Sesame Street
Plot Forgetful Jones joins the Birdketeers
Air date November 27, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors A, S, 2


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 In Hooper's Store, Forgetful Jones struggles to remember how to welcome the viewer, but he succeeds: he remembers the viewer, to say "Howdy," the street name and his own name! Linda comes by to congratulate him in sign language. Next he manages to remember the next sketch on the show.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie decides to set up an apple-selling stand, and has everything he needs, leaving out the apples.
(First: Episode 1219)
SCENE 2 Forgetful is excited about remembering the Ernie and Bert sketch (except that he was wrong about there being a boat in it). "That's why they call me Remembering Jones," he says. David suggests that even though he's really named Forgetful, he doesn't always forget things. To David's astonishment, he recites the entire alphabet, although neither of them can remember why he does.
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(EKA: Episode 0300)
Film A construction machine and a horse look similar.
Muppets A little boy tells his grown-up friends to "Take My Hand" while they cross the street.
Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: Jeff Lass
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
Celebrity Sally Ride announces that A is for Astronaut and blasts off.
(First: Episode 1949)
Animation A hand draws a ditch, and some kids try to figure out a way to get across it.
(EKA: Episode 2244)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". A duck shows up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(EKA: Episode 0710)
2096v Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(EKA: Episode 1220)
SCENE 3 Luis asks Forgetful what he's doing up in a tree. It's time to announce the letter of the day, and Luis hints that it's the first letter of the words "secret," "Sesame" and "Street." He remembers it was S, but if only he could remember what he was doing up a tree.
Film Song: The Farm
(EKA: Episode 0573)
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1220)
Muppets Miami Mice
Ernie goes to a repair shop to pick up his broken Rubber Duckie, but neither he nor the mice can get into the shop because it's cerrado.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)

SCENE 4 Forgetful asks Big Bird to translate what a bird tweeted at him, but it doesn't make sense. He remembers it had something to do with a game. Then he falls out of the tree (and continues to hear birds around his head).
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0272)
Muppets In Rock Music School, Olivia and several Anything Muppets show different ways of singing the word "baby."
Cartoon A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
(EKA: Episode 1740)
Grover mountain
Muppets Grover climbs a mountain and counts from one to ten with his own echo.
(EKA: Episode 0949)
Cartoon Two Elephants (Gordon voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1457)
SCENE 5 In Big Bird's nest, Forgetful sings One of These Things with three Birdketeers. Big Bird tells him that he could be a Birdketeer, even though as a cowboy he didn't belong.
Cartoon Yo-yo elevator
(EKA: Episode 2040)
Film Marching band: The bandleader wants the drummer to beat the drum one time.
Muppets Game Show: The Remembering Game
(First: Episode 0310)
Cartoon Super 2 solves problems by doubling things.
SCENE 6 The Birdketeers have hopping practice before they sing "The Birdketeer Song." Big Bird teaches it first, but Forgetful can't remember all the lyrics on his first try.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A is for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Cartoon Eleven gumballs minus 4 equals 7.
Muppets Two-Headed Monster tries on shoes.
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(EKA: Episode 1428)
SCENE 7 The peeping and chirping Birdketeers start their "first meeting of the new season," Luis reads the sponsors, and the Barkley credit crawl follows.

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