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Sesame Street
Air date May 7, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Michael McCarthy
Production December 2, 1985
Sponsors I, J, 4


Picture Segment Description
Insert After witnessing Herry Monster lifting a large barbell, Telly wishes he could do the same, though doesn't believe he can do it. Bob sings "Don't Be Afraid to Try," encouraging him to give it a try and keep trying until he's able to do. With newfound confidence, Telly is able to lift the barbell.
(First: Episode 1607)
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
Film A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(First: Episode 0952)
Animation El Numero Cuatro (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 2116)
Muppets Leo the Party Monster hosts "The Party Line", a call-in show where he and the callers have a discussion about parties. However, he learns what a discussion really means when one caller dislikes parties.
Cartoon A man connects the dots to form a house to escape from the rain.
Artist: Bill Davis
Muppets / Cast Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with a dentist and a bus driver. (remake)
(First: Episode 2146)
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)

SCENE 1 The Grouchketeers assemble as the audience for The Grouch News, anchored by Oscar the Grouch. He checks in with English correspondent Dwight (Martin P. Robinson), who complains how lovely the London weather and locals have been. A similar report is delivered from Connie (Kevin Clash) in Hong Kong. Oscar is not too thrilled at the pleasant results his news show has brought.
Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
Song Spanish Food Market Song
(First: Episode 1111)
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2021)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 2 Telly comes into the Fix-It Shop with a problem - he's forgotten the name of a new friend he's made, and frets about their next encounter, worried it might cause some animosity. Luis comforts him saying it's common to forget things sometimes and the name will come to him eventually. He recommends doing something else to get his mind off the topic, such as helping him fix a tricycle. As Telly fetches a wrench, he manages to remember the name of his new friend - Alexander Cheesefloss Hollingsworth Cantaloupe IV. He goes off to find his new friend, forgetting to give Luis the wrench back.
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(First: Episode 0787)
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Cast Maria pushes through a piece of seamless background paper. Via narration, she explains that she's at the top. She pushes through lower on the paper, and explains the difference between top and bottom.
(First: Episode 0595)
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2188)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "ยกUno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "ยกDos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "ยกMuy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(First: Episode 0698)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
Muppets Kermit talks about "top" and "bottom" using a stack of boxes Grover carries.
(First: Episode 0434)
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Celebrity Carly Simon sings "Be With Me" with Telly and some kids.
(First: Episode 2039)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
Muppets Clementine plays a game with the viewer to see if they can guess what Forgetful Jones is riding on.
Film Two apples balance on a block seesaw.
(First: Episode 2176)
Muppets Ernie sings "Little Plant."
(First: Episode 2144)
Animation David spots a rectangle in space.
(First: Episode 1554)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
SCENE 3 Luis finds Big Bird watering a plant, which is merely a drawing of a plant stuck in a pot. Big Bird knows it's not alive, taking some umbrage to Luis' examination, and is merely playing a game of pretend. He's further nonplussed when Luis asks why he's using real water when it's only pretend ("It's more fun," says Big Bird).
Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
Muppets Kermit the Frog performs "Disco Frog."
(First: Episode 1407)
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets Little Bird's CASA is drawn.
(First: Episode 2095)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster spells the word TAP, then tap-dances away.
(First: Episode 1912)
Animation It's a monkey
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1767)
SCENE 4 Elmo wants to show Gordon a new game called "Boink." First, Gordon must tie a string around their balloon. Then, he and Elmo "boink" it back and forth between themselves as Luis announces the sponsors.

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