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Sesame Street
David Attenbird studies Sesame Street
Air date April 9, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors W, X, 12

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Picture Segment Description
Insert Big Bird and the Birdketeers show the viewer how "You Can Be a Birdketeer."
(First: Episode 2155)
Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Big Bad Wolf plays a game of "Three of These Things" with Kermit and The Three Little Pigs. Since Kermit doesn't belong with the pigs, the wolf blows him out of the picture.
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
Cast "A word from your local chicken" - A nerdy Gordon interprets a chicken's words.
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Insert Ask Oscar: Timi translates Oscar's words in sign language as he answers a letter from someone who wants to know what the longest Grouch word he knows is. Oscar states that the word is "supercalifragilistic-yucka-alidocious" (a reference to "Mary Poppins"), which is hard to sign, especially when Oscar repeats it many times.
(First: Episode 1829)
Animation Scribbles move around a black screen, until they see a STOP sign.
(First: Episode 1634)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Tanya play the "hug/stop" game.
(First: Episode 1562)
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
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Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)

Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Eating Game", in which plates get to meet foods and take them to dinner. The contestant foods are a fish, an ear of corn, and a glass of milk.
Film A lobster and a crab.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0317)
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SCENE 1 The Miami Mice arrive at the Fix-It Shop with a problem only Maria can solve - Tito's sunglasses have broken. He refuses to de-shade so Maria can properly fix them, however. David comes in with his own pair of shades, so Maria devises a way for them all to cooperate - Tito can wear David's sunglasses while she fixes his original pair.
Cartoon Kids observe cloud formations, until it starts to rain.
(First: Episode 2074)
Film The Alphabet Dancers make a letter X.
(First: Episode 0456)
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
Muppets Every time Ernie tries to recite a poem about the number 12, it switches itself around to the number 21 (and vice versa).
Cartoon Eleven gumballs minus 4 equals 7.
(First: Episode 2268)
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Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird watches Billy Dee Williams measure two kids. Big Bird is taller than the wall they're using, so Billy quickly builds an extension to find Big Bird's height.
(First: Episode 1805)
Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
(First: Episode 1464)
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)
Film Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer". The object is a tire.
(First: Episode 0179)
Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Insert Bob and the kids play "Practice, Practice."
(First: Episode 1736)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Super Grover: Janet Fringle needs help carrying many boxes. Super Grover suggests gluing them together, but she eventually figures out that taking them one at a time will work.
(First: Episode 0588)
Film A STOP sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0930)
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SCENE 2 David Attenbird hosts "The Wildlife of Sesame Street" with the intention of finding some local monsters. He runs into Telly, pleased to see he's found a monster in person. He runs through his notepad describing the reports of other monsters he's heard of and Telly confirms the identity of each one, including Cookie Monster, the Two-Headed Monster, and Grover. His final report happens to describe Telly himself. Attenbird is surprised that monsters are not as fearful as he believed and thanks Telly for his help.
Cartoon A small man tries to use a seesaw, but can't get his associate (a very large man) to go up.
(First: Episode 1121)
Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0140)
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SCENE 3 Attenbird now catches a glimpse of a "sleeping Snuffleupagus" - Snuffy to be precise. His narration stirs Snuffy up and he's amazed the creature can speak. He asks to hear a few words from him, so Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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