Sesame Street
Shelley the Turtle looks for a home
Air date January 15, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors O, P, 10
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria encounters a new face in the neighborhood - Shelley the Turtle, who has a problem. He can't tell Maria what it is because he has another problem - he's shy. He sings a song about how shy he is, which helps him warm up to Maria. He confesses his other problem is that he's looking for a home in the neighborhood.
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
Song "It's Easy" / "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feet of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster acts out different feelings.
(EKA: Episode 1982)
Typewriter P
Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
Film Kids pick green beans in the field. Later their mom cooks the beans, and they eat them.
(First: Episode 0944)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
SCENE 2 Shelley situates himself in Big Bird's nest. Maria comes in telling Big Bird about the turtle, whom they see inside. Shelley tries tweeting to pass himself off as a bird to fit in his new home. He comes to admit the life of a bird is not for him and after hearing Oscar's name mentioned, Shelley thinks he might be able to find him a home.
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)
Muppets The Miss Muffet Play
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
SCENE 3 Oscar hears talking coming from outside his can, but Shelley ducks into his shell before Oscar can meet him face-to-face. Eventually, the two meet and Shelley asks for help finding a home. Oscar thinks Shelley's shell makes just as fine a home as his trash can does. Shelley rejoices that he's found a proper home on the street, though Oscar isn't happy to hear that Shelley wants to stay next to his can.
Song "Llama at Dentist Song"
(First: Episode 1241)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert search for Dr. Livingstone.
(First: Episode 1736)
Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(First: Episode 0617)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(First: Episode 1641)
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
Celebrity B. B. King plays the "Alphabet Blues."
(First: Episode 1914)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
Cast Charlie Chaplin obeys the word HOP, then switches it to STOP.
(EKA: Episode 1982)
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film While walking and reading the newspaper, a man barely avoids DANGER on three occasions, but then gets hit by a revolving door.
(First: Episode 0656)
SCENE 4 Maria, Shelley and the kids observe live turtles in a tank.
Film A film of two kids and a goat riding a turtle at a petting zoo is narrated in English and Spanish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover brings Mr. Johnson a bowl of alphabet soup. Mr. Johnson complains that some of the letters are missing, and makes Grover run back and forth to the kitchen to bring the missing letters. When all the letters are there, Johnson complains that the soup is cold, and makes Grover take it back.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Howard Coolsell finds out about exercise.
(First: Episode 1631)
SCENE 5 Shelley leads the kids in some turtle exercises.

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