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Sesame Street
Sally Ride talks about being an astronaut
Air date May 18, 1984
(season finale)
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Jon Stone
Production January 3, 1984
Sponsors W, X, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Olivia sings "Who, What, Where, When, Why, How?" to two Anything Muppets in the arbor.
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit witnesses Dr. Nobel Price's latest invention - It's green, wears a trenchcoat, does news reports... and it even talks. Dr. Price has invented an exact mechanical replica of Kermit.
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Grover sings "I Am Proud of Me" while admiring his block tower.
(First: Episode 1212)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)
Animation Un rectangulo
(First: Episode 1630)
Muppets Big Bird presents the letter X, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 1426)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(First: Episode 0773)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
Cartoon An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
(First: Episode 1877)
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SCENE 2 Maria and Bob sit on the stoop of 123 Sesame Street talking with astronaut Sally Ride and her recent NASA mission. Some kids come by, and they're invited to join them in asking some questions about her career and what it's like traveling to space. (unscripted)
Animation Today's Secret Drawing is an astronaut.
(First: Episode 0193)
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
Muppets Clementine and some cowboys sing "I'm a Real Cowboy" to Forgetful Jones to remind him of what he is.
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird greets Susan in her nurse's uniform coming home from work with flowers and dinner for Gordon as a surprise. They part, and Big Bird bumps into Gordon who has the same items for Susan, also as a surprise. They part and Big Bird says it will be interesting to see how adults deal with this situation, so he watches Gordon and Susan interact with one another on the street. As they reveal their surprises, they're both delighted at what they have done for one another, and decide to compromise on their evening plans, but can't decide who will do the dishes. Maria happens by, gets an invite to dinner, and Big Bird is surprised at how well it all turned out.
Cartoon W for Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
Muppets Grover plays a detective at his office. A frantic city gent (Brian Muehl) rushes over to warn him about something that's bothering him outside, which, unbeknownst to both of them, turns out to be a very strong wind that blows everything awayโ€”including Grover's office.
(First: Episode 1650)
Cartoon "Signing Alphabet", an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice an electronics by Joan La Barbara.
(First: Episode 1056)
Celebrity 14 Karat Soul sings "The Alphabet Song," followed by "The ABCs of Love."
(First: Episode 1675)
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(First: Episode 0420)
Animation Three pretty kitties live in a celery house.
(First: Episode 1663)
Muppets A Honker counts to 3.
Part 1
(First: Episode 1458)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets The Honker returns with two more and they all count to 3.
Part 2
(First: Episode 1458)
Cartoon Three mice
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1504)
Muppets The Honkers count to 3.
Part 3
(First: Episode 1458)
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has arranged some items from his trunk on the street to play a game about body parts. Elmo enters in a flash, excitedly asking to join the game. Big Bird says he's got to match the piece of clothing to the part of the body it goes on. Elmo goes out of view while Big Bird quietly explains to the viewer where each garment goes. Elmo comes back into view wearing a hat, scarf, and galoshes all wrong, proclaims that he's won the game, thanks Big Bird, and leaves.
Song "Three Is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets A Jimmy Durante-type monster sings about the importance of the nose.
(First: Episode 1517)
Film A man karate chops 5 boards.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird returns to his nest with the items from his game with Elmo and is greeted by Snuffy who, upon seeing the winter clothes, gets angry at him for going to the North Pole without him. Big Bird explains that he used them for a game, Snuffy apologizes for jumping the gun, and suggests they play a game about matching pieces of clothing to what parts of the body they go on. Gordon announces the sponsors and the credits follow. So ends the 15th season of Sesame Street.

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