Sesame Street
A noisy day in the library
(repeat of 1964)
Air date December 16, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors R, X, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis gives Telly Monster a plan on how to get Oscar the Grouch to help show one of today's letters - R. Telly loudly begins his talk to get Oscar's attention and asks Oscar not to help at all. The reverse psychology works, as Oscar produces a myriad of R-word items, thinking it will mess up Telly's talk. He's horrified to learn he's actually been helping.
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Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — On the deck of The Love Boat, a uniformed Ernie expresses how much he loves this boat. "Ernest" shares his love with Amanda, a grumpy patron, a fish, and soon several passengers who join them in their love for this boat.
(First: Episode 1958)
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Cartoon AMOR, amor, amor ... amoramor ... amoramor ...
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Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: SCHOOL
After a bunch of kids come running by, a girl goes before the man and says it's Saturday. That leaves him to say: "No school."
(First: Episode 1155)
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Muppets Professor Grover teaches his students what "school" is, but he instead gets the lesson.
(First: Episode 1969)
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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Insert Maria and Olivia find Slimey about to watch his favorite show on his tiny, worm television set. He tunes into "Sneak Peek Previews," where Telly and Oscar watch a film of ostriches. After the show, Maria wonders why the two would argue over a film like that, finding she and Olivia having opposing views as well.
(First: Episode 1964)
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Cartoon The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees. (edited)
(First: Episode 1653)
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Muppets / Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(First: Episode 1692)
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Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)
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Film Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(First: Episode 2031)
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Muppets Three monsters (Billy, Fenwick, and Pamela) demonstrate big, bigger, and biggest.
(First: Episode 0474)
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Animation El Numero Cuatro (Luis voice-over)
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Insert Three of These Kids are jumping rope, but the fourth one is sitting down and reading a book.
(First: Episode 0415)
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Cartoon Teeny Little Super Guy explains to Eugene why going to school is important.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1966)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird calls to order a meeting of the Future First Graders. He reminds them of the assignment he gave at the last meeting, which was to bring in things that rhyme. The kids each have a pair of rhyming items, but Mr. Snuffleupagus seemingly has just a plate of spaghetti. He blows his snuffle, and confetti flies out.
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
(First: Episode 0876)
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Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)
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Cast Gordon preaches the importance of rain as it starts to do so in his office.
(First: Episode 1578)
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 3 A Honker comes to the Sesame Street Library and noisily honks, disturbing the other patrons. Linda and Timi find a quiet way to communicate and learn the Honker wants a book for her young child. When she's given a storybook, she goes over to her child and begins noisily reading it to them.
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Film Children in a movie theater tell a man on the screen not to open a door that says "DANGER" on it. He opens it, and there's an explosion.
(First: Episode 0526)
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Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
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Animation Sand X/x
(First: Episode 0638)
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Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
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SCENE 4 Linda and Timi silence the Honker and tell her she can't stay if she's going to honk like that. The young Honker gets sad that storytime has ended, but they explain to the Honkers that they can take the book home and bring it back when they're done; that's how libraries work. The elated Honkers go off and all seems quiet once more in the library...that is, until a Dinger appears and dings like crazy.
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Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
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Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
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Cartoon Jazz #4
(First: Episode 0006)
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Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
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Muppets Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than One."
(First: Episode 1447)
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Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
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SCENE 5 As Timi and Linda close up for the night, Big Bird comes in, having heard about the noisy situations earlier. He's made a large sign reminding patrons not to make all sorts of noises. Linda has one that covers it all in one word - "QUIET." They hang his sign on the desk anyhow and lock up, as the Honker announces the sponsors (in honk, of course).


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