Sesame Street
Air date March 23, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors I, T, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly is hesitant to open a letter he's received, thinking it might contain such bad news as Elmo telling him he broke his toy fire engine or Mr. Macintosh saying he's all out of broccoli. Maria opens it and reads it for him; it turns out to be a party invitation from Miss Trump. Telly now starts worrying if he'll even be able to attend, suggesting some crazy things might keep him from getting there.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Me."
(First: Episode 0421)

Insert Gordon reads the kids the story of "Numberella". In the story, Numberella does not have a number to wear to the Prince's party, as numbers 1 through 20 have already been taken. The Count shows up as Numberella's Fairy Countfather and gives her the number 21, which amazes everybody at the party, particularly the Prince, as they have never seen such a number before.
Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
SCENE 2 Elmo ropes Telly into playing pretend mailman. Maria helps bring out the letters Elmo wants to send - specifically all 26 letter of the alphabet. Telly doesn't think he can deliver them to so many places, but Elmo says they're only going to one place - his house; he loves getting letters.
Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a triangle.
(First: Episode 1265)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Cast / Celebrity Olivia and George Benson sing "A Friend for All Seasons."
(First: Episode 1314)
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2151)
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Cartoon A lion and mouse help each other.
(First: Episode 1868)

Muppets Biff and Sully move a piano. Biff tries to play a scale and talks about practice. While Biff is away, Sully plays a full concert piece.
(First: Episode 0911)
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Muppets "It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
(First: Episode 1741)
Dot Bridge 03 early
Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 3 Bob starts a game of "Clues on the Clothesline," where he and the kids will guess who's in Bob's apartment by the picture clues strung on the line. The clues all point to one individual - Slimey, who rides along the line in a little basket. Bob wonders who is moving the line and sees Fluffy's trunk peering from the window. He dashes upstairs to ensure nothing gets broken.
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
Cartoon What's missing? (a baby)
(First: Episode 2023)
Muppets The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
(First: Episode 1291)
Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
(First: Episode 1452)
SCENE 4 Ask Oscar
A grumpy Linda substitutes for Oscar.
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola discuss the difference between heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0549)
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
SCENE 5 Telly reads another letter, asking what Grouches like doing more than saying "get lost." Linda responds by waving goodbye and going into the can. Telly announces the sponsors.

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