Sesame Street
Forgetful Jones and the paper bag
Air date December 10, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors M, N, 4
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Forgetful Jones strolls out on the street at the crack of dawn, carrying a paper bag. He can't remember what to call this time of day and listens to the various sounds around him to deduce that it's morning. Only now, he can't remember what he got up bright and early to do.
RINNNGGG
Cartoon Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1483)
2Hands
Muppets Kermit talks about hands, with some assistance from a human hand.
(First: Episode 0342)
MyDogPete!!!
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Snowwhite
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
4wheels4doors
Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
(First: Episode 0910)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Forgetful still doesn't remember what he was going to do, so Gordon helps him figure out the clues. Inside the bag they find pieces of a broken lamp and he's heading towards the Fix-It Shop. Oscar thinks he's bringing it to the dump, which is in the same direction (and hopes he can get it instead). Gordon convinces Forgetful that he's bringing the lamp the Fix-It Shop to be repaired. After Forgetful leaves, Clementine comes by looking for him. She reveals the lamp was indeed intended to go to the dump, having been up in the attic for ages. She goes after Forgetful, wondering where he could've gotten such an idea from. Oscar is annoyed with Gordon's "assistance," to which Gordon responds, "Nobody's perfect."
Funny4
Cartoon The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees.
(First: Episode 1653)
Trafficlight
Film Traffic light.
(First: Episode 0131)
Deadfish
Cartoon A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1378)
Bertfeelssad
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie notices Bert looking sad for no reason. Ernie lists a number of reasons to be sad, and then Bert feels better, but now Ernie has become sad for no reason.
(First: Episode 1520)
Film-Termites
Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
Noimage
Insert In the rain, Maria goes to get some pizza. Oscar asks her to get him a slice and describes the various toppings he wants. Maria suddenly loses her appetite.
(First: Episode 1194)
OldFilm.DangerSign
Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
LittleJerryDanger
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Danger."
(First: Episode 0704)
1563o
Film Footage of birds swimming, including flamingos, swans and ducks.
(First: Episode 0981)
2head.Hiccups
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster tries to cure itself of hiccups.
(First: Episode 1318)
WetPaint-Billboard
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
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SCENE 3 Telly Monster panics when he sees Linda coming his way. He admits to the viewer that he always feels embarrassed being around her because he doesn't know any sign language, thus can't talk to her. He hides from sight, then runs into Bob and explains his problem. As Linda comes by, they teach him some simple signs to start a conversation. Telly is pleased to see how quickly he's caught on, but starts to worry about not having anything to talk about when signing.
PointSis-Alph
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing the "Swingin' Alphabet."
(First: Episode 0773)
Toon.NumberNinePainter
Cartoon A painter paints a Number Nine, then hangs it.
(First: Episode 1488)
ErnieGadget
Muppets Grover watches as Ernie loads various things into a machine that start with M and N. The machine then displays the letter it begins with. Since Grover is a monster, he decides to go in the machine, causing a mess.
(First: Episode 1201)
M-Mail
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
CarRepair
Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
IJustAdore4
Muppets Big Bird sings "I Just Adore Four" with The Tarnish Brothers.
(First: Episode 0734)
1446e
Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
(First: Episode 1414)
Signman.BINGO
Cartoon Sign Man: BINGO
(First: Episode 1171)
2096h
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(First: Episode 1641)
Typewriter
Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0841)
2namesarebetter
Muppets Some fruits in a bowl sing a "Bilingual Fruit Song" about their Spanish names, and agree that two names are better than one.
(First: Episode 1306)
Scribbles.Rain
Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
(First: Episode 1477)
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SCENE 4 Linda tries doing some work, when Barkley bounds over with a stick in his mouth, eager for a game of fetch. Linda quickly grows tired of the game and being bothered, so she pretends to toss the stick away. Barkley goes after the imaginary stick and when he can't seem to find it, he returns with a broom instead.


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