Sesame Street
Luis breaks his arm — Luis gets a check-up
Air date January 8, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors J, K, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird invites Luis to roller skate with him, not realizing how difficult it can be with a cast on his arm. Luis adds that he and Susan are going to the hospital so he can receive a check up on his arm. Big Bird wants to go too and rushes off to remove his skates, crashing in the process.
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
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Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
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Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
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Film In stop-motion, assorted furniture places themselves in a classroom.
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Animation Teeny Little Super Guy
RW wants a pet spoon, so TLSG teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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SCENE 2 As the group arrives at the hospital, Big Bird notices a "Se Habla Espanol" sign on the front counter. He observes Luis and the nurse conversing in Spanish and remarks, "That's a smart sign!"
Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
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Muppets The Count has built a rocket with the help of Dr. Reinbrain and plans to launch it from inside his castle. The two count down from the computer console, but the rocket doesn't take off. Indeed, Count never intended for lift-off; he plans on counting down again and again.
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Animation Circles (string formations)
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Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
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Muppets A shark sings about his "Perfecty Pearl-White Teeth."
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Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
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SCENE 3 As they wait in the waiting room, Luis reunites with Jan (from an earlier episode), still with her arm in a cast. Big Bird tries finding the message Luis wrote on her cast, quickly reading the other messages as well. He decides to find other people with casts and read what's written on them. Luis notes that "only Big Bird could enjoy himself in a hospital waiting room."
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
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Film A boy takes dance lessons at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
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SCENE 4 Jan returns to the waiting room, having finally gotten her cast removed. Big Bird gleefully signs it, now knowing she’ll be saving it.
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
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Cast Maria as Chaplin gets their suspenders stuck on a wall while reaching for the door, demonstrating long, longer, and longest.
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Cartoon A hand is asked to underline the word BUS.
Artist: Fred Garbers
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Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
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Transition Bricks are laid on a wall; then they fall.
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Celebrity Itzhak Perlman and a little girl observe their strengths and weaknesses.
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Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
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Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
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Muppets Professor Grover, in graduation cap, takes a bath and talks to the viewers about baths. He mentions everything except the water, when his Mommy comes in and turns on the water.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
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SCENE 5 Big Bird gets impatient in the waiting room, especially when Luis has to see the doctor without them. Susan describes what the doctor is probably doing right now, such as taking his x-ray and testing his mobility. Dr. Foster permits them to come and see Luis' x-rays; he's healing right on schedule. The doctor doesn't think Luis can go roller skating yet, but suggests he exercise nonetheless.
Animation Finding shapes in colored pixel-blocks
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
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Cartoon "Presenting -- the pencil!"
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie finishes his conversation with Grover on the telephone, Bert comes inside with a package containing an antique telephone because he won't have to wait for Ernie to finish his turn using the phone.
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Cartoon The 'J' Train
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Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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SCENE 6 Big Bird and Luis have some fun playing a little basketball, though neither of them is very good. David and some kids join them as Susan announces the sponsors.

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