Sesame Street
Air date May 7, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors Q, U, 10

1956

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
1956a
SCENE 1 Barkley bats at the tire swing, when he notices the viewer and goes into a frenzy. Luis wonders why Barkley is so happy, then notices the viewer himself.
OuterspaceShapes-Rectangle
Animation David spots a rectangle in space.
(First: Episode 1554)
Alive.Notalive
Cartoon A girl sorts everything she finds which is alive and not alive.
(First: Episode 1526)
Necks
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog demonstrates to the viewer how your neck moves to different positions without moving your body, and how you'd have to move your body at different positions without your neck. In the process, he falls off his mushroom. "All in all, I'd say it's a good thing we have our necks," he says.
Speechballoon.Up
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0650)
ShapeSortMariaGordon
Cast Maria and Gordon sort shapes by type and color.
(First: Episode 1244)
UforUniform
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
2963-A12
Muppets "Street Garden Cooperation"
Girlsandcastle.oldschool
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
1708f
Song Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice".
(First: Episode 1708)
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1956c
SCENE 2 Big Bird anticipates a visit from Mr. Snuffleupagus and sees Luis and Olivia out on the block. As he plans for a way for them all to meet, he imagines how the scenario would go. He pictures the same thing that always happens - Snuffy leaves just before Big Bird brings the grown-ups over and he receives a lecture on imagination. In a huff, Big Bird goes out to tell the real Luis and Olivia that he doesn't want them coming over anyway.
ButterflyCloud
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1736)
1186r
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
2269k
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Hines-FastSlow
Celebrity Maurice Hines dances fast, while Gregory Hines dances slow. Maurice is left wiped out.
(First: Episode 1363)
Professorgrover-listen
Muppets While standing next to a tree being cut down, Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger.
(First: Episode 1789)
Qwords
Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0048)
MariaDavidLuisQ
Cast In speed-induced footage, Maria, Luis and David put together a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0467)
ZooEscape
Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
(First: Episode 1577)
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1956e
SCENE 3 Snuffy finally arrives and Big Bird tells him they won't be trying to introduce him to the grown-ups today. Instead, they begin a game of hide-and-seek, with Big Bird as "it." Snuffy hides behind Big Bird's nest and furniture. Elsewhere, Luis and Olivia agree to apologize to Big Bird for teasing him about his imaginary friend so often. When they look in the nest space, they see nothing at all (as Snuffy is hiding). Big Bird claims to know the difference between real and imaginary well enough. As he goes in his nest, he spots Snuffy. Luis and Olivia overhear, but decide to just drop the issue and leave.
0871o
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Khome.polliwog
Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways".
(First: Episode 1443)
Binoculars watch bears
Film A man uses binoculars to observe a mother bear and her two cubs, as well as other facets of the forest.
(First: Episode 1744)
Barkley Maria park
Insert Barkley joins Maria and the kids for a game of hide-and-seek in a New York City park. He's not very good at hiding while Maria counts, so she makes him "it" while she and the others hide. They find Barkley isn't very good seeking either.
(First: Episode 1267)
2963-D5
Cartoon Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
E&b-puppy
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
1845q
Film A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
(First: Episode 1802)
Hubley.Penguintap
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Galway-GrannyBird
Celebrity Big Bird pretends that James Galway is his grandmother, finding his flute music similar to the way Granny Bird sings to him.
(First: Episode 1430)
Snakesmakeshapes
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
Rhymiesatsea
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feet of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Computerfilm
Film Kids learn how to use a computer at a public school.
(First: Episode 1853)
ChairSIT
Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
1956f

1956ctw
SCENE 4 Oscar plays a computer game with Telly Monster and the Grouchketeers where they guess how many trash cans appear onscreen. Eventually, there's far too many to count and typing a wrong answer causes the monitor to shake and smoke. Telly is determined to get a right answer and keeps typing more and more, annoying Oscar. Luis announces the sponsors.


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