Sesame Street
Lulu is afraid to try new things
Air date February 9, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by Mo Willems
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors I, 5
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Telly welcomes the viewer and invites them to come with him to a meeting at the Monster Clubhouse.

SCENE 1 The monsters welcome Telly to the clubhouse, and wonder what surprise he has for them today. It's a field trip to Sesame Street, which none of them are excited about until Telly explains to them what a field trip is. Lulu feels nervous about it, since she has never been on a field trip before.
Cartoon A family goes over their camping checklist before they leave for the woods.
(First: Episode 3411)
cut from the Sprout version


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)
SCENE 2 Telly reassures Lulu that the field trip will be fine, as long as they have their name tags, which are stickers that you write your name on. Lulu is nervous about writing her name, but Telly points her attention to the following song ...
Song "Write Your Name"
(First: Episode 3274)

Everyone goes over to the name tag table and makes their name tags. Lulu feels so proud of writing her name that she wants to do it again! While they're writing their names, the song is played again, but this time, instrumentally.
Animation A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(First: Episode 3105)
Film A girl learns how to jump rope.
(First: Episode 3397)
Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)

SCENE 3 The monsters are finally ready for their field trip, especially Lulu, who has covered herself with name tags. However, there's one thing they have to do first: take a nap. They sing "Everybody Nap," a doo-wop song about taking naps, and finally begin to rest.
Animation A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(First: Episode 3093)
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams asks Elmo and the kids whether they would allow a nonsense talking, horned two-headed stranger to play baseball with them. The Two-Headed Monster shows up to play.
(First: Episode 2795)
cut from the Sprout version
Cartoon A girl's mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)

SCENE 4 The monsters make their way to the Fix-It Shop. Luis knows each of their names, thanks to their name tags. Each of the monsters learn how to shake hands when meeting someone, but Lulu feels nervous about it at first. When she tries it, she wants to do it over and over again, but the monsters lead her to the second stop on their field trip.
Song "Reggae Bounce."
(First: Episode 3609)
cut from the Sprout version
Cartoon Pencil box I/i
(First: Episode 2890)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(First: Episode 2727)
Animation Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(First: Episode 2921)
SCENE 5 The monsters visit Big Bird's nest, where there is a Birdketeer meeting going on. They all say the alphabet together, after Lulu conjures up the confidence to do so. She now wants to see the Birdketeers again sometime, but for now, it's off to the next stop ...
Muppets Ernie's Show and Tell
Ernie's friend Alexa surprises him with a bag of jewels.
(First: Episode 3810)
Animation Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(EKA: Episode 2864)

SCENE 6 The monsters stop at Hooper's Store, where Alan is about to serve them a bowl of fruit salad, which none of them have tried before. Everyone thinks Lulu will be nervous about trying it at first, but she likes it so much, she finishes up the whole bowl.
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(First: Episode 2050)
Animation The number 5 in space (with astronauts)
(First: Episode 3698)
Film Two girls count to 5 as they clap.
(First: Episode 3007)
Cartoon Five of various things found in space including 5 spaceships on Mars.
(First: Episode 3698)
Animation Kids narrate how a Navajo blanket is weaved.
(First: Episode 2976)
SCENE 7 The monsters return to the clubhouse, and thank Telly for taking them on the field trip. Lulu suggests a few places to go for the next field trip, but they all agree that it's great to be back at their home base.
Muppets Elmo's World: Jackets
(First: Episode 3806)
SCENE 8 Telly is about to announce the sponsors, when Lulu requests to do it herself.


Picture Segment Description
Animation Two clay cavemen play with blocks together, until Red gets hurt, and holds a grudge against Brown. As Red sleeps, it becomes chilly and windy, so Brown covers him up with a blanket. The two are friends again.
(First: Episode 4071)
This segment replaced the camping trip cartoon in the Sprout version.
Cartoon Two round Gnorks don't notice that a pointy Gnork wants to join their game of squareball, so he asks.
(First: Episode 3881)
This segment replaced the Robin Williams sketch in the Sprout version.
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
This segment replaced "Reggae Bounce" in the Sprout version.


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