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Sesame Street
American Fruit Stand
Air date April 12, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Annie Evans
Sponsors O, 4
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Alison Krauss and Baby Bear tell the viewer to do things that make them happy, which in turn will keep their mind healthy; or in Krauss' words "fit as a fiddle."
cut from the HBO Max version
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SCENE At the Hooper's Store fruit stand, Alan serves some apples to two kids and Buster the Horse, who says "an apple a day keeps the veterinarian away!" Alan welcomes the viewer, but mentions that he can't chat, as he's expecting a big delivery of items today. Miles enters, asking Alan if he has any blueberries (for Susan's blueberry pie).
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SCENE, cont'd Alan's big delivery arrives, carried by an Anything Muppet delivery person (performed by Fran Brill) who points out that she also has to pick up some asparagus at Astoria. The delivery can't wait, but Alan has been so occupied with the fruit stand, he hasn't had time to set up the store. Miles offers to man the fruit stand while Alan takes care of the store.
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SCENE, cont'd Miles comments that he loves fruit, especially their different colors and flavors. Elmo and Zoe come by, and both mention that they're hungry for a snack. Elmo wants a cookie, and Zoe wants ice cream. Miles suggests having some fruit instead, hyping its nutritional value. The monsters still insist on having sweets, so Miles decides to explain why it's cool to eat fruit. The lights dim and Duck Clark, the host of American Fruit Stand, enters the scene to introduce Miles' new hit song.
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SCENE, cont'd Miles sings "I Love Fruit" (parodying "I Feel Good"), a song about how good fruit tastes and how good it is for the body.
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SCENE, cont'd Elmo and Zoe are so impressed that they now want an apple and an orange as their snacks. Gina comes by, thinking she just heard music. Elmo and Zoe confirm her suspicions, telling her about the previous number, though Gina assumes it was their imagination. She asks Miles for some peaches and pears, which cues another song introduction by Duck Clark.
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SCENE, cont'd Miles sings "Peaches and Pears" (parodying "Twist and Shout"), backed by the Oinker Sisters and some kids.
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SCENE, cont'd Elmo, Zoe, and Gina wildly applaud, and Miles returns to hand Gina her peaches and pears. Gina starts to reenact the previous song as Maria arrives, asking if there's a concert going on. Elmo and Zoe explain that Miles is singing all about fruit, but Maria instead requests some vegetables, namely broccoli. This makes Zoe wonder if a vegetable can get on American Fruit Stand. Duck Cluck pops in to confirm, and introduces a boogie-woogie broccoli tune.
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SCENE, cont'd Miles sings "Broccoli is Good" (parodying "Johnny B. Goode"), with some vegetables and some kids (including Tyrel Jackson Williams).
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SCENE, cont'd Miles' adoring audience has grown to include kids and some Anything Muppet groupies. Alan comes back from the store wondering what's going on. The crowd starts clamoring for more fruit and vegetables. Miles returns and tells the crowd that he has to go bring some blueberries to his mom. Duck Clark pops in one more time to close out American Fruit Stand. Alan tends to his new wave of fruit-hungry customers, acknowledging that business has never been this good.
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Animation Traction Jackson sings, "Fruit Snack Samba" to his dog Bernie sing about choosing fruits as an anytime snack.
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Cartoon "Name That Food," hosted by Don Carrot.
Artist: Len Glasser
(First: Episode 1491)
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Muppets The Letter of the Day: O
Prairie Dawn assures Cookie Monster that the letter O is not a cookie and does her best to intervene, but he eats it anyway as a means of "making sure." Oh!
(First: Episode 4070)
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Cartoon Soul O
(First: Episode 3375)
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Film The letter O is in the house tonight! A man break-dances around the letter O.
(First: Episode 4030)
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Film Jane Tuesday eats a orange and tells us to "Eat Your Colors."
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Muppets Telly and Rosita model excitement about mangoes through song, "The Mango Tango".
cut from the HBO Max version
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Cartoon Pear song
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Muppets Hoots sings "A Cookie is a Sometime Food" to Cookie Monster.
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Song Do the Fruit Dance!
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Elmo and Jamie pretend to eat healthy snacks.
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Muppets "Do De Rubber Duck"
(First: Episode 2304)
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Song "Look Who's Dancing"
(First: Episode 3665)
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Muppets Global Grover: Grover returns from Egypt with his camel Sidney. In his film, Achmed visits his cousins and works on a farm. Afterwards, he prepares to eat the basket of lunch that he brought back...but Sidney ate it all!
(First: Episode 4056)
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Film Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2855)
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Film The Number of the Day:
A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 4.
(First: Episode 4083)
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Muppets / Celebrity The Count, Alison Krauss, and her band, Union Station, sing "Sesame Jamboree."
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Film Four kids dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3149)
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Animation Martin Robinson counts 4 flowers in an Austin Powers-type voiceover.
(First: Episode 4034)
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Muppets Elmo's World: Singing
(First: Episode 3851)
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Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 648
On Planet Triangle, Trash finds himself taunted by the planet's residents until he played his triangle.


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