Sesame Street
Juggler Michael Davis visits
Air date May 10, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors D, U, 8

1959

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
1959a
SCENE 1 David and Maria are looking after her baby niece, Rita. Big Bird wonders why she's just sitting on the ground and not running around playing. Maria counters that she's too young to walk yet. Big Bird makes a WALK sign, thinking it will surely inspire Rita to start walking, until Maria points out the baby is too young to read as well.
0926zc
Cartoon Animals walk.
(First: Episode 0926)
0926zd
Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
(First: Episode 0926)
2682c
Cartoon Letter U salesman
(First: Episode 0202)
TurtleFriends01

TurtleFriends02
Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Turtle Who Wanted to Make Friends" about a turtle who comes to the forest, but is afraid of every potential animal friend he sees.
Utrain
Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
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)
3146-Animals
Cartoon In song, an ostrich, frog, mole and bee change lifestyles, which alters which one is over, under, around and through.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1716)
0587-Over
Cast David, Linda, and Luis present the word "OVER" in their own, unique ways. Tim Scanlon appears as an athlete trying to jump over a hurdle.
(First: Episode 0587)
Udogcartoon
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Characters.nelson-jeanette
Muppets "I'm in Love with U"
(First: Episode 1701)
1845n
Film A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
(First: Episode 1710)
TGUmbrella
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0808)
1959b
SCENE 2 David tells everyone about his friend Michael who's coming to visit. Big Bird thinks he's imaginary, alluding to an earlier event involving his friend Bill. The two get into an argument over imaginary friends and David tells Big Bird to bring over crazy items his friend can juggle with.
1959c

1959d
SCENE 2 cont'd After Big Bird leaves, David's friend Michael Davis arrives. He demonstrates his juggling prowess by juggling Biff's bowling ball, an egg, and an apple. Oscar appears and invites Michael to do some juggling at his trash can.
1959e
SCENE 2 cont'd Once the two are gone, Big Bird returns to Hooper's Store with items from his nest to be juggled. Since he never caught sight of Michael along the way, he still assumes he's imaginary.
Ddart
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
2341l
Cast Olivia sings "Everything Grows."
(First: Episode 0998)
ErniePhone
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At night, Ernie can't sleep because he's thirsty. Bert is out of town visiting his brother, so Ernie calls Bert on the phone to tell Bert he's thirsty. He follows Bert's advice to get a glass of water, but calls Bert again to thank him, and say he can't sleep. Bert suggests that he count sheep ... except Ernie doesn't hang up the phone.
(First: Episode 1943)
Dconstruction
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
1959f
SCENE 3 Oscar provides Michael with some junky items to juggle. Oscar would rather see Michael employ the Grouch way of juggling, which is to let everything fall to the ground. Afterwards, Oscar invites him into the can to juggle some of his animals.
1959g

1959h
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird and David come by to find Michael, again having just missed him. David points to the trash on the ground, but it's not enough to convince Big Bird he's real. Big Bird goes off, as David overhears Michael inside the trash can. He then witnesses some of Oscar's pets (Esme, a donkey, and Fluffy) rising up from the can as Michael juggles them.
Painter8
Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
1708l
Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1552)
Listening
Muppets Kermit explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
(First: Episode 1767)
ItsEasy
Song "It's Easy"
(First: Episode 1727)
1959i
SCENE 4 Michael emerges from the can, covered in filth. He runs into Telly Monster, who missed his Hooper's Store routine and requests an encore. Michael produces some balls from his pockets and does some more juggling, explaining the importance of practice as he performers. He even gives Telly a short juggling lesson, allowing him to keep the ball to practice with.
1959j
SCENE 4 cont'd Before he must go, Michael confronts David on the supposed eight-food yellow bird he's heard him go on about. He's convinced David is making it up and Telly is too focused practicing to confirm David's assertion. He similarly can't help David when Big Bird arrives, still convinced David is making up the existence of Michael. He then invites David to his nest, where the real Mr. Snuffleupagus will do some juggling.
3958o
Cartoon Lots of bunnies are needed to pull the huge carrot from the ground.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1473)
RaiseYourHand
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
Toon-TriangleQuizEng
Cartoon Different uses of a triangle
(First: Episode 1580)
1845l
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0690)
1959k

1959ctw
SCENE 5 Out of pure curiosity, David makes his way to Big Bird's nest to see Snuffy juggling. He waffles on whether or not he should go inside, missing the juggling action going on behind the doors. Eventually, he decides to forgo the whole thing, while Big Bird tells Snuffy all about David's imaginary friend. David announces the sponsors.


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