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Sesame Street
Banana in the Stone
Air date April 5, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Molly Boylan
Production October 22, 2004
Sponsors J, 9
Releases Online Streaming

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COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Elmo and Lang Lang show that exercising to music keeps you in shape and is fun too.
cut from the HBO Max version
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SCENE Telly and Baby Bear are playing peek-a-boo with Curly when they notice the viewer and welcome them to Sesame Street. Baby Bear says that he and Telly are taking care of Curly Bear today.
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Suddenly, Curly starts to say apple and Baby Bear, saying that it is snack time for Curly, looks for an apple in his backpack. However, Baby Bear forgot to pack an apple and therefore can't find it in the backpack. Telly goes to Hooper's Store for an apple, but they're out and won't have any till tomorrow.
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At that moment, Telly notices Bob and thinks that he has an apple, but Bob says that he has a banana. They see if Curly would eat it since it is a healthy fruit snack, but she refuses to eat it. To get Curly to eat the banana, Telly decides to tell her a story about the banana, hoping to inspire her to try the banana.
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The story starts off about a land that had no king and queen, since the female Lavender townsperson wanted a queen to rule their land. The townspeople were very sad and wished that a king or queen would rule their land. Suddenly, a banana in a stone magically appeared.
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There was also a sign next the banana in a stone that read, "Whoso pulleth this banana out of this stone, shall be rightwise king or queen of the land."
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The townspeople tried their luck at pulling the banana out of the stone, but couldn't get it out. Soon word spread around about the banana in the stone and other people tried their luck at pulling the banana out of the stone.
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First came Strong Bob, who used his strength to pull the banana out of the stone. However after many tries, Strong Bob couldn't get the banana out of the stone. He says that he should have had breakfast first.
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Next came two singers, Miles and Gabi, who tried their luck at pulling the banana out of the stone. They first sang part of "Sing" before they started pulling at the banana, but they couldn't get it out of the stone. They decide to form a rock band instead of becoming king and queen. The townspeople were very sad and wondered when the right person will pull out the banana.
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The story suddenly comes to a halt because Telly can't think an ending to the story. He passes the story to Baby Bear for him to finish up.
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Baby Bear continues the story and mentions how the townspeople were still sad that they have no king or queen to rule their land. At that moment, a young handsome bear and his sister came to town. He is not the strongest or the best, but he is a simple bear, who only cared for his sister's needs.
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Suddenly, the young bear's sister replied that she is hungry and the young bear went to find her something to eat. He spyed the banana in the stone and went over to pull it out. With his strong love for his sister, the young bear pulled the banana out of the stone.
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As the young bear pulled the banana out of the stone, he was suddenly dressed in king's clothing and a crown on his head. The townspeople were happy to have a king to rule their land and asked what he is going to do. The young bear replied that he is going to give the banana to his sister. His sister was happy to have something to eat and the young bear was happy that his sister is happy.
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As the story ends, Telly notices that Curly is eating the banana and Baby Bear is impressed that the story worked. Telly replies that the story would work because it was the greatest banana story fit for a king. At that moment, the female towns person comes by and says, "Or a queen!" - leaving Telly and Baby wondering how did she came out of the story.
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Cartoon "Banana Samba" (short version)
(First: Episode 2920)
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Muppets The Letter of the Day Games: J

Cookie Monster finds jellybeans, jackhammer, and Prairie Dawn's toast with jam in one minute.

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Film J, for jiggle, juggle, jump, joy.
(First: Episode 3396)
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Cartoon "Jumpin' J:" Animals jump with the letter J.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 4051)
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Film Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(First: Episode 3280)
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Muppets The Spanish Word of the Day: Telly asks what Por Favor means and Rosita answers please. So Telly asks the question and says please and Rosita answers please again. Telly is starting to get impatient until Rosita explains that Por Favor means please in Spanish.
(First: Episode 4032)
cut from the online version
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Cartoon Grapefruit song
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Insert The worms are doing a workout, and Slimey persuades a reluctant Oscar to sing a parody of the "Y.M.C.A." song, "Stretch, Wiggle, Yay!"
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Cartoon A boy and girl look at a painting of a woman rowing a boat.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Elmo and Ben pretend to eat healthy snacks.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert sees Ernie talk to an elephant while using a banana as a phone. Ernie explains to Bert that he is just pretending, but then he tells Bert that the elephant wants to talk to him.
(First: Episode 3899)
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Muppets Global Grover
Grover comes back from Jordan, where they make baskets from banana leaves.
(First: Episode 4058)
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Film The Number of the Day: A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 9.
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Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
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Animation The number 9 is spraypainted on a truck in various forms of graffiti art.
(First: Episode 4023)
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Cartoon Underwater, there's a 9
(First: Episode 3283)
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Muppets / Celebrity Lang Lang auditions for Oscar's Grouch Symphony Orchestra.
cut from the HBO Max version
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Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Bananas
(First: Episode 3858)
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Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon

Chapter 269
Trash is attacked by the Muddy Mudons, until he gives them some apple pie a la mud.
(First: Episode 4066)

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