Sesame Street
Lulu wants to be a letter carrier.
Air date March 13, 2002
Season Season 33 (2002)
Written by Mo Willems
Production November 14, 2001
Sponsors L, 8
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about a veterinarian and a letter carrier with Gina, a horse, and Ms. Camp.

Muppets Monster Clubhouse
The monsters read the previous meeting's minutes and dance the Honk Your Nose, Touch Your Toes, Spin Around And Strike A Pose Dance. After naptime, the Snack of the Day is a huge salami sandwich. A Lavender Anything Muppet, voiced by Jerry Nelson, arrives looking for the Club for People Who Like To Pretend They're Seagulls.
(First: Episode 3955)
Muppets The Number of the Day: 8
Eight bats show up when The Count reveals that 8 is the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3989)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Film Eight children dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3115)
SCENE 2 Lulu enters the Mail It Shop, greets Maria, and asks if she has any mail. Just then, Ms. Camp, the letter carrier, arrives, and Lulu is astonished. Maria explains that a letter carrier delivers mail, and Ms. Camp elaborates in a short sung verse of "The People in Your Neighborhood." When Ms. Camp leaves to make more deliveries, an awed Lulu rushes off to catch up with her.

SCENE 2 cont'd Lulu breathlessly tells Ms. Camp how she wants to be a letter carrier just like her. Ms. Camp is impressed with Lulu's enthusiasm, and she lets her tag along as she delivers mail all over Sesame Street.

SCENE 2 cont'd They arrive at Big Bird's nest to deliver a package, but Big Bird isn't there, and the package doesn't fit in his mailbox. Ms. Camp decides to call over Gordon and has him give the package to Big Bird. Additionally, she writes a note for Big Bird, so he will know where his package is. Lulu reiterates Ms. Camp's process, not immediately realizing that Big Bird has arrived, so now, Ms. Camp only has to hand him the package. Ms. Camp tells Lulu that she has to deliver mail to other streets and says good-bye. Lulu desires to be a letter carrier like Ms. Camp, but she concedes with waiting until she's grown up. Big Bird mentions that she can pretend to be one right now. Lulu compliments Big Bird's idea and goes off to try it.
SCENE 2 cont'd At Hooper's Store, while Alan is serving food to some kids, Lulu comes by as a pretend letter carrier and gives Alan some pretend mail. Lulu continues to pop in, delivering more pretend mail to Alan until he explains that he's busy right now and doesn't need more mail. Lulu understands... but she pops in again to order a tuna melt for lunch.

SCENE 2 cont'd Letter carrier Lulu arrives at the Mail It Shop and tells Maria that she can't wait to grow up and be a real letter carrier. Maria suggests that Lulu might change her mind and favor another job. Lulu doesn't think so until she sees an ice cream vendor (an onscreen cameo by Jerry Nelson) passing by. Lulu immediately becomes fixed on becoming an ice cream vendor and excitedly chases after the vendor.
Film Elmo tells us what he wants to be when he grows up. Kids talk about what they want to be.
(First: Episode 3973)

Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird sets off on a Journey To Ernie. First, Big Bird looks for Ernie's box with the Martians' help.
(First: Episode 3981)
Film Wegman dogs show stop and go during a race.
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird looks for Ernie's box by playing a clapping game.
(First: Episode 3984)
Song To the original Fats Waller recording of "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," a group of kids act out the song in a throwback to the silent film era.
(First: Episode 3659)
cut from the Sprout version
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Big Bird asks the dinosaur to help find Ernie's box. We found him!
(First: Episode 3984)
Muppets / Celebrity Rubber Duckie directs Ernie and Liam Neeson in a stirring rendition of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3797)
Come back tomorrow for another Journey to Ernie.
Muppets The Letter of the Day: L
Cookie Monster thinks that singing can stop him from eating the "Letter of the Day" cookie.
(First: Episode 3981)
Film L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
(First: Episode 3427)
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter L.
(First: Episode 3300)
Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: hola
Everyone tells Grover "hola," (hello) but he doesn't know what it means. Maria tells him, but now there's no one for Grover to say hola to... except the viewer.
(First: Episode 3996)
Muppets Elmo's World: Families
(First: Episode 3975)
SCENE 3 Big Bird announces the sponsors as Lulu asks the ice cream vendor questions about his job.


Picture Segment Description
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
This segment replaced "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" in the Sprout version.

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