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Sesame Street
Air date March 26, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Ray Sipherd
Production November 19, 1985
Sponsors D, G, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At dusk, Oscar shows Luis and the kids a demonstration of how the Earth revolves around the sun, using an apple as the Earth (with Slimey inside) and a flashlight as the sun, which Luis operates. Slimey turns again and again, faster and faster, making Oscar dizzy.
Animation Circle In Space
(First: Episode 1441)
Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie."
(First: Episode 1789)
Cartoon Travis Travel demonstrates different methods of transportation.
(First: Episode 1459)
Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets An Anything Muppet asks another "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
(First: Episode 1493)
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
SCENE 2 Bob encounters Oscar arguing with Telly about whether nighttime is a happy time or a sad time. Oscar gives his reasons why itโ€™s a happy time, and Telly gives his reasons why itโ€™s sad. Bob thinks of nighttime as an old friend, and sings a song about it โ€“ โ€œEvensongโ€. By the end of the song, Telly and Oscar have switched their views on nighttime.
Cartoon A face is drawn, but the mouth complains when it is drawn last.
(First: Episode 1897)
Muppets Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
(First: Episode 1307)
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again".
(First: Episode 0631)
Animation Where do the Ds fit?
(First: Episode 1617)
Happy and Sad.JPG
Muppets Kermit the Frog tries to explain the difference between happy and sad, two emotions which Elmo displays while trying to get Kermit to play with him.
Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)

SCENE 3 Bob, Linda and some kids look at the moon and the stars. Linda teaches them how to sign โ€œmoonโ€, โ€œstarโ€ and โ€œcometโ€, then how to act out the roles.
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
(First: Episode 0023)
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(First: Episode 1802)
Cartoon A frog looks for AGUA.
(First: Episode 1942)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "Fall" and leaves fall on them. Then, they fall over.
(First: Episode 1319)
Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and him cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
Film A still of construction equipment fades into a shot of a parrot.
(First: Episode 1535)
SCENE 4 Yo-Yo Ma plays โ€œSarabandeโ€.
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep. (Spanish version)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2021)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
Muppets Old West: Five good men are needed to form a posse and catch Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West. The sheriff counts five men in the saloon, and tries to organize them. But it turns out that there are only four good men -- one of them is Bad Bart!
(First: Episode 0554)
SCENE 5 Big Bird catches Bob, Linda and Luis as they are about to head home, and asks them to watch him while he wishes on a star. He picks out a star, then starts reading from a long list of wishes.
Cartoon Lightbulb subtraction.
Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon At a circus, teddy bears count 1-10 and 10-1.
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets "Frazzle" with Frazzle and The Frazzletones
(First: Episode 0846)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
SCENE 6 The grownups decide to go home before Big Bird finishes reading from his long wish list. Susan emerges in the window, and Big Bird begins reading his list to her. Luis announces the sponsors and yawns.

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