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Sesame Street
A Rockhead rhymes with Elmo and listens to Big Bird's poem
Air date February 26, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by David Korr
Production November 26, 1984
Sponsors A, B, 8

2037 00

Picture Segment Description
2037 01
SCENE 1 Big Bird plays a guessing game with Mr. Snuffleupagus in the guise of his snufflepuppet Gus. Big Bird gives several clues about the word "hot": it starts with an "H," it's how it feels in summer, and rhymes with "pot." Gus guesses the word correctly, but says he couldn't have done it without his friend Snuffy.
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
Muppets The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
(First: Episode 1291)
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
Soup or Sandwich
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup and a sandwich, and says that he wants the sandwich before the soup. When Grover comes with the sandwich, Mr. Johnson has changed his mind and wants the soup first. When Grover comes with the soup, Mr. Johnson has decided that he wants the sandwich first. Grover ends up giving Mr. Johnson both the soup and sandwich, so he can decide what to eat first. Mr. Johnson tells Grover that he has decided to get a cup of coffee, then the soup and the sandwich.
(First: Episode 1330)
Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0631)
2037 02
SCENE 2 As he hangs his laundry in the yard to dry, Gordon asks Elmo (Richard Hunt) to find something that rhymes with "socks" for another one of the monster's games. Elmo leaves and returns with a pile of rocks. Gordon commends him on the find just as the rocks spring to life; it's one of the Rockheads. Elmo wants to play more of the game, so Gordon asks him to find something that rhymes with "pants." Elmo leaves and the Rockhead asks Gordon how the family is; for rocks, life is hard... "Get it? Hard, rock?"
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "ยกLinda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
2037 03
SCENE 3 Gordon wonders what Elmo will bring back to rhyme with "pants." The Rockhead guesses Elmo will bring back some ants, and Gordon becomes concerned that this could be true. Elmo returns with... aunts; his Aunt Shirley and his Aunt Geraldine. The Rockhead asks them how their family is, and the aunts respond in repeated yeses, mimicking Elmo's speech.
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood is prepared for her trip to Grandma's.
(First: Episode 1468)
Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes; he lets Cookie Monster eat each one after he finishes displaying it to the viewer.
(First: Episode 1158)
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0793)
Celebrity Maria and the kids visit Herbie Hancock's studio, where he demonstrates how to make electronic music.
Cartoon Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(First: Episode 1972)
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Cartoon A young man carrying a brown paper bag walks up to the bridgekeeper and asks him if he works there. He orders him to show him whatever circles are in the bag, and to eat them. He is ordered to eat three round foods: a cookie, a pepperoni pizza, and a slice of watermelon. Once he is granted permission to cross the bridge, however, he tells the bridgekeeper that he was merely trying to deliver the latter's groceries.
(First: Episode 1582)
2037 04
SCENE 4 Big Bird reads the poem he just wrote about a duck. It begins, "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as..." When he's done, he wonders if he should have written it about trees.
Cartoon The 8 Brothers Circus displays 8 elephants.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1645)
Muppets Ernie sings "D-U-C-K-I-E."
(First: Episode 1957)
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
Pinball 08
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)

Film Joe Raposo sings "Look at This" over footage of something ... can you guess what it is?
(First: Episode 0514)
Traffic Listening to Sounds
Cartoon A man stands on a street corner listening to traffic sounds.
(First: Episode 1968)
2037 05
SCENE 5 Big Bird tries finding someone to listen to his new poem, but Maria, Dr. Nobel Price, and Olivia are all too busy to concentrate on anything else. Disappointed, he sits in front of 123 Sesame Street where the Rockhead tries to share some facts with Big Bird that he learned in the library. However, Big Bird doesn't listen when he speaks, which upsets the Rockhead. Big Bird realizes his error and promises to listen to the Rockhead, who also wants to listen to the poem.
Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(First: Episode 1959)
Bforbeard Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1147)
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)
Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
2037 06
SCENE 6 Big Bird finds the Rockhead's facts about concrete and cement interesting (he always took it for granite), and he's ready to read his poem now. However, everyone else has freed up some time and arrive up to listen, interrupting Big Bird's recitation as more and more people approach. Snuffy announces the sponsors.


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