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Sesame Street
When they were little
Air date March 18, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors C, L, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan and Forgetful Jones watch Gordon play ball with Miles and some kids. Oscar the Grouch points out that Miles is growing, and watching him play ball reminds Oscar of a special time when he was a little Grouch.
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In a flashback sequence, Oscar narrates the first time he and his Grandpa Grouch went for a car ride, and Grandpa showed him how to count to 10 by honking the horn. A Grouch cop (Martin P. Robinson) stopped by, and asked them to keep making noise.
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Fade back to the present: remembering the special grouchy car ride makes Oscar want to repeat the car noise over and over, which drives everyone away from him.
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Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
2096m.jpg Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
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Cartoon L for locomotive, letter, lamp, light, lion, lettuce, lips
(First: Episode 1716)
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Muppets Three Honkers teach a newly-hatched baby Honker to honk.
(First: Episode 1616)
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 2 Now sitting in the courtyard, Forgetful tells Gordon and Susan a time he (actually) remembers from when he was a baby ...
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SCENE 2
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In the flashback sequence, Baby Forgetful Jones recites the alphabet as Baby Clementine cheers him on ... but he forgets the letter Z.
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Back in the present, Forgetful still feels proud of having remembered the alphabet A to Y- until Gordon points out the last letter.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(First: Episode 0631)
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Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
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Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
(First: Episode 1453)
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Muppets Snuffy wears a green derby hat as he sings about L, "The Leading Letter of My Life."
(First: Episode 1922)
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Cartoon L - shooting stars
(First: Episode 2237)
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Film Elephants in a zoo
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0034)
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Me, Claudius"
(First: Episode 1448)
Even though it appears in a 1987 episode, Elmo's original voice is unchanged in this sketch.
1095m.jpg Cartoon C for Canary (role reversal)
(First: Episode 0703)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews Alice, from the Lewis Carroll tales. For this adventure, she eats something that makes her grow.
(First: Episode 1765)
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Cartoon Big / bigger / biggest (bikes)
(First: Episode 1245)
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Cast Hey Nonny Nonny rain song (Bob, David, Olivia)
(First: Episode 1921)
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Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1124)
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Cast Maria introduces Snuffy to Baby Natasha. Snuffy tries to teach Natasha how to say things like "table," "chair" and "street." She does succeed in learning how to say "Oh, dear" like Snuffy.
(First: Episode 2215)
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Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
Voice: Daws Butler
(First: Episode 0770)
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Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
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Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
1041addition.jpg Muppets Game Show: "The Addition Game". Herry Monster is a contestant on Guy Smiley's game show "The Addition Game," in which Herry has to add items. Herry is unsure of the last addition problem, so he brings a few cars into the studio to add them up.
(First: Episode 0960)
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Cartoon A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1446)
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SCENE 3 Gordon observes that there has been a lot of remembering happening on Sesame Street today, and points out that another way to use one's mind is to imagine what things will be like in the future.
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We fade to Gordon's imaginary sequence, which takes place when Miles is now a grownup (Kevin Clash), is married to a woman named Gina, and has a baby of his own.
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Back in the present, they all agree that that would be a nice thing to imagine.
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Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
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Muppets / Celebrity Grover and Madeline Kahn sing "Sing After Me."
(First: Episode 1112)
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Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
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Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
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SCENE 4 Gordon sits on the steps with the kids from the first scene, who talk about things they remember from when they were toddlers. Susan announces the sponsors.


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