Sesame Street
WORM-TV's questions of the day
(repeat of 1549)
Air date February 1, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors Q, R, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 On a rainy day, Oscar reports for WORM-TV to ask some passerby their three questions of the day, which will earn them a grand prize. Oscar makes Luis stand out in the rain as he asks the three questions. Luis gets them all right and earns a filthy towel.
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to help him carry his heavy groceries, but Ernie is too busy thinking about all the things he can do as he sits in a chair: breathing, listening, and smelling.
(First: Episode 1449)
Film A blind boy narrates his day. He reads braille, adds with an abacus, and plays in the playground with his friends.
Cartoon Light and heavy (ball and seal)
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 2 Big Bird gives Snuffy a snuffle-warmer. Big Bird then receives a beak warmer from him. Since neither of their's is the right length, they trade warmers.
Cartoon The Ringmaster #5: Five fantastic floating fools fall from the big blue blimp.
(First: Episode 1310)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Grover helps Kermit show the number 5 using blocks, but Grover doesn't know how many to get (he can't count to 5). Kermit has him go back and forth bringing one until there is five.
(First: Episode 0475)
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill
(First: Episode 0787)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "Fall" and leaves fall on them. Then, they fall over.
(First: Episode 1319)
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
Cartoon A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(First: Episode 0932)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird learns about disabilities from Itzhak Perlman and Rafael.
(First: Episode 1547)
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
Cast Luis tries to open a door marked with a "CERRADO" sign. He gets a running start, when Maria changes the sign to read "ABIERTO." She opens the door and Luis runs right through it, crashing.
(First: Episode 0596)
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
Muppets In ancient times, Grover invents the wheel to help Biff move a stone up a hill.
(First: Episode 0915)
SCENE 3 Oscar introduces Luis and David to Slimey's rock group - Earth, Rain and Mud. They perform their newest song, "Gimmie Mud."
Cartoon A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
(First: Episode 1447)
Song "Spring Song"
(First: Episode 1295)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0765)
1041E&Bclean1.jpg Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon A girl counts her 5 cats using ribbon to keep track.
(First: Episode 1001)
1041E&Bclean2.jpg Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon Car stuck on tar
(First: Episode 1732)
SCENE 4 Deena wants to play with Susan and David, who encourage her to sit and think instead. Deena choses to think about playing!
Snake Charmer 1-5.jpg
Cartoon Five snakes come out of a basket when a snake charmer plays the flute.
(First: Episode 0762)
Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Kingfireman-bob.jpg Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon Jive Five
(First: Episode 1664)
SCENE 5 A Honker comes to Hooper's Store to buy 5 apples and bananas, communicating the number by honking 5 times. He starts honking more when he asks for peanuts, faster than David can count.
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
(First: Episode 0876)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Kids narrate footage of whales.
(First: Episode 1266)
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)
SCENE 6 A weary David finishes bagging over 800 peanuts for the Honker. Suddenly, another Honker comes in and the process starts all over again, only now with raisins.

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