Sesame Street
Air date March 19, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors K, O, 10


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan, Olivia, David, and Bob prepare to have a picnic in the park for an outdoor concert. Grundgetta brings them something else they might need - her portable radio, which broadcasts a Grouch weather report indicating rain. The adults' fun event is now ruined, but Grundgetta goes to enjoy sitting in the rain without having to hear any pleasant music.
Animation The inhabitants of a farm feel like celebrating when it rains during a hot, dry summer.
(First: Episode 1403)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(First: Episode 1025)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Cast Bob, Olivia, and David sing a song about the rain outside on a rainy day.
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
Billy Dee Williams measures Big Bird
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird watches Billy Dee Williams measure two kids. Big Bird is taller than the wall they're using, so Billy quickly builds an extension to find Big Bird's height.
(First: Episode 1805)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
(First: Episode 0173)
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
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)
Muppets Kermit the Frog has been instructed to discuss surprises. He wonders what kind of surprise he's in store for, such as a scare from a monster or being hit with a pie. The surprise instead comes from a young girl, who gives him some flowers.
(First: Episode 1770)
Cartoon A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1358)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version three).
(First: Episode 0460)
SCENE 2 Two Honkers come out of the rain and into Hooper's Store. One Honker honks thrice, but David doesn't comprehend. He thinks of some things that find the same syllable pattern (such as cherry pie or lollipop), but nothing seems to please the Honkers. He finally decides to call Big Bird, who speaks honk, to translate. It turns out the Honker is asking David to "dance with me." They flip on the radio and dance around the store.
Cartoon Sign Man: OINK
(First: Episode 1163)
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be. (re-recorded music)
(First: Episode 0004)
Cast Maria is dressed for summer weather, while Linda is dressed for the snow. They switch clothes and scenarios.
(First: Episode 1819)
Cartoon "Big Sneeze" - a man destroys everything in his path when he sneezes.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1579)
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)
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
Celebrity 14 Karat Soul sings about school.
(First: Episode 1665)
Film SCHOOL: the sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0685)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
(First: Episode 1189)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Song Luis sings "Follow the Arrows" as a man does so.
(First: Episode 1642)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(First: Episode 1641)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)

SCENE 3 Per Oscar's request, Grundgetta makes sure his trash can lid is open during the rain so it can pour in and make a mess in the can. However, Bob and Susan pass by while it's open and close it, forcing Grundgetta to open it back up. She catches Olivia in the act and decides the best course of action is to leave a sign on the can, indicating others to leave it alone. Moments later, the rain stops, to Grundgetta's dismay. She decides to close the can to prevent any sunlight coming in, but the passing neighbors read the sign and keep opening it.
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon Olga y la letra O
(EKA: Episode 0338)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon Dot Bridge (third dot wants to be purple)
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 4 Olivia wipes down the window sill as Grundgetta announces the sponsors.

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