Sesame Street
The grown-ups put on a show.
Air date February 22, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors L, 0
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 (insert) As Sesame Street's residents greet the morning, Rosemary Clooney asks Hoots the musical question, "Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?"
Cartoon A lost man in the desert asks a stranger for directions to the city. He builds a pretend city out of sand to show what it looks like. As it turns out, the stranger is an alien.
(First: Episode 0763)
Muppets Zoe, driving her Zoemobile, announces the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3819)
Film The floating kids form an L.
(First: Episode 3128)
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)

SCENE 2 Big Bird, Telly, Prairie Dawn and Baby Bear perform a play about a princess and an L for the grown-ups, then suggest that the grown-ups put on a show of their own.
Film Song: "Dressed Up," with film montage of kids wearing fancy clothes
(First: Episode 3399)
Muppets Ernie's Show and Tell: A girl named Rebecca shows Ernie her crown.
Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
(First: Episode 0413)
SCENE 3 The grown-ups (Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Bob, Linda, Gina, and Alan) sit in Hooper's Store and decide they're going to do a show, to the delight of Big Bird.
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
Muppets Zoe shows us her Zoemobile's horn and bell.
Animation "Step right up and find my voice!" A girl plays a carnival game in which she pushes buttons to identify which sound each animal makes.
(First: Episode 3736)
Film Wegman's Weimaraners: Little Bo Peep
(First: Episode 3468)
Cartoon CLOSED (sheep running through door)
(First: Episode 3743)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and Baby Bear walk up to the door of Hooper's Store, where they notice a "CLOSED FOR REHEARSAL" sign on the door. Big Bird knocks on the door, and Gordon comes out to explain to them that they're practicing. Big Bird asks if he and Baby Bear can come in, only to receive a unanimous "No!" from the grown-ups. Maria comes out later and suggests the two of them bide their time while the grown-ups rehearse.
Film A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(First: Episode 2889)
Muppets Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3819)
Cartoon A number zero feels sad, until his coach cheers him up.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3725)
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Arist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3003)

SCENE 5 The grown-ups present "Princess Gina's Last Laugh," about a king (Alan) whose daughter, the princess (Gina), never laughs. The king brings in laugh doctors Quackenbush and Bushenquack (Maria and Luis) to tickle Princess Gina, but she still doesn't laugh.
Cartoon L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2767)
Muppets Worms in Space: Slimey and his fellow worm astronauts make a capital "L" and a lowercase "l."
(First: Episode 3780)
Cartoon Letter L Animals' Limerick
(First: Episode 3740)
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(First: Episode 2502)
SCENE 6 The story of princess Gina continues, as the king brings in the Professors of Very Funny Faces (Bob and Linda), whose crazy faces fail to make the princess crack a smile.
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Muppets Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces an alphabet segment.
(First: Episode 3819)
Film Girls sing a jump-rope rhyme about naming a puppy.
(First: Episode 3279)
Muppets "One Banana" (Anything Muppets)
(First: Episode 1941)
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)

SCENE 7 As the grown-ups' play continues, a man wearing a bathtub (Gordon) performs a silly rendition of "Rubber Duckie" with his wife (Susan), who is wearing a shower, but Princess Gina remains stoic. From the audience, Big Bird volunteers to teach her how to laugh, and his attempt is successful, as Gina and the rest of the grown-ups -- as well as the rest of the audience -- erupt into peals of laughter.
Muppets Elmo's World: Music
(First: Episode 3824)
SCENE 8 Big Bird, Baby Bear, Gina and Alan announce the sponsors.

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