Sesame Street
Professor Rabbit and Garbo
Air date March 4, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors C, P, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird has just won a guessing game with Bob, so he dances around humming the victorious Rocky theme. Uncle Wally comes by to introduce two of his old friends: Professor Dexter Rabbit and a six foot tall pink monkey named Garbo who communicates in sign language. He explains that he met them while traveling in the Orient as a juggling supplies dealer.
Cartoon C is for Cat
(First: Episode 1141)

Muppets Mac TV host Old MacDonald introduces the newest music video, "A New Way to Walk" performed by The Oinker Sisters.
(First: Episode 2268)
Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
(First: Episode 0926)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
Film The kids form a triangle and a square.
(First: Episode 0300)
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Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog is on a quest to interview people who have invented their own games. Elmo plays "the reporter game", where he pretends to be a news reporter, and then fights with Kermit over his microphone.
(First: Episode 2185)
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
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SCENE 2 Telly Monster visits Big Bird's nest where Garbo is juggling small bean bags. Professor Rabbit counts them as she adds another to her routine, and explains that she's both a teacher and student of juggling because you're never too old to learn something new, even about the things you already know something about. After successfully juggling five bean bags, they all decide that her next feat should be to juggle six.
Cartoon "Love" word animation
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Grover goes to the doctor for a check-up, and describes to the viewer what the doctor is doing. Grover gets scared when it's time for a booster shot, but is so scared that he doesn't notice when he gets it.
(First: Episode 1968)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things".
(First: Episode 0655)
Muppets Game Show: The Remembering Game
(First: Episode 0310)
Cartoon Light and heavy (ball and seal)
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets While building a doghouse with Sully, Biff sings "We Coulda," listing all the jobs they could've done outside the world of construction.
(First: Episode 1782)
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Cast On a desert island, a parched Luis finds a coconut, which has a letter C inside.
(First: Episode 0703)
Cartoon Splash (girl on beach)
(First: Episode 0996)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie lies in bed and starts talking about what a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle. He then starts to ponder how many sides a circle has, and goes to sleep. Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, but ends up not being able to sleep.
(First: Episode 0132)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)

Insert David struggles to roller-skate down Sesame Street. Big Bird helps him to Hooper's Store and reminds him that "practice makes perfect." David imagines being a great skater: in his fantasy, he roller-skates through Central Park with ease. Back in reality, David skates on his own and falls down, but he doesn't mind.
Music: "What Makes Music?"
(First: Episode 1559)
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Joey talk about body parts.
(First: Episode 2149)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets / Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(First: Episode 1692)
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Cartoon A caterpillar dances in ten socks.
(First: Episode 2246)
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SCENE 3 Professor Rabbit and Garbo are helping out Linda at the Library. He explains to the viewer that Linda and Garbo can communicate in sign language because she's deaf and he's mute. All the while, Garbo is juggling encyclopedias while they cooperate to put them away on the shelf. When they're done, Professor Rabbit says a magic word, and in a puff of smoke, some of the books move from the counter to the shelf. He reveals he knows a little bit of magic because he used to work for a magician.
Cartoon C for canary (role reversal)
(First: Episode 0703)
Song "Froggy Kickin'"
(First: Episode 2155)
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Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)

SCENE 4 Big Bird enters the library and sees Professor Rabbit with a stack of books about birds he's going to check out. He explains that his new friend is a bird, so he wants to learn all about them. In turn, Big Bird asks Linda for books about rabbits so he can also learn about his new friend. Bob announces the sponsors.

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