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Sesame Street
Air date January 27, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Norman Stiles
Production November 14, 1985
Sponsors H, U, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo greets the viewer and wants Barkley to say "hello" too. Barkley's manner of saying hello is rolling around, kicking his feet, chasing his tail, then barking several times.
Animation Counting animals (1 butterfly, 2 frogs, 3 birds, 4 turtles, 5 bees, 6 fish)
(First: Episode 1700)
Film Sheep dog
(First: Episode 1012)
Cartoon Lots of bunnies are needed to pull the huge carrot from the ground.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1473)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster appears to Ernie as the Cookie Bunny.
(First: Episode 1147)
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Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
(First: Episode 0780)
Cast Luis gets annoyed when Barkley keeps barking to go "In and Out" of the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 1936)
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
Film A boy imagines seeing everything in slow-motion.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy recalls how he learned about the meaning of DANGER.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1971)
Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
SCENE 2 Buster the Horse speaks in a whisper to Elmo about today's secret word - curious. He defines the word for the curious monster, who now wants to ride on Buster's back.
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert complains when a big letter H appears on the TV screen, so Ernie turns off the set, unplugs it, and takes a bunch of H objects out of the TV (including a hat, a house and a hamster). When he plugs it back in, a big letter I appears on the screen. Ernie wants to try fixing the TV again, but Bert tells him not to -- this is a great show.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
Muppets Baby Breeze participates in Headball at Roosevelt Franklin Stadium. His question: what would you do if your ball rolled into the street?
(First: Episode 0877)
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Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
SCENE 3 Elmo continues pursuing Buster in an effort to ride him. David suggests some cooperation and tells him that if he does something for Buster, Buster might then do something in turn for him. Elmo goes off and comes back riding on Buster's back. They pass by again, where Elmo is now giving Buster a ride on his back.
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Tortoise and the Hare: When the race begins, the hare dawdles, since the tortoise is so slow he'll have time to win. Kermit rushes to the finish line so that he can see the results... and is crowned the winner.
(First: Episode 0477)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Celebrity Lily Tomlin, dressed as a cheerleader, gives a cheer for the parts of the body.
(First: Episode 0885)
Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)

SCENE 4 Big Bird recruits Elmo to help surprise Mr. Snuffleupagus. When Big Bird says the key phrase, Elmo will jump out and yell "Surprise!" Elmo wants to practice over and over, even as Snuffy approaches the nest. Big Bird gives Elmo the cue, but Elmo is now nowhere to be found. He then appears over the doors, surprising them both.
Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2088)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates "fast" and "slow" by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cast Maria as Chaplin (joined by Linda and Luis) looks for a way to stay dry in the rain.
(First: Episode 1739)
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0808)
SCENE 5 Piri runs into his friend Teresa, who is studying for tomorrow's test. Piri joins her, but his habit of studying with loud rock music and crunchy carrots disturbs her. Piri decides to go and study on the subway instead.
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
Muppets / Cast Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with a dentist and a bus driver. (remake)
Cartoon A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor.
(First: Episode 0839)
SCENE 6 Elmo asks Barkley to say goodbye, which he does in similar fashion to his "hello" from earlier. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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