Sesame Street
David is sick
Air date March 3, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors H, I, 12


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 David, despite being sick, insists on getting up and going to work, but Grandma Harriet won't have this. She recalls he's been this way even as a kid, flashback back to when he was sick, but still wanted to go to school. Young David falls asleep anyhow and David in the present does the same.
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Grover wants to sell Kermit a nose warmer, but since Kermit doesn't have a nose, Grover gives him one.
(First: Episode 1448)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon Two men work at a manhole; one is tired of the same day-in-day-out routine of it. The other says the boss has planned a surprise for them. A jack-in-the-box pops from the manhole.
(First: Episode 0780)
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 1493)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Insert Big Bird yells down into Bert and Ernie's window, hoping the two can come out and meet Mr. Snuffleupagus. Ernie is willing to go out, but Bert insists that Snuffy isn't real and emphasizes to Ernie the power of imagination. Bert peers out the window and sees Snuffy is real, but Ernie thinks he's just using his imagination.
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(First: Episode 1471)
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
Celebrity The Deadly Nightshade sings to a group of kids about perseverance.
(First: Episode 1111)
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)

SCENE 2 The Amazing Mumford stops by David's apartment, thinking he can use magic to rid David of his illness. With a wave of the wand, David now feels great, but Mumford has transferred the sickness to Harriet. He tries the trick again, making himself sick now. After one more try, David is back to being sick and he thinks it would be best to cure himself the old fashioned way. Mumford still wants to help and tries poofing up some chicken soup, only bringing up a large slab of raw chicken instead.
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(First: Episode 1295)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
Film Body parts song sung in Spanish.
(First: Episode 1113)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0289)
Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
(First: Episode 0926)

SCENE 3 Oscar and Irvine visit David to read him a story, "Sleeping Grouchy." In the story, a princess (Grundgetta) is put under a spell that causes to sleep for years. A prince (Oscar) finds her and knows the only way to break the spell is to kiss her, but he tries finding another way. Nothing seems to work, so he kisses her, which wakes her up and puts her in an even rotten mood than before. The story leaves Irvine bawling, while David comments that he actually liked it. Harriet comments, "You must be sicker than I thought!"
Imagination Gum
Cartoon A girl imagines what would happen if she were a piece of gum.
(First: Episode 0519)
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert complains when a big letter H appears on the TV screen, so Ernie turns off the set, unplugs it, and takes a bunch of H objects out of the TV (including a hat, a house and a hamster). When he plugs it back in, a big letter I appears on the screen. Ernie wants to try fixing the TV again, but Bert tells him not to -- this is a great show.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
Cast Gordon, Maria, Luis and Bob explain how they cooperated to catch a fish to eat (a la "This is House That Jack Built").
(First: Episode 1449)
Cartoon A man uses a wheelbarrow to carry blocks needed to make a staircase.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1335)
SCENE 4 Harriet tells David to stay in bed while she goes to get some fruit. David listens to the sounds of the street and is able to tell who is outside. He hears a strange voice he doesn't know, which Big Bird identifies as Mr. Snuffleupagus. David rushes to the window to see, but the two are gone by the time he looks. Harriet returns and tells David to get back in bed.
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(First: Episode 0939)

Celebrity Suzanne Farrell takes small and big steps, then has a little lunch and a big lunch.
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Wind-up toy
(First: Episode 0255)
Song "Sawmill" - Folk singers detail how lumber is made into usable wood. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 0657)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)

SCENE 5 David listens to the sounds of the street some more and hears the Honkers playing the "Sesame Street Theme." David takes this to mean it's time to say goodbye and announces the sponsors.

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