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Sesame Street
Jiffy the turtle / Barkley the cow
Air date January 21, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Tony Geiss
Production November 20, 1985
Sponsors I, K, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 At Hooper's, David greets Jiffy the turtle, who comes in for breakfast. Jiffy speaks very slowly, so David makes sure Gordon and Linda have everything they need - this could take a long time. Jiffy doesn't know whether he wants eggs or pancakes, and eventually decides to have corn flakes with fruit. He also asks to see the menu.
Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon I for Iron
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
Pinball 11.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Ernie and Katie find the many similarities between each other.
(First: Episode 1490)
Cartoon The Hummingbird
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1518)
SCENE 2 It's lunch time, but Jiffy is still eating his breakfast. David tells Maria to wait for a seat; Jiffy's almost done - or is he? Now he wants lunch.
Cartoon A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1715)
Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
Fish Cowboy Hat.JPG
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl โ€“ and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)

SCENE 3 Dr. Nobel Price has had his assistants put horns and a cowbell on Barkley because he's conducting an experiment. He wants to know if a dog will say "moo" if it has horns on its head, wears a cowbell, and eats hay. Maria feeds him the hay, but all he says is "aroooo!" Maria reassures Dr. Price that his experiment did teach something, and just then, Barkley runs away. Dr. Price decides to go looking for Snuffy ...
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
Cast Maria as Chaplin finds a HAT sign near a hatrack with a new hat. He tries replacing his crummy, worn-out one with it, but the sign falls apart each time.
(First: Episode 1580)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
Film A man karate chops 5 boards.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way.
(First: Episode 0538)
SCENE 4 Barkley enters Big Bird's nest area, and Big Bird is shocked to find that Barkley has horns and a cowbell on him. He guesses that Barkley's going to a dog costume party, then thinks Barkley might be sick with "cow-itis." Maria enters to get Barkley, and fills Big Bird in about Dr. Price's experiment.
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Muppets Super Grover: Judy Finstermacher has broken her bag of groceries, and Super Grover tries to find a way for her to get the groceries to her home.
(First: Episode 1289)
Animation 6 dots - 1 = 5 dots
(First: Episode 0302)
Celebrity Menudo demonstrates different ways of using agua. (alternate music track added)
(First: Episode 1997)
Film The shoe repairman
(First: Episode 0987)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster tries on shoes.
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people (voiced by Daws Butler and Bob Arbogast) ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
BDM Lecture.JPG
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about hair. According to Kermit, "Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." He points out that some people have hair on their heads, while others have it on their faces. But if you have hair all over your body -- like Beautiful Day Monster, who emerges brushing himself and singing "A pretty girl is like a melody ..." -- then you're a monster!
(First: Episode 0028)
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man seeks agua in the desert. A cowboy gives him a glass, and he uses it to wash his hands.
(First: Episode 0928)

SCENE 5 Maria makes the bus just in time, but Gordon and Linda miss it. Snuffy invites them to follow him to the Snuffleupa-bus stop, where he'll catch the Snuffleupa-bus to Snufflegarten. Gordon and Linda are amazed at the size of the bus stop and the bus itself. After he gets on the Snuffleupa-bus and goes off to school, Gordon and Linda notice their bus leaving at another stop, and they run to catch it.
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
(First: Episode 1042)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)

SCENE 6 At night, David closes up Hooper's, and points out to Gordon that Jiffy is still inside, finishing up his (large) supper, which he will finish by the morning (tomorrow, he's eating at home). Maria announces the sponsors.

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