Plot the Waldschrat
Air date October 17, 2004


Picture Segment Description
Scene Finchen are reading a book about a "Waldschrat" (Wild man) and really want to meet one, since they take care of the forests. Suddenly Finchen notice a man who present himself as Waldi, the "Waldschrat". Waldi are impressed that Finchen knows about his kind. It turns out that Waldi are looking for a forest, he has just graduated and have never seen a forest but knows all about them.
Scene Finchen asks Waldi what he have learned at the "Waldschrat" school. Waldi list various things such as the forest are important, it needs protection, it improves the air, it's wonderful and humans like to take walks in it. Finchen tells Waldi that when he are looking for a forest all he needs to do are to look for a place that have many trees. Waldi thinks that sounds very smart, but what does a tree look like ?
Scene Finchen describes a tree to Waldi, by telling him that a tree have a large trunk that points up in the air and Waldi goes looking for such a thing. Waldi finds a broom on Nils' truck that fits the description. Finchen then adds green to the description and Waldi quickly concludes that the Sesamstrasse sign must be a tree. Finchen describes a tree again for Waldi this time in more detail than before and then leads Waldi to the Sesamstrasse forest. Waldi are excited to have finally found his very own forest.
Scene Finchen and Waldi sings a song about how wonderful a forest are. After the song Wadli thanks Finchen, but before he leaves he tells Finchen that her leaf pile must have come from the trees and thereby she protect the leafs and then leaves. Finchen then wonders if that would make her a Blattschrat.

Known segments

  • Ernie gives a report on what the well-dressed trees are wearing each season. (EKA: Folge 2000)
  • Cookie Monster and Prairie Dawn are out in the fresh air. Cookie Monster can't get over that she did not bring any cookies. She tries to get his mind off cookies by getting him to focus on the clouds, trees and flowers. Everything he sees reminds him of eating cookies, such as the flowers. But Prairie Dawn reminds him that if he ate all the flowers, there wouldn't be any left for other people to enjoy.
  • Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger
  • Count von Count reads "The Countess Who Lived in the Woods."

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