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Sesame Street
Air date March 14, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors C, L, 10


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob comes across Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus, who circle around a pumpkin while holding markers. They want to draw a face on it, but can't seem to find the front. Bob tells them pumpkins have no real front and they can put the face anywhere they want. The two start circling the pumpkin once more to find the perfect spot to draw the face.
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(First: Episode 0951)
Animation David points out a heptagon in outerspace.
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz tells Big Bird about a hummingbird, and sings "Zunzun."
(First: Episode 2298)
Cartoon A large blob shoves a tiny one out of the way and declares, "I'm big!" The tiny one thinks for a moment and declares, "I'm me!"
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1637)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, using a pull-down map, tries to give everyone directions to Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother's house. No one listens to Kermit. In the end, Red joins her grandmother, the Big Bad Wolf, and a cab driver for a picnic.
(First: Episode 1955)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
SCENE 2 Bob now finds Big Bird at an easel, acting as if he's painting something in a nearby empty chair. Bob assumes he's just pretending, but Big Bird is making a painting of all the ducks on the chair. Since there are zero ducks, the painting remains blank. Big Bird shows him some other, similar works he's made, such as "Batting Zero" and "Sunny Day, Chasing the Clouds Away." Bob pulls up another sheet and asks what the painting is; Big Bird replies, "That's not a picture,'s a blank piece of paper."
Film In a gymnasium, a teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon.
(First: Episode 1088)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1814)
Cartoon A man uses his memory to tell a woman how to get to a red house.
(First: Episode 2185)
Muppets The Count has prepared himself a picnic not far from his castle. As he counts the ants who come to take away his food, he eventually has nothing left. Which is just as well, since it has started to rain.
(First: Episode 2132)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)

SCENE 3 In the Fix-It Shop, Gladys the Cow wishes to use the shop's computer to write a letter for all her fans. However, Gladys doesn't quite understand how computers work and thinks simply giving it vocal commands will do the job. Maria shows her how the keyboard is what tells the computer to do and finds herself taking dictation for Gladys.
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets "Rebel L"
(First: Episode 2217)
Film A CERRADO sign spins around. A girl tries opening the door, but it's closed.
(First: Episode 0937)
Animation A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
(First: Episode 1447)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks Jesse to define marriage. They conclude that married people hug, kiss, live together, and help each other.
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)
Cast Luis gets annoyed when Barkley keeps barking to go "In and Out" of the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 1936)
L Leopard Confetti.jpg
Film Using confetti, a letter L turns into a leopard.
(First: Episode 2160)

Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "Lifestyles of the Big and Little."
(First: Episode 2206)
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1976)
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
Cartoon L for locomotive, letter, lamp, light, lion, lettuce, lips
(First: Episode 1716)

SCENE 4 Telly Monster is in Bob's apartment for a piano lesson, which he hopes won't require too much remembering. Bob begins by introducing him to the keys, but Telly doesn't think he can remember what they're called. He runs out and returns with a piece of cheese, and the rhyme will act as a pneumonic device to remember the keys. In order to remember the cheese, he gets Barkley (who has fleas). To remember the fleas, he reminds himself to sneeze. Bob simply has him repeat the word "keys" over and over until it remains solid in his memory. When Bob tries to introduce the concept of a note, Telly runs out to find a goat.
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
(First: Episode 1189)
Song "Llama at Dentist"
(First: Episode 1241)
SCENE 5 Telly was unable to find a goat, but has instead brought back a toy boat. This is to remind him of his tote, which reminds him of his coat. The coat instead reminds him that he needs to put it on and go home, leaving all his items (and Barkley) with Bob. Maria announces the sponsors.

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