Sesame Street
Elmo and Big Bird play with a sleeping Barkley
Air date May 15, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors F, Z, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Elmo intend to play with Barkley, but he's fast asleep. Elmo darts off, inspired to make a game that won't involve waking him up.
Cartoon A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(First: Episode 0829)
Film A saxophone is made in a factory, while a solo saxophone underscores the process.
(First: Episode 1446)

Muppets / Cast Ernie & BertErnie and Bert go see a silent movie, "The Picnic" (starring Maria as Chaplin and Linda as the girl).
(First: Episode 2071)
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
Song "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
SCENE 2 Elmo returns with some paper and a pencil. His idea is to interpret what Barkley does in his sleep and turn it into a story. "I wonder if Mother Goose started this way?" ponders Big Bird.
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)
Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
(First: Episode 1968)
Cartoon Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(First: Episode 1972)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Jumpin' Jive" when the Two-Headed Monster can't decide whether to jump or jive.
(First: Episode 1575)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0764)
SCENE 3 Big Bird, Elmo, and the kids watch Barkley still moving around in his sleep. They discuss things they've dreamt about. Elmo wants to dream right now and hops into Big Bird's arms, falling asleep instantly.
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
Film Scuba diver - on, into, under, through, around
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets Grover sings "Over, Under, Around and Through."
(First: Episode 0258)
Cartoon Que es Esto?: Horse
(First: Episode 1974)
2061 art
Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon Z for zigzag, zero, zoo, and zebra
(First: Episode 1763)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie realizes that Bert's not home and that he can do whatever he wants. He acts out a typical scenario in which he plays the radio loud and Bert tells him to turn it down ... but it doesn't feel the same without Bert around.
(First: Episode 1949)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Insert Olivia encounters Telly, who is sad because Oscar won’t talk to him. She sings a song about what she does when she’s alone.
(First: Episode 2005)
Cartoon Sign Man: DIRTY
(First: Episode 1121)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Song Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice".
(First: Episode 1708)
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
Cast Maria and Luis play castaways on an island, when Bob shows up as a new friend.
(First: Episode 1476)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Watch factory
Film Workers in a watch factory work on watches.
(First: Episode 1029)
SCENE 4 Big Bird, Radar, and the kids wear Dinger caps, as Mrs. Dinger is teaching everyone how to be Dingers too. She rings her dinger in various rhythms, which everyone else repeats back. Everyone then dings like mad, when Big Bird calls for an end, claiming Radar now has a headache.
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(EKA: Episode 2002)
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)

Animation The alphabet is presented using many materials and writing methods.
(First: Episode 2210)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
(First: Episode 0423)
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover brings Mr. Johnson a bowl of alphabet soup. Mr. Johnson complains that some of the letters are missing, and makes Grover run back and forth to the kitchen to bring the missing letters. When all the letters are there, Johnson complains that the soup is cold, and makes Grover take it back.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 5 Gordon and Miles come home from the park, where Miles has gotten quite dirty from playing and roaming around. Oscar is so impressed that he provides Miles with his own Grouchketeer uniform.

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