Sesame Street
A rainy day
Air date January 6, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production November 9, 1982
Sponsors M, U, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 On a rainy day, Maria spots Forgetful Jones holding an open umbrella upside down. She shows him how to use it properly, and when she leaves, he immediately forgets again. David needs an umbrella, so Forgetful gives him his, but David gets soaking wet from all the water that accumulated in the umbrella.
Animation The inhabitants of a farm feel like celebrating when it rains during a hot, dry summer.
Artist: the Quay Brothers
(First: Episode 1403)
Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)
Muppets The Beetles are "Thinking of U."
(First: Episode 1486)
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
Film A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Grover talks about the word walk. He is accompanied by styrofoam letters that form the word walk, and they keep walking back and forth.
(First: Episode 1692)
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
Cast The song "Jogging" plays over scenes of the adults and kids jogging through Central Park and the city, with Oscar jogging in his can.
(First: Episode 1254)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
Cast Maria as Chaplin (joined by Linda and Luis) looks for a way to stay dry in the rain.
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0808)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon An alien comes across a pair of tree trunks; one with multi-colored leaves, the other without. He finds and grows leaves to mount on the other tree, then strings a hammock between the two.
(First: Episode 1451)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster gets MAD when it sees the word.
(First: Episode 1513)
Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
(First: Episode 0926)
SCENE 2 Forgetful stands in the rain, trying to remember something Clementine told him he’s supposed to do when it rains. He tries reading a book, then working on a needlepoint, but finds it hard to do so in the rain. He finds David and Maria inside Hooper's Store playing checkers, and Maria reminds him to come in out of the rain and stay inside. Instead, he goes outside, not realizing he was just inside.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
(First: Episode 0955)
Film A metal crane and a real crane look alike.
(First: Episode 1544)
Cartoon Two Elephants
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1457)
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Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his rhyming magic trick, making three things come out of his hat that rhyme with "knee". Grover guesses the first one (key), but doesn't get the last two (ski and tree) right.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple.
(First: Episode 0485)
SCENE 3 As it still rains, Telly brings Oscar the food and supplies he needs for his grouch picnic. Telly feels proud of having helped Oscar.
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Film George's ladder gets taller and shorter, as does his box of berries.
(First: Episode 0289)
Muppets Ernie watches the Twiddlebugs, who are about to head for Hooper's Store in the rain, but they notice that they need something to keep themselves dry. Tessie remembers that an umbrella helps, so they take one.
(First: Episode 1342)
Cartoon A boy thinks it's raining outside, so he puts on his rain gear and goes outside, only to find sunny weather. It turns out the lawn sprinkler was near his window.
(First: Episode 1627)
Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets The Count has built a rocket with the help of Dr. Reinbrain and plans to launch it from inside his castle. The two count down from the computer console, but the rocket doesn't take off. Indeed, Count never intended for lift-off; he plans on counting down again and again.
(First: Episode 1306)
Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
(First: Episode 1524)
SCENE 4 Mr. and Mrs. Honker leave their baby in the care of Maria and David at Hooper’s. The baby honker starts crying, and Maria tries to cheer it up with a doll and a rattle, neither of which work. Finally, she finds a honker storybook, which she begins reading from.
Cartoon What if my hair were grass? (revised)
(First: Episode 0514)
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets An Anything Muppet demonstrates empty by leaving his room, soon Grover and his friends, including Cookie Monster, occupy the room making it full. The Anything Muppet comes in and scares the monsters away leaving it empty.
(First: Episode 0148)
Cartoon Me and My M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1545)
Cast Gordon preaches the importance of rain as it starts to do so in his office.
(First: Episode 1578)
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
Animation Different shapes appear inside a circle, until it rounds itself out.
SCENE 5 As Maria gets ready to read another book, Mr. and Mrs. Honker come back to pick up their baby. The sponsors are announced.

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