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Sesame Street
Elmo forms a Three-Headed Monster
Air date May 11, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors C, D, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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Insert After an encounter with Forgetful Jones, Maria imagines what it would be like to be just as forgetful as he is. Back in the present, David arrives to remind Maria about their lunch date, to which Maria responds, "Well golly, I guess I forgot!"
(First: Episode 1877)
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Cartoon A small man and his assistant, Dudley, attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
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Film A girl visits the stamp factory to see how stamps are made.
(First: Episode 2263)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
(First: Episode 2256)
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Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
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Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
(First: Episode 1824)
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Insert Big Bird and Snuffy remember when they met ... but their memories are different from one another.
(First: Episode 2208)
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Animation Match the word HOT.
(First: Episode 2055)
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Muppets Wearing oven mitts, Telly places an H and an OT together to make the word HOT.
(First: Episode 1536)
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Film The Mad Painter #10.
(First: Episode 0328)
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Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1715)
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Muppets The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed flock of sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(First: Episode 2122)
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Film Ten Song (Song of Ten) (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
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Celebrity Mookie Wilson and Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets help teach Snuffy to hit the ball.
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Animation A montage of boys, all of whom are named Joe, saying what their favorite sports are. The last one turns out to be a girl named Joanne.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1871)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry.
(First: Episode 0459)
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Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
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Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
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Cast Via split-screen, two Lindas sign letters of the alphabet: one is no-nonsense, and the other is very playful. A male voiceover narrates the letters with the same demeanor Linda signs them in.
(First: Episode 1354)
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Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
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SCENE 1 Elmo likes watching the Two-Headed Monster and wishes he could join them. He approaches the monster and asks if they're willing to be a three-headed monster. Susan interprets as Two-Headed Monster requests Elmo talk like them and don a set of horns. Elmo does this and they happily jump about and yell.
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Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
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SCENE 2 The Three-Headed Monster stops by Hooper's Store, but the original two heads argue over whether to get something to eat or drink. Seeing how there's now an odd number of heads, David puts it to a vote in which Elmo is the tie-breaking. David enjoys this new method, which eliminates the conflict the monster usually presents when coming in. However, the system breaks down when they order a milkshake and even Elmo can't agree on a desired flavor.
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Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2227)
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Muppets Grover sits in a park and recites a poem about a butterfly that he sees.
(First: Episode 1967)
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Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cast Maria and Luis perform "You Say Hola and I Say Hola."
(First: Episode 2062)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: Dβ€”Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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SCENE 3 The Two-Headed Monster has to go home now, leaving Elmo alone and sad. Susan suggests he pretend he's still a three-headed monster, but Elmo doesn't think that can work. He does find fun in playing "one-headed monster."


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