Sesame Street
Introducing Leo the Party Monster
Air date February 18, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors J, X, 5


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Muppets Snuffy brings his TV over to Big Bird's nest so that he, Big Bird, and some kids can work out along with Jane Snuffleupagus.
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Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
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Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
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Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
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Cartoon A man needs directions to Maple Street. A citizen gives him a complicated set of directions, while a little girl points out they're already there.
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Cast The Lovers of Five (David, Luis, Gordon and Bob) sing "Gimme Five."
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Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
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Muppets The Amazing Mumford waves his magic wand over a transparent glass cookie jar and makes the jar become full of cookies and then empty (over and over) as an anxious Cookie Monster watches.
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Film Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
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Cartoon Different uses of a triangle (Spanish version)
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Celebrity Tony Danza jumps rope with the kids.
Cartoon J family jamboree
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Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
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Muppets On Vacation with Guy Smiley
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Cartoon A mouth whistles Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
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Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
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Cartoon The Ringmaster #5: Five fantastic floating fools fall from the big blue blimp.
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SCENE 1 Luis and Maria go about their business at the Fix-It Shop, when they hear a loud tune blaring. In comes Leo the Party Monster, a monster who loves partying more than anything. Leo thinks the shop would make a nice spot for a party, then shows the pair his radio, which fluctuates between loud and soft for no reason. Leo doesn't want to leave the radio behind, fearing what a party monster like him would do without his tunes. Luis does a quick repair, as Leo proposes throwing a party in the shop once more. With the radio fixed, Leo tests it out and starts getting down to the music.
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
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Cast Olivia and a boy visit a butcher's shop to learn how a butcher does his job.
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
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Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
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Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
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Muppets Polly Darton sings "Counting One to Five."
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Cartoon A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
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SCENE 2 Leo shows up again, asking to use the Fix-It Shop's computer to write out some invitations. He promises Luis he won't do any partying while he works. Leo begins typing, feeling himself get more and more ready to burst into a party at any moment. Luis accidentally lets the "P-word" slip and Leo goes into a frenzy, as the computer flashes the word "PARTY."
Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
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Cast Bob demonstrates a J word - juggle.
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Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
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SCENE 3 Leo keeps working on his invitations and asks Maria to help him find different words to use. Leo goes all out once more, but Maria snatches his radio away. Some Muppet musicians pop up instead to provide some party music.
Cartoon Brand X
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Film A still of construction equipment fades into a shot of a parrot.
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Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
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Muppets "ABC Disco"
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Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
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SCENE 4 Luis and Maria lock up for the night and hear the sounds of Leo's party music. They see his party going on in an apartment window, where Leo and various other Muppets (including Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Telly, Grover, Grundgetta, Cookie Monster, Mr. Honker and a Rockhead) are having a wild time. Luis and Maria acknowledge they weren't invited and start to feel left out. Leo spots them on the sidewalk and invites them up. The two dance their way up to Bob's apartment, where Leo announces the sponsors.

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