Sesame Street
Air date February 28, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Gary Belkin
Sponsors I, R, 6


Picture Segment Description
Ray Charles Beautiful Mornin
Celebrity Ray Charles sings "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"
(First: Episode 1077)
Film A saxophone is made in a factory, while a solo saxophone underscores the process.
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets Bert says his favorite number is Six.
(First: Episode 1289)
Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(First: Episode 0955)
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
SCENE 1 Big Bird shouts into Oscar's trash can, chiding him for something mean he said earlier. Bob asks Big Bird what he's angry about, but Big Bird insists he's not angry. Bob encourages to speak his feelings and Big Bird says he's now angry at Bob for assuming he's angry. Bob apologizes and they part amicably, with Bob yelling at Oscar for causing this whole situation.
Film Footage of a rattlesnake
(EKA: Episode 0294)
Muppets Waiter Grover: The Count has come to order hot dogs - lots of hot dogs. But when Grover refuses to get more hot dogs because the Count will only count them, and not eat them, the Count uses a hypnotism spell to get more.
(First: Episode 0644)
Cartoon Farm animals are counted 1-6.
(First: Episode 1692)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the sign atop a miniature school building, and observes a small group of children that run out of it. Once they've left, the monster picks up the now empty building, and declares, "School's out!"
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)

Insert While Oscar tends to his hungry elephants, Maria reads a crying Irvine the story of "The Princess and the Mattress." In the story, a lonely Grouch prince (Oscar) is tired of arguing with himself and wants a wife. To find the Grouchiest girl in the land, he creates a test - he covers a soft mattress with bricks and since Grouches hate soft things, the perfect girl will be able to notice the soft mattress underneath. A princess arrives (Grundgetta) and heads to the bed for a rest, noticing the soft mattress. The two argue happily ever after.
(First: Episode 1723)
Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
Pigeon Book
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(First: Episode 1287)
Cartoon Two kids wonder where some mysterious tracks on the ground come from.
(First: Episode 1056)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
SCENE 2 Big Bird shows Gordon and Maria the giant balloon he's gotten from Mr. Snuffleupagus, intending to surprise Susan with it when she gets home. However, it's too big to fit through the door to 123 Sesame Street. He thinks of ways he could get it inside, such as popping the balloon or sawing the door wider. He then realizes two solutions that would work - open the other door, or deflate the balloon and blow it up once inside. He decides to do the door method, but accidentally lets go of the balloon, sending it flying as it loses its air.
Cartoon How do frogs make more frogs? The birth and growth of a frog is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown frog hops in the middle of a field and calls out, "Hey, Kermit!"
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1232)
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Grover wants to sell Kermit a nose warmer, but since Kermit doesn't have a nose, Grover gives him one.
(First: Episode 1448)
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(First: Episode 0153)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Insert Maria and Olivia sing "This Hat" as they show off their favorite hats. Oscar adds a verse about a hat made of spaghetti he's wearing.
(First: Episode 1519)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
Cartoon The Alphabet Song (country, gospel, Mexican)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1576)
Film The Kids form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
Celebrity The Hines Brothers, Gregory and Maurice, demonstrate near and far.
(First: Episode 1347)
George nearfar
Animation George the Farmer is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)

SCENE 3 Now inside Gordon and Susan's apartment, Big Bird blows the balloon out the window. As he tries to bring it in, it pops on the window frame. Big Bird sighs that next time, he'll surprise someone with a simple pencil holder. Bob announces the sponsors.

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