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Rosita dislikes her accent
Air date May 7, 2004
Season Season 35 (2004)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors Y, 7
Syndication PBS Kids Sprout
Releases Online Streaming

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN My Favorite Sesame Street Moments
Ruben Studdard talks about "Rubber Duckie."
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SCENE Big Bird and Rosita discuss how Rosita is going to say the alphabet with the Birdketeers. Just then, two kids come up to them, asking directions to the park. But, when Rosita tells them to look for the statue of the pigeons, they laugh at the way she pronounces pigeons. Rosita is hurt that they made fun of her accent and wishes she could talk normal.
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SCENE cont'd Henry Piggins comes along, overhearing her wish and thinks he can help. He sings "The Pig is Big" to help her pronounce words in an English accent, with little success. Rosita thinks she’ll never speak normal, but Big Bird says he likes her voice, but Rosita still thinks it’s different and decides to never speak again.
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SCENE cont'd The Birdketeers arrive and Big Bird breaks the bad news to them that Rosita isn’t going to sing with them. Despite them all appreciating her voice she still stays silent. Big Bird thinks that if they sing, she’ll join in, but it doesn’t work.
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SCENE cont'd Rosita runs off with Big Bird following her. They meet up with Gabi and Miles and he tells them all about what happened. They sing β€œMusic of the Street” to show her that the street is full of different voices. Rosita finally speaks after a β€œcompliment” from Oscar.
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SCENE cont'd The two kids come back, finding the way she says it cool now and find it cooler when they learn she speaks Spanish. She teaches them the word β€œpaloma”, which turns out to be the Spanish word for β€œpigeons”.
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Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
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Film A girl's grandmother teaches Spanish to her parrot Kuka.
(First: Episode 3101)
cut from the Sprout version
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: Y
Cookie Monster locks the letter Y cookie in a suitcase so he won't eat it, but the suitcase has no bottom. "Me wonder how that happened."
(First: Episode 3988)
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Celebrity Norah Jones sings "Don't Know Y" with Elmo.
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Film Y for yell, yellow and yodel
(First: Episode 3456)
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Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: libro
Professor Grover can't remember what a libro is, despite the fact that he's holding one.
(First: Episode 3990)
cut from the Sprout version
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Muppets The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
(First: Episode 2601)
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Muppets Journey to Ernie: Shape Land β€” Big Bird hunts for Ernie in a land full of floating geometric shapes. Telly Monster appears hanging out in his favorite shape: a triangle.
(First: Episode 4037)
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Muppets Ernie and Elmo sing "Sing After Me."
(First: Episode 3802)
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Muppets Global Grover: Grover and his burro Roberto return from Mexico with a lump of clay. In his film, Saul and his family make clay pottery. Afterwards Grover completes his sculpture, which he calls "Potato." Roberto has created a more interesting composition, however. A parody of Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker."
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Cartoon Madlenka plays her violin, which sparks her neighbors' memories of when they played an instrument.
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Muppets The Number of the Day: 7
Seven dancing chickens show up for the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3990)
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Cartoon A hopscotch game with seven squares.
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Film Seven kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(First: Episode 3844)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Weather
(First: Episode 3984)
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Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 269
Trash handles the Giant Crank Monster Baby by giving it a giant bottle.

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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Film Rodrigo lives in the Philippines. He and his family like spending a day at the park.
(First: Episode 3219)
This segment replaces the second insert in the Sprout version


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