Sesame Street
A day with Geri Jewell
Air date April 5, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors D, I, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird skates down the block, when he notices a woman he's never seen before skating past him. She introduces herself as Geri Jewell and explains that she may speak and move differently than Big Bird because she has cerebral palsy. She and Big Bird then skate off together.
Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Song Olivia sings "The Riddle."
(First: Episode 1721)
Cartoon A man uses a wheelbarrow to carry blocks needed to make a staircase.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1335)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at different shapes.
(First: Episode 1629)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 2 In the Fix-It Shop, David jeers Piri as he racks up a high score on a video game. Geri steps up to play, saying working with a joystick helps improve her coordination. She manages to nearly double Piri's high score and notes, "I also play to win!"
Animation It's a monkey
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1767)
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
Muppets Harry Belafonte and The Count sing "Coconut Counting Man."
(First: Episode 1692)
Cartoon Sign Man: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers: Lowercase i
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Heather talk about rhyming.
(First: Episode 0789)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Cartoon A Rube Goldberg device is used to turn on a television as the numbers one through twenty are featured.
(First: Episode 1869)
James Galway and Oscar
Celebrity James Galway plays a beautiful tune on his flute for Oscar the Grouch, who considers it awful. He gets an old flute that's been in his family for generations and demonstrates how grouchy it sounds. James still manages to make beautiful music with it.
(First: Episode 1414)
Film David (in voiceover) finds a circle in an overhead view.
(First: Episode 0481)

SCENE 3 Telly has lunch with Geri, but feels bad when he accidentally drops his sandwich on the ground. Geri assures him this happens to all kids, but it was even more difficult for her because of her condition. She recalls her family having to tape a spoon to her hand to help her eat. She goes on to say that with practice, she was able to eat just fine, but claims the only one upset about was the family dog. Telly doesn't understand, when Geri points to Barkley, who chows down on Telly's dropped sandwich.
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit witnesses as Old King Cole calls for his pipe and bowl (both of which he rejects), followed by his fiddlers three (along with a drummer, a saxophone player, and a bass player).
(First: Episode 0922)
Cartoon An elevator fills up with 10 passengers, but quickly breaks when the mouse gets on.
(First: Episode 0003)
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before & after
(First: Episode 0694)
SCENE 4 As Grandma Harriet and the kids have lunch, Big Bird initiates a game of "Clues on a Clothesline." He points out clues will hang from the clothesline above, hinting at a special visitor in Bob's apartment. The clues include a pictures of a barn, milk, the letter C and the words "bow-wow," which all point to Gladys the Cow (who pretends she's a dog).
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
Cast In a circus routine, Luis the ringmaster demonstrates "before" and "after". Freeze-frame technology allows his assistant, Linda, to show each action as she jumps through a hoop, slips on a banana peel, and gets a bucket of water thrown at her face.
(First: Episode 0728)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Hippopotamus Round."
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1483)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Grover is sitting on a hill, which moves to the sound of music.
(First: Episode 1829)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version three).
(First: Episode 0460)
SCENE 5 Geri talks with the kids about what they want to be when they grow up. Big Bird wants to be a stand-up comic like Geri and tells his own joke - "Why did King Kong climb up the outside of the Empire State Building? Because he was too big to use the elevator!"

Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Ernie Lallaby Bert
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is having trouble getting to sleep. Ernie suggests singing a lullaby to him. He sings one to the tune of "Brahms' Lullaby" and Bert falls into a deep peaceful sleep. Ernie tells Bert to wake up now; it's Ernie's turn to go to sleep, so it's Bert's turn to sing a lullaby now.
(First: Episode 1331)
Cartoon Super 2 solves problems by doubling things.
(First: Episode 1643)
SCENE 6 Geri, Big Bird and everyone else on the block skates as Telly announces the sponsors.

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