Sesame Street
The Sesame Street Pet Show
Air date April 4, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Jeff Moss
Production December 20, 1984
Sponsors G, J, 12
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer and announces that today is the Sesame Street Pet Show, where neighborhood kids will bring their pets to his nest for everyone to see. Piri passes by, walking his dog, Max (who he nicknames "Cool") ,and explains to Big Bird the responsibilities of owning a pet. He thinks he'll get a dog one day, but will name him "Nice" instead.
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
(First: Episode 0979)
Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
SCENE 2 Oscar has a pet for the Pet Show, who he keeps in a shoebox and will be able to jump through a hoop. Gordon and Olivia open it and find that it is a shoe named Lou. Gordon insists it can't be a pet because it's not alive. Oscar shows them Lou's trick by throwing him through the hoop. Oscar is aware he's not alive; it means no work for him!
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Muppets Grover is a guest on the game show "Name That Sound."
(First: Episode 1643)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0265)
Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)

SCENE 3 Gordon and Big Bird observe the current pets at the Pet Show, including some goldfish, a parrot, and a hermit crab. Last, but not least, is Oscar's pet, a sock named Jacques.
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(First: Episode 1295)
Edith Ann happy sad.jpg
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about being happy and sad.
(First: Episode 0992)
Cartoon A mother hen sings to her new hatchling about crossing the street.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1974)
Muppets Ernie has put a cookie on a lever, half of which is in a glass cage, diagonally, and wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie. Ernie will reward Cookie Monster with a box of cookies under two conditions - by not destroying the display and without his help.
(First: Episode 1774)
Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)
Film A kid marching band forms a circle.
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat, and lists various names and things that start with the letter "J" to another man.
(First: Episode 0231)
SCENE 4 Olivia is going to take pictures of the pets, when Oscar asks her to fill a cup of water for his other pet (a live one this time). His pet, a flea named Marie, is going to perform a high dive into the cup while playing "Lady of Spain" on the accordion. Olivia watches, but can't see her at all, but gets splashed in the face upon her landing.
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
Animation Sand G/g
(First: Episode 0643)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit witnesses Dr. Nobel Price's latest invention - It's green, wears a trenchcoat, does news reports... and it even talks. Dr. Price has invented an exact mechanical replica of Kermit.
(First: Episode 1965)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
Film Kid voiceovers identify a horse's body parts (shown one at a time), then the complete animal.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
Cartoon HEN / PEN / TEN / MEN
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 1881)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song."
Cartoon A gorilla names "G" words.
(First: Episode 1831)
SCENE 5 Olivia, Gordon, and Piri admire a litter of kittens. Oscar has the yuckiest pet in his box, but doesn't want to touch it because it's so yucky. Gordon picks it up and sees that it's a cute kitten. Oscar thinks there couldn't be anything worse, except more kittens!
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0187)
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
(First: Episode 0492)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent movie of a girl who is stuck IN the quicksand.
(First: Episode 0511)
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs attempt to exit a roller skating rink.
(First: Episode 1468)
Animation David spots a rectangle in space.
(First: Episode 1554)

SCENE 6 After reviewing what animals they've seen today, Gordon announces the winner - Jacques the Sock! Big Bird then announces the sponsors.


  • The HBO Max version of this episode includes the Friday ending credit sequence from Episode 2065.

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