Sesame Street
Air date February 26, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors O, X, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count welcomes the viewer and unveils the number 2, and then presents Snuffy as he is going to count to two. Snuffy is initially nervous but decides to try, and counts The Count's fingers as he holds two up. Once he's done, Count begins to count all of Snuffy's bits of fur.
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
Sesame Street 2 Near and Far
Muppets Grover demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
Ice cream top of cone
Animation A scoop of ice cream makes its way to the top of a cone.
(First: Episode 0505)
Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
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.
(First: Episode 2142)
Cartoon A man uses a wheelbarrow to carry blocks needed to make a staircase.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1335)
Insert Big Bird uses a grown-up's hand to cross the street -- don't leave home without one.
(First: Episode 1595)
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Millie and Molly build a bookshelf.
(First: Episode 1287)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Insert A few blocks away from Sesame Street, Luis, David and Olivia want to present subtraction, but then a rainstorm arrives. Oscar pulls up in his Sloppy Jalopy and the adults reluctantly get inside. Oscar eagerly takes up their idea to show subtraction and has them leave the car one by one to illustrate it. Oscar then declares he's off the clock and drives off, leaving them stuck in the rain.
(First: Episode 1698)
Animation Two houses plus 2 equals 4.
(First: Episode 0298)
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)
Cartoon Gerald’s dog Sparky likes to pretend he’s an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
SCENE 2 Forgetful Jones is sitting down at Hooper's with a piece of paper when he calls out to David to ask to borrow a carrot so he can write a note to himself reminding him to order chicken feed. Forgetful seems to realize the carrot doesn't write anything down, and David tries to hint as to why. Forgetful suggests that maybe the paper is broken, but David proves this wrong and whips out a pen and scribbles on the paper. Forgetful asks to borrow his pen and notices the pen has ink in it and the carrot doesn't- and jumps to the conclusion that the carrot is out of ink, and soon asks David for a fresh carrot.
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN?
(First: Episode 0512)
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(First: Episode 0364)
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
SCENE 3 Bob finishes singing The Alphabet Song with the kids in the arbor, when he suggests they all play a rhyming game, where everyone comes up with a rhyme for a random word. The Two-Headed Monster appears and wants to play, so he starts rhyming gibberish with himself.
Film / Cartoon The letter O introduces many words he starts.
(First: Episode 0621)
Film David (in voice-over) finds rectangles.
(First: Episode 0481)
Muppets Super Grover: Janet Fringle needs help carrying many boxes. Super Grover suggests gluing them together, but she eventually figures out that taking them one at a time will work.
(First: Episode 0588)
Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
SCENE 4 Snuffy is walking along the street when he spots a "NO STANDING" sign. He doesn't want to break the law, so he begins to continuously jump in place.
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(First: Episode 0299)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On a boring day, Ernie suggests some ideas to Bert, but then Bert has an exciting idea of his own. He shows off his bottlecap collection to Ernie, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that Bert needed to complete his collection.
(First: Episode 0240)
Film Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
(First: Episode 0675)
SCENE 5 Snuffy is still jumping, with the kids having joined him now. He checks the sign again to see if it's changed (to which it hasn't), and continues jumping. Bob announces the sponsors.

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