Sesame Street
Prairie Dawn's list
Air date March 8, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors K, 17
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Prairie Dawn welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street. Elmo interrupts and asks Prairie to go miniature golfing with him, but first Prairie has a list of things she has to tell the viewers about. Elmo says that he'll help. Flustered, Prairie begins to talk about The Letter of the Day, K. Elmo doesn't like the K word she chooses, Kitchen, and instead demonstrates Karate. Elmo becomes King Kevin, the King of Karate.
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter K, as in king.
(First: Episode 3296)
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Moe Cocker and a chorus of dogs sing "With a Little Yelp from My Friends".
(First: Episode 3108)
Cartoon A mosquito bites a man and a dog, who agree to scratch each other's backs.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3217)

SCENE 2 Next on her list, Prairie wants to talk about 17, the Number of the Day. Elmo can't believe it -- because he belongs to the Seventeenketeer Club. The club shows up to count and sing the Seventeenketeer Cheer while Prairie sighs in frustration.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #17
(First: Episode 3854)
Muppets Worms in Space
The worms form the number 17.
(First: Episode 3781)
Cartoon "From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3474)

Muppets / Film Big Bird imagines an elephant dancing, as the kids talk about imagination.
(First: Episode 3929) (sans Big Bird scenes)
Cartoon A family goes over their camping checklist before they leave for the woods.
(First: Episode 3411)
SCENE 3 It is still not time for miniature golf. Next on Prairie's list is fast and slow, which she demonstrates by walking slow and walking fast. Elmo likes her slow, but doesn't think her fast is fast enough. He demonstrates how fast he wants it, blowing Prairie, her hair and her list all around.
Cartoon The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3072)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover watches Matthew type his name on a computer.
Song "We Got the Power!" - a hip-hop song about computers.
(First: Episode 3058)
Film Kids in a park do karate kicks.
(First: Episode 3430)
Animation Pencil box: K/k
(First: Episode 2876)

SCENE 4 Elmo asks Prairie to something not on her list, but now she has to sing "I'm a Little Teapot." She lets Elmo sing along if he cooperates. At Elmo's urging, they sing it again. Finally, Elmo shows Prairie his own teapot. The teapot would rather sing opera. A background cast joins in which sweeps Prairie away.
Cartoon Wilma Wiggins makes the very best of a very silly situation by hiccoughing her way through an opera.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2963)
Muppets / Film Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie" and the kids sing some of their favorite songs.
Cartoon Seventeen horn instruments emerge from 17 cases.
Film Kid mural painting #17
(First: Episode 3639)
SCENE 5 Having escaped from the opera, angry Prairie needs some time out to herself. "Is angry on the list?" asks Elmo. Elmo is sorry.
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
new sound effects added
Muppets / Celebrity Ben Stiller sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with Telly, and decides that he'd like to be a person in the neighborhood. But does a cheese count as a person?
(First: Episode 3812)
Song "Exploring in Your Closet"
(First: Episode 3132)
SCENE 6 Prairie is calm now, but she insists on doing the last thing on her list by herself: saying the alphabet. Elmo tries hard to not "help" her this time, but they both decide to cooperate to get the task done. Prairie is finally ready for miniature golf, but Elmo doesn't have any time left to play.
Muppets Elmo's World: Computers
(First: Episode 3916)
SCENE 7 For the sponsors, Prairie gets upstaged by the singing teapot and her opera cast.


  • When Elmo pretends to be a king, he calls himself King Kevin -- a reference to his performer, Kevin Clash.

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