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SESAME STREET
Plot Joey & Davey want a story
Air date January 10th, 1996
Season Season 27
Sponsors T, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Joey & Davey Monkey approach OSCARs newsstand, wishing to buy the latest issue of Amazing & Exciting True-Life Banana Tales. OSCAR happens to have a copy, but the monkeys can't have it; he's holding it for someone who's already payed for it. The person turns out to be Ruthie. The monkeys feel betrayed & start sobbing, until they learn she bought it for them! OSCAR moans that today will be a happy day on the STREET, but thinks things will turn around once Joey & Davey start arguing over who gets to read the magazine.
Monster newspaper
Cartoon
A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, & finds an ad for "1 slightly used monster.
2356-24
Cast
BIG BIRD, Susan & Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
Fish Bird clay
Animation
Fred the fish needs water to swim in, & Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
Bead Arrangement

Boy jacket
Animation
Beads arrange themselves in different ways, & finally stick themselves to a boy's jacket.
3433 c
SCENE 2
Joey & Davey are still fighting (to OSCAR’s delight), but Ruthie gets them to stop. They realize that they can't even read, so there's no reason to fight, but it also means they won't get to hear the stories. Ruthie offers to read it to them & they soon argue over what story to read.
The Game of Make Believe
Song
Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe".
Bruce Moose
Cartoon
Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
Big Bird now that was silly
Muppets
BIG BIRD remarks, "Now that was silly!"
Sound of Music with Grover
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater "The Sound of Music" (re-filmed Alistair Cookie wraparounds)
2356-23
Cartoon
A ball goes up & down a musical staircase.
3433 d
SCENE 3
Ruthie tells them she can read both stories, but now the monkeys argue over which story to read first.
Film monkeys cleanin
Film
At a zoo, monkeys clean each other & run around.
Music: Joe Raposo
3958 x
Film
2 girls count to 5 as they clap.
3853-28
Muppets
BIG BIRD asks to see that number 1 more time.
Rainbowfish 5
Muppets
The RAINBOW Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
3355-Before
Film
Various situations of before & after, to a hip-hop beat.
3433 e
SCENE 4
Ruthie finishes reading the stories to Joey & Davey, who wish to make a game out of their favorite of the two, "Fugitive Runaway Banana." They want OSCAR to play the role of Kimball, the runaway banana. OSCAR insists he's not playing & retreats to his TRASH CAN. The monkeys think he's getting a head start & they follow after him.
Big Bird Marisa Tomei
Muppets
/
Celebrity
BIG BIRD receives a visit from Marisa Tomei, & is reminded that he was supposed to say the alphabet with her today. Some drama ensues between them, but they say the alphabet anyway, & part on good terms.
Drawing Dai Xi
Film
A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
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)
3164 r
Cartoon
Kids try to guess what a bunch of shapes will form; eventually they form a chicken.
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SCENE 5
Joey & Davey have both followed OSCAR to his TRASH CAN, where he wants them to scram. Ruthie comes by & OSCAR begs her to get them to leave. They understand that it makes OSCAR angry, so they relieve his from playing. They instead want to play "Cyber Mutant Banana Rangers", & want OSCAR to play the villain, Rick Rotten. Ruthie announces the sponsors.
3734 Coming Soon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on SESAME STREET - BIG BIRD notices there are dots on his feet & legs.

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