dance together.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3747)
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SCENE 3 Gina and Linda notice Kingston writing for the prince and the pig, and say that they both keep journals too. When they leave, the prince and the pig want to write in their journal about meeting Gina and Linda just now. When Kingston lets them do it themselves, they realize that they don't know how to write. Kingston suggests they could draw, and while they do, he treats himself to watching the following segment ...
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Film Wegman's dogs form numbers from 0 to 9.
(First: Episode 3272)
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SCENE 3
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The prince and the pig have finished their drawing, and Kingston likes it. They don't want him to leave, but they feel more confident when he calls them "writers." The prince and the pig toss ideas back and forth, while Kingston announces the sponsors and reports the status of Slimey's spaceship. The credits roll.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear and Telly vow to make sure that Elmo's boo-boo remains untouched, so they make way for him as they pass Hooper's, telling Mr. Handford to back off.


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