Sesame Street
Air date January 16, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Belinda Ward
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors W, Z, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David encounters Oscar listening to a conch shell he found on Mire Island. In this shell, Oscar can hear grouchy noises like a foghorn, the wind, and a traffic jam. David listens to the shell, and hears the ocean, which makes Oscar think his shell is ruined.
Cartoon Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1483)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
Animation The numbers 1-6 are carried away and/or demolished by construction equipment.

Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon "Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1670)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 1.
(First: Episode 1561)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 2.
(First: Episode 1521)
Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(First: Episode 0469)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 3.
(First: Episode 1463)
Song A girl invites the listener to "Swing Up High."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)

Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
(First: Episode 0395)
SCENE 2 Maria encounters Telly, having trouble figuring out what to name his new pet goldfish. He finally decides on “Fishy” as a name.
Animation Sand W/w
(First: Episode 0641)
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)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Cartoon Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
Artist: Brothers Quay
(First: Episode 1434)
SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Big Bird encounters Harriet frosting a dessert cake for David. He suggests she write “Happy Birthday” on it, then to add his (Big Bird's) name. Now he wants her to add candles, so he can wish that it's really his birthday.
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Crumbs Unlimited are featured in a number, "Cookie Disco," at the end of which Cookie ends up eating all the equipment.
(First: Episode 1054)
Cartoon A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
(First: Episode 0783)
SCENE 4 At the Fix-it Shop, Snuffy shows Maria his piggy bank; he doesn't know how many pennies are in it. Snuffy gets the idea to shake them out of the top slot, which doesn't work. Maria shows him the bottom lid of the piggy bank, opens it, and one penny comes out. Snuffy feels proud.
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets Elmo loudly interrupts Kermit's demonstration of "quiet" and "loud". Elmo loudly insists on helping Kermit demonstrate the difference, and Kermit manages to get Elmo to whisper as they talk about being quiet.
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1481)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
Cast Maria as Chaplin illustrates the number 6 using balloons.
(First: Episode 1962)
Cartoon A man asks the viewer to circle him, draw a line to him, follow him with arrows, etc.
(First: Episode 2058)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway and the Count sing "I Want to Count."
(First: Episode 1545)
Cartoon Z For Zebra & Zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
SCENE 5 Elmo enters Hooper's Store and gives David a shopping list. David fetches all the items on the list, but it turns out Elmo only wants him to read the labels to him.
Topi Antelopes YES.jpg
Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0243)
Muppets / Cast Oscar sings "One of These Things" over a four-way split screen containing Gordon, Bob, David and Slimey, all dressed in tuxedos.
(First: Episode 1904)
Film Olivia briefly narrates a film of re-paving a street.
(First: Episode 1161)
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
Film Counting the circus clowns.
(First: Episode 0501)

SCENE 6 An exhausted David, having read the entire store's stock, points Elmo to the sponsors. The credits follow.

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