Sesame Street
Air date December 31, 1985
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors F, H, 10

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Picture Segment Description
2127 01
SCENE 1 Forgetful Jones and the kids (including Tatyana Ali) pretend to be explorers. They're looking for the alphabet, but Forgetful doesn't know what it looks like. After identifying it as Maria's hot plate and Bob's shovel, he find it in the direction of the viewer...
Insert The Alphabet Dancers make the form of the letter F.
(First: Episode 0446)
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SCENE 2 In Big Bird's nest, the kids find the alphabet in Barkley's mouth.
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(First: Episode 1959)
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1200)
Film A boy takes dance lessons at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
(First: Episode 1716)
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
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SCENE 3 Bob helps Linda show the kids how use sign language to annoy Oscar the Grouch with signs for happy and grouchy.
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(First: Episode 0772)
Film The Mad Painter #10.
(First: Episode 0328)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert watch "Sneak Peek Previews", in which Telly Monster and Oscar the Grouch review the "Song of Ten." After the show ends, Ernie shocks Bert by carrying a stack of ten chocolate layer cakes... which turn out to be plastic. Bert does not find this funny, and he and Ernie begin arguing. Oscar and Telly peek through the apartment window and argue about whether or not their argument is pleasant to watch.
(First: Episode 1963)
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the wise man to demonstrate none, some, most and all with a basket of oranges.
(First: Episode 0976)
Grandma's Way
Insert Olivia watches Grandma Harriet teaching David how to dance, prompting her to remember times with her own grandmother as she sings "Grandma's Way."
(First: Episode 1916)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)
Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
(First: Episode 0028)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "Counting One to Five."
(First: Episode 1810)
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1815)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup, roast beef, and peach pie, wants them to be presented in that order (one at a time). Grover doesn't understand the order, keeps bringing wrong item. Upon seeing pie (twice), explains he after "everything else," prompting bring everything else on menu.
(First: Episode 1318)
Cartoon A painter pops out of a box and paints a lion, then hangs a "wet paint" sign on it.
(First: Episode 1179)


Celebrity Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe and Malcolm-Jamal Warner notice Telly and Keshia Knight Pulliam pretending to look sad, which escalates into the three of them arguing over what's more sad: losing a purple pen with a picture of Prince on it, not making the football team, or a best friend moving away. Telly and Keshia then pretend to look angry, and then notice that they look just like them.
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
Cast Susan, Luis, Gordon and Maria are competing on a potato bag race. Maria's bag is full of vegetables, which she gives to the others. They hop off to make them into meals, leaving Maria as the only racer.
(First: Episode 1480)
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
Pink hourglass fill 14
Animation Dark blue sand fills a pink screen.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(First: Episode 1809)
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0630)
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SCENE 4 Bob and Linda ask the kids to guess different ASL signs and explain how they came into being. The sign for "girl" originates from an era in which girls wore bonnets, "boy" depicts the brim of a hat, and "baby" mimics cradling a baby in one's arms. Maria annouces the sponsors.

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