Sesame Street
The Porridge Lovers Club
Air date April 5, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors L, 9
Syndication 123 Sesame Street


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly returns from his Triangle Lovers' Club and finds Baby Bear has set up a Porridge Lovers' Club. A duck wishes to join and Baby Bear offers him some porridge, until Telly advises him to get a club song (just like the Triangle Lovers' Club has). Baby Bear turns the duck away until he comes up with a song.
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
Muppets / Celebrity Gloria Estefan and Rosita perform a duet rendition of "Sing," alternating between English and Spanish lyrics.
Animation In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(First: Episode 3492)
SCENE 2 Baby Bear sings his club song from Telly, with the duck joining in. With the club song out of the way, Baby Bear is ready to start the meeting...until Telly points out he needs a club cheer. Baby Bear samples some more inspirational porridge while he thinks up a cheer.
Film A group of girls and a boy do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(First: Episode 3017)
Muppets Big Bird recites a short poem introducing the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3834)
Song "L, You Ring My Bell"
(First: Episode 3794)
Cartoon Letter L Animals' Limerick
(First: Episode 3740)
Film Alphaboy: L
Alphaboy leaps into lots of lovely leaves and becomes lazy.
(First: Episode 3580)
SCENE 3 Baby Bear is struggling with his cheer. Telly tells him to just write about how much he loves porridge. Baby Bear stares at the porridge and spouts a cheer. The duck returns and thinks it's not "porridge-y" enough. Telly assures him it will once he has his Porridge Lovers' hat, which Baby Bear doesn't have.
Cartoon Song: AT words
(First: Episode 3291)
Muppets Big Bird and Radar introduce the Number of the Day.
(First: Episode 3827)
Cartoon Underwater, there's a 9
(First: Episode 3283)

Cast Chef Ruthée hosts "Cooking by the Numbers," in which she demonstrates a fruity way to cook the number 9.
Cartoon Clown Honking #9
(First: Episode 3219)
SCENE 4 Telly brings Josephine the Firefighter, who loves porridge. Telly uses that logic to claim her helmet as a Porridge Lovers' hat. Telly then brings a chef, hoping his hat will work. Baby Bear thinks both hats aren't "porridge-y" enough. Baby Bear gets inspired by the idea of wearing porridge instead and runs off with a bowl.
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely. (new music added)
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets Humphrey imagines the possible jobs Natasha will have when she grows older. He envisions her as a doctor, police officer and firefighter.
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(First: Episode 2687)
SCENE 5 Baby Bear returns with a newspaper hat, which happens to have a picture of porridge on it.
Film Kids sing the alphabet on an island.
(First: Episode 3154)
Muppets In another poem, Big Bird introduces the letters that jump on the beach!
(First: Episode 3834)
Film The letter L dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3583)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La". (refilmed version using original soundtrack)
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter L.
(First: Episode 3270)
SCENE 6 Now with everything they need, Baby Bear calls the meeting to order...except Telly points out there should be a Grand High Porridge Lover. Baby Bear stakes his claim as the role, but the duck wants to be it. Baby Bear leaves it up to Telly to decide. Telly suggests they take turns and Baby Bear takes is first. He starts the meeting, but Telly points out they should have more members.
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(First: Episode 0485)
Muppets "Cereal Girl"
(First: Episode 2687)
Cartoon A shy girl wants to join a group bouncing a ball.
Artist: Joanna Priestley
(First: Episode 2849)
Muppets Big Bird asks Radar what he wants to watch next.
(First: Episode 3828)
Cartoon Cab Callowmouse demonstrates here and there in song.
(First: Episode 3711)
SCENE 7 Baby Bear is getting any response for his club. He begins to spread the aroma of it, attracting Gordon, Susan, Grundgetta, some kids and even the Grand High Triangle Lover!
Muppets Elmo's World: Food
(First: Episode 3816)
SCENE 8 As the club festivities continue, Telly announces the sponsors.

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