Sesame Street
Elmo's new shoes
Air date January 19, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Jon Stone
Sponsors Y, Z, 8
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo proudly shows off his new shoes to Maria, who comments that he shouldn't wear them out. Elmo agrees that he needs to keep them looking as good as new.
BridgeIsDown
Cartoon Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(First: Episode 1972)
Grover.detective
Muppets Grover plays a detective at his office. A frantic city gent (Brian Muehl) rushes over to warn him about something that's bothering him outside, which, unbeknownst to both of them, turns out to be a very strong wind that blows everything away—including Grover's office.
(First: Episode 1650)
3026.5cubes
Cartoon One cube plus two equals three. Three cubes plus two equals five.
(First: Episode 2220)
No8b
Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 2 To keep his new shoes from tarnishing, Elmo makes Telly carry him around.
Superguy beaters
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy finds his friend Jane giving up on learning to ride the egg beater. He tells her that it takes time and practice to learn things, and gives Jane some training beaters to help her keep her balance.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1972)
2096w
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
ZooEscape
Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
(First: Episode 1577)
2341ze
Film Cat block structure.
(First: Episode 1824)
MatchCold
Cartoon What does the word COLD match with?
(First: Episode 2087)
Kermit-casting
Muppets Kermit is a casting director, holding auditions for a performance of "The Three Little Pigs". The pigs who initially try out get the part of the three little pigs, but three different wolves of different sizes try out for the part of the Big Bad Wolf.
(First: Episode 1283)
LettersCDROM-big
Cartoon Knights use different words for "big".
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1985)
Soundsaroundthehouse
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)
LuisLinda.COLD
Cast Luis and Linda assemble the word COLD, and it snows.
(First: Episode 2067)
PovertyZ
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
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SCENE 3 Telly carries Elmo over to Oscar's trash can so he can show Oscar his new shoes. Oscar is annoyed by Elmo's constant showboating, which he realizes is a great way to feel grouchy.
Drawbridge
Film Kids narrate a film of how a lift bridge works.
(First: Episode 2253)
Cartoon-eat a Z
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
ZizzyZoomers2
Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
Shadowrabbit
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0614)
ForgetfulCallshisCousin
Muppets Clementine reminds Forgetful Jones to call his cousin on her birthday (even though he's got a ribbon tied to his finger and to the phone). When he calls, his equally forgetful cousin doesn't remember having a cousin, and asks him to describe what he looks like.
(First: Episode 1657)
LEPH!
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Elmo sees Telly is getting tired, so he allows him to put himself down. Elmo starts running around in his new shoes, while Telly takes a nap on the pavement.
Noimage
SCENE 4 cont'd Elsewhere, Bob plays a game with the kids where they find hidden figures in a drawing. Elmo runs through and shows off his new shoes, then joins in the game.
Typewriter.Y
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0769)
1708w
Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(First: Episode 1232)
Yellowyahoo
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
MotherGoose-OldWoman
Muppets Mother Goose tries to write a nursery rhyme for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe, while her many children wreck havoc on her office.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
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SCENE 5 Bob, Maria, Luis, and the kids sing "In a Cabin In the Woods," then "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."
BallGoesUp
Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(First: Episode 0773)
Strongmen
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)
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SCENE 5 cont'd As everyone sings "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" once more, a Muppet spider appears. He's representing the Local 1 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Spiders, who are filing a union complaint against the song. The spider points out how awful the song treats the titular spider and demands either the spider reaches the top of the water spout every now and then, or the spiders should receive more money for their work. Elmo pops up to show off his new shoes again, but Maria shushes him as she proposes a new, positive version of the song. The spider likes it (but remarks he'd prefer the money) and he goes to meet with the union for "spiderficaiton." Elmo announces the sponsors and shows off his new shoes once more.



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