Sesame Street
Forgetful forgets the street name
Air date March 7, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors L, R, 3


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird is about to welcome the viewer, but Forgetful Jones interrupts because he wants to welcome them. However, he forgets the street name. Big Bird and Maria use the theme song to help remind him, but to no avail.
Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(First: Episode 0768)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets An old colonel explorer meets Simon Soundman and describes his world trip to him, dozing off several times in the process due to his lack of sleep. As the colonel talks about the bad weather, Simon provides the appropriate sounds.
(First: Episode 1440)
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0475)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)

SCENE 2 Bob and Maria plan on taking naps on their days off, but Barkley disrupts them. Big Bird goes to get Barkley a blanket. Meanwhile, Forgetful tries to remember the street name. ("Welcome to the Boulevard of Broken Dreams...")
Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up frightening Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon "L" for "Large" and "l" for "little"
(First: Episode 1455)
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(EKA: Episode 1451)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Muppets "Disco Toothbrush"
(First: Episode 1314)
SCENE 3 After the previous segment, Forgetful guesses he's on "Disco Toothbrush Street", but Buster claims he's getting colder.
Letter for Ernie.jpg
Muppets Ernie tries to help a Pumpkin Anything Muppet mailman deliver a package to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
Film Buffalo graze by a river.
Cartoon A girl imagines herself as a car that rescues fire victims.
(First: Episode 0513)
Muppets Farley explains things one can do with their mind - he plans on going to the door, he imagines who's knocking at it, he remembers it's not his mother and he hopes there's not a scary monster at the door. Herry Monster surprises him by bursting through the door, frightening Farley away. Herry's sorry Farley ran away; he wanted to play.
(First: Episode 0180)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3.
(First: Episode 0516)
Film A Mummenschanz performer imitates the mannerism and movement of a monkey.
(First: Episode 1108)
SCENE 4 After the previous segment, Buster guesses Forgetful is going to say "Welcome to Monkey Street", but spares him the embarrassment. Forgetful thanks his horse and guesses he's on "Smart Horse Street".
Cartoon School is cool!
Cartoon A man in a bowler hat hears different sounds behind each door.
(First: Episode 1409)
Muppets "(I Can't Get No) Co-Operation"
(First: Episode 1521)
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Insert Olivia sings "Sad."
(First: Episode 0977)
Film In voice-over, Maria and a kid sing about "Platanos" (bananas).
(First: Episode 1756)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie and Bert have a balloon on a post of both their beds. Ernie thinks they'll last forever, but Bert explains that balloons don't last forever. Ernie doesn't want to see them deflate, so he insists that they let the balloons go; that way the last time they see them, they'll be "fat and floaty". They let them fly out the window, and as soon as they get back into bed, Ernie (breaking the promise he made Bert that he'd go to sleep if they let the balloons go) asks Bert if the balloons are too cold up in the sky, and whether they'll end up in China. Frustrated, Bert throws a fit. Ernie asks him to keep it down.
Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
Cartoon Clouds that look like things.
(First: Episode 0211)
Film Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Dot Bridge 02 late.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)

SCENE 5 With help from Big Bird and Maria, Forgetful finally remembers the street name and exclaims "Welcome to Sesame Street!" However, Maria points out it's time to go, so he wants to say goodbye then, but he forgets the street name again. Buster announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Olivia holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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