Sesame Street
David meets Crystal
Air date November 21, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Production October 18, 1984
Sponsors B, C, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Crystal approaches the outside window of Hooper's Store where she takes issue with David addressing her as "little girl". David says it's just a figure of speech and attempts to take her order, but Crystal is struggling with her backpack. David suggests she put it down, but Crystal is offended that David thinks she can't handle a heavy backpack; in fact, she's probably stronger than him. David claims not to be interested in how little or strong she is, he just thought it would make placing her order easier. She does, and David attempts to move it aside, but the weight of it drops him to the floor. Checking to see if he's okay (Crystal has been carrying the bag with ease), she says he can still take her order even if he's not very strong.
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert gets all dressed up for the Pigeon Lover's Party, but he looks so different that Ernie doesn't believe that it's him.
(First: Episode 1683)
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people (voiced by Daws Butler and Bob Arbogast) ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1479)
Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(First: Episode 0791)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird stands quietly with his ear pressed against the construction door leading to his nest, shushes everyone who comes close, and gets them to listen as well. He assembles Gordon, Susan, Olivia, and David who eventually say they don't hear anything. Big Bird says he knows that, it's been that way all day, and walks away laughing. The adults all feel like fools.
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Cartoon A man stands on a street corner listening to traffic sounds.
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)

Muppets Monster on the Spot
Telly Monster reports from an empty first grade classroom, where the students will soon arrive for their first day of school. While he waits, he describes all the things in the room, such as desks and the chalkboard. He's eventually joined by the plumber, who informs him that school starts tomorrow. She keeps his report afloat by telling some bizarre tales from her career.
(First: Episode 1850)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
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SCENE 3 Gordon, Olivia, and Susan are sitting on the steps of 123 Sesame Street harmonizing, but Gordon is having trouble hitting his note. Oscar the Grouch thinks it sounds great, because it's off key, and he eventually gets Gordon to give up and go inside. After a minute, Gordon comes back to try again (because he didn't like the idea of making Oscar happy). He finally gets the note making his wife and sister cheer for him. Oscar thinks he could be sick, but Gordon thanks him for making it so that a guy can't lose around here: Oscar is happy when he can't sing well, and his family is happy when he can.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
Celebrity The Count counts all the baskets Dr. J makes.
(First: Episode 1759)
Film Saxophone factory
(First: Episode 1446)
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
Muppets Grover goes to the doctor for a check-up, and describes to the viewer what the doctor is doing. Grover gets scared when it's time for a booster shot, but is so scared that he doesn't notice when he gets it.
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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SCENE 4 Snuffy is excited because today's the day he and Big Bird are going to finish their game of checkers, but Big Bird keeps looking over the construction doors for one of his friends to come by so that they might meet him. After several attempts to continue the game, Snuffy gets frustrated and vents enough to get his friend's attention. Big Bird ultimately decides that playing with Snuffy is more important, even when he hears his friends just outside the door.
Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon David reminds a boy to wash his face and brush his teeth before going to bed.

Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)

Film Joe Raposo sings "Look at This" over footage of something ... can you guess what it is?
(First: Episode 0514)
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SCENE 5 Snuffy has won the checkers game just as they hear Gordon and Susan outside, so Big Bird rushes out to ask them if they want to meet Snuffy. As they're getting in their Volkswagen, Gordon jumps at the opportunity to finally meet Snuffy, but Susan gets annoyed at the idea of being late for the movie. To avoid a conflict, Gordon agrees to meet Snuffy some other time, and the Robinsons drive off to the cinema. Big Bird returns to Snuffy, tells him it's not a good time to meet his friends, and realizes that sometimes adults have the same problems of getting upset with one another that they do.
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Cartoon C for Cap (oversized cap)
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets Cookie Monster tells his little cousin monster to get him something special that starts with the letter C. He hopes she'll bring him a cookie, but she brings a carrot, a cucumber, a cauliflower, and an ear of corn. Finally, she realizes that cousin also starts with C, and assumes he was referring to her.
(First: Episode 1319)
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
Cartoon A rolling circle becomes a square, then a triangle, and various other shapes.
(First: Episode 1465)
Film A man uses a TELEPHONE booth in the city.
(First: Episode 0928)
Cast (Same and Different) Maria and Linda dress the same, then Linda dresses differently.
(First: Episode 1819)
Film Sea Horse
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
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SCENE 6 Gordon and Forgetful Jones are returning from a basketball game and Gordon is recalling all kinds of plays by the likes of Dr. J, Larry Bird, Maurice Cheeks, and Moses Malone. Forgetful doesn't remember anything that happened, but has a vague memory of eating hot dogs. He's eventually able to remember an entire scenario in which Gordon owes him money for the hot dogs, but... Gordon can't seem to remember and quickly slips away through the doors of his apartment building. He reemerges moments later to say he was just kidding, and tries to hand over the money he owes. Forgetful is confused because he doesn't remember the events Gordon is referencing, he just remembers that someone owes him money. Susan announces the sponsors.

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