Sesame Street
A noisy day in the library
Air date May 17, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors R, X, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis gives Telly Monster a plan on how to get Oscar the Grouch to help show one of today's letters - R. Telly loudly begins his talk to get Oscar's attention and asks Oscar not to help at all. The reverse psychology works, as Oscar produces a myriad of R-word items, thinking it will mess up Telly's talk. He's horrified to learn he's actually been helping.
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Cast Big Bird sings the alphabet while Bob accompanies him on glasses of water.
(First: Episode 1344)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Little Bo Peep shows up at the lost and found, looking for her sheep. The clerk asks her for a description, but she keeps forgetting important details. First he finds her a cat, then a dog, and then her sheep. He asks her how many she had, but she says she wouldn't dare try to count them. He starts counting them himself, then falls asleep.
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)

Insert Maria and Olivia find Slimey about to watch his favorite show on his tiny, worm television set. He tunes into "Sneak Peek Previews," where Telly and Oscar watch a film of ostriches. After the show, Maria wonders why the two would argue over a film like that, finding she and Olivia having opposing views as well.
Cartoon Four dolphins
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1491)
Grover the Messenger.JPG
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the messenger goes to Mr. Johnson's home to deliver some singing telegrams. After reading a series of wrong telegrams, he reads another one that actually is for Mr. Johnson, and an important one at that, but Grover does not remember who it is from.
(First: Episode 1828)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0764)
Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Cast Maria as Chaplin is out in the cold.
Song "What Do People Do All Day?"
(First: Episode 1511)

SCENE 2 Big Bird calls to order a meeting of the Future First Graders. He reminds them of the assignment he gave at the last meeting, which was to bring in things that rhyme. The kids each have a pair of rhyming items, but Mr. Snuffleupagus seemingly has just a plate of spaghetti. He blows his snuffle, and confetti flies out.
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0187)
Film SCHOOL: the sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0685)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert has acquired some drums, but he doesn't know how to play them well. Ernie teaches him how to make drum playing exciting.
(First: Episode 0579)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Insert Gordon watches as Oscar teaches Slimey about crossing the street safely.
(First: Episode 1650)
Cartoon A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to a T-shirt shop, The Wonderful World of T-Shirts, to pick up another personalized "Kermit the Frog T-Shirt". However, all the shirts have the wrong name (Kermit the Gorf, Kermit the Forg, and Kermit the Grof).
(First: Episode 1494)
Song "Windy Day"
(First: Episode 1645)
Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
(First: Episode 1524)

SCENE 3 A Honker comes to the Sesame Street Library and noisily honks, disturbing the other patrons. Linda and Timi find a quiet way to communicate and learn the Honker wants a book for her young child. When she's given a storybook, she goes over to her child and begins noisily reading it to them.
Cartoon The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees.
(First: Episode 1653)

Insert Gordon reads the kids Home Run on the Range starring Forgetful Jones.
Cartoon A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1715)

SCENE 4 Linda and Timi silence the Honker and tell her she can't stay if she's going to honk like that. The young Honker gets sad that storytime has ended, but they explain to the Honkers that they can take the book home and bring it back when they're done; that's how libraries work. The elated Honkers go off and all seems quiet once more in the library...that is, until a Dinger appears and dings like crazy.
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "I'm Under the Weather Over You."
(First: Episode 1702)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon. (Spanish dub)
(First: Episode 0530)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)

SCENE 5 As Timi and Linda close up for the night, Big Bird comes in, having heard about the noisy situations earlier. He's made a large sign reminding patrons not to make all sorts of noises. Linda has one that covers it all in one word - "QUIET." They hang his sign on the desk anyhow and lock up, as the Honker announces the sponsors (in honk, of course).


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