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Sesame Street
Air date February 11, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by David Korr
Production November 26, 1984
Sponsors Y, Z, 5

2026 00

Picture Segment Description
2026 01a

2026 01b
SCENE 1 In the Fix-It Shop, David plays a computer game with Elmo (Kevin Clash), who discerns whether the items shown onscreen are the same or different. David wraps up the game after a few rounds, but he tells Elmo that he doesn't need a computer to play the same/different game and takes him to Hooper's Store.
2026 01c

2026 01d
SCENE 1 cont'd David points Elmo to an assortment of cans on the store counter and tasks him with finding cans that are the same and different. David briefly steps outside to clear a table in the yard. As he heads back to the store, he overhears Elmo muttering "same" over and over, and discovers that he's removed all of the can labels, so now they all look the same! Elmo thanks David for the nice game and leaves, while David glumly tries to figure out which can is which.
Cartoon Roxanne and Violet Gorflatch are alike in many ways, but different in others.
(First: Episode 1480)
Muppets "Let's All Exercise"
(First: Episode 1961)
1041Zebra Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
(First: Episode 1481)
2026 02
SCENE 2 Buster the Horse greets Oscar and asks how he's enjoying the day. Oscar responds negatively, complaining about the lack of smog and noisy traffic. Buster calls Oscar contrary, a term Oscar is unfamiliar with. After Buster defines it for him, Oscar confirms that he is contrary. However, Buster points out that he just agreed with him, which isn't very contrary. Oscar can't decide whether he wants to agree or not, which, in Buster's words, renders him confused. Oscar then gives several synonyms for "Go away and don't bother me," and Buster promptly trots off. Oscar grumbles, "Just what I don't need around here, a horse with a galloping tongue."
Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)
Muppets Waiter Grover: The Count has come to order hot dogs - lots of hot dogs. But when Grover refuses to get more hot dogs because the Count will only count them, and not eat them, the Count uses a hypnotism spell to get more.
(First: Episode 0644)
Building five
Cartoon Two red curtains are dropped to reveal a number 5 covered in colorful dots that vibrate and disperse.
(First: Episode 0940)
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1179)
1902 Smartest Dog
Insert Big Bird trains Barkley to count to six by barking. He imagines Barkley as the smartest dog in the world, able to bark up to any number.
(First: Episode 1902)
Cartoon These Are Your Parts: The host interviews a hand.
(First: Episode 1359)
Muppets A woman (Jim Henson) volunteers to assist The Amazing Mumford in his surprise magic trick. Mumford makes her disappear – but when he tries to make her reappear, Herry Monster pops up, saying "SURPRISE!"
(First: Episode 0381)
Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
Cast The Great Addini (Maria) performs her famous bottle-balancing trick with her assistant Bill (David), who is doubtful the stunt will work.
(First: Episode 1937)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: WALK TALL
(First: Episode 1161)
Muppets Old West sketches: The town doctor ("Doc") comes to a saloon to meet Mean Manny and his gang, even though Manny is the toughest guy in town and plans to have a "shootin' party." Manny and his posse arrive on time and meet with Doc and his medicine...he gives them all measles shots.
(First: Episode 1166)
Insert Bob gives the Two-Headed Monster a music lesson on their clarinet with two mouthpieces, but one head wants to play fast, and the other one slow. When Bob suggest they play at different times, the monster impresses Bob by playing different melodies on the same instrument.
(First: Episode 1955)
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
Muppets Director Kermit is making a western film with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful Jones is supposed to enter through the saloon doors and shout, "Everybody, freeze!" Of course, he forgets this, and instead enters under, around, and over the door. He gets the line right for the first three takes, but when he finally goes through the door: "Everybody ... frolic!"
(First: Episode 1922)
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(First: Episode 0556)
Muppets Grover talks about the word walk. He is accompanied by styrofoam letters that form the word walk, and they keep walking back and forth.
(First: Episode 1692)
Muppets / Celebrity Loretta Lynn and Count von Count sing "Count on Me."
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
Film A boy narrates a film about how cheese is made.
(First: Episode 1124)
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
Muppets Ernie tries to find another cookie with a criss-cross of icing. He has trouble matching cookies, but Cookie Monster "matches" them by eating them (putting them all in the same place, his stomach).
(First: Episode 0169)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak."
(First: Episode 0301)
2026 03
SCENE 3 Big Bird introduces Snuffy's puppet Gus, who will recite one of his famous knock-knock jokes. Snuffy doesn't remember the joke, so Big Bird tells it to Gus instead. Gus is slow to catch on to the "boo-who" joke. David announces the sponsors.


  • This was Kevin Clash's first recorded episode performing Elmo. Episode 2037, which had Richard Hunt as Elmo, was taped earlier on the same day but aired after this episode was broadcast.

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