Sesame Street
M*A*T*H comes to Sesame Street
Air date January 4, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors E, G, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar brings to order the first meeting of the Grouch Explorers Club, though the other members (Grundgetta and two Grouches) don't know what it means to explore. Once Oscar explains their club's purpose, the others all split off to explore in different directions. Oscar makes the most of the situation by helping himself to the refreshments.
Film-LittleHorseNearFear
Film A little horse gets near and far from the camera.
(First: Episode 0279)
KermitTracyNearFar
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy demonstrate "close" and "far."
(First: Episode 0129)
Crocky
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Moschittababy
Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. has a baby who has a name beginning with every letter of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2048)
2059h
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
2102ShadyLane
Muppets Here is Your Life: Guy Smiley salutes the life of a house, 2102 Shady Lane, with visits from Frank Lloyd Left the architect, Mr. Bricklayer and Ms. Carpenter who built the house, Tommy and Sally Wilson, children of the family that once lived in the house, and even 2104 Shady Lane, the house that used to be located next door to 2102 Shady Lane, before it was replaced with a highway.
(First: Episode 2225)
2356-9
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
1186h
Insert Susan and the kids sing "My Little Game," a song with loud and soft parts.
(First: Episode 1186)
7rabbits
Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
Stockard
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Insideherry
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
1707h
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
2125d
Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(First: Episode 1423)
Ballsholes
Animation Three balls try to match three holes.
(First: Episode 0572)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird becomes delighted when he sees the M*A*T*H booth has been situated on Sesame Street. He explains to Bob that the letters stand for "Mobile Addition-And-Subtraction-Television Helpline," a live TV show where the MATH Doctor answers queries about math. As the doctor arrives on set, Big Bird volunteers with an issue - he's asked his four Birdketeers to each bring a friend to today's meeting, but he doesn't know how many kids there will be in total. The doctor adds the kids together, totaling eight. The doctor then introduces another problem involving math, cupcakes and "a blue monster with googly eyes..."
ErnieCMCuppycakes
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
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SCENE 2 cont'd The MATH doctor is now joined by a Muppet saleswoman peddling umbrellas and towels. She wants to know if four people are standing at a bus stop and she sells two of them umbrellas, how many will get wet? David, Luis, Maria and Bob volunteer to act out the situation. Although the basic math problem suggests only two will get wet, the surprise rainstorm soaks them all, as the umbrellas they're given are too small for normal humans to use. The saleswoman begins to sell them her towels and the doctor signs off.
Imagination Rain
Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(First: Episode 0353)
SimonCallOriginal
Muppets Simon Soundman sounds out the word "call", and then demonstrates some calls of his own — including a bird call, cow call, pig call, and telephone call.
(First: Episode 1700)
1448-Sand
Animation Sand G / g
(First: Episode 0643)
ButtonHole
Song "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)
LetterG.greenpurple
Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(First: Episode 0306)
BertsBlanket01

BertsBlanket02
Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself, or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). He then corrects them on the actual production phase.
Cap009
Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
(First: Episode 1165)
Flowerpattern
Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
(First: Episode 2256)
LittleBirdCasa
Muppets Little Bird's CASA is drawn.
(First: Episode 2095)
1800-21
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
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SCENE 3 Maria recognizes a famous storybook character in the arbor - Goldilocks. She is tired of being associated with her old story due to the bad reputation it's given her. She instead wants to be known for being "Goldilocks and the Two Sounds of G." She shows Maria two easels with pictures of G-words and describes the different G sounds in each word. Bob offends her when he recalls her role in her previous story.
Moon.Goodnight
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(First: Episode 2243)
TwoGSounds
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
Bridgekeeper.circles
Cartoon A young man carrying a brown paper bag walks up to the bridgekeeper and asks him if he works there. He orders him to show him whatever circles are in the bag, and to eat them. He is ordered to eat three round foods: a cookie, a pepperoni pizza, and a slice of watermelon. Once he is granted permission to cross the bridge, however, he tells the bridgekeeper that he was merely trying to deliver the latter's groceries.
(First: Episode 1582)
WhiteShellSand
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2044)
ForgetfulsRide
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(First: Episode 2081)
Gorillajobcartoon
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Littlethings orig
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
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SCENE 4 Goldilocks prepares for anguish when Big Bird starts to recognize her too, but is relieved when he brings up her new association with the letter G.



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