Sesame Street
Ribbons abound!
Air date April 28, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors S, 12


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly notices Ruthie tying a ribbon around her finger to help her remember to meet a friend at noon today. Telly wonders, what if she forgets to look at it? He thinks up a solution, and runs off, leaving Ruthie curious ...

SCENE 1 Telly comes back, with a solution to Ruthie's "problem": first he explains that he imagined that he was the one Ruthie was going to meet today, and how angry he would be if she forgot. That's why Telly put a ribbon around his own wrist! Everything seems fine, until Telly wonders what would happen if he forgot to look at his own ribbon. Carlo passes by, and Telly enlists his help.
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1301)
Muppets "The Elephant Elevator Operator"
(First: Episode 3067)
Cartoon Buttons ride a rollercoaster "up and down."
(First: Episode 3207)
Animation S for shadow, soccer balls, sand, and slide
(First: Episode 3639)
Muppets Prairie Dawn gives Grover 15 seconds to say an "S" word, but Grover has trouble concentrating due to the ticking of the clock.
(First: Episode 3551)
Cartoon The letter S grows on a vine.
(First: Episode 3278)
Film Kids observe different types of bugs and flowers.
(First: Episode 3696)
Animation Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt?
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2873)
SCENE 2 Telly ties a big green ribbon around Carlo's arm, in case Telly forgets to look at his own ribbon to remind Ruthie of her lunch appointment. Telly also asks Carlo to sing the alphabet song, to make sure he's good at remembering things. Carlo reluctantly does so, and then Telly subjects him to another test by asking him why he's wearing the ribbon.
Telly leaves, and Elmo approaches Carlo, thinking he knows why Carlo has the ribbon: he's pretending to be a box! Elmo runs off, inspired, leaving Carlo confused.
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
Muppets Baby Bear shows Big Bird his favorite painting at the Museum of Modern Art, "The Sleeping Gypsy". By imagining the sounds coming from the painting, they can almost hear them.
(First: Episode 3529)
Cartoon Seymore the snail presents himself.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3756)
Muppets Humphrey and Ingrid wonder what their Super Baby is going to do that starts with S. She goes to sleep.
(First: Episode 3653)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter S.
(First: Episode 3504)
Muppets / Celebrity Zoe points out to Zap Mama and some kids that Chicago is sad because he's never been to the jungle. The group cheers him up by making jungle noises with their voices.
(First: Episode 3285)
Cartoon A mouse sings "Felines," a song about emotions, to the tune of "Feelings."
(First: Episode 3278)
Film Kids talk about their CATs.
(First: Episode 3308)
Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)


Cast Wish You Were Here: Gabi and Miles take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center, where they learn about how rockets are launched into space, along with a group of other kids. Miles works at Mission Control, while Gabi pretends to be an astronaut.
(First: Episode 3713)
Animation Space frogs count to 10.
(First: Episode 3109)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Patrick, "moon buddies," pretend to go to the moon. They see some aliens eating moon pizza, and some astronauts.
(First: Episode 3701)
Cartoon Leanna Williams explains why she loves her brother’s shoes - she has fun with the box they came in.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2985)
SCENE 3 Carlo tells the viewer how his day's going, when Elmo, wearing a ribbon around his neck, approaches with some of his friends, who are also wearing ribbons. One of them brought a box so they can play "The Remembering Game," in which they remember each of the four items they put into the box. The items include a shoelace, a yellow ball, a feather and a purple crayon. Carlo closes the lid, and Elmo has the kids (and the viewer) try to remember each item, right after the following segment plays ...
Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3474)
Carlo gives the kids a clue about the first two items, and the kids are good at remembering the other two on their own. Carlo then explains to Elmo why he has the ribbon around his arm.
Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things. (new sting added)
(First: Episode 0768)
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.
(First: Episode 3656)
Cartoon Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
(First: Episode 3531)
Cartoon A movie director calls for 12 pilots, 12 airplanes, 12 parachutes, 12 clowns and 12 pies.
(First: Episode 3210)
Animation Milo Counting: 12
(First: Episode 3568)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)


SCENE 4 Elmo brings the ribbon-wearing kids to the park, when Carlo and Telly arrive and let them know that they remember it too. Ruthie arrives and greets everyone, and wonders where her friend is. Her friend shows up right then and there, wearing a ribbon around his snuffle. Just then, Ruthie remembers that she forgot the food, so she runs off to get it. Elmo doesn't need a ribbon to remember the sponsors or the status of Slimey's spaceship.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Gina's day care center is full of hopping "rabbits!"

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