Sesame Street
Elmo starts his own Fix-It-Shop
Air date December 25, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Production October 2, 1986
Sponsors P, U, 12


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo enters the Fix-It Shop to tell Maria and Luis he has a sick friend. His friend turns out to be his radio, which won't turn on for him. Luis fixes the loose wire inside it and it begins playing Elmo's favorite music, a Beethoven symphony.
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Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
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SCENE 2 Elmo later starts his own Fix-It Shop, where Maria pretends to have an emergency - her popsicle stick is broken in half. Elmo isn't sure how to fix it, so he pretends to be the store manager, then the owner, and ultimately he has his friend Maria fix it.
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Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a triangle.
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Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
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Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. plays Porter Pepper of Peter Piper's P Products, which produces products that begin with the letter "P". He mentions that two of his clients were Peter Pan and Pablo Picasso until Peter Piper, the boss, gives him a phone call. Pepper now presents a new problem: Peter Piper's "P" Products has been purchased, and is now Sam Singer's "S" Stuff Store. Pepper, without stalling, summons his staff to stand by, switches his products to stuff, and searches for snacks and saucers.
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Cartoon P is for Puddle
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Insert Big Bird shows Bob his sad bird friend, Indigo. Singing cheers him up, so Bob encourages him to "Sing, Little Bluebird." Soon, Indigo is chirping along with Bob.
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Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon A peasant tries to woo a pretty girl by reciting the famous "Roses are Red" poem. The lines are fed to him by a poet behind a bush, whom the girl eventually runs off with.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit, Shola and Fannie talk about giraffes, leading to...
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
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Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
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Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy (Jim Henson) shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: KISS ME
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Celebrity Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe and Malcolm-Jamal Warner notice Telly and Keshia Knight Pulliam pretending to look sad, which escalates into the three of them arguing over what's more sad: losing a purple pen with a picture of Prince on it, not making the football team, or a best friend moving away. Telly and Keshia then pretend to look angry, and then notice that they look just like them.
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Cartoon An aviator and his son cooperate to start their plane.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air.
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Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
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Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
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SCENE 3 With Maria's help, Oscar reads a cranky Irvine the story of "the Wizard of Blahs." In the story, Dirtothy is on her journey to the land of Blahs, which is made entirely out of trash. All is well in the land of Blahs until the Trash Collector of the East and the Trash Collector of the West come to take some of her trash away.
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
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Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
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Muppets Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie asks the baker to send him the bill.
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Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
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Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
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Transition Bridge #14 - Hourglass Slow/Fill
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SCENE 4 Elmo is missing the box he needs to reach his typewriter. Oscar (the culprit) gives him clues as to who took it. Elmo guesses it and yanks the box from underneath him. As he types, he announces the sponsors.

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