Sesame Street
Air date January 23, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors A, R, 6


Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob plays and sings "Follow the Leader" with the kids.
Cartoon Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1503)
Planning Ahead
Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(First: Episode 2050)
Muppets Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird, Telly Monster and Jason are at Hooper's Store and they plan to order a meal that begins with the letter of their names. Big Bird orders a big bowl of birdseed, a piece of bread with butter, and a banana. Telly orders a tuna fish sandwich, tomato juice, and a tangerine. David gets the idea behind what they just ordered, and points out that not too many foods start with the letter J for Jason. But Jason orders a macaroni salad, a melon, meatballs, and milk, which start with the letter M for "me."
I'vegotamind bird
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0269)
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
Muppets "ABC Disco"
(First: Episode 1324)
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Cast Charlie Chaplin obeys the word HOP, then switches it to STOP.
(EKA: Episode 1982)
Cartoon These Are Your Parts: The host interviews a hand.
(First: Episode 1359)
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SCENE 3 Bob plays a game with the viewer to find the hidden 6s in the painting.
Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
Song Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
(First: Episode 0876)
Cartoon Different uses of a triangle (Spanish)
(EKA: Episode 1753)
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(First: Episode 2081)
Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
Insert Big Bird and Snuffy remember when they met ... but their memories are different from one another.
(First: Episode 2208)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0764)
Film David asks the viewer to find some triangles in a fence.
(First: Episode 0434)
Muppets Lena Horne sings "How Do You Do?" to Grover.
(First: Episode 0536)
Toast toon
Cartoon A man shows the difference between a regular slice of bread and a toasted one.
(First: Episode 1497)
Insert Ask Oscar: Timi translates Oscar's words in sign language as he answers a letter from someone who wants to know what the longest Grouch word he knows is. Oscar states that the word is "supercalifragilistic-yucka-alidocious" (a reference to "Mary Poppins"), which is hard to sign, especially when Oscar repeats it many times.
(First: Episode 1829)
Gator pointing
Cartoon A for apricot, alligator, acrobat, accordion, artist, airplane.
(First: Episode 1586)
Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
Muppets The Count sings about "The First Day of School".
(First: Episode 1736)
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(EKA: Episode 2002)
No6b Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)
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SCENE 4 David plays basketball with the kids while Bob announces the sponsors and the credits roll.

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