Sesame Street
Bob plays Name That Sound / The Count watches the Fix-It Shop
Air date February 17, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Tom Dunsmuir
Sponsors H, V, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At night, Sonny Friendly appears in Bob's apartment to play the "Name That Sound in the Middle of the Night" game. Bob declines, until he learns the prize is a trip around the world on a jet plane. Bob guesses them all correctly, but then hears a plane taking off. The plane happens to be his plane and it leaves without him. Bob instead gets an alarm clock. Bob returns to sleep, when the clock wakes him up.
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(First: Episode 0787)
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Twin Anything Muppets find they're identical, except for their voices.
(First: Episode 0277)
Sesame Rorschach animation
Animation Rorschach ink blob association with a funky jazz soundtrack.
(First: Episode 0777)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Film / Cast Gordon and some kids use hula-hoops for many things.
(First: Episode 1103)
Muppets All My Letters: V
Vivian is about share her vegetables with Victor when a vegetable vampire appears...named Walter.
(First: Episode 2277)
Cartoon A man (voice of Richard Hunt) answers the TELEPHONE and gives it to the plant.
(EKA: Episode 1828)
Celebrity George Benson sings "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 1357)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: instead of a parachute, the girl is carried to the ground by four birds.
(First: Episode 2249)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(First: Episode 0049)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
Toast toon
Cartoon A man shows the difference between a regular slice of bread and a toasted one.
(First: Episode 1497)
Muppets An octopus sings "Octopus Blues."
(First: Episode 2221)
V in space
Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
SCENE 2 Herry and Slimey are going to return Slimey's library books, but Slimey is too small to move them. Herry subtracts them, until there are zero.
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(First: Episode 1802)
Cartoon "Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1670)

Muppets Game Show: The Triangle is Right
The object of the game is to answer every question with "a triangle" as the answer. Contestant Prairie Dawn has little patience for this format.
(First: Episode 2185)
Cartoon A boy looks for his missing bird, following its footprints.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1869)

Insert Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Gordon, and Susan observes some of Mr. Snuffleupagus's home movies, including the one titled "Snuffy's First Steps".
(First: Episode 2267)
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets Construction worker Sally Smith is the surprise contestant of the on-location game "This Is Your Lunch." Sally must guess the contents of her lunchbox correctly after each food item gives her clues.
(First: Episode 1631)
Cartoon A dog has a discussion with his master about where to go.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2392)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks. Instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats his knocks on the drums.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon Boy learns to play his violin.
(First: Episode 1513)
SCENE 3 The Count is watching the Fix-It Shop while Maria is out. David comes by to check on the progress of his VCR. The Count shows him it properly functions by playing one of his favorite recordings...
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
The forty thieves insist that they be introduced along with Ali Baba before the story begins, but by the time Alistair Cookie finishes counting them, the show has run out of time.
(First: Episode 2402)
SCENE 3 cont'd The Count enjoyed the tape and David tries to leave with the VCR, but the Count wants to play some more of his tapes, including Cheaper by the Dozen and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Cartoon Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1503)
Forgetful telephone
Muppets Kermit attempts to demonstrate how to use a telephone with the help of Forgetful Jones.
(First: Episode 1977)
Cartoon Pistons push a capital H through a tunnel, where it breaks and turns into a lowercase h. (with voiceover by Roscoe Orman)
(First: Episode 2217)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
SCENE 4 Nico and the Count cooperate while blowing bubbles; Nico blows some, while the Count counts them. David announces the sponsors.

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