Sesame Street
A hot day on Sesame Street
Air date April 14, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Jeff Moss
Production November 15, 1985
Sponsors H, N, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria welcomes the viewer, upset by the extreme heat today. Oscar calls her over, showing her his new Grouch fan. To operate it, Maria must pull on the nearby rope. She pulls and pulls, keeping Oscar cool, but making her even hotter and tired. She advises the viewer to look away as she tries trashing Oscar with her magazine.
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
(First: Episode 1304)
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(First: Episode 1910)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Film A giant panda walks around.
(First: Episode 0920)

SCENE 2 Oscar stops Luis as he passes by and offers him a glass of water to beat the heat, no jokes or tricks. Luis skeptically takes a sip and is pleased it's normal. Fluffy has another way to keep cool - swimming in the pool. After her swan dive, Oscar thinks of another solution to stay cool - taking a cool shower. Luis agrees and Fluffy squirts him all over with water. Luis actually finds it refreshing and thanks them. "Boy, the heat sure does strange things to people."
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
Muppets Biff and Sully are about to start work, when Biff realizes he forgot his portable radio. He tells Sully not to start work until he comes back with it, but every time he's about to leave, he hears Sully doing a different kind of construction work. Sully's noisy building results in a piano, which Sully plays as Biff works.
(First: Episode 2120)
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
Cast Gordon and Olivia try to cooperate under the sun, with voiceover from Bob.
(First: Episode 1245)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)

SCENE 3 Now, Oscar wishes to get cool, so he's devised a plan. He hires Mr. "Yuckleupagus" to blow on a large ice block, making cool air for Oscar. Snuffy's blowing proves to be too strong, as it makes a compete mess out of Oscar and his trash can area.
Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
(First: Episode 1486)
Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
(First: Episode 0089)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Muppets Wearing oven mitts, Telly places an H and an OT together to make the word HOT.
(First: Episode 1536)
Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
(First: Episode 1452)
Muppets Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
(First: Episode 2088)
Cartoon A man encounters someone with a DANGER sign hanging on the end of his nose, and doubts there's any danger until the character sneezes.
(First: Episode 1125)

SCENE 4 Snuffy points out the different ways everyone on Sesame Street is keeping cool:
  • Piri is wearing loose and short clothing.
  • Maria is relaxing in front of a fan.
  • Luis wears sunglasses and is drinking some water.
  • Bob has a hat to keep the sun off his face.
  • Oscar sits under his umbrella for shade.

Snuffy combines their methods to keep himself cool.

Cartoon What's missing? (parrot)
(First: Episode 2103)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Muppets Pageant: Tooth
(First: Episode 1160)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cast Luis demonstrates how to use a can opener to open a can of spaghetti ... not realizing that it's open on the bottom already.
(First: Episode 0469)
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(First: Episode 1800)
Cartoon The numbers keep changing from 1 to 20 as corny music plays in the background.
(First: Episode 1465)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0482)
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Film Kids watch a silent movie with a man resting on the train tracks with an oncoming trolley - DANGER!
(First: Episode 0480)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Film Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
SCENE 5 Everyone flocks into Hooper's Store, the only place on Sesame Street with air conditioning. Oscar announces the sponsors.

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