Sesame Street
Having fun with a paper towel tube
(repeat of 2013)
Air date November 25, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors L, M, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
2013a

2013b
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Mika look for something fun to do. They see David reaches the end of his paper towel roll, so they decide to play with the tube. They use it as a telescope, pretending they're mid-century sailors discovering America.
Toon.firstmate
Cartoon A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
(First: Episode 1591)
Song.beinggreen76
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green" against a farm field background.
(First: Episode 0722)
Baldeaglefilm2
Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Gordon-M
Animation M / m (Gordon voiceover)
ErnieBertShoeDroppingNeighbor
Muppets Ernie & BertBert urges Ernie to go to sleep, but Ernie won't go to sleep until the person living upstairs drops his other shoe. When the shoe finally drops, Ernie wakes Bert up to tell him about it.
(First: Episode 0176)
Toon.Clam
Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
2013c
SCENE 2 Next, Big Bird and Mika imagine they're performing a concert, where Mika uses the tube as a trumpet.
L-Lion.Hale
Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
2096r
Muppets Two-Headed Monster finds a pencil with a broken point, and demonstrates the fun you can have with it.
(First: Episode 2096)
3181-Elephants
Film Elephants in the zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0304)
1845p
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
2013e
SCENE 3 Finally, Big Bird imagines the tube is a magic wand. He pretends Mika is Cinderella and he's her fairy god-bird, using the "wand" to get her ready for the ball.
3136zb
Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1504)
KahnTwins
Celebrity Madeline Kahn plays a pair of twins that take turns counting to 20.
(First: Episode 1139)
CarRepair
Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
400019
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
2125h
Muppets Game Show: To Tell A Face
The object of the game is to identify the face of a relative. The contestant in this skit is Baby Bobby, who must identify his grandmother.
(First: Episode 2125)
Gloria2
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0140)
Noodlefactory
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
Busstopgiant
Cartoon A man sets up a bus stop sign so that a giant can eat the buses that come.
(First: Episode 1176)
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2367h
Insert Maria makes the bus just in time, but Gordon and Linda miss it. Snuffy invites them to follow him to the Snuffleupa-bus stop, where he'll catch the Snuffleupa-bus to Snufflegarten. Gordon and Linda are amazed at the size of the bus stop and the bus itself. After he gets on the Snuffleupa-bus and goes off to school, Gordon and Linda notice their bus leaving at another stop, and they run to catch it.
(First: Episode 2142)
Toon-ChildrenCountFowardBackward
Cartoon Kids count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 1, as the numbers are displayed over colored lights.
(First: Episode 0931)
Count-candles
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
Notababy
Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
1091-04
Film Things that start with M
(First: Episode 0620)
Grandmotherbirthday
Muppets Waiter Grover prepares a table for a family who's celebrating their grandmother's birthday, but Grover doesn't know her name, so when each family member refers to her as a different relative each time, Grover thinks there's more than one party going on, so he ends up bringing out seven cakes.
(First: Episode 1958)
MarchingBand-3
Film Marching Band #3
(First: Episode 0517)
2013f
SCENE 4 Reacting to the previous segment, Grundgetta remarks, "The number 3. Bleech. Who needs it?" Oscar says the number is useful to him and the two sing "Knock Three Times."
Carrot
Cartoon The Carrot (censored version)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
ErnieCookieCarrots
Muppets Ernie tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie Monster by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
(First: Episode 1232)
Typewriter
Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0841)
KermJenKnee
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Jennifer bend their knees. Grover comes out of a hole in the ground, and Jennifer invites him to join them, but Grover remarks, "When you start talking about noses, give me a call."
(First: Episode 1166)
200016
Cartoon A hand draws a bridge, which a train crosses.
(First: Episode 0793)
Rollercoaster123

Cameo.heatherhenson-rollercoaster
Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball turns into a cherry which is devoured by a girl.
(First: Episode 0744)
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SCENE 5 Grundgetta thinks of something she can do whenever she sees Oscar - yell three times. The two then announce the sponsors.


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