Sesame Street
V-Day
Air date December 4, 1998
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors V, 18
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Kids Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo and Big Bird welcome the viewer, stating today is "V Day." They sing a V song (to the tune of "On, Wisconsin!") and introduce their special guest - the letter V! The letter, unfortunately, doesn't know anything about himself ("I'm fresh from the factory."). Elmo points his attention toward the next segment...
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Film V for violin: kids play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the violin.
(First: Episode 3280)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo brings out his own violin and hurts Big Bird and the V's ears with his screechy playing.
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Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
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SCENE 2 Now, Big Bird and Elmo want to show a vacuum, but don't posses one. They notice Snuffy and ask him to pretend he's one, showing him the vacuum from the previous segment. Snuffy begins whirring and starts "cleaning up" the street. "He must be a method vacuum cleaner," Big Bird remarks.
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Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Samantha pretend to go to the moon.
(First: Episode 3711)
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Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy continues cleaning, but Oscar tells him to keep away from his trash can. Snuffy then makes his way past Ernie and Bert's apartment...
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert, ice cream and cookies.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Song "Litter Rap"
(First: Episode 2646)
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SCENE 4 The Count appears: "Enough cleaning! Let's count to 18...I think it's the number of the day."
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Cartoon Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)
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Film Kid mural painting #18
(First: Episode 3582)
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Cartoon Number creatures 18
(First: Episode 2668)
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SCENE 4 cont'd The Count: "That was a great number 18!"
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Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
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SCENE 5 During another round of the "V Song," Snuffy returns with some dust in his snuffle. It causes him to sneeze and blow the letter V away.
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Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
The letter V flies through the frame during the segment.
cut from the Noggin version
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska", along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
(First: Episode 2356)
The letter V flies through the frame at the end of the segment.
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon A poem about Vinnie the Vampire
Artist: Fred Garbers
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
The letter V flies through the frame during the segment.
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SCENE 6 The V crash-lands back on Sesame Street, bruised and bandaged. He begins describing the V words he learned as he flew around the world as the others sing their "V Song" again.
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SCENE 6 cont'd Just then, Mr. Johnson passes by, feeling hungry for a donut...
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Muppets Grover works at a bakery. Mr. Johnson gets a slip and is customer 40. Grover tells him to wait until he calls his number, which frustrates Mr. Johnson because there is nobody else in the bakery--except for a Green Anything Muppet woman who has a 39 slip.
(First: Episode 3248)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird invites the V to live on Sesame Street, but it feels like something's missing. He asks if there are other letters and Big Bird assures him there's an alphabet full of them. The letters slide across the screen, as Elmo and Big Bird recite them. The V catches up and finds his place, promising to visit every V Day.
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Film Wegman's dogs form all the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3266)
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Celebrity Take 6 sings "Take 6," a song about themselves that counts to the number 6.
(First: Episode 3001)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon African quilt pattern
(First: Episode 3160)
cut from the Noggin version
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Film A girl dances a butterfly dance.
(First: Episode 3681)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 8 Big Bird and Elmo wonder what else they can do on V Day. Oscar suggests they vamoose, and they do so.
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Muppets Elmo's World: Hats
(First: Episode 3796)
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SCENE 9 Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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