Sesame Street
Jiffy the turtle / Barkley the cow
(repeat of 2142)
Air date December 1, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors I, K, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 At Hooper's, David greets Jiffy the turtle, who comes in for breakfast. Jiffy speaks very slowly, so David makes sure Gordon and Linda have everything they need - this could take a long time. Jiffy doesn't know whether he wants eggs or pancakes, and eventually decides to have corn flakes with fruit. He also asks to see the menu.
Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon "I in the Sky."
(First: Episode 0368)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
SCENE 2 It's lunch time, but Jiffy is still eating his breakfast. David tells Maria to wait for a seat; Jiffy's almost done - or is he? Now he wants lunch.
Cartoon A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1715)
Sesame Street 2 Near and Far
Muppets Grover demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 0787)
George nearfar
Animation George the Farmer is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
Muppets / Celebrity Judy Collins and Mr. Snuffleupagus sing a madrigal rendition of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1051)
The opening and closing street scenes, with Big Bird talking to Judy Collins about the possibility of singing with Snuffy, are cut from this episode.
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)

SCENE 3 Dr. Nobel Price has had his assistants put horns and a cowbell on Barkley because he's conducting an experiment. He wants to know if a dog will say "moo" if it has horns on its head, wears a cowbell, and eats hay. Maria feeds him the hay, but all he says is "aroooo!" Maria reassures Dr. Price that his experiment did teach something, and just then, Barkley runs away. Dr. Price decides to go looking for Snuffy ...
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster tries to cure itself of hiccups.
(First: Episode 1318)
Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
(First: Episode 1452)
Cast Maria and Luis play castaways on an island, when Bob shows up as a new friend.
(First: Episode 1476)
Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
SCENE 4 Barkley enters Big Bird's nest area, and Big Bird is shocked to find that Barkley has horns and a cowbell on him. He guesses that Barkley's going to a dog costume party, then thinks Barkley might be sick with "cow-itis." Maria enters to get Barkley, and fills Big Bird in about Dr. Price's experiment.
Cartoon K is for Kiss
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You".
(EKA: Episode 1952)
Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
Film Two kids visit the police department and watch a policeman prepare some horses for a parade happening in New York City. The kids even get to ride the horses and watch the parade.
(First: Episode 1243)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ... and promptly wiggle around.
Artist: James Rizzi
(First: Episode 0821)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog demonstrates to the viewer how your neck moves to different positions without moving your body, and how you'd have to move your body at different positions without your neck. In the process, he falls off his mushroom. "All in all, I'd say it's a good thing we have our necks," he says.
(First: Episode 1956)

SCENE 5 Maria makes the bus just in time, but Gordon and Linda miss it. Snuffy invites them to follow him to the Snuffleupa-bus stop, where he'll catch the Snuffleupa-bus to Snufflegarten. Gordon and Linda are amazed at the size of the bus stop and the bus itself. After he gets on the Snuffleupa-bus and goes off to school, Gordon and Linda notice their bus leaving at another stop, and they run to catch it.
Cartoon Bus Stop.
(First: Episode 1396)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0362)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1034)
5 Cookies
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.

SCENE 6 At night, David closes up Hooper's, and points out to Gordon that Jiffy is still inside, finishing up his (large) supper, which he will finish by the morning (tomorrow, he's eating at home). Maria announces the sponsors.

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