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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


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar brings to order the first meeting of the Grouch Explorers Club, though the other members (Grundgetta and two Grouches, performed by Camille Bonora and Richard Hunt) 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 (anchovy cupcakes).
Film A little horse gets near and far from the camera.
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy demonstrate "close" and "far."
(First: Episode 0129)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. has a baby who has a name beginning with every letter of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2048)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
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)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Insert Susan and the kids sing "My Little Game," a song with loud and soft parts.
(First: Episode 1186)
Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1493)
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Three Anything Muppet babies sing "A Baby's Life."
(First: Episode 1423)
Animation Three balls try to match three holes.
(First: Episode 0572)

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 (Hunt) 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..."
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)

SCENE 2 cont'd The MATH doctor is now joined by a Muppet saleswoman (Bonora) who sells umbrellas. 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 aren't functional. The saleswoman begins to sell them towels (from her new line of work) and the doctor signs off.
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Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(First: Episode 0353)
Muppets Simon Soundman sounds out the word "call", and then demonstrates some calls of his own β€” including a bird call, cow call, pig call, and telephone call.
(First: Episode 1700)
Animation Sand G/g
(First: Episode 0643)
Song "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over.
(First: Episode 0306)

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.
Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
(First: Episode 1165)
Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
(First: Episode 2256)
Muppets Little Bird's CASA is drawn.
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
SCENE 3 Maria recognizes a famous storybook character in the arbor - Goldilocks (Bonora). 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.
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(First: Episode 2243)
Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
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)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
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)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
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. Maria announces the sponsors.

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