Sesame Street
A day with Geri Jewell
(repeat of 2065)
Air date November 28, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors D, I, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird skates down the block, when he notices a woman he's never seen before skating past him. She introduces herself as Geri Jewell and explains that she may speak and move differently than Big Bird because she has cerebral palsy. She and Big Bird then skate off together.
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Cartoon D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 2 In the Fix-It Shop, David jeers Piri as he racks up a high score on a video game. Geri steps up to play, saying working with a joystick helps improve her coordination. She manages to nearly double Piri's high score and notes, "I also play to win!"
Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets The Count has built a rocket with the help of Dr. Reinbrain and plans to launch it from inside his castle. The two count down from the computer console, but the rocket doesn't take off. Indeed, Count never intended for lift-off; he plans on counting down again and again.
(First: Episode 1306)
Film Empty / full cafeteria (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)
Film The Kids form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
Film While walking and reading the newspaper, a man barely avoids DANGER on three occasions, but then gets hit by a revolving door.
(First: Episode 0656)
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 Speech Balloon - I: An iron irons the word.
(First: Episode 0314)

SCENE 3 Telly has lunch with Geri, but feels bad when he accidentally drops his sandwich on the ground. Geri assures him this happens to all kids, but it was even more difficult for her because of her condition. She recalls her family having to tape a spoon to her hand to help her eat. She goes on to say that with practice, she was able to eat just fine, but claims the only one upset about was the family dog. Telly doesn't understand, when Geri points to Barkley, who chows down on Telly's dropped sandwich.
Cartoon Snacks on Parade - The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
Cast Maria as Chaplin (joined by Linda and Luis) looks for a way to stay dry in the rain.
(First: Episode 1739)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
Animation The inhabitants of a farm feel like celebrating when it rains during a hot, dry summer.
(First: Episode 1403)
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
Cast Olivia sings "Listen to the Wind."
(First: Episode 2092)
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1976)
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)

Muppets Game Show: The How Many Game??
Guy Smiley tells The Two-Headed Monster to find two things in 30 seconds. They bring one bowling ball, four sheep and three cows, all of which don't count. Suddenly, they realize they have two heads, which means they win! Little Bo Peep appears looking for her sheep, a train appears out of nowhere, and the scene ends in chaos.
(First: Episode 2076)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
SCENE 4 Geri talks with the kids about what they want to be when they grow up. Big Bird wants to be a stand-up comic like Geri and tells his own joke - "Why did King Kong climb up the outside of the Empire State Building? Because he was too big to use the elevator!"
Cartoon A girl sings about the things she can draw, paint, and sculpt.
(First: Episode 1987)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates empty and full.
(First: Episode 0257)
Muppets Old West: Clementine breaks the bad news to everyone: Bad Bart is coming to town to "give someone what they deserve"! She says he will come when the cow moos four times. They listen for it, and first hear a train toot four times, then a dog bark four times, and finally the cow. Bad Bart steps into the saloon, looks for the bartender, and reminds him that last week, he ordered sarsaparilla, but the bartender didn't have it, so he went to another town to get it, and kept him waiting. Bad Bart forgot to pay the bartender for it, so he gives the bartender what he deserves: some coins.
(First: Episode 1940)
Cartoon A girl draws in her entire body.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1008)
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
Cartoon A kid names his own body parts.
(First: Episode 0809)
SCENE 5 Geri, Big Bird and everyone else on the block skates as Telly announces the sponsors.

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