Sesame Street
A day at the library
Air date January 5, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors G, W, 10

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Snuffy is excited to go to the library and meet Linda. Big Bird isn't so sure it'll work out, given Snuffy's awkward history of disappearing before any grownups get a chance to see him, but still believes they should give it a try.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
The two get to the library, and see that it's closed. Snuffy looks inside the window and sees Linda shelving books. They try to call out to Linda, but Big Bird remembers she's deaf. Snuffy has to go to Snufflegarten, and Big Bird (correctly) predicts that the library will open once Snuffy leaves. “Sometimes I wish I wasn't always right.”
0573u
Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
Wandaskneees
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
1707f
Muppets "Body Rhythms" by Little Jerry and the Monotones.
(First: Episode 1399)
Gorillajobcartoon
Cartoon A gorilla applies for a job at the Gerfner Employment Agency.
(First: Episode 0131)
2342-Lobster
Film A girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
2125u
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
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SCENE 2 In the library, patrons (including Micki and Miss Trump) go about their business. Forgetful Jones, meanwhile, tries to remember where he is. Maria tells him to find out by observing his surroundings, then he wonders why he's in the library. He notices he has a book called “How to Remember Where You Are And Why”, which he came here to return.
IrraV-MissingBird
Cartoon A boy looks for his missing bird, following its footprints.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
Erniebertdrippingwater
Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
Pinball 10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
Farmer.Noisy.Quiet
Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
2head.toothbrush
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
(First: Episode 1189)
Goose
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
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SCENE 3 Oscar shows the Grouchketeers (including Telly) a grungy-looking letter G, and has them all go out and fetch a grouchy G-word item. Telly wonders where he'll find one, then decides to go to the library.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
At the library, Linda and Maria give Telly a dictionary, which has an entire G section. Telly isn't sure that Oscar would like a game, a garden, a goat, or grapes. He suddenly gets inspired, and runs off.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Back at Oscar's can, the Grouchketeers bring Oscar a glove, and a can of grease. Telly, however, brings him glasses with garlic, which he thinks are great. He then tells them all to go away.
1869.munchmunch
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)
AlphabetTimeSong
Muppets "When it's your time to relax, make it Alphabet Time!"
(First: Episode 1447)
100006
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
MrHand-Apple
Cartoon Mr. Hand is instructed to draw a circle around an apple.
Artist: Fred Garbers
100007
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
Count.Ingrid
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentThe Count asks Ingrid to teach him how to count to 20 in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
RubeNumbers20
Cartoon A Rube Goldberg device is used to turn on a television as the numbers one through twenty are featured.
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SCENE 4 Olivia tells Big Bird she's “going away”, and leads him to the library to guess where.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
At the library, Olivia reveals to him that she travels by reading about different countries. She shows him a book about Italy, where spaghetti comes from.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Olivia leaves. Maria asks Big Bird if he's seen her, and he says she went to Italy.
BallGoesUp
Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(First: Episode 0773)
TwoGSounds
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
GforGiggle
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Manclimbsboy
Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
(First: Episode 0494)
1090-17
Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
(First: Episode 0905)
Squeegee
Cartoon "Presenting ... the window squeegee!"
(First: Episode 0540)
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SCENE 5 At the library, Oscar helps Telly find a book about sign language. Telly wants to surprise Linda with some sign language. Oscar wants to do the same, but in a more grouchy way. Telly signs “How are you?”, while Oscar signs “Your hair is pretty, and it makes me sick!” Linda compliments them both on their signing.
Fall Song
Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
QuietHippoLoudMouse
Cartoon A hippo who lives in the country, and likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1432)
ErnieBertQuietLoud
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
W-Wash
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
CityShapesIV
Film David (in voiceover) finds many circles in a store window.
(First: Episode 0774)
SB--WWater
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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SCENE 6 Linda alerts the patrons that the library is about to close. Big Bird begs Linda, Olivia and Maria to stay a little longer so they can meet Snuffy, but they're going to the movies and they don't want to be late. Again, Big Bird correctly predicts that Snuffy will just barely miss them.
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Snuffy arrives, then has to leave because he’s also going to the movies, with his mommy. Big Bird follows him, wondering if he’s going to the same theater. Olivia announces the sponsors.


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