Sesame Street
Polly Darton visits
(repeat of 1856)
Air date December 9, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors A, X, 11
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 The cast prepares the street for a special occasion, decorating with a large banner, balloons and food. Forgetful Jones can't remember what's going on, so the others remind him that his favorite country singer is coming to visit Sesame Street today. Forgetful thinks Johnny Cash is coming, but they remind him it's actually Polly Darton! They also remind him that his job is to meet her at the bus stop.
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola talk about the letter X.
(First: Episode 0560)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)

Foot - SesameStreet-WhatsMyPart-foot906
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Part?" The contestants are Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic and Professor Hastings, and the mystery part is a foot.
(First: Episode 0164)
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)

SCENE 2 Polly gets off her bus and Forgetful thinks she's Johnny Cash again. When he realizes who she is, he turns bashful. Polly happens to have a song to help break the ice, "Just Say Howdy." Now with some confidence, Forgetful properly welcomes Polly to the street and begins introducing her to the locals (though he gets all their names wrong).
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Muppets Kermit and the word "taxi."
(First: Episode 0312)
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
(First: Episode 0955)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
(First: Episode 0523)
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
SCENE 3 Polly can hardly believe how different things are in the city compared to her home in the country - there's no barns, horses or chickens. She does meet a cow, who invites her to take a subway trip to a museum, then lunch at Schrafft's.
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1550)
Cartoon Igor listens as Dr. Frankenstein names body parts in creating another Igor.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1637)
Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(First: Episode 0698)
Animation Find the Rectangle quiz
(First: Episode 1630)
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
(First: Episode 1195)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon Ella juega tenis (sand)
SCENE 4 Telly can't believe it when Polly goes into Oscar's trash can. Oscar claims Polly was starting to feel homesick for her farm and has allowed her to feet some of his pets. Various bits of food fly out as Polly feeds the elephants, monkeys and pigs. Telly tries to apologize for the situation, but Polly has had such a fun time that she rewards Oscar with a kiss.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. has a baby who has a name beginning with every letter of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2048)
Cartoon What does the word COLD match with?
(First: Episode 2087)
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(First: Episode 1735)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert finds it difficult to listen to Pigeons in the News while Ernie and the Sesame Street Citizens' Band are outside practicing. In yet another case of miscommunication between the two, since Bert doesn't like it when they practice outside, Ernie leads the band into the apartment so they can practice inside.
(First: Episode 0982)
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)

SCENE 5 Polly has assembled a small music group and a small crowd of listeners (including Big Bird, Forgetful and the kids). Grundgetta yells from the crowd to tell Polly how much her country music makes her feel angry. Polly finds this a great way to segue to her next song, "Music's Good for Anything You're Feelin'."
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Cast Luis and Linda assemble the word COLD, and it snows.
(First: Episode 2067)
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Grover is sitting on a hill, which moves to the sound of music.
(First: Episode 1829)
Cartoon At the circus, Tommy Trueheart displays his 11 trick-performing lions.
(First: Episode 0816)
SCENE 6 It's time for Polly to leave, though Forgetful once again mistakes her for Johnny Cash. Polly boards her bus as everyone bids her farewell. Grundgetta announces the sponsors.

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