Sesame Street
The Sesame Street Pet Show
(repeat of 2064)
Air date December 3, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors G, J, 12

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird welcomes the viewer and announces that today is the Sesame Street Pet Show, where neighborhood kids will bring their pets to his nest for everyone to see. Piri passes by, walking his dog, Max (who he nicknames "Cool") ,and explains to Big Bird the responsibilities of owning a pet. He thinks he'll get a dog one day, but will name him "Nice" instead.
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Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
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Muppets Ernie sings his "Quiet Time Song" while sitting under an apple tree, and is joined by a squirrel, a bird, a hornet's nest, a cat, and Gladys.
(First: Episode 2091)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound: J for jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
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Film A girl explains her life in a motor home.
(First: Episode 1235)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
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Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
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SCENE 2 Oscar has a pet for the Pet Show, who he keeps in a shoebox and will be able to jump through a hoop. Gordon and Olivia open it and find that it is a shoe named Lou. Gordon insists it can't be a pet because it's not alive. Oscar shows them Lou's trick by throwing him through the hoop. Oscar is aware he's not alive; it means no work for him!
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Cartoon A girl sorts everything she finds which is alive and not alive.
(First: Episode 1526)
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Song A girl invites the listener to "Swing Up High."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for him. He wonders why there are so many. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them...and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
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Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and Big Bird observe the current pets at the Pet Show, including some goldfish, a parrot, and a hermit crab. Last, but not least, is Oscar's pet, a sock named Jacques.
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Song "What Do We Do Before We Eat?" We wash our hands, not our feet.
Animation: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1594)
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Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0890)
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Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over.
(First: Episode 0306)
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Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
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Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds".
(First: Episode 0358)
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Cartoon A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1652)
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SCENE 4 Olivia is going to take pictures of the pets, when Oscar asks her to fill a cup of water for his other pet (a live one this time). His pet, a flea named Marie, is going to perform a high dive into the cup while playing "Lady of Spain" on the accordion. Olivia watches, but can't see her at all, but gets splashed in the face upon her landing.
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Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(First: Episode 1641)
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Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
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Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a newspaper.
(First: Episode 2097)
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Animation Sand G/g
(First: Episode 0643)
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Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
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SCENE 5 Olivia, Gordon, and Piri admire a litter of kittens. Oscar has the yuckiest pet in his box, but doesn't want to touch it because it's so yucky. Gordon picks it up and sees that it's a cute kitten. Oscar thinks there couldn't be anything worse, except more kittens!
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Cartoon A curious cat chases after a ball of string and explores various places in its home.
Artist: Michael Sporn
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Cast Live at Sesame Hall, Bob, Maria, and Luis sing "The Curious Cantata" about a bird who asks a lot of questions, played by the ever-curious Big Bird.
(First: Episode 2160)
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Animation It's a giraffe
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1752)
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Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
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Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
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Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0530)
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SCENE 6 After reviewing what animals they've seen today, Gordon announces the winner - Jacques the Sock! Big Bird then announces the sponsors.

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