Sesame Street
Air date April 8, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Gary Belkin
Production January 10, 1985
Sponsors T, U, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Barker Oscar the Grouch introduces "Slimey the Wonder Worm," who will do a subtraction act. Oscar has two bananas and removes one, asking Slimey how many are left; Slimey forms his body to the shape of the number 1. When Oscar removes the last banana and poses the question, Slimey blasts off into the sky.
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Cartoon "Five Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed.
(First: Episode 1231)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
(First: Episode 0119)
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Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
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Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
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Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
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Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(First: Episode 1423)
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Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(First: Episode 1990)
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SCENE 2 Gordon and Susan find Oscar tossing various items from his can on the sidewalk, cleaning his "T room." The Robinsons point out all the items begin with the letter U, but Oscar counters that collectively they're trash. He nearly leaves the mess behind, but permits the others to toss the junk back in, as a great aspect of cleaning is making a mess again.
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Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
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Muppets / Cast Cookie Monster has agreed to help Maria on her lecture on good things to eat. Unbeknownst to Cookie, she has raisins, cucumber spears, carrot sticks and apples. Cookie tries all of them and he likes them. He finishes by eating all the dishes.
(First: Episode 1518)
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Film Olivia (in voice-over) identifies different vegetables.
(First: Episode 1612)
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Cartoon A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone to call his wife - then he eats the phone booth.
(First: Episode 1113)
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Muppets Super Grover: Grover Kent sees a lost little girl in trouble and tries to find a phone booth to change in, the same one she wants to use to call home. (introduction edited)
(First: Episode 0647)
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Cartoon Sally the Spider skates with different combinations of her legs.
(First: Episode 0625)
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Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
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Celebrity Harry Belafonte tells the kids a Zulu tale about how the animals of the world got their coats.
(First: Episode 1833)
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Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Cartoon The story of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse".
(First: Episode 0773)
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Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
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Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Muppets The Bicuspids sing "Kids Just Love to Brush."
(First: Episode 2060)
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Cartoon At the circus, Tommy Trueheart displays his 11 trick-performing lions.
(First: Episode 0816)
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SCENE 3 Susan comes across Big Bird playing imaginary school, which he makes as accurate as possible (down to the teacher, Mr. Smart, chiding him for talking during class).
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Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
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Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 1.
(First: Episode 1561)
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Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
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Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 2.
(First: Episode 1521)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 3.
(First: Episode 1463)
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Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
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Cartoon A pink circle splits into a cat, and a gray circle splits into a mouse.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Cast Maria sings "Three Whipped Cream Pies on the Wall" (which she eventually gets pelted with).
(First: Episode 0637)
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Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird watches Gordon as he plays an imaginary basketball game against Dr. J. He's a bit embarrassed when Big Bird makes his presence known, but admits he likes playing imaginary basketball because he can never miss a basket. "That's pretty interesting...grownups have imaginations too," Big Bird observes.
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Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2021)
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Animation A spaceship solves a math problem: 5 - 4 = 1.
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SCENE 5 Big Bird now tries playing imaginary basketball with Oscar and Dr. J, as David watches him. Big Bird finds he's doing very poorly, as he imagines Oscar characteristically throwing the ball too high and not listening to what he says. David offers to play with him instead and Big Bird misses a catch, somehow causing a real window crash. Gordon announces the sponsors.



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