Sesame Street
Air date May 3, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Michael Preminger
Sponsors B, L, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David is strolling along the street when he finds Forgetful Jones wearing a pair of earmuffs around his hat, naturally forgetting where they're supposed to go. David gives him a few hints, and Forgetful tries putting them on his nose and eyes until David finally corrects him and puts them on his ears.
Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Planning Ahead
Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
Film Car assembly
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
Cartoon A girl imagines being next to a tree, a house and a car. "Now I'm going over there," she says. "There's nothing here to be next to!"
(First: Episode 0782)
Insert Big Bird recounts his trip to the circus to Barkley (who doesn't pay much attention). Big Bird was especially enamored by the lion tamer and imagines himself in such a role, with Barkley as his trained animal. Back in reality, Big Bird tries getting Barkley to do some tricks, but he just lays on the ground instead.
(First: Episode 1259)
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sound out the word "bed."
(First: Episode 1932)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Two circles demonstrate "next to" and "away from".
(First: Episode 0644)
Cast Maria as Chaplin tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(First: Episode 0753)
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
(First: Episode 1377)
Cartoon Nine sheep jump over a fence.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1501)
SCENE 2 Olivia stops by the arbor and sees Dr. Nobel Price about to reveal his new invention- basketball. He presents Olivia with the rules (as they're generally played) and some basketball shorts and a shirt. Olivia soon catches on that Dr. Price has "invented" basketball, and notifies him that people have already been playing it for a long time, but that he should be proud for reinventing it. Only then does he uncover the basketball stand, where a ball is pinned up to the top and presents Olivia with a very heavy basket, to which he instructs her to throw at the ball on the stand.
Celebrity The Count counts all the baskets Dr. J makes.
(First: Episode 1759)
Film Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(First: Episode 2031)
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(First: Episode 1495)
Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
(First: Episode 1591)
Cast / Muppets Luis, Maria, Bob, Telly Monster, Georgie and three kids make rhymes for "dash." Oscar chimes in with one last rhyme - "trash."
(First: Episode 1440)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
SCENE 3 Telly is sitting by the stoop, trying to feed his plant, when Olivia comes by. Telly explains that he's been trying to give his plant sandwiches and water through a straw, but it simply just won't take it. He also adds that he takes his plant for a walk for an hour every day so it can get enough sunlight. Olivia tells him that plants aren't like people, and shows him how to give the plant water. She also advises that he leave his plant by the windowsill so it can get sunlight all day long. Telly thanks Olivia, and figures he should put his hat near the windowsill to grow, too, because it's gotten too small for his head.
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(First: Episode 1669)
Animation Counting 1-9 in Spanish
(First: Episode 1594)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth fool.
(First: Episode 1164)
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
SCENE 4 Forgetful Jones is wandering about when he spots Mr. Snuffleupagus walking along in the arbor, and can't believe his eyes. Bob walks by and asks Forgetful what's so unbelievable, and Forgetful describes Snuffy all the while he stands behind Bob, which Bob doesn't notice. Bob soon recalls that what Forgetful is describing sounds like Big Bird's "imaginary" friend, the Snuffleupagus. They both figure that if that was indeed what it was, Forgetful couldn't have seen it and was imagining it- but yet Forgetful asks Bob what was standing behind them while they were talking.
Geometry of Circles 3 - Six Colored Circles
Animation Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles"
(First: Episode 1395)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up frightening Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0601)
Animation As the seasons change, so do one's outfits. (early computer graphics)
(First: Episode 1898)
SCENE 5 Telly is outside of the Fix-It Shop packing for a trip to his grandmother's house when Maria sees him and offers to help. She asks him why he packed an umbrella, and he explains that even though the weather is supposed to be warm, it doesn't hurt to be prepared for rain. Then, just as Maria closes his suitcase, the other end snaps open and breaks. Telly tells her not to worry, however, because he came prepared and brought another suitcase, so they continue packing. Bob announces the sponsors, and the credits follow.

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