Sesame Street
Air date May 15, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
(season finale)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors J, K, 5
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Picture Segment Description
Insert Mr. Snuffleupagus is competing in the Great Snuffleupagus Derby, named such because the winner gets a derby hat. He wears a sheet with the number 9, indicating his spot in the race. He asks Big Bird to watch his bucket of orange juice so he can have a refreshing drink as he passes by mid-race. The derby begins and Snuffy takes off. Big Bird sees other Snuffleupaguses pass by, thinking they're Snuffy, until he sees they're not wearing his number. Big Bird eventually drifts off to sleep, just before Snuffy arrives and slurps down the juice. Big Bird stirs and thinks someone else has drank it all, when Snuffy returns, wearing his victory derby and sets things straight. The two both take a nap together.
(First: Episode 1130)
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0980)
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 1493)
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie finishes his conversation with Grover on the telephone, Bert comes inside with a package containing an antique telephone because he won't have to wait for Ernie to finish his turn using the phone.
(First: Episode 1394)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Celebrity Bobby McFerrin sings "Tweetin' High and Low" with Hoots the Owl and company.
Cartoon Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
(First: Episode 2324)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
Muppets The American Revolution
The founding fathers argue over what bird should be chosen as the national bird.
(First: Episode 2332)
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in.
(First: Episode 1412)
Cartoon The 'J' Train
(First: Episode 1169)
Insert Issac pretends to be a doctor while Telly Monster pretends to be a baby receiving a check-up.
(First: Episode 2095)
K for kite
Cartoon K for Kite
(First: Episode 0489)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(First: Episode 1471)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at different shapes.
(First: Episode 1629)
Film / Cast Gordon joins a class for some exercises.
(First: Episode 1098)
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
Muppets Oscar sings "Swamp Mushy Muddy."
(First: Episode 1038)
Cartoon A lion named Kent gets a Kick out of being King of the forest.
(First: Episode 0463)
Cast Linda signs the word "pie", and David anticipates getting hit with one ... but it happens to Linda instead.
(First: Episode 1325)
Film A boy talks about feeding sheep in the winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0786)
Muppets Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the Duckie."
(First: Episode 2310)
Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)
SCENE 1 Sully arrives on the construction site to find Biff a sobbing mess. Biff has felt sad ever since Sully went home after work yesterday because he missed his best pal. This puts Biff in such a good mood, he decides to take off from work, leaving Sully alone on the job.
Cartoon Country Fiddler: #5
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Cast Linda signs the word "wet," as she and David are both hit by large splashes of water.
(First: Episode 1325)
Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(First: Episode 0539)
Muppets Kermit tries to explain the difference between two balls, but they keep changing to make themselves the same. The balls are large and yellow with colorful stripes and the ability to talk!
(First: Episode 2297)
Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(First: Episode 0791)
SCENE 2 Big Bird spots the Count using the public phone to call someone. He's called his own residence so he can count the rings. Shortly before he reaches 20 rings, he asks Big Bird to hold the phone and keep counting while he dashes off. As Bob approaches the phone, Big Bird reaches 20 rings and the Count arrives home to answer the phone. Bob picks up the receiver and the Count exclaims, "Reach out and count with someone!"
Chicken Five
Film A woman holds a painting of five chickens.
(First: Episode 0769)
Cast Linda signs "wind" and David is blown away.
(First: Episode 1325)
Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
(First: Episode 0979)
SCENE 3 The Count returns to the phone booths. He won't allow Bob to use the second phone, as the Count is using the first phone to call it and count the rings.

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