Sesame Street
Air date April 18, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors P, Q, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gordon presents one of today's letters - Q. The letter is joined by his bothersome "little brother" U, who follows him everywhere. Gordon points out this is always the case by putting them in several words.
Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1715)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
(First: Episode 0069)
Cartoon A young girl's favorite toy is a stick, which she uses for many things, including a magic wand, conductor's baton, and a baseball bat.
(First: Episode 0960)
Film Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned. (Spanish soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0385)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets / Celebrity Telly tries to speed up his growth by eating vegetables and exercising, but Smokey Robinson explains that "It Takes Time" to grow up big and strong.
(First: Episode 1970)
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
Film Kids at school help make cornbread.
(First: Episode 1218)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: PAT
(First: Episode 1697)
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1976)
Muppets Telly pretends to be an elephant, a goat and a lion.
(First: Episode 1698)
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says they'd better find the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. The doctor is found, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it a mosquito bite? Should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holliday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Insert Piri and the kids play a rhyming game using rap music from the radio.
(First: Episode 2027)
Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
SCENE 2 Linda shows Olivia the sign for "square." David appears in one to translate.
Cartoon Kids observe cloud formations, until it starts to rain.
SCENE 2 cont'd Linda now shows the sign for "triangle," which David appears in as well.
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
SCENE 2 cont'd Linda finally demonstrates the sign for "rectangle." David lounges on top of the shape this time, but falls to the ground when the shape disappears.
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
1902 Smartest Dog.jpg
Insert Big Bird trains Barkley to count to six by barking. He imagines Barkley as the smartest dog in the world, able to bark up to any number.
(First: Episode 1902)
Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon Round and angled pegs fit into their respective holes.
(First: Episode 1452)
Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
(First: Episode 1621)
Animation P - Pyramid
(First: Episode 2061)
SCENE 3 Gordon announces the sponsors. He's joined again by the sibling letters, still bickering.

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