Sesame Street
Don Music writes "Flabbergasted"
Air date February 22, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Emily Squires
Production January 4, 1985
Sponsors C, G, 5

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
2035a
SCENE 1 Susan has the day off, so she intends to take a nice drive in the country. Elmo pops up, wishing to play a game. He finds a game in anticipating everything Susan does to prepare for her drive, concluding with claiming she'll be saying "Oh no!" next. Susan wonders why and Elmo points out her flat tire.
2096x
Cartoon Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
EB.snowclothes
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is wearing winter gear, and asks Bert to guess what is in his gloves and hat.
(First: Episode 1300)
2341n
Film A clown (Dennis Allen) takes off his make-up. Which face do you like better?
(First: Episode 0461)
1095m
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
CM.Cousinmonster
Muppets Cookie Monster tells his little cousin monster to get him something special that starts with the letter C. He hopes she'll bring him a cookie, but she brings a carrot, a cucumber, a cauliflower, and an ear of corn. Finally, she realizes that cousin also starts with C, and assumes he was referring to her.
(First: Episode 1319)
Typewriterguy
Cartoon The Typewriter: C for Cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Ceaser-Noses
Celebrity The Professor (Sid Caesar) talks to the kids about the nose. A Honker adds one can honk their nose.
5flies-nose
Cartoon Five flies land on a kid's face.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1449)
GimmeFiveSong
Cast The Lovers of Five (David, Luis, Gordon and Bob) sing "Gimme Five."
(First: Episode 1137)
WhatsMissing.Guitar
Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(First: Episode 1971)
Rhymiescamping
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Lions!
Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
ABC.Fierlinger
Cartoon The Alphabet Song (country, gospel, Mexican)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1576)
2035b

2035c
SCENE 2 As Susan fixes her tire, Don Music pushes in his piano, trying to find something to write a song about. He spots the jack Susan is using on her car and comes up with a ditty about it, though he's not very pleased by it.
Sandcity
Cartoon A lost man in the desert asks a stranger for directions to the city. He builds a pretend city out of sand to show what it looks like. As it turns out, the stranger is an alien.
(First: Episode 0763)
2356-39
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
2795s
Cartoon A man finds and eats five apples, counting the number left after each one.
(First: Episode 1578)
ShapeSortMariaGordon
Cast Maria and Gordon sort shapes by type and color.
(First: Episode 1244)
Gurucountsto20
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0276)
Smocks
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
1576h
Animation A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
(First: Episode 1447)
Whaleteeth
Song Joe Raposo sings "Whale Brushing Teeth," with a film of a trainer brushing a whale's teeth.
(First: Episode 0276)
Toon-PonyLegs
Cartoon Either none, some or all of a pony's legs are on the ground as it runs and trots.
(First: Episode 1719)
SomeOfUsAreHere
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and friends show none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0615)
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2035e
SCENE 3 Buster the Horse gives Don the idea to write a song about the word "Flabbergasted." Don plays the song for Luis and a couple of kids and titles it "Buster's Song."
Square cartoon
Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
(First: Episode 0316)
ForgetfulJonesTakesaTrip
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
YESMachine
Cartoon A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
(First: Episode 0822)
Topi Antelopes YES
Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
MillieMollywalk
Cartoon Millie and Molly take a walk, and have different perspectives of their surroundings.
(First: Episode 1309)
Painter5
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
2035f
SCENE 4 Luis explains to the kids and Don about repotting a plant and what they need to grow. Don writes a new verse of his "Flabbergasted" song in response to what he's learned.
G film
Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
2head.TAP
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster spells the word TAP, then tap-dances away.
(First: Episode 1912)
Gorillajobcartoon
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Bigkidscry
Muppets "Big Kids Cry"
(First: Episode 1488)
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
Film.AnimalAuction01

Film.AnimalAuction02
Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
S2Hourglass
Transition Bridge #16 - Hourglass Slow/Empty Bridge (0:08)
(First: Episode 0287)
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2035h
SCENE 5 Luis says it's time to say goodbye, inspiring Don to perform yet another variation of "Flabbergasted," much to everyone else's dismay. Luis announces the sponsors.


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