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Sesame Street
Air date January 9, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors B, H, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Olivia greets the viewer, then sees Dr. Nobel Price display his latest invention: the “woofer-rattattater-boomer”, which looks a lot like a bell – but there's a catch! Dr. Price tells her to set the dial on 1, and when Olivia tries ringing it, it makes the sound of a dog. David comes by with Craig and his puppy, wondering where the other dog is.

Olivia turns the dial to 2, and it makes the sound of a jackhammer. Oscar pops up, wondering where the sound is coming from, thinking it must be Sully. She turns it to 3, and it makes the sound of thunder and lightning. Maria, Craig, Jimmy and Keshia rush inside, thinking a storm is coming. Finally, she sets the dial to 4, which Dr. Price doesn't think will work, but it finally sounds like what it's supposed to: a bell. The doctor christens it “The No-Bell”, which he thinks will sell at a good Price.
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets Grover is a guest on the game show "Name That Sound."
(First: Episode 1643)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Cartoon A stubborn hippo sits on a girl's ball, and she tries to figure out how to get it back.
(First: Episode 0765)

SCENE 2 Telly is in a pickle: he can't open a jar of pickles for Oscar and his Grouchketeer friends, which means Oscar won’t let him be a “grade-B, substitute” Grouchketeer. Marty (Richard Hunt) offers him some jellybeans as an alternative to pickles, but Telly imagines Oscar berating him for it. Next, Marty suggests recruiting the strong-lady from the circus to open the jar. Telly imagines Maria as the strong-lady who tries to open the jar, but fails.
David comes by, and shows Telly how he opens a pickle jar at Hooper's Store: using a spoon and tapping the jar. Telly and Marty rejoice, until Telly realizes that the pickles are too big for him to fish out of the jar with his fingers. David shows Telly that he can use a fork to do so.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot is late and travels through the others)
(First: Episode 0001)
Film Kids paint various things that begin with the letter B on a window (edited version)
Full edit--(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B".
(First: Episode 1495)
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0890)
Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
SCENE 3 Telly wants to make sardine-pickle sandwiches with the Grouchketeers, but Oscar only lets him watch. Maria assists them in arranging the sardines and pickles on the bread. Oscar hands her a bottle of chocolate sauce to add to the sandwiches. When they finish making the sandwiches, the Grouchketeers don’t want to eat them, so Oscar reserves them for his Grouch buddies – and Telly, who becomes nauseous.
Cartoon A determined little boy makes several attempts to fly, and eventually gets his dad to take him on an airplane.
Cast Luis and Gordon have a hard time picking apples by themselves, but all it takes is cooperation.
(First: Episode 1399)
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)

SCENE 4 Telly wants to be a Grouchketeer, but doesn’t want to eat the sandwich. When Oscar and Irvine come back, Telly stalls by noticing the shapes of the sandwiches: Oscar’s is a whole square, Irvine’s is divided into two rectangles, and Telly’s is divided into two triangles. He then asks Oscar for some spinach jelly on his sandwich, and while Oscar ducks down to get some, Telly secretly offers both sides of his sandwich to Irvine. Oscar comes up, and sees that Telly’s sandwich is gone, which makes Oscar hopeful of Telly after all.
Animation A montage of boys, all of whom are named Joe, saying what their favorite sports are. The last one turns out to be a girl named Joanne.
Artist: John Korty
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie tries to fool Bert with his disguises such as a pirate disguise and a bearded Red Riding Hood disguise, but Bert recognizes him each time and tells him to stop trying to fool him. Then a wolf knocks on the door and Bert is convinced it's Ernie in disguise again- until Ernie appears at the door!
(First: Episode 1170)
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(First: Episode 0632)
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1518)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1204)
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Celebrity 14 Karat Soul make AT words in song.
(First: Episode 1701)
Cartoon Howard and Harold think of H words
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
(First: Episode 0139)
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(First: Episode 1423)
Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1147)

SCENE 5 Oscar recounts all the things Telly did today, and then asks Telly what he would say. Telly says “thank you”, which displeases Oscar, but then he gives a grouchy response which Oscar prefers, so Oscar awards him the status, but only for a second, because it’s time to say goodbye. David announces the sponsors.

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