Sesame Street
The case of the missing round objects
Air date April 21, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors C, S, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird delivers detective-style narration over scenes of the street, claiming today was just like any other day. Telly Monster is about to have his morning grapefruit, but when he goes to get his napkin on, the grapefruit disappears! Big Bird happens by and looks for some sort of clue. He finds some mysterious pieces of purple fur have been left at the scene...
WhatsMissing.Guitar
Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(First: Episode 1971)
Robinhood.ernie
Muppets Ernie portrays Robin Hood, who is setting up an audition trying to find some merry men.
(First: Episode 0480)
Serpiente
Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
2059s
Song "Water, Wind, and Sun"
(First: Episode 1711)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird finds Maria about to play tennis, but her three tennis balls disappear behind their backs one by one. They spot some more purple fur left behind again.
KingMidas
Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
GameShow-WhatIsIt
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What Is it?," with panelists Grover, Biff and Prairie Dawn. They must guess what mystery object Little Sammy Pottle has brought to the studio (a red rubber ball).
(First: Episode 1042)
2356-15
Cartoon Ella juega tenis (sand)
(First: Episode 2111)
1800-26
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
CleverBill
Cartoon "The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two fighting giants and two fighting girls.
(First: Episode 2068)
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SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Uncle Wally prepares his famous tuna salad, with the secret ingredient - an apple. However, the apple disappears before he can use it. Big Bird uncovers yet another tuft of fur.
SandwichConfusion
Cartoon A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1715)
Firemanreadytogo
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
6Snakes
Cartoon Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(First: Episode 1669)
WTNOTSForgetful
Muppets At the saloon, Clementine asks for Forgetful Jones to sing a song. Buster plays "What's the Name of That Song?" on the piano, and the crowd (including a cow) sings along, but Forgetful keeps asking what the name of the song is.
(First: Episode 1696)
2341s
Cartoon Leaves falling.
(First: Episode 1822)
1839ze
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Hubley.snake
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 4 Snuffy helps Big Bird asses the clues and figure out what's going on. They realize all the missing items are round.
Sugarbeet
Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)
2096q
Cartoon Farm animals are counted 1-6.
(First: Episode 1692)
Edith Ann anger
Celebrity Edith Ann describes what happens to you when you become angry.
(First: Episode 0923)
0573t
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about six snails.
(First: Episode 0324)
LifestylesBigLittle

LifestylesBigLittle2
Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "Lifestyles of the Big and Little."
3balloons
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)
Noimage
Muppets / Cast Oscar sings "One of These Things" over a four-way split screen containing Gordon, Bob, David and Slimey, all dressed in tuxedos.
(First: Episode 1904)
1095l
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and Snuffy follow the trail of purple fur to just outside Big Bird's nest. Snuffy sees all the missing items flying in the air just behind the doors. Inside, they find a large monster, Dexter, has been using all the items to juggle with.
Jugglingbear
Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(First: Episode 1834)
KGSP
Muppets Kermit talks about his favorite subject - frogs. Gladys the Cow assists by being a cow frog wearing goggles, air tank, and froggy foot paddles. Gladys asks Kermit how it would feel to be a cow and he replies feeling glad to be a frog. Gladys puts a cow's horns, ears, and a bell on Kermit.
Film.bees
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
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SCENE 6 Dexter apologizes for taking everyone's things and returns their property, vowing never to juggle again. Everyone, having seen his skills in action, permits him to borrow their stuff, just as long as he asks first. As he juggles their items some more, Big Bird's narration announces the sponsors.


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