Sesame Street
Gordon and Susan babysit
Air date March 27, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors E, H, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly Monster arrives at Gordon and Susan's apartment, ready to play baseball with them. He notices some baby-related items around him and concludes the couple is expecting a baby. Susan explains that today, they'll be looking after Mr. and Mrs. Williams' baby, Leandro (born earlier in the season).
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Cartoon The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees.
(First: Episode 1653)
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing "Hush Little Baby."
(First: Episode 0793)
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "dance" at a disco.
(First: Episode 1395)
Cartoon Either none, some or all of a pony's legs are on the ground as it runs and trots.
(First: Episode 1719)
SCENE 2 Maria, Bob and Olivia stop by to bring some large stuffed animals for Leandro to play with. Telly points out all the toys leave no room in the crib. Now, none of the toys are in the crib, but now there's no room to sit.
1041triangles.jpg Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes, which he lets Cookie Monster eat after he finishes displaying each one to the viewer.
(First: Episode 1158)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
Cast Luis tries to open a door marked with a "CERRADO" sign. He gets a running start, when Maria changes the sign to read "ABIERTO." She opens the door and Luis runs right through it, crashing.
(First: Episode 0596)
Cartoon "The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0998)

SCENE 3 The Williams arrive with baby Leandro. Telly is fascinated with how small he is; he doesn't think he can play with someone so small. He instead wishes to play with Gordon, but he and Susan are too busy to play.
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Rocky sings "Cry."
(First: Episode 1107)
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
Insert Various things in a kitchen become CERRADO. (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 1343)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Big Bird and Crystal demonstrate up and down.
Cartoon Cherries fall through a moving hole onto a man who demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A mother rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A circle becomes a clock, balloon, sun, etc.
(First: Episode 0358)
Muppets "Circle the Girl"
(First: Episode 1768)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)

SCENE 4 Leandro is taking his nap, so Telly thinks he and Gordon can go out to play ball in the park now. Gordon explains they still need to be there for him. Telly gets upset and wonders how he can feel so many feelings at once. Gordon explains he felt the same way when Olivia was born. Telly understands why he feels sad and gets happier when he realizes how normal it is.
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1204)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "Feelin' Good/Feelin' Bad."
(First: Episode 1164)
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1815)
SCENE 5 Gordon and Susan decide to take Leandro for a stroll in the park and ask Telly to join, since they can play baseball while they're there.
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Clementine reminds Forgetful Jones to call his cousin on her birthday (even though he's got a ribbon tied to his finger and to the phone). When he calls, his equally forgetful cousin doesn't remember having a cousin, and asks him to describe what he looks like.
(First: Episode 1657)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
Artist: Frank and Caroline Mouris
(First: Episode 0979)
SCENE 6 As Olivia snaps photos of the baby, Telly is allowed to hold him. Maria announces the sponsors.

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