Sesame Street
Plot Remembering with Forgetful Jones
Air date May 7, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors K, Y, 8
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SCENE 1 Forgetful Jones finds Bob and the kids about to do some singing. He wants to join in, only he can't remember what singing is. Bob and the kids illustrate by singing a verse of "My Darlin' Clementine." Forgetful remarks, "Now that's singin'!"
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SCENE 2 Now that Forgetful is set straight, everyone begins to sing "Old MacDonald," which Forgetful keeps messing up by forgetting what sounds the animals make. When it comes time to sing about the horse, Forgetful sings that they say, "Howdy!" Bob points out this is wrong, until Buster the Horse arrives and greets them as such.
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SCENE 3 Telly wants to write a letter to Oscar while he's away, but he can't think of what to write. Gordon suggests he imagine that Oscar is present and write down what he would ordinarily say to him. Telly asks an imaginary Oscar to play, then gives his writing materials to Gordon and leaves - he imagined being told to scram.
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SCENE 4 Dr. Nobel Price has a new invention to help Forgetful Jones remember things - a ribbon he calls "The Rememberer." Forgetful places it on his nose and it seems to help him remember Nobel Price's name (just as long as he places the question the right way).
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SCENE 5 Forgetful strolls over to the Fix-It Shop, still wearing the Rememberer so he can tell Luis something important. He can't seem to remember what that is at first, until he remembers the important thing is that he's got the new invention to remember things (except Luis' name).
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SCENE 6 Everyone assembles on the stoop so Forgetful can demonstrate how he can remember everyone's names. Dr. Nobel Price takes his Rememberer and goes to start a new invention - something to tie around a present. Buster announces the sponsors.



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