Sesame Street

Announcer: Nancy the nanny goat lived north of Nantucket.

(A bird pops out of the top of the N.)

Announcer: Nancy had a pet, a nice nightingale.

Nightingale: I am a nightingale!

(Scene changes to inside the N and we find Nancy in front of a mirror putting on her napkin.)

Announcer: Now, Nancy was a nincompoop because around her neck she wore a narrow napkin!

(Switch to a close-up of a clock which pulls back to show a town hall-type building where the clock is located. A sign on the side of the road in front of the building says "Nanny goat farm". We see the N roll by.)

Announcer: One night in November at 9:09 she got a notion to visit a nutty Nanny Goat farm.

(The background is covered with goats and the words appear in balloons superimposed over them. The N rolls by with the nightingale being pulled behind it on a leash.)

Announcer: Numbskull! Nitwit! Nincompoop! Were some of the nasty names the other nanny goats called her as she sat nibbling on her nails.

(She's now seated on top of the N nibbling away. The N pulls to a stop next to the granny nanny goat who is seated in a chair and knitting.)

Announcer: The granny nanny goat noticed Nancy and said, "Nancy, don't be a ninny! Never nibble on your nails!"

(We now see a letter N shaking.)

Announcer: Nancy became nervous.

(Back to Nancy on top of the N taking off her napkin and pulling a necklace out of the top of the N.)

Announcer: She took off the narrow napkin and put on a nifty necklace.

(A bird flies by with a sign reading "noodles" dragging behind him.)

Announcer: Instead of nibbling on her nails she started to notice noodles.

(Back to granny nanny goat who stops knitting and looks over at Nancy offscreen. We then cut to a full shot of the N as Nancy pops out of various openings and says the letter N in speech balloons. The nightingale pops out as well but he's speechless :-)

Announcer: Granny nanny goat noticed Nancy and said, "Nanny goats who nibble on their nails and notice noodles are nutty!"

(Nancy skids to a stop from running into the scene and the letter N draws itself next to her.)

Announcer: This story of Nancy the nanny goat was brought to you by the letter N.


Premiering in 1969, this educational television show aimed at preschoolers has charmed generations of youngsters ever since. The show - featuring a lovable cast of characters including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Snuffy, Grover and many others - has delighted and educated children and adults alike, with its collection of songs, skits, and celebrity guest appearances. ... Read More