Sesame Street
Air date December 28, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Jocelyn Stevenson
Sponsors Q, V, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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Insert Gordon goes through a stretching routine in the arbor during the early morning and explains to the camera that he like so get up this early because there's very little traffic and it's a pretty time of the day. He invites the viewer along for a jog, which is set to a spoof of the Chariots of Fire music, and consists of a montage of Gordon running through the city.
(First: Episode 1727)
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Cartoon V for violin
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Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
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Animation A girl skips home through the city, hearing all kinds of noises. When she gets home, she repeats all the noises she heard with a little dance.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
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Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
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Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
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Muppets Ask Oscar
Oscar answers Grundgetta's query about how Grouches show love with a song - "Love in the Junkyard."
(First: Episode 1595)
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Cartoon Counting 1 to 6 with fruits and veggies
(First: Episode 1767)
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Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
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Cartoon Why did the chicken cross the road?
(First: Episode 2050)
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Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
(First: Episode 0768)
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Insert Jump Insert D - Jump Tricks: The Double Dutch Jumpers do various jumprope tricks.
(First: Episode 1415)
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Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
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Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
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Muppets Tito and J.P. of the Miami Mice help the Count von Count to get to the space center, so he can do the countdown.
(First: Episode 2344)
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Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
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Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
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Insert Bobby McFerrin performs his version of "The Alphabet Song" for Hoots, David, and the kids.
(First: Episode 2342)
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Cartoon V for volcano
(First: Episode 1980)
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Muppets All My Letters: V
Vivian is about share her vegetables with Victor when a vegetable vampire appears...named Walter.
(First: Episode 2277)
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Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Robert W. Shipshape gets a hat for his birthday, and it blows into the street. R.W. remembers not to cross the street without an adult; Teeny Little Superguy helps him across.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1924)
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Cast A CASA is drawn around Maria.
(First: Episode 2089)
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Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
Artist: Frank and Caroline Mouris
(First: Episode 0979)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog asks Elmo about his ideas for games.
(First: Episode 2185)
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Animation David spots a rectangle in space.
(First: Episode 1554)
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SCENE 1 Big Bird observes Maria and Luis trying to fix a cassette player in the Fix-It Shop. The two each have an idea of what to do, but neither works. Big Bird tries to imitate their idea-making by offering the use of a hammer, an idea Maria isn't sure will work. Sure enough, this works and he tells them to call his nest if they need any more ideas.
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Cartoon Two people think they hear a BARK in the DARK.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1941)
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Film Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(First: Episode 2031)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover opens a menu and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of the special sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and olive stuck in with a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu -- it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle or an olive.
(First: Episode 0332)
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Cartoon A cowboy adds two different herds of cows.
(First: Episode 2255)
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SCENE 2 Bob is engrossed in a story Luis has written, reading out in the stoop while a student practices piano back at his apartment. Big Bird bugs him with questions regarding his reading, further annoying him by staring and pacing around instead. Bob offers to simply read to Big Bird, who immediately starts asking questions about all the plot he's missed out on.
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Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
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Film A bald eagle flies over houses, a beach, and other locations.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
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Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Bert talk to Shola about heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0549)
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Cartoon Light and heavy (ball and seal)
(First: Episode 0785)
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SCENE 3 More and more people have gathered to listen to Bob finish the story. He jokingly recites the sponsors as a part of one of the character's dialogue.


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