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Sesame Street
Linda's friend Ed visits
(repeat of 2012)
Air date November 26, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors G, H, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street and shows the viewer his great new invention: "Grouch earplugs". With them, he can't hear anything, like Gordon and Susan arguing about important things they have to do. Eventually, they make up as Susan decides to drop Gordon off at his meeting, go off to do her errands, and then pick him up. Unfortunately for Oscar, he takes his earplugs off at the wrong time...
Cartoon A mad scientist invents the capital letter H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit encounters a distressed Little Bo Peep, whose sheep is missing. They both observe every sheep that walks by - the first sheep has its tail in front (on its face); the second one has its tail in the middle (on its back), and the third one has no tail. The fourth one has a tail where it should be: behind. However, it claims to be Mary's little lamb. Kermit tells us to stay tuned for updates on the search for the lost sheep.
(First: Episode 1047)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Later, Bo Peep has had no luck in finding her sheep; instead she encounters Gladys the Cow pretending to be one, and Fred the Wonder Horse pretending to be a dog. Kermit decides to give up on the search, and returns us to our regularly scheduled program.
(First: Episode 1047)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)

SCENE 2 Linda tells Bob in sign language that she got good news in a letter: "Her old friend from Vermont is coming here today." He has wavy blonde hair, blue eyes, and is sort of stocky. He suddenly shows up and Bob believes that is who they've been waiting for. His name is revealed to be Ed (played by Ed Waterstreet). Bob helps carry his suitcases.
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive: After Bad News Barton fails to make the swimming team, Billy and Smart Suzie teach him to eat healthier.
(First: Episode 1437)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(First: Episode 1025)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
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Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and The Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song." (no onscreen letters)
(First: Episode 0575)
Gnomes flower vase.jpg
Animation Three little people climb up the three flower stems. (edited version)
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0634)
Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0471)
SCENE 3 Oscar became amazed by the chair right next to his trash can and needs some help to put it in there. He asks Gordon and Susan to do so, but they think it's too big to be fit, so he tells them to drop it on the ground and as they do so, it breaks.
Animation A chair (voice of Martin P. Robinson) keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(First: Episode 1981)
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from a honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for various books...and a box of cookies. Ultimately, he asks him for just a box of cookies. He becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand that they don't have cookies! He finally asks for a book about cookies...and a glass of milk! Then, since the library doesn't have milk either, he asks for a book about cookies and a glass of juice.
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon Two men compete to be in front.
(First: Episode 0789)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)."
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin tries to leave through the door marked EXIT, but the sign keeps moving, and a brick wall appears behind each opened door. Finally, she makes her own exit through a hole in the wall.
(First: Episode 0832)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets The Count counts "The Song of the Count."
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, nose, and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
SCENE 4 Bob, Linda, Ed, and some kids play a game of doing what the other person does.
Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
(First: Episode 1524)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out to be thirty-seven feet.
(First: Episode 0905)
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Cartoon A man finds many ways to "EXIT", which slowly irritates him.
(First: Episode 1301)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks Tanya to explain what "exit" means.
(First: Episode 1522)
Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that they don't live there.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1394)
SCENE 5 Linda, Ed, and the kids go off to play in the park. Big Bird realizes that he missed out on all the fun, so Bob teaches him to play a game of doing of what the other person does.
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1815)
Cast Gordon and Olivia try to cooperate under the sun, with voiceover from Bob.
(First: Episode 1245)
Film Old bottles are made into new ones at a recycling center.
Music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Clementine plays a game with the viewer to see if they can guess what Forgetful Jones is riding on.
(First: Episode 2218)
Cartoon 9 Ants
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1485)

SCENE 6 Big Bird and Bob are reading newspapers and say the same thing at the same time. Unbeknownst to each other, both of them are now annoyed about doing the same thing the other person does. Big Bird eventually admits this to Bob, causing the latter to break down crying. As Big Bird comforts him, Susan announces the sponsors.

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