Sesame Street
Water music / Elmo's waiting game
Air date February 8, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Emily Squires
Production December 13, 1984
Sponsors G, H, 9

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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2025 01b
SCENE 1 Gordon shows Dr. Nobel Price, Genna, and Sinora that tapping on their glasses, which hold varying amounts of water, can produce a higher or lower sound. Dr. Price thinks that because they drank different amounts of water, they'll make different sounds too. Dr. Price tests his theory by tapping on Sinora's shoulder and knuckles, which don't make any sound.
2125u
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
WaterWaterWater
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
BirdFrontBack
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
FredTheWonderhorse
Muppets Marshal Grover asks Fred the Wonder Horse why he's walking backwards -- he can only see where he's been, and not where he's going. He also wants to know what happened to Fred's head. Fred explains that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference between front and back. "That is a terrible, mean, cruel thing to say to me, Fred!" Marshal Grover exclaims. "It is true, but..." Fred tells Grover that he's facing backward, and if he turns around, he'll see Fred's head. Grover turns around, and cries: "Oh, Fred! I've missed you! Oh, it's good to see you!" Fred says that if he stays turned around, he'll be able to see where he's going. Grover tries it, and he's proud to know the difference between front and back. Unfortunately, now his head is resting on the saddle, with his feet in the air.
(First: Episode 0629)
1552 Tomato Field
Film Tomato Field Revised #2 (0:42)
(First: Episode 0302)
Alphabetchainreaction
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro.
(First: Episode 0798)
2025 02
SCENE 2 Gordon, Genna, and Sinora play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by tapping on their glasses.
MartianBeauty
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Hemlock-applemystery
Muppets Ernie finds an apple on a brick wall, and wants to know who it belongs to. Sherlock Hemlock helps solve the mystery, and realizes that Ernie has a brown paper bag with a hole at the bottom, and that Ernie had an apple in the bag, therefore the apple belongs to Ernie.
(First: Episode 0137)
FallingApples2
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Film.babylearnstowalk
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
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Cartoon Nine Striped Cats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1564)
LuisDavid-Weather
Cast Luis is dressed for snow, but is stuck at the beach. David dresses for the beach, but finds himself in the snow. They happily switch places.
(First: Episode 0497)
Moving Across the City
Film A woman and her daughter sing about the different ways they can move across the city.
(First: Episode 1685)
Eeh,arh,erh,EXERCISE
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
2025 03
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Telly play with alphabet blocks. Big Bird starts to play with one block like a car, while Telly pretends that his block is an airplane. They agree to trade their "vehicles" and exchange blocks, but they become dissatisfied and re-swap.
Bunnychickblocks.Tea
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
No9
Film Nine Song (Song of Nine)
(First: Episode 0016)
Sleepbeauty56
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the prince kissing Sleeping Beauty, but rather than waking her up, falls asleep himself.
(First: Episode 0513)
Everybodysleeps
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Hladycartoon
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Cast fractured letter H
Cast Maria, Susan, Luis and David put together a fractured letter H.
(First: Episode 0422)
Slidepuzzle.boy
Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
2025 04
SCENE 4 Bob tells Oscar that he plans on bringing all of his stuff up to his apartment in one trip. Oscar imagines Bob fumbling as he tries to carry everything at once, but instead, Bob mentions that Oscar is actually going to help. Bob unwraps and organizes his items and gives Oscar the refuse, leaving him only the chest of drawers to carry. Oscar admits that this is the one time he liked cooperating, but still gripes that he hates happy endings.
Hisforhorn
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
2head.HOP
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
(First: Episode 1482)
1706f
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
2040g
Cartoon Yo-yo elevator
(EKA: Episode 1971)
VictorBorge-FrontBack
Celebrity Victor Borge: "Pardon my back...pardon my front, but that's the way I'm built."
(First: Episode 1219)
CrayonFactory
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
Olivia-JumpRope
Insert Olivia joins a group of girls in a round of double dutch jump rope.
(First: Episode 1415)
OuterspaceShapes-Hexagon
Animation David spots a hexagon out in space.
(First: Episode 1427)
1755.sofa
Cartoon A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(First: Episode 0765)
Bertsatrain
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie pretends to be a dog and a duck. Bert then pretends to be a train, and does it so well that a train conductor and passengers come through the apartment.
(First: Episode 0645)
BeforeWeEat
Song "What Do We Do Before We Eat?" We wash our hands, not our feet.
Animation: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1594)
Busstopgiant
Cartoon A man sets up a bus stop sign so that a giant can eat the buses that come.
(First: Episode 1176)
2025 05
SCENE 5 At the bus stop sign, Gordon and two Anything Muppets mildly grumble about how long they've been waiting, and are soon joined by Susan, Bob, and Big Bird. Elmo (Kevin Clash) enters, thinking that they're playing a game. He's told that they're all waiting at the "bus stop" sign for their bus. Elmo wants to play "waiting game" too, and he darts off.
2025 sand animation G
Animation Sand G / g
(First: Episode 0643)
SuperGrover BusStop
Muppets Super Grover: A boy is confused -- his mother told him to take a bus home, but he doesn't know where to find the bus. Super Grover arrives, and they soon discover a sign that says "Bus Stop". The boy believes they found the answer, but Super Grover insists that his mother told him to take a bus home, not a sign.
(First: Episode 0708)
Zooelephant
Film A film shows parts of an elephant.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0034)
2025 Dot Bridge 3
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot is late and travels through the others)
(First: Episode 0001)
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2025 06b
SCENE 6 Everyone is still waiting impatiently for the bus when Elmo returns, bringing along an "elephant stop" sign to wait for an elephant. The others laugh until an actual elephant (named Charlie) appears to pick Elmo up. They gawk in disbelief as the elephant walks by offscreen. Elmo (in voice-over) announces the sponsors. Big Bird wonders when the next elephant will come.


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