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Sesame Street
Air date March 31, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Tom Dunsmuir
Production December 4, 1985
Sponsors G, M, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly is decked out in weather gear of all kinds. He explains to Bob that studying his globe has taught him that all different kinds of weather occur at the same time all over the world, and at any moment a random type of weather could hit Sesame Street. Thus, he wants to be prepared for any sort of climate. Bob assures him he doesn't need all that stuff.
As soon as Telly heads for home, it begins to snow on Bob.
Film Snow in the city
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon Five Worms In An Apple
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1502)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway and the Count sing "I Want to Count."
(First: Episode 1545)
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Wind-up toy
(First: Episode 0255)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)

SCENE 2 Buster the Horse interrupts today's Grouchketeer to teach Oscar and the kids a new word - glockenspiel. Oscar likes the sound of the word, but not when he finds out it's a beautiful-sounding instrument. Buster hears the sound of a distant band playing one and starts singing a song about glockenspiels.
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Grover is sitting on a hill, which moves to the sound of music.
(First: Episode 1814)
Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
SCENE 3 Luis works on fixing a toaster oven, which inspires Elmo to find a job too. He returns posing as a train conductor, then a policeman, then a waiter. This proves to be the most useful job, as he provides Luis with some much needed lunch.
Cartoon A hand draws a bridge, which a train crosses.
(First: Episode 0793)
Song "Sawmill" - Folk singers detail how lumber is made into usable wood. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 0657)
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back" as a song about two monsters named Jack and Jill who swear that they will always be there to scratch each other's backs.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
Muppets Caveman Days: Taking the kid to school
Ernie (the father) and Bert (the kid) go over the procedure of crossing the street.
(First: Episode 1950)
SCENE 4 Big Bird finds Bob anxiously waiting for the bus. He explains if it doesn't arrive soon, he won't be able to beat the downtown, rush-hour traffic. Big Bird doesn't understand what "rush hour" is, so Bob explains before boarding his bus. Big Bird is intrigued and imagines what rush hour must be like...
Song Kevin Clash sings "Rush Hour" over sped-up footage of people leaving from work.
(First: Episode 2144)
SCENE 4 cont'd Imagining rush hour makes Big Bird sleepy, so he takes a nap on the sidewalk. Gordon steps off his bus and confusedly observes Big Bird.
Animation Five firefighters put out a flaming 5.
(First: Episode 1614)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
(First: Episode 1845)
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to a T-shirt shop, The Wonderful World of T-Shirts, to pick up another personalized "Kermit the Frog T-Shirt". However, all the shirts have the wrong name (Kermit the Gorf, Kermit the Forg, and Kermit the Grof).
(First: Episode 1494)
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night ("day" part only)
(First: Episode 1173)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Jason make faces.
(First: Episode 1434)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit helps Don Music finish the "Yankee Doodle" song, then because Don finds the idea of calling feathers macaroni ridiculous, they rewrite it to be a song in which Yankee Doodle stays at home cooking for his pony, puts "fat spaghetti" in a pot and calls it macaroni. Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats then come in and perform the song with Don.
(First: Episode 0876)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about being happy and healthy.
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon A boy imagines multiple uses for his broom.
(First: Episode 0784)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Cartoon A girl imagines herself as a car that rescues fire victims.
(First: Episode 0513)

SCENE 5 Big Bird eagerly awaits Luis to finish fixing a clock so it can strike five. When the time comes, Big Bird celebrates rush hour by hurriedly closing up the Fix-It Shop for Luis. However, Luis points out that the shop closes at 6 o'clock. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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