Sesame Street
Air date January 12, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Gary Belkin
Sponsors O, P, 2


Picture Segment Description
Muppets / Cast In a grid, Big Bird, Herry Monster, David, Olivia, Gladys the Cow, The Count and two kids rhyme the word "Hi."
(First: Episode 1348)
Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Grover wants to sell Kermit the Frog a pair of sunglasses, but Kermit doesn't have a nose or ears to hold the sunglasses up with, so Grover gives Kermit a pair of sunglasses with attached ears, nose, and mustache (which Grover adds is optional).
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
(First: Episode 1026)
Cartoon What would happen I popped this balloon?
(First: Episode 1312)
SCENE 1 At the Fix-it Shop, Luis writes an intergalactic action story on a typewriter, but repeatedly removes and crumples the paper he uses, then notices that Oscar has been watching him. Oscar has brought in a non-working flashlight for Luis to fix. Luis takes the batteries out of his own flashlight and puts them into Oscar’s, making it work. Luis agrees to let Oscar keep the batteries until tomorrow, as long as Oscar doesn’t play any tricks on him for one whole day. Oscar reluctantly agrees to these terms.
Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon The Sesame Street Vaudeville Theater presents "Near and Far," two performers, one of which is always near and the other is far. When the two switch places so "Far" can be more recognized, the act becomes "Wet and Dry" and "Far" gets doused with water.
(First: Episode 1185)
Muppets / Celebrity Malcolm imagines a walk in the woods based on the music James Galway plays on his flute. His imaginary walk tuckers him out, so James plays him a lullaby.
(First: Episode 1423)
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
SCENE 2 Luis continues writing his story, not noticing that Telly has been watching him. Telly has brought in a basketball for Luis to fix, because when Telly played basketball earlier, the ball wouldn’t go through the hoop when he threw it. Luis explains that basketball takes practice, and that Telly should keep trying. Telly equates it with Luis’ attempts at story writing, and Luis gets motivated to keep writing.
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(First: Episode 0467)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0011)
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing the "Swingin' Alphabet."
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0478)
Cast Susan, Bob, and Maria give a lesson on addition and subtraction.
(First: Episode 0633)
Cartoon P is for Painting
(First: Episode 0764)
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: O
Mr. Chatterly tries to deliver a lecture about the letter O, but is distracted by several things that don't begin with O, like a rabbit walking with a cow. The Anything Muppet producers decide to cancel the show and take down the set.
(First: Episode 0837)
SCENE 3 Big Bird witnesses Gordon and Luis argue over whether to get Chinese or Japanese food for lunch. Big Bird suggests a way for them to compromise, and they both agree on Chinese this week, and Japanese next week. They invite Big Bird to try the egg foo yung, which Big Bird refuses.
Cartoon A girl puts imaginary things in a jar, which makes her laugh.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1304)
Muppets "I Love a March"
(First: Episode 0985)
Cartoon Super 2 solves problems by doubling things.
(First: Episode 1643)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at different shapes.
(First: Episode 1629)
Cartoon Two giraffes (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1468)
SCENE 4 Luis and Gordon return from lunch. Oscar, the “worm-charmer”, charges Gordon ten cents to watch as he plays a kazoo while Slimey dances, then says Slimey will twist himself to the number 2. Gordon thinks Slimey could hurt himself by stretching, and Oscar says he’ll do it in five minutes. Gordon says he didn’t see the trick, but Oscar reveals that the trick was that he got Gordon’s dime.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
Muppets A woman (Jim Henson) volunteers to assist The Amazing Mumford in his surprise magic trick. Mumford makes her disappear – but when he tries to make her reappear, Herry Monster pops up, saying "SURPRISE!"
(First: Episode 0381)
Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
Animation Sand O/o
(First: Episode 0621)
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
GrocerySt re
Cartoon The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a donut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
(First: Episode 1242)

SCENE 5 Luis gets back at Oscar for what he did to Gordon earlier: he’ll pay Oscar first, then guess Slimey’s trick in advance so Slimey will have to do it. Instead, Oscar has Slimey curl into the letter O, meaning he didn't rip off Luis. Oscar explains that he’s sticking by the terms he agreed to with Luis earlier, which don’t exempt Gordon from said tricks. Luis berates Gordon for having him trick Oscar, while Oscar announces the sponsors.

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