Sesame Street
Air date March 27, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors V, Y, 7


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird shows Snuffy his notebook, which he uses to draw pictures. He drew a picture of Snuffy with the words “Snuffy always smells”, to which Snuffy takes great offense. Big Bird alerts him that it was only the first part of a sentence which continues on the next page. The full sentence reads “Snuffy always smells the flowers in the park”.
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)

Cast In a spoof of the famous Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial, football player "Big Murray" (Gordon) accepts a number 7 from a young fan, whom he rewards with a towel that also has one on it.
(First: Episode 1535)
Cartoon Six turtles plus one man equals seven.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1515)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0347)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Cartoon A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat - which promptly sinks.
(First: Episode 0614)


SCENE 2 Oscar, Grundgetta and Grandpa Grouch attend a grouch auction, offering the world’s oldest trash, in exchange for pieces of torn newspaper instead of cash. When Slimey wins a broken ring, the auctioneer (I. M. Hobson) points out that worms don’t have fingers – but Slimey wears it as a necklace. Slimey then wins a thimble, which he uses as a helmet. Finally, Slimey wins a broken rotary telephone, which he uses to ride whenever someone dials it.
Film A man uses a TELEPHONE booth in the city.
(First: Episode 0928)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)

Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
Celebrity Judy Collins sings "A Song Without a Reason" with the Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 0864)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a TELEPHONE, and reads the word.
(First: Episode 1569)
Cartoon V for volcano, violet, and violin
(First: Episode 1762)

Muppets / Cast Bob reads the story of "King Digitus." The king presides over the Kingdom of Addition, where everyone loves to add things. However, King Digitus and his subjects soon find there's nothing left to add in the kingdom. He thinks they'll have to shut down the kingdom, when a young girl teaches them how to subtract instead.
(First: Episode 2057)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(First: Episode 2081)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
SCENE 3 Big Bird reads a poem about the letter Y, with aid from the Martians.
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Live from the Nestropolitan Opera, Phil Harmonic introduces the staged production of Peligro starring Placido Flamingo.
(First: Episode 2273)
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Insert Elmo explores Sesame Street, and observes Susan as she grades test papers.
(First: Episode 2285)
Cartoon A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2109)
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, using a pull-down map, tries to give everyone directions to Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother's house. No one listens to Kermit. In the end, Red joins her grandmother, the Big Bad Wolf, and a cab driver for a picnic.
(First: Episode 1955)
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(First: Episode 0934)

SCENE 4 Biff and Sully display the word “LISTEN” to the viewer. Sully is supposed to explain the importance of listening, but Biff does it for him. Biff goes back to work, and before Sully finally has a chance to speak, an announcer announces the sponsors and the credits roll, much to his dismay.

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