Sesame Street
Air date January 11, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors F, V, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly enters Hooper's Store, shopping for picnic snacks for all his friends, including Aristotle (and several others). David notices that Telly has written “banana” after every name on the list, and tells him to count the number of friends he has, which equals the number of bananas he needs (and the number of dimes he owes David).
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated by their group, teaching a lesson in counting backwards.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Empty / full cafeteria (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates empty and full.
(First: Episode 0257)
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
SCENE 2 Oscar teaches the viewer that, if you want to go outside, look for the EXIT sign. Osvaldo disagrees, endorsing his SALIDA sign. Maria informs them that both words mean the same thing.
Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
Cartoon The word SALIDA exits through a white square.
(First: Episode 0588)
Muppets Mother Goose tries to write a nursery rhyme for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, while her many children wreck havoc on her office.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man sings about the word "Salida"...and refuses to stop.
(First: Episode 1300)
SCENE 3 Big Bird encounters Gordon and the kids petting a bloodhound named Jed, with owner Roger Caras. Gordon explains how bloodhounds use their sense of smell to track a person down, and he witnesses Jed track down Anthony in a game of hide-and-seek. Big Bird thinks maybe a dog can track the scent of a Snuffleupagus, and goes to look for Barkley.
Cartoon "What Do You Do With a Pet?"
(First: Episode 0465)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 1 — Spanish)
(First: Episode 0387)
Film A girl in the city mails a letter to her grandfather in the country in Maine, and we watch its journey through the postal service.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)

SCENE 4 Big Bird explains to Snuffy that he’s going to have Barkley pick up the scent of Snuffy’s bunny slipper, then track Snuffy down. Snuffy waits in Big Bird’s nest area, and Big Bird tries to carry his plan through. Barkley finds Snuffy, and Big Bird congratulates him, then goes out to call his friends.
Muppets Grover demonstrates how a phone booth is used, but it becomes crowded when he receives a call asking for "Mondipoorg."
(First: Episode 0654)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets Kermit watches Grover as he touches his nose with his toes five times. Kermit then tries to do the same, but ends up hurting himself.
(First: Episode 1629)
Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)
SCENE 5 Big Bird shows Snuffy’s slipper to his friends, and has Barkley sniff it again. Barkley follows the trail to Big Bird’s nest area, but Snuffy has left a note saying he had to go shopping with his mommy. Big Bird realizes that Barkley has followed Snuffy past the nest area, so they all look out for him.
Cartoon A man appears out of a yo-yo string and narrates two poems about over, under, around, and through: one about a fish swimming around the wreck of the good ship Mary Lou, and another about a worm who eats through the center of an apple.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1389)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's late at night and Bert isn't home yet. Ernie worries that he may have been abducted by monsters and is being forced to party with them... maybe even having fun. When Bert gets home, Ernie shares his stream of emotions he felt when he'd imagined something had happened to Bert: fear, sadness and anger. Bert assures him that he was fine -- he never has fun.
(First: Episode 0929)
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 6 Kids narrate as Snuffy takes a walk in the park and Barkley follows him.
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(First: Episode 1800)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot shows up early)
(First: Episode 0001)
Cast Luis comes across a table with only three legs, yet still stands up fine. He searches in his box of junk for a proper leg.
(First: Episode 1033)
Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(First: Episode 0539)
Cartoon ifwedare.jpg
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)

SCENE 7 The gang still hasn’t found Barkley, so they decide to go to the police office, despite Big Bird’s pleas for them to stay. Snuffy and Barkley return after they leave, needless to say. Snuffy immediately has to go meet his mommy, and once he leaves, Maria rushes back to Big Bird, immediately regretting missing Snuffy. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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