Sesame Street
Wynton Marsalis visits.
Air date April 18, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors N, Y, 4


Picture Segment Description

Insert Big Bird and Snuffy pretend to explore Sesame Street. They encounter some native Sesame Streetians speaking Sesamese and attempt to communicate with them and learn their customs.
(First: Episode 2150)
Cartoon A salesman offers a passerby the letter N for next to nothing.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1804)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Eating" while animals eat.
(First: Episode 0106)
Cartoon A girl talks about imagination.
(First: Episode 0353)
Muppets Oscar sings "Swamp Mushy Muddy."
(First: Episode 1038)
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Counting 10 to 1
Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(EKA: Episode 0515)
Muppets Kermit sings "Caribbean Amphibian."
Film A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(First: Episode 1125)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
Insert Telly pretends to be an elephant, a goat and a lion.
(First: Episode 1698)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
(First: Episode 0910)
Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
Insert Bob gives the Two-Headed Monster a music lesson on their clarinet with two mouthpieces, but one head wants to play fast, and the other one slow. When Bob suggest they play at different times, the monster impresses Bob by playing different melodies on the same instrument.
(First: Episode 1955)
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
Bae2 Muppets Ernie and Bert are camping. It's time for them to sleep, but Ernie keeps distracting Bert by pointing out the various sounds that they hear.
(First: Episode 1808)
Cartoon The Hummingbird
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1518)

SCENE 1 Hoots gets into a musician's duel with Wynton Marsalis. Hoots ends up winning by flying and playing his saxophone at the same time.
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in.
(First: Episode 1412)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
Muppets Little Bird's CASA is drawn.
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
SCENE 2 Hoots names the different kind of musical notes there are, with the help of Wynton.
Animation See the lion walk.
(First: Episode 0993)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "When I Listen".
(First: Episode 1760)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper: Square
(First: Episode 1618)

SCENE 3 Maria, Telly and the kids listen as Wynton plays different songs in different ways. Hoots announces the sponsors as Wynton plays along to the closing credits theme and the Barkley credit crawl follows.

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