Sesame Street
Big Bird tries to help Luis and his arm
Air date January 3, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors G, H, 2
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird wants to spend the day helping Luis, still with a broken arm. However, he finds Bob has already been helping, and Maria has separately prepared breakfast for him. Left alone, Big Bird sulks, when Snuffy arrives and inquires about Luis' arm. He recalls when he was young, his mommy outfitted his snuffle-coop with snufflepadding, thus preventing any injury. This gives Big Bird an idea...
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock helps Ernie discover how a window got broken.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon / Film A Scanimate/live-action hybrid segment in which an off-camera child and Luis name words that begin with H.
(First: Episode 0771)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
Cartoon "Measurin', Measurin'" - a song about tools that are used to measure.
(First: Episode 1822)

SCENE 2 Big Bird and Snuffy cover the whole interior of the Fix-It Shop with snufflepadding. As Snuffy heads home, Luis arrives and sees what's been done. He assures Big Bird that he won't fall again and doesn't need all the padding. Big Bird is glad he has something to do to help out after all - removing the snufflepadding from the store.
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1204)
Muppets / Cast "Dandy David" sings a song about tying shoelaces as Herry Monster watches. Herry then asks David to tie the laces on all the shoes in his shoe collection.
(First: Episode 1574)
Cartoon Super 2 solves problems by doubling things.
(First: Episode 1643)
Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(First: Episode 0939)
Cartoon A black cat chases after a white one, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0255)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Elves and the Shoemaker
"Hello, this is Green Frog calling CTW central. Do you read me?"
Kermit interviews the elves, who give The Shoemaker various gifts that are not shoes, but rather things that rhyme with "shoe."
(First: Episode 1249)
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
Insert Maria and David imagine themselves as the Two-Headed Monster.
(First: Episode 1705)
Film "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon A bear (Jim Thurman) stacks 10 cans.
(First: Episode 1978)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0271)
Cast Mass Communication (Maria, Olivia, Susan and Linda) perform their hit song "1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10."
(First: Episode 1401)
Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1815)
Celebrity Sid Caesar and Tatyana Ali practice showing their emotions.
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
Muppets The Count sings "One Potato" while counting the items vendors are selling.
(First: Episode 1380)
Cartoon A woodpecker drills through a tree to demonstrate entrada and salida.
(First: Episode 0808)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper: Square
(First: Episode 1618)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at different shapes.
(First: Episode 1629)
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
SCENE 3 Luis starts feeling chilly and fetches his sweater. Big Bird turns up at the right time to help, but to Luis's surprise, Big Bird stays put. He wants to help Luis by putting him in a situation where he has no one around to help him. Luis struggles a bit, but manages to get his sweater on by himself. The work has warmed him up, but there's only one problem... now he wants to take it off.
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)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Cast Maria is dressed for summer weather, while Linda is dressed for the snow. They switch clothes and scenarios.
(First: Episode 1819)
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
Cartoon A gorilla names "G" words.
(First: Episode 1831)

SCENE 4 Luis now has an itch under his cast. Big Bird's solution is to stand on one leg, put your finger on your beak (or nose), then hop around. Although Luis feels he looks silly, he's surprised to find it actually works. Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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