Sesame Street
Irvine crosses the street
(repeat of 1974)
Air date December 15, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors H, I, 10

Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 After Big Bird welcomes the viewers, he and an audience of kids watch as Brianna and Mr. Snuffleupagus form sort I-words.
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
Cast David, Luis and Maria illustrate between while ballet dancing.
(First: Episode 1223)
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
Muppets Kermit the Frog reports on a musical tribute to the "Oogle Family" as performed by Cookie Monster and Old McDougal.
(First: Episode 1822)
Cartoon A mouse is squashed between two elephants.
(First: Episode 0779)
Film Marching band forms a square
(First: Episode 0514)
SCENE 2 Gordon finds Irvine standing at the crosswalk. He offers to take her across the street, but suspects she won't because he's not Grouchy enough. He starts acting like a Grouch, so she takes his hand and they cross the road to meet up with Uncle Oscar.
Cartoon A mother hen sings to her new hatchling about crossing the street.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 1974)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
Cartoon A man uses his memory to tell a woman how to get to a red house.
(First: Episode 2185)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers: Lowercase i
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon Leaves falling.
(First: Episode 1822)
George the Farmer in out
Film George the Farmer demonstrates in and out.
(First: Episode 0293)
SCENE 3 Snuffy sings a round of "Three of Us Belong Together" while tap dancing with two kids; one other kid does breakdancing instead.
Cartoon A man walks in an IN.
(First: Episode 0511)
Muppets Kermit describes the times it is appropriate to use the in and out doors. To his dismay, a group of monsters keeps going out the in door.
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon H - Horse
(First: Episode 0474)
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
Muppets Grover the Waiter at La Casa de Comidas
(First: Episode 1793)
Socks 1-10
Cartoon A caterpillar dances in ten socks.
Grandma's Way
Insert Olivia watches Grandma Harriet teaching David how to dance, prompting her to remember times with her own grandmother as she sings "Grandma's Way."
(First: Episode 1916)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and him cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon The story of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse".
(First: Episode 0773)
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(First: Episode 1735)
SCENE 4 Big Bird is upset because even though he's a bird, he can't fly. Bob names a fellow bird that is grounded - an ostrich.
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
SCENE 4 cont'd Bob gives Big Bird clues about another kind of flightless bird - the penguin (which reminds Big Bird of his friend Shivers).
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
SCENE 4 cont'd Bob mentions how a peacock can spread its tail feathers, but all Big Bird can do is shake his own.
Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)

SCENE 4 cont'd Big Bird takes pride in being a bird, knowing they can fly, run, swim, or "just get by on your good looks." He wonders what truly makes a bird then, so Bob points out that only birds have feathers. Big Bird makes sure this is true by inspecting Bob and then Erica.
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Jumpin' Jive" when the Two-Headed Monster can't decide whether to jump or jive.
(First: Episode 1575)
Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)

SCENE 5 Big Bird checks Barkley for any feathers. He feels he has enough evidence to confirm only birds have feathers. The only exception is one little girl who has feathers in her hat.

Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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