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Sesame Street
Elmo makes noises / Big Bird and Snuffy's pictures
Air date January 30, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by David Korr
Production November 1, 1984
Sponsors Q, R, 8

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Picture Segment Description

Insert Gordon goes through a stretching routine in the arbor during the early morning and explains to the camera that he like so get up this early because there's very little traffic and it's a pretty time of the day. He invites the viewer along for a jog, which is set to a spoof of the Chariots of Fire music, and consists of a montage of Gordon running through the city.
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
(First: Episode 1652)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster says RUN!
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
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Cartoon A man shows the difference between a regular slice of bread and a toasted one.
(First: Episode 1497)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert expects a visit from his identical twin brother Bart. Ernie notes that they're alike in many ways, but their major difference is that Bart has a sense of humor.
(First: Episode 0594)
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)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 1 Bob sits in the arbor with some kids and Elmo (Richard Hunt), playing a guessing game with sound. Each player closes their eyes while someone else makes noises β€” ripping paper, tapping a tin can, squeaking a balloon β€” that they have to guess. When it's Elmo's turn, he furiously does all the sounds at once until the balloon pops, covering him with confetti.
(A very brief clip of this scene was featured in Being Elmo)
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(First: Episode 2002)
Cast In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
(First: Episode 0680)
Animation It's a giraffe
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1752)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Cartoon Worms form the number 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1563)
Muppets The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
(First: Episode 1291)
Cartoon A frog looks for AGUA.
(First: Episode 1942)
Insert The Professor explains to Big Bird how he invented the alphabet.
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets In ancient times, Grover invents the wheel to help Biff move a stone up a hill.
(First: Episode 0915)
Cartoon A family of snakes make shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
Cartoon Hypnotic β€œQ” Rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Marlena observe their knees.
(First: Episode 1162)
Cartoon An orange creature shows things that measure.
(First: Episode 1969)
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SCENE 2 In front of the Fix-It Shop, Maria explains how measuring works by looking over the table she built for Mr. Montgomery. Oscar the Grouch appears and says he has a better way to measure. Out of view, he announces various measurements, but Maria protests that those units can be neither inches of feet. Oscar produces Slimey as his automated measurer and wonders how many worms long a football field is. Slimey faints, but Maria assures him that Oscar would never make him do that. "I wouldn't?"
Cartoon A bird lays ten eggs.
(First: Episode 1576)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
(First: Episode 0905)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0018)
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SCENE 3 In Big Bird's nest, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus are drawing pictures on easels. Snuffy shows Big Bird his picture which shows the doors to Big Bird's nest... Snuffy adds that, unseen, they're together behind the doors laughing and having a good time together. In Big Bird's picture β€” which only shows a house in the woods β€” Snuffy sees in his imagination, he and Big Bird taking a walk in those woods, collecting acorns, drinking hot cocoa, and reading books together.
Animation A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(First: Episode 1470)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
Cartoon Circle in Space (with voiceover by Northern Calloway)
(First: Episode 1441)
Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
Cartoon Millie and Molly find a place for their picture of their favorite rock star, Danny.
(First: Episode 1295)
Transition The screen fills up with sand.
(First: Episode 0303)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird is trying to decide how to hang his and Snuffy's pictures on the front doors of his nest when Micki and Miss Trump happen by and offer to help hang them. Micki and Miss Trump hold the pictures while Big Bird decides where they should be placed, and goes back inside his nest, but can't find anything to hang them with. When he starts talking on the phone to Snuffy, Micki runs to Hooper's Store to get some tacks while Miss Trump holds them both, and the pictures are hung by the time Big Bird emerges from behind the doors again. He says he's taking them to Snuffy's cave so his mommy can see them; Miss Trump and Micki roll their eyes. Maria announces the sponsors.

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