Sesame Street
Air date January 7, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Gary Belkin
Production October 21, 1985
Sponsors E, Q, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 It has just finished raining on Sesame Street, when Telly finds himself admiring a pitcher of water collected from the recent rainfall. He tries to tell Oscar, who doesn't see why he should care, how important water is, and explains that people would not be able to bother him in a world without water.
Cartoon Willy Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
(EKA: Episode 0590)
Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon Lots of bunnies are needed to pull the huge carrot from the ground.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1473)
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to figure out what time it is at night. It's too dark to see the clock, so Ernie has a new solution: he pokes his head out the window and sings some loud, off-key opera ("O SOLE MIO, O SOLE YOU-OH") which causes everyone to wake up and yell at him to stop singing, and even mention what time it is. It's 3:00 AM.
(First: Episode 1153)
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets / Celebrity Malcolm imagines a walk in the woods based on the music James Galway plays on his flute. His imaginary walk tuckers him out, so James plays him a lullaby.
(First: Episode 1423)
Cartoon Four elephants at the circus
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1489)
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster drives a car, but puts on the seat belt first.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
(First: Episode 0337)
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
George the Farmer in out
Film George the Farmer shows in and out.
(First: Episode 0293)
SCENE 2 Piri finds Forgetful Jones sitting next to assembled ingredients of lemonade, to which Forgetful doesn't remember what he's going to do with. Piri gives him hints, but Forgetful denies that he ever wanted to make lemonade. Soon enough, Oscar shows up and claims the ingredients as his, saying that Forgetful was just watching over them, and he was going to make lemon-fish-ade.
Cartoon An ostrich is born on a football field, and learns that he can't fly. He saves the game by scoring the winning touchdown.
(First: Episode 1870)
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(First: Episode 0420)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing the "City-Country Song" about the difference between life in the country and life in the city.
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents four lordly lions.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1309)
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon The 3 Numero Brothers show addition and subtraction.
(First: Episode 1182)

SCENE 3 Oscar rattles a can and promotes his lemon-fish-ade to everyone on Sesame Street. Bob, Susan, and some kids come along and sing "One of These Things" for his three lemons and one fish in a pitcher. Everyone agrees they do not belong together except for Oscar, who offers Susan more fish.
Cartoon Yo-yo elevator
(EKA: Episode 1971)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(EKA: Episode 0716)
Insert Maria leaves an old, dirty shirt of hers as a present for Oscar. Big Bird finds it and decides to clean it, only to find out what Maria's intention was. Big Bird gets it dirty again in reverse and Oscar thanks Maria for the gift.
(First: Episode 1470)
Cartoon It's a squirrel
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1736)
Muppets The letter R joins U and N to make the word RUN. Anything Muppets run into the scene and take the letters.
(First: Episode 0226)
Film Animals and children bathe in water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0615)
SCENE 4 Bob, Susan and Telly, are listening to Don Music play the piano. Don Music then asks everyone to sing along with him to a song he just wrote. Telly stops him before he starts, and asks how they would sing along if they don't know the song. Don just instructs to sing after him and they all sing a song.
Cartoon An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
(First: Episode 1478)
Muppets The Count has prepared himself a picnic not far from his castle. As he counts the ants who come to take away his food, he eventually has nothing left. Which is just as well, since it has started to rain.
Cartoon Four dolphins
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1491)
SCENE 5 The kids play in the arbor as Bob announces the sponsors.

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