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SESAME STREET
Gina babysits IRVINE
Air date APRIL 17, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors O, R, 9

Hi-De-Ho Man

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
Everything in the Wrong Place Ball 1

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SCENE 1
Gina will be babysitting OSCAR’s niece, IRVINE while he & GRUNDGETTA go to the "Everything in the WRONG Place Ball." Once they leave, Gina begins reading IRVINE the story of Grumpelstiltskin.
Anthill
Cartoon
An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
Ernie barber 1
Muppets
ERNIE & BERT: ERNIE gives Bert a haircut, but ends up removing all of HIS hair.
Only Part 1 is shown in this episode.
Sloth sleepy
Song
SESAME STREET Creature Feature: The Sloth
Close the open
Cartoon
Would you mind closing our OPEN?
Jumprope team
Film
A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
Toon fishin ABCs
Cartoon
While fishing 1 day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup. (added sound effects)
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SCENE 2
Gina reads IRVINE another book, "The Genie in the GROUCH Lamp." She loves the story.
Toon Number 9 Painter
Cartoon
A painter paints a Number Nine, then hangs it.
Coconut gather old
Film
A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
2040 c
Cartoon
Fruta Manzana sings about being happy & healthy.
Artist: Don Duga & Irra Verbitsky
Luis & Gordon cooperation
Cast
Luis & Gordon have a hard time picking apples by themselves, but all it takes is cooperation!
Clumsy 2 holes
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, & falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
4048 Linda Hot
Cast
Linda shows a boy how to say the word HOT in sign language.
Toon look both ways
Cartoon
Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
Counting backflips
Film
COUNT 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
Sound of Music with Grover
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater "The Sound of Music" (re-filmed Alistair Cookie wrap-arounds)
3816 z g
Cartoon
Gordon voiceover R/r
Ernie & Honker Trio
Muppets
Ernie counts 3 Honkers as they arrange themselves in different ways.
2257 z f
Cartoon
What if I looked like George Washington?
Hi-De-Ho Man
Muppets / Celebrity
Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
Spanish toon Opera
Cartoon
La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
Elmo explorer
Insert
Elmo explores SESAME STREET, & observes Susan as she grades test papers.
9 penguins OG
Cartoon
Nine penguins slide down a hill.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
1706 i 2
Film
Sounds in the House #1
Don Music Twinkle Twinkle
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash
Kermit witnesses as Don Music tries to rewrite "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" He succeeds & is joined by a country-western band, who sings "Whistle, Whistle, Little Bird."This is the last appearance of a Don Music segment in a SESAME STREET episode - due to complaints about children imitating the character, his segments were retired.
SandO-2
Animation
Sand O / o
1563 m
Film
Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
Ernie & Bert cookies in bed
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in it. He decides to eat them in Bert’s bed instead.
Dogbird
Cartoon
What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Big Bird Frankie
Muppets
Kelly tries to rollerskate, & is mocked by Frankie. Fellow skater BIG BIRD tells him not to be so judgmental, & sings a song about how HE had to practice before becoming a good skater.
Pride day
Cartoon
At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
Animals with tails
Film
SESAME STREET Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
1800-7
Muppets
Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
2040 q
Insert
3 of These Kids (upside-down girl)
1845 o
Cartoon
9 sheep jump over a fence.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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SCENE 3
Mr. Snuffleupagus tells Alice about the time when he learned that the Snuffle-fairy wasn’t real. In a flashback, he shows OSCAR a picture of her in a book, & he tells him the truth, which Maria confirms. However, they can still imagine that she exists.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Back in the present, Snuffy & Alice announce the sponsors.

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