Sesame Street
Elmo's new doll
Air date December 29, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Tom Dunsmuir
Sponsors D, J, 10
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description
Insert Big Bird and the Birdketeers show the viewer how "You Can Be a Birdketeer."
(First: Episode 2155)
Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN?
(First: Episode 0512)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
1095i Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0293)
SCENE 1 Elmo shows David his new doll, which he names "David" after him. However, he explains that two Davids on Sesame Street is too confusing, so Elmo has taken the liberty of changing David's name to "Dustin".
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)

Muppets Bushman Bill introduces Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops performing "D Duah Duah."
(First: Episode 1449)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
Cartoon A man connects the dots to form a house to escape from the rain.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 2218)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Animation Where do the Ds fit?
(First: Episode 1617)
SCENE 2 Elmo asks Maria and Luis to help him get Baby David to sleep. He's already tried a lullaby, when Barkley starts barking. Elmo interprets this as a lullaby and Baby David goes to "sleep."
Animation Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(First: Episode 1809)
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
Muppets Grover sings "Over, Under, Around and Through".
(First: Episode 0258)
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
(First: Episode 1591)
SCENE 3 Snuffy stops by Hooper's Store and makes sure David notices him ("For a second there, it seemed like old times."). Snuffy has a string tied around his snuffle to remind him to get 10 of something. He remembers to to get a box of Cabbage Crunch Cookies, with two additional ones - one for him to eat on the way home and one for David.
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Nightmare 1 & 2
Muppets Bert is visiting his grandmother, so Cookie Monster spends the night with Ernie. Cookie is frightened of a shadow on the wall, but Ernie shows him it's just a coat on a chair.
(First: Episode 2027)
Cartoon The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
(First: Episode 0816)
The Flying and Singing Cookies
Muppets Later, Cookie Monster has a bad dream in which he is surrounded by flying, singing cookies who won't let him catch them.
(First: Episode 2027)
Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
SCENE 4 Maria takes Barkley for a walk, when she finds Telly writing a book called "Barkley's Adventure." However, all the adventures occur on far away places while Barkley sleeps. Maria suggests something more exciting, which she demonstrates when he starts chasing a cat.
Cartoon ADVENTURE! A man and woman escape a boulder, a crocodile, and other obstacles.
Artist: Michael Sporn; Music: Ernest Troost
(First: Episode 2080)

Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Turtle Who Wanted to Make Friends" about a turtle who comes to the forest, but is afraid of every potential animal friend he sees.
(First: Episode 1959)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Celebrity The Four Tops sing "Please Be Careful," a song about safely crossing the street.
Film Two apples balance on a block seesaw.
(First: Episode 2176)
Cartoon "The Stranger" - a song about a baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them, who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2108)
Film Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(First: Episode 2031)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy count to 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
SCENE 5 Elmo tells Maria, Luis and David that he's changing Baby David's name to "Luis." This means Luis gets David's name and Elmo contemplates getting another doll named "Maria." As they sort out the confusion, Snuffy announces the sponsors.


  • The HBO Max version of this episode includes the Friday ending credit sequence from Episode 2260 despite having originally aired on a Monday.

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