Sesame Street
Air date April 9, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Gary Belkin
Sponsors F, J, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly claims Slimey is going to do some rhyming now and explains the act to Gordon - he will say a word and Slimey will point to a number that rhymes with it. Telly says "fun" and points to the number 1 to indicate which number Slimey should go to. Gordon points out how Slimey isn't truly acting on his own, but Telly insists Slimey should be commended for being able to point well. After Gordon leaves, Telly sees Slimey points to the 8 when he says "great," without any help from Telly at all. He tries to call Gordon over to see, but to no avail.
Cartoon Five Worms In An Apple
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1502)
Beat The Time
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
Animation Five firefighters put out a flaming 5.
(First: Episode 1614)
Film Wild geese (to madrigal music)
(First: Episode 0935)
Cartoon Un circulo
(First: Episode 1657)
Muppets Kids narrate as Snuffy takes a walk in the park and Barkley follows him.
(First: Episode 1873)
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
SCENE 2 Luis gets annoyed when Barkley keeps barking to go "In and Out" of the Fix-It Shop.
Russian dolls
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)
Busted Muppets Grover the Salesman tries to sell Kermit toothbrushes. (ending edited)
(First: Episode 1325)
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0772)
Cast Bob demonstrates a J word - juggle.
(First: Episode 1169)
Geometry of Circles 1 - Circle with Flower
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #1 "Circle with Flower"
(First: Episode 1393)
Insert Olivia sings "Move."
(First: Episode 0920)
Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(First: Episode 0773)
Celebrity James Galway plays the alphabet of notes (which only goes up to G) as Big Bird identifies them.
(First: Episode 1429)
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
Song "Rainy Day Song"
(First: Episode 1644)
Muppets Ernie helps Cookie Monster in making apple-walnut-raisin cookies, but every time Ernie hands the monster each ingredient, Cookie Monster instantly devours it.
(First: Episode 1287)
Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
SCENE 3 Telly asks Maria to help secure his number 5 onto his running outfit for a race he's about to run in. He assumes she'll use a hammer and nail, but she applies a safety pin instead. Telly says he's a shoo-in for first place, as he's the only one running in the race.
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets At the saloon, Clementine asks for Forgetful Jones to sing a song. Buster plays "What's the Name of That Song?" on the piano, and the crowd (including a cow) sings along, but Forgetful keeps asking what the name of the song is.
(First: Episode 1696)
Film Circles in everyday objects.
(First: Episode 0464)
Cast Bob and Maria struggle to wash some dishes, when (the very loud and booming) Captain Cooperation (Luis) shows them how cooperation will ease the process.
(First: Episode 1957)
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(First: Episode 1735)
Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
(First: Episode 0549)
SCENE 4 With the help of Don Music, Telly has written a song about school. Luis, Maria, Gordon, and an Anything Muppet band join to sing it (which consists of just the word "school" over and over).
Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0764)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1162)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a horse.
(First: Episode 0908)
SCENE 5 Telly proposes he and Don become a permanent songwriting team. As they brainstorm their next song, Don proposes they write a song about what comes after school - college. They sing a short piece of the song (in the same format and to the same tune as their previous collaboration). Maria announces the sponsors.


  • The original script for the episode includes two scenes not present in the broadcast episode. One scene involved Akim dealing with a string-tied Forgetful Jones, and later a scene in which she meets Forgetful's twin brother, Rememberful Jones.[1]


  1. Episode script provided by trusted source

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