Sesame Street
Air date April 24, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors B, W, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Linda and Timi meet a poor Honker who has hurt his nose and can't honk to communicate. They educate him on sign language and teach him to sign the entire alphabet, which can help him learn to spell words he can't sign. He uses this new skill to spell the word "honk."
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)

Cast / Muppets Olivia reads the story of "How the King Got His Kazoo."
In the story, a king wants to have a party and asks his subjects to bring the royal kazoo. The subjects don't listen and instead bring the royal canoe, then shampoo and finally, zoo. One little girl tries listening and successfully brings him his kazoo. He appoints her the Royal Listener, who will listen to the king and tell the rest his requests.
(First: Episode 1773)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
Muppets While building a doghouse with Sully, Biff sings "We Coulda," listing all the jobs they could've done outside the world of construction.
(First: Episode 1782)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Sherlock Hemlock ask John-John if he wants to count, and John-John enthusiastically rises to the occasion.
(First: Episode 1474)
Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
(First: Episode 1477)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
Muppets Wearing oven mitts, Telly places an H and an OT together to make the word HOT.
(First: Episode 1536)
Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)
Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)

SCENE 2 In the Fix-It Shop, David and Big Bird boot up a disk with information about all the known animals of the world. Big Bird wants to look up one creature in particular and describes it bit by bit to David, who slowly inputs the info. The program registers many animals at first, but as the details get more specific, it finally narrows down Big Bird's descriptions to one animal - Snuffleupagus. David takes this in for a moment, then remarks, "I'm beginning to lose my faith in technology."
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Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
Cartoon It's a squirrel
Artist: Ishu Patel
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
(First: Episode 1833)
Cartoon Four elephants at the circus
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1489)
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
SCENE 3 Linda and Timi prepare to tell the kids a story, teaching them the signs for "happy" and "sad." Oscar appears and complains, so they tell a story about a Grouch that he'd like. Every so often, the kids must use the signs they've learned to express how the main character, Grimy, is feeling.
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents four lions.
(First: Episode 1309)
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Celebrity Victor Borge plays a short note, followed by a very long note (that even puts himself to sleep).
(First: Episode 1241)
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
(First: Episode 0955)
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have a balloon on a post of both their beds. Ernie thinks they'll last forever, but Bert explains that balloons don't last forever. Ernie doesn't want to see them deflate, so he insists that they let the balloons go; that way the last time they see them, they'll be "fat and floaty". They let them fly out the window, and as soon as they get back into bed, Ernie, breaking the promise he made Bert that he'd go to sleep if they let the balloons go, asks Bert if the balloons are too cold up in the sky, and whether they'll end up in China. Frustrated, Bert throws a fit. Ernie asks him to keep it down.
(First: Episode 1781)
Cartoon The Typewriter: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)

SCENE 4 Oscar recruits the kids to help him prepare some alphabet soup. They call out different letters, which starts a random ingredient that Oscar adds to his soup pot. The recipe concludes a Z entry - a zooming zucchini. Timi peers into the can to see this and gets splashed.
Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
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Film George the Farmer's ladder gets taller and shorter, as does his box of berries.
(First: Episode 0289)
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)
Muppets / Cast In a grid, Big Bird, Herry Monster, David, Olivia, Gladys the Cow, The Count and two kids rhyme the word "Hi."
(First: Episode 1348)
Animation Sand B/b
(First: Episode 0627)

SCENE 5 Bob and Linda find Timi and Oscar enjoying soup together; they both say its delicious. Linda boldly wants to try some and samples Timi's bowl, finding it delicious as well. Bob looks in the bowl and finds it's not a yucky alphabet soup at all. Timi reveals that she sent out for Chinese and has some wonton soup; Oscar's bowl has the actual alphabet soup. Bob and Linda leave once Oscar offers some of his, and Bob announces the sponsors.

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