Sesame Street
Air date April 24, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors O, W, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch warns Chip and Dip to stay away from his trash can, but it only prompts them to sing a song about how they are the same with the exception of their voices.
Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1552)

Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster helps Ernie match mittens, shoes, and gloves and put them away. Guess how he puts away two matching cookies.
(First: Episode 0135)
Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
Cartoon "Song of the Inuit Child"
(First: Episode 2112)
Cartoon A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(First: Episode 1481)
Insert Frankie assists the Amazing Mumford in his latest show, where he identifies the shapes that Mumford pulls from his hat.
(First: Episode 1583)
Animation The King of Eight
(First: Episode 0255)
Muppets Miami Mice
Ernie goes to a repair shop to pick up his broken Rubber Duckie, but neither he nor the mice can get into the shop because it's cerrado.
Film A boy imagines seeing everything in slow-motion.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0676)
Cast (Same and Different) Maria and Linda dress the same, then Linda dresses differently.
(First: Episode 1819)
Cartoon A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat - which promptly sinks.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0614)
SCENE 2 Slimey helps out at the Fix-It Shop, when Maria and Luis hear a loud, growling sound. The two assume it's the other's stomach growling, but it turns out to be tiny Slimey's stomach. Luis provides their helper an apple to chow down on.
Cartoon An orange creature shows things that measure.
(EKA: Episode 1969)
Film A man carves a wooden horse.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Soup or Sandwich
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup and a sandwich, and says that he wants the sandwich before the soup. When Grover comes with the sandwich, Mr. Johnson has changed his mind and wants the soup first. When Grover comes with the soup, Mr. Johnson has decided that he wants the sandwich first. Grover ends up giving Mr. Johnson both the soup and sandwich, so he can decide what to eat first. Mr. Johnson tells Grover that he has decided to get a cup of coffee, then the soup and the sandwich.
(First: Episode 1330)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
Cartoon A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 2067)
Muppets / Celebrity Forgetful Jones has gathered Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, and Keshia Knight Pulliam to help him with something, but he can't remember what it is. One by one, each kid has to leave, leaving Forgetful alone. At the last minute, Forgetful remembers what he wanted the kids to help him with: to explain what subtraction is.
(First: Episode 2165)
Cartoon "Five Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed.
(First: Episode 1231)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pillow.
(First: Episode 1669)
Cartoon Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
SCENE 3 At night, Hoots the Owl plays his sax, when Grandma Harriet comes to the window. After a moment, the two realize who the other is. The two sing a song about Hoots' extended family and how they're doing.
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Name That Sound!" with contestant Mr. Honker. Mr. Honker honks when guessing sounds in this game show, but since Guy Smiley can't understand his honks, Mr. Honker brings the objects in. Sounds include a cow (to which he brings in Gladys the Cow), a horse (which he brings in Buster the Horse, accompanied by Forgetful Jones, who forgets whether or not he's a horse), and a fire engine (which Mr. Honker brings, full of honkers).
(First: Episode 1957)
Animation Three rocks use different methods to get across a lake.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 1459)
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
SCENE 4 Harriet and Hoots join Big Bird in his nest, recalling some memories of when they knew each other many years ago, before Big Bird and even David were born.

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