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Part 14: Mary’s Little Lamb

Cast: Jim Henson (Kermit),Fran Brill (Mary), unknown? (Lamb), Jerry Nelson (Announcer).mmnews28

Announcer


We take you now to Kermit the Frog with another fast breaking news story!
Kermit


Hi ho, Kermit the Frog here for Sesame Street News. You all remember the poem: Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow, and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go? Remember that? Well, do you remember the part where it followed her to school? Well, this is Mary’s school back here, and — oh, look, there comes Mary, and the little lamb is following her! Oh, Maaaa-ryyyy!
Mary


Hm? Oh.mmnews29
Kermit


Uh, Kermit the Frog of Sesame Street News here, I was wondering if I could ask you a couple of questions.
Mary


Oh, well, certainly.
Kermit


Uh huh. Well, how did it go in school today?
Mary


Oh, it was wonderful.
Kermit


Mm hmm. And, uh, with the lamb?
Lamb


It’s not baaa-aaaa-aaad.
Mary


Isn’t he cute?
Kermit


Bad, huh. Yes, he’s very cute. [ The lamb starts nudging Kermit with his nose. ] But, uh, actually, I was wondering, maybe we should step over here away from the lamb…
Mary


Oh, sure.
Kermit


So I can ask you the questions.
Mary


Okay.mmnews30
[ Kermit and Mary move a step away, but the Lamb follows, nudging Kermit more agressively. ]
Kermit


Oh. Uh. It’s coming along, though.
Mary


Felix, c’mon.
Kermit


It does follow you everywhere, doesn’t it?
Mary


Oh, if a lamb likes you, he’ll follow you anywhere.
Kermit


Yeah, well, he’s, uh — heh heh —
Mary


Boy, he likes you too!
Kermit


Yeah, he’s a cute little guy, isn’t he? Yeah. Mm hm.
Mary


Felix, c’mon.mmnews31
[ The lamb keeps nudging and nibbling on Kermit. ]
Kermit


Yeah, well, uh, tell me, uh, what did you learn in school today, Mary?
Mary


We learned that one plus one is two. Cut it out, Felix.
Kermit


Yes, so you learned to —
Lamb


Aaa-aaa-add!
Kermit


To add, yes. Er, uh. That’s very good. Where did you get this, this little guy, anyhow, Mary?
Mary


Oh, I got him from my father.
Kermit


From your father, from your, uh —
Lamb


Daaa-aaad!
Kermit


Dad. Yes. Um.mmnews32
Kermit


Well, don’t you think it’s probably time you went on home, now, Mary?
Mary


Oh.
Kermit


And we can watch the lamb follow you home, don’t you think?
Mary


Sure. Boy! He just likes you a LOT!
Kermit


Yeah, he does…
Mary


Come on, come on… we’re going home… [ Mary leads her lamb away. ]
Lamb


Baa-aaa-aaa! Baaa! Baaaa!
Mary


Come on…
Kermit


Bye bye, now. Bye bye.
Lamb


Baaaaa!
Kermit


Bye bye, little lamb. Okay. Well, this is Kermit the Frog, and I’ve been talking to Mary and her little lamb, and, uh —
[ The lamb comes back and baaa’s in Kermit’s face. ]
Lamb


Baaaaa-aaa!
Kermit


Yes, you were supposed to go home with Mary.
Lamb


Baaaaa! Baaaa! [ The lamb starts pushing Kermit. ]
Kermit


No, go on home! Go on home! I’m ticklish, now… Oh! Would you cut that out? Now, listen!
Lamb


Baaaa!
Kermit


Uh, this is Kermit the Frog, and I’m —
Lamb


Baaaa-aaaa!
Kermit


I’m being followed by Mary’s little lamb, and returning you to your regularly scheduled — wha-aaaa!
[ The lamb pushes Kermit off screen. ]mmnews33

by Danny Horn

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