Sesame Street
Air date January 28, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Gary Belkin
Sponsors P, R, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird is helping Maria fix a cuckoo clock, explaining to the viewer how it works by imitating it (popping in and out of the Fix-It Shop front door). Big Bird thinks some bird-to-bird talk will help fix it, but Maria thinks of something else. She notices the spring is squeaky and oils it. This seems to work, as the cuckoo pops out when the clock is set to six. Maria is caught off guard when it pops out once more to chirp, "Thank coo!"
Pinball 06
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(First: Episode 0555)
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a snowman, but it starts to melt, growing smaller and smaller.
(First: Episode 0368)
Cartoon A large blob shoves a tiny one out of the way and declares, "I'm big!" The tiny one thinks for a moment and declares, "I'm me!"
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1637)
SCENE 2 Big Bird sings "The Cookoo Clock Song" to the clock, who cuckoos in time to the music.
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Celebrity Richard Pryor recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0779)
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Bank Teller film
Film Kids narrate a film about bank tellers and the machines they use.
(First: Episode 0783)
SSNF Shoe2
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
(First: Episode 1050)
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film An ice cream man hands a boy too many cones. The boy cries out for "HELP" and some kids eat the extras.
(First: Episode 0484)
Insert The Two-Headed Monster argues over which direction to go, so Gordon decides to help by teaching them how a coin flip works. Once the monster learns how it works, they decide to stay and play the coin flip game instead!
(First: Episode 1583)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Two germs attempt to infect a human mouth, until a mighty toothbrush frightens them off and begins cleaning.
(First: Episode 1482)
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
Bob at Lincoln Center Reclining Figure
Cast While reading the paper outside the Lincoln Center (near Henry Moore's Reclining Figure), Bob's attention shifts to three musicians. They play the recorder, bassoon, and guitar as Bob vocalizes from their sheet music.
(First: Episode 1266)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(First: Episode 0772)
Cast Luis tosses and turns in bed. Gordon hawks a sure-fire method of getting to sleep - counting. Luis orders Gordon to leave the bedroom in ten seconds, then falls asleep after counting.
(First: Episode 1487)
Cartoon Counting 1 to 6 with fruits and veggies
(First: Episode 1767)
SCENE 3 Olivia and the kids find a large object covered with a sheet by Oscar's trash can; a sign reads "Can You Guess The Mystery Thing?" Oscar gives them a few clues regarding the mystery thing - it's big, with two hands, has a 6 on it, and rhymes with "tock," but it can't go tick-tock. He reveals it to be a broken grandfather clock.
Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
Film A little girl needs HELP getting on a horse.
(First: Episode 0484)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Suzie Sunset are hired to find a missing rope needed for the 10th Street Olympics' round of tug-o-war.
(First: Episode 1170)
Muppets Muppets cheer on a rocket launch.
(First: Episode 0567)
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
SCENE 4 Oscar has another mystery thing for the others to guess. The clues are mostly identical, only now the mystery thing can dribble a basketball. The mystery thing is now a child, wearing a 6 shirt and saying "tick-tock" while dribbling a ball. Maria announces the sponsors.

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