Joey&DaveyMonkey approach OSCAR’snewsstand, wishing to buy the latest issue of Amazing&ExcitingTrue-LifeBananaTales. 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.
A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, & finds an ad for "1 slightly used monster.
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.
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 hisTRASHCAN. The monkeys think he's getting a head start & they follow after him.
BIGBIRD receives a visit from MarisaTomei, & 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.
A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
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)
Kids try to guess what a bunch of shapes will form; eventually they form a chicken.