Sesame Street
Rubén Blades visits
Air date April 28, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors S, X, 2
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis tells Big Bird that his friend, singer Rubén Blades, is coming to visit today. Big Bird gets excited, then disappointed when Ruben arrives without his band; he thinks Ruben won't be able to sing now. Ruben assures Big Bird that he doesn't need his band and uses two screwdrivers as claves as he sings a short, Spanish song.
Orangeballs.twinkletwinkle
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2160)
Bae9
Muppets Ernie & Bert — 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)
BabyBird
Cartoon A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1510)
2059t
Animation David spots a square in space.
(First: Episode 1554)
1563j
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood is prepared for her trip to Grandma's.
(First: Episode 1468)
1447-Whales
Film Kids narrate footage of whales.
(First: Episode 1266)
S-sing
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Ruben sings "Ayuda" with Piri and the kids, who shout out the title word throughout the song.
CHinton.Gracias
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man falls into a hole, and a dragon helps him out.
Artist: Chris Hinton
Counting20boxes
Film Counting 20 boxes
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0510)
Grover.newspaper
Muppets Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
(First: Episode 1966)
S-Snail
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
BabyHonker
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
1709b
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Toon.HenPenTenMen
Cartoon HEN / PEN / TEN / MEN
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 1881)
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SCENE 3 Telly has written a poem to welcome Ruben, but doesn't think it's that great. Telly has to make up words (such as "kabuben" and "Kalubin") in order to rhyme with Ruben's name, but manages to create one rhyme that makes sense - "Ruben" and "you been."
HubleyCatandMouseChase
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0265)
Harvey2
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Luis.Dos
Animation El Numero Dos (Luis voice-over)
Snocone
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
2096x
Cartoon Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
(First: Episode 2035)
3956n
Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
Typewriter.X
Cartoon X for X-ray: The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
1095h Muppets Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
2293c
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
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SCENE 4 Telly wishes to buy a new toy, but he doesn't know how to get the money out of his piggy bank. Oscar drops by and tells him smash open the bank, which will allow him to get the broken pieces. Oscar retrieves his hammer and Telly mulls over the idea, not fully committed to the idea of losing his piggy bank in such a manner. Piri stops Oscar in the nick of time and shows them the plug on the bottom of the bank. Telly decides to cheer Oscar up by getting him a new toy instead, but Oscar fakes being okay so he can get away.
MagicPig
Cartoon "Magic Pig Calypso Song"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
Ssnews.cherrytree
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Young George Washington
(First: Episode 0916)
3087.redgreenmonster
Cartoon A boy puts a red and green monster together using a diagram.
(First: Episode 1014)
Buses
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
CookieComputerSong
Muppets / Cast Maria and Cookie Monster sing the "Computer Song" as they count digital cookies.
(First: Episode 1973)
Jazzyspies2
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Song.indianbabybath
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
1259e
Insert Big Bird recounts his trip to the circus to Barkley (who doesn't pay much attention). Big Bird was especially enamored by the lion tamer and imagines himself in such a role, with Barkley as his trained animal. Back in reality, Big Bird tries getting Barkley to do some tricks, but he just lays on the ground instead.
(First: Episode 1259)
AlphonsoX
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(EKA: Episode 0299)
E&b-rhyme
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie gets Bert to participate in a rhyming game, but ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it.
(First: Episode 0798)
Eljuegabeisbol
Animation "¡Él juega beisbol!"
(First: Episode 2101)
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SCENE 5 Ruben plays the claves for Luis, Piri and the kids.


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