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Sesame Street
Making pig calls
Air date May 9, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Production January 14, 1986
Sponsors M, Z, 12

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly Monster is going to talk to the viewer about the word information. While he tries to think of how to explain it, various folks β€” including Maria, Big Bird, an elderly Muppet man, and a Muppet reporter β€” use the word while asking Telly some questions. He gets so distracted that he forgets what he was talking about and when he remembers, he still can't think of a way to explain the word.
Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1578)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(First: Episode 1631)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)
Cast Linda signs the word "rain", and David gets rained upon.
(First: Episode 1325)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
SCENE 2 Maria, Big Bird and Luis have a "Rhyme Out."
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(First: Episode 1232)
Cartoon One cube plus two equals three. Three cubes plus two equals five.
Muppets Ernie and Elmo sing about the parts that make up "One Fine Face."
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Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0230)
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Cartoon Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles"
(First: Episode 1395)
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SCENE 3 Telly has another ridiculous thing to worry about - he frets that his letter Z can't sleep properly because it always has to stand up. Gordon assures him that letters don't need sleep. He promises to watch after it for Telly and sets it down on its side. The Z stands itself back up and claims it prefers sleeping on its feet.
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Erik play a rhyming game.
(First: Episode 1754)
Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
(First: Episode 0337)
Muppets Muppets cheer on a rocket launch.
(First: Episode 0567)
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
Muppets A Lavender Anything Muppet and a choir sing "Lonely."
(First: Episode 1165)
Cartoon What would happen if I popped this balloon?
(First: Episode 1312)
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SCENE 4 Uncle Wally tells the kids about when he was a pig farmer and teaches them a pig call, hoping to attract some real pigs. Instead, the noise attracts Elmo, pretending to be a pig, and Gordon, who asks them to keep the noise down. After they all head off, two Muppet pigs named Lovey and Thurston arrive to answer the call. Since no one's around, they go off to movies, debating over Pygmalion or Porky's II.
Film "Pig's Love Song" (live-action version)
(First: Episode 0572)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Kermit describes the times it is appropriate to use the in and out doors. To his dismay, a group of monsters keeps going out the in door.
Cartoon A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
(First: Episode 2084)
Muppets "Let's All Exercise"
(First: Episode 1961)
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
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SCENE 5 Since the pig call seemingly failed, Elmo and the kids make a new call - "Mmmmmmm." This attracts a mob of letter Ms.
Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
(First: Episode 0979)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is having trouble getting to sleep. Ernie suggests singing a lullaby to him. He sings one to the tune of "Brahms' Lullaby" and Bert falls into a deep peaceful sleep. Ernie tells Bert to wake up now; it's Ernie's turn to go to sleep, so it's Bert's turn to sing a lullaby now.
(First: Episode 1331)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird introduces Yo-Yo Ma, who plays cello with two Honkers and a Dinger.
Animation A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(First: Episode 1470)
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Film You can clean almost anything.
Music: Bach's "Gavotte" performed by the Swingle Singers.
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Splash (girl on beach)
(First: Episode 0996)
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SCENE 6 Wally, Elmo, and the kids recite M words while Gordon announces the sponsors and the credits roll.


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