Sesame Street
Air date January 18, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Joseph A. Bailey
Sponsors U, Z, 12


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David overhears Big Bird addressing the viewer on four ways one can count backwards from 10. David believes there's only the one way and demonstrates. However, Luis is able to do it in Spanish, followed by Linda in sign language. Finally, there's the Forgetful Jones way (which involves constantly reminding him of every number).
Film Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
Muppets Some fruits in a bowl sing a "Bilingual Fruit Song" about their Spanish names, and agree that two names are better than one.
(First: Episode 1306)
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1676)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 1.
(First: Episode 1561)
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 2.
(First: Episode 1521)
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 3.
(First: Episode 1463)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Insert Count von Count and the kids practice brushing their teeth.
(First: Episode 1028)
Cartoon Find the Circle quiz
(First: Episode 1594)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
(First: Episode 1484)
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Film Circles in everyday objects
(First: Episode 0464)
Cast Maria strolls through a Hispanic neighborhood of New York City singing "Vamos a Tomar el Fresco."
(First: Episode 1192)
Cartoon-eat a Z
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)
Animation Circles (string formations)
(First: Episode 0550)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator demonstrates front and back by telling the passengers on his elevator where to stand.
(First: Episode 0469)
Pinball 12
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(First: Episode 1232)

Celebrity Harry Belafonte tells the kids a Zulu tale about how the animals of the world got their coats.
(First: Episode 1833)
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie gets Bert to participate in a rhyming game, but ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it. (ending edited)
(First: Episode 0798)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
Muppets In ancient times, Grover invents the wheel to help Biff move a stone up a hill.
(First: Episode 0915)
Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(First: Episode 1503)

Insert Oscar asks Maria to help him with something, promising her a nice, special gift when she's through. She attaches new vanity license plates (reading SCRAM) to the front and back of the Sloppy Jalopy. As she works on the back, parts of the car fall off. Oscar tells her to open the trunk to find her reward - a perfect, yellow rose, which gets tarnished by the exhaust as Oscar drives off.
(First: Episode 1544)
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (tomato)
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 2 Big Bird now presents four different ways to say goodbye - a normal way from David, sign language from Linda, Spanish from Luis, and the Forgetful Jones way (which is to not remember what to say at all). David announces the sponsors.

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