Sesame Street
Having fun with a paper towel tube
Air date January 23, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors L, M, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Mika look for something fun to do. They see David reaches the end of his paper towel roll, so they decide to play with the tube. They use it as a telescope, pretending they're mid-century sailors discovering America.
Toon.firstmate
Cartoon A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
(First: Episode 1591)
Monstermeal
Muppets "M-M-M Monster Meal"
(First: Episode 0380)
1091-07
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
2040m
Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin: COLD
(First: Episode 1964)
Film.babylearnstowalk
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
AllByMyself01

AllByMyself02
Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(First: Episode 1824)
Achicken!!
Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
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SCENE 2 Next, Big Bird and Mika imagine they're performing a concert, where Mika uses the tube as a trumpet.
Toon.boyandplank
Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(First: Episode 1503)
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Muppets The Count counts as Suzanne Farrell spins around. Monsters offer her some flowers, and the Count counts the bouquets.
(First: Episode 1682)
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Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
Noimage
Cartoon Traffic - Listening to Sounds (0:53)
(EKA: Episode 1968)
OneWaysong
Muppets A greaser sings about his relationship that was almost ruined by a "One Way" sign.
(First: Episode 0973)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Finally, Big Bird imagines the tube is a magic wand. He pretends Mika is Cinderella and he's her fairy god-bird, using the "wand" to get her ready for the ball.
Orange-Opera
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
Ssnews.pigsfeelings
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog asks the Three Little Pigs how they feel after the Big Bad Wolf blew their houses down.
(First: Episode 1974)
100006
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
E&B-HELP
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't want to disturb Bert as he reads the newspaper, so he intends to write down what he needs to say. He interrupts Bert anyhow to ask how to spell the word "HELP," then to make sure his sign is correct. Bert suddenly becomes concerned that Ernie needs his help, but it turns out that Ernie has made a "Help Yourself" sign in regards to a plate of cookies he's prepared.
(First: Episode 0287)
100007
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
Melvinsmuscles
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)
DavidJustAsk
Song David sings "Just Ask" with Susan, Maria, and Olivia on backup.
(First: Episode 1909)
Lpoemkids
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
LGS
Muppets Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only one thing he needs: swimming lessons.
(First: Episode 1951)
SkeletonFish
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
Signman.TAXI
Cartoon Sign Man: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
Song.subway
Muppets "The Subway"
(First: Episode 0762)
No3
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Harvey3Sticks
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is looking down and saying "Three sticks!" A man asks "Three sticks where?" Then Harvey says "3 sticks right here!" and sticks a number 3 on the man's head.
(First: Episode 0570)
3-Tigers
Cartoon Three tigers dance and play music.
(First: Episode 1642)
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SCENE 4 Reacting to the previous segment, Grundgetta remarks, "The number 3. Blech. Who needs it?" Oscar says the number is useful to him and the two sing "Knock Three Times."
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Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
KingChicken01

KingChicken02
Muppets Luis reads the story of "The King Who Ate Only Chicken."
King Richard the Chicken-Hearted does not know of any food other than chicken, thus he eats it for every meal. Seeking a change, he initiates a "New Royal Food Contest," with a hefty reward (half the kingdom and a trip to Bermuda). His subjects bring him many healthy foods and the King enjoys them all. They convince him to eat all the foods together, thus making a healthy meal and a healthier king.
(First: Episode 1910)
3 mules
Cartoon Subtracting three mules
(First: Episode 0767)
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SCENE 5 Grundgetta thinks of something she can do whenever she sees Oscar - yell three times. The two then announce the sponsors.


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