Sesame Street
Placido Flamingo sings opera
Air date February 17, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors C, V, 6


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 A tango flavored version of the theme plays (instead of the regular opening music) as Luis carries some empty boxes over to the Fix-It Shop and accidentally drops them after walking into the closed door, thinking it was open. He complains about it in English and Spanish, which captures the attention of Placido Flamingo, who performs his "Naughty Door Opera" about a similar experience he went through.
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find he can have the other glass slipper.
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Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(First: Episode 2248)
2096m Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at different shapes.
(First: Episode 1629)
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
Animation Seis flores
(First: Episode 1591)
SCENE 2 Gladys the Cow finishes telling a joke to Gordon and two kids, and then they greet the viewer. Gordon tells the viewer that they're looking for things that rhyme with the word "you." They come up with words like "moo," "chew," and "two." Gladys displays a shoe she's wearing, but when Gordon tries to take it off, Gladys trips and falls over, becoming "just a little black and blue."
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
1095o Cartoon C for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A sneaker is profiled.
(First: Episode 2203)
Cartoon A mouse, who is looking for his pet, describes to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0764)

SCENE 3 Big Bird finishes telling a joke to Slimey, and notices Susan going to the day care center to drop off some of Miles' old clothes, which he's outgrown. Big Bird suggests that there may be others who will fit them, such as himself, but the shirt he tries on is too small for him. It's also too big for Slimey, but it's just the right fit for Elmo.
Animation Two balls play on a seesaw, when a third ball wants to join them (ending up in the middle).
(First: Episode 2054)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
Cartoon A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1358)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
(First: Episode 1584)
Film Counting six oryx
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A boy sits in a forest and plays the flute along with the birds' songs, but becomes sad when woodsmen demolish the forest. He plants more trees for the birds to live in.
Artist: Richard Condie
(First: Episode 1879)
SCENE 4 Elmo thinks the shirt looks good on him, and Susan and Gordon and the kids agree. Placido Flamingo shows up again, recalling an opera he performed at a National Convention of Dry Cleaners, "The Shirt of Seville," which he sings right then and there.
Cartoon La palabra cerrado
(First: Episode 0481)
Muppets Miami Mice
Ernie goes to a repair shop to pick up his broken Rubber Duckie, but neither he nor the mice can get into the shop because it's cerrado.
(First: Episode 2209)
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
Muppets / Celebrity Oscar and Danny DeVito laugh it up.
Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert decide to use both Bert's canvas and Ernie's paints to paint a picture of something. Bert wants to paint a bowl of oatmeal, but Ernie wants to paint a purple monster. Finally, they decide to paint a purple monster eating a bowl of oatmeal.
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
Film Two kids watch as a veterinarian fixes a baby robin's wing, then lets it go.
Music: Joe Raposo
Animation The numbers 1-6 are carried away and/or demolished by construction equipment.
(First: Episode 2270)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Katie to hug him and scratch his tummy.
(First: Episode 1653)
2096s Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)

SCENE 5 As the tango music from the first scene plays, Susan, Gordon and the kids tango together while Elmo announces the sponsors.

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