Sesame Street
Rubén Blades visits
(repeat of 2211)
Air date November 26, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors S, X, 2


Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis tells Big Bird that his friend, singer Rubén Blades, is coming to visit today. Big Bird gets excited, then disappointed when Ruben arrives without his band; he thinks Ruben won't be able to sing now. Ruben assures Big Bird that he doesn't need his band and uses two screwdrivers as claves as he sings a short, Spanish song.
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Muppets The School Game, hosted by Guy Smiley. Three students have to guess what their teacher does and doesn't do for a living.
(First: Episode 2282)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
Muppets On the vaudeville stage, Big Bird and Snuffy identify S words and tell gum-wrapper jokes.
(First: Episode 2020)
Cartoon Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(First: Episode 1669)
SCENE 2 Ruben sings "Ayuda" with Piri and the kids, who shout out the title word throughout the song.
Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
(First: Episode 1477)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and him cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)
Cast David plays a magician, pulling five rabbits from his hat. An indignant hand pulls them back in one by one.
(First: Episode 1431)
Film Two apples balance on a block seesaw.
(First: Episode 2176)
Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
(First: Episode 0028)
Cartoon Words that rhyme with BALL (voices of Bob Arbogast and Daws Butler)
(First: Episode 0773)
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SCENE 3 Telly has written a poem to welcome Ruben, but doesn't think it's that great. Telly has to make up words (such as "kabuben" and "Kalubin") in order to rhyme with Ruben's name, but manages to create one rhyme that makes sense - "Ruben" and "you been."
Cartoon Es un gato
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Kermit sings "A Song from Kermit."
(First: Episode 0992)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Film A boy takes dance lessons at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
(First: Episode 1716)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Insert Big Bird uses a grown-up's hand to cross the street -- don't leave home without one.
(First: Episode 1595)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
(First: Episode 2331)
Cartoon Two men try to go over a very steep hill.
(First: Episode 1522)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster blows bubbles.
(First: Episode 1738)
Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
Muppets Oscar's CASA is drawn.
(First: Episode 2095)
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1287)
Insert The Count unveils the number 2, and then presents Snuffy as he is going to count to two. Snuffy is initially nervous but decides to try, and counts The Count's fingers as he holds two up. Once he's done, Count begins to count all of Snuffy's bits of fur.
(First: Episode 2168)
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Me Gotta Be Blue."
(First: Episode 1828)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
Film Maria and some kids count katydids hiding in the leaves.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon Two flies land on a man's nose and take a bite.
Artist: Cordell Barker
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SCENE 4 Ruben plays the claves for Luis, Piri and the kids.

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