Sesame Street
Linda trains Barkley
Air date February 20, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors G, Y, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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SCENE 1 Forgetful Jones thinks of ways of remembering, as visions of Maria, Luis and Gordon appear with a musical, vaudeville message - "Write It Down."
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
Cartoon At the circus, Tommy Trueheart displays his 11 trick-performing lions.
(First: Episode 0816)
Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(First: Episode 0951)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
(First: Episode 1943)
Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(First: Episode 0306)
Film "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)

Cast Bob reads "The King's Apples," in which King Gerry the Generous has trouble sharing his three apples with his daughter and the royal doctor, each of whom want two apples. An apple tree shows up to solve his problem by adding three apples to the three he currently has, making six.
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(First: Episode 1808)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0271)

Muppets Snuffy brings his TV over to Big Bird's nest so that he, Big Bird, and some kids can work out along with Jane Snuffleupagus.
(First: Episode 2076)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Muppets Count von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
(First: Episode 1970)
Cartoon What does the word COLD match with?
(First: Episode 2087)
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
Muppets Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
Insert Issac pretends to be a doctor while Telly Monster pretends that Freddy is a patient receiving a check-up.
(First: Episode 2095)
Film An ice cream man hands a boy too many cones. The boy cries out for "HELP" and some kids eat the extras.
(First: Episode 0484)
Grover again
Muppets "Sing After Me" by Grover and Madeline Kahn
(First: Episode 1112)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 2 Gordon comes home with his groceries and a box of his favorite strawberry rhubarb pie. He sets them down and joins Elmo in watching Linda train Barkley in understanding signs. Barkley sits right on command, and right on Gordon's pie box.
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
Muppets Ernie asks Bert "Do You Like Me?"
(First: Episode 1234)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
SCENE 3 Maria announces as "the Amazing Barkley" shows off all the tricks he's learned today. His final trick is bringing Gordon a brand new pie. Everyone is impressed by Barkley's newfound training, while Gordon admits part of him will miss the wild dog Barkley used to be. He changes his mind when he sees Barkley's devouring the new pie. Elmo announces the sponsors and consoles Gordon. The credit sequence from Episode 2095, of children running through a park, follows.

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