Sesame Street
Rooftop sing along
Air date March 16, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Production January 21, 1987
Sponsors H, R, 12
Releases Sing Along


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Biff greets the viewer from the rooftop of 123 Sesame Street, where he and Sully are repairing the building's TV antenna. They have with them a small TV set to check their progress with.
SCENE 1 cont'd Suddenly, the gang (Bob, Maria, David, Gordon, Big Bird, Hoots the Owl and the kids) burst through the door, dragging a piano with them. They inform the workers that they're going to hold a rooftop sing along and invite them to join. Biff passes until they can finish their work. They begin the sing along with "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt."
SCENE 1 cont'd Next, the adults lead everyone in singing "Stand Up and Pinch Your Nose."
SCENE 1 cont'd Biff reports that they've fixed the TV antenna and turn on the TV to see if it functions and they all watch...
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Muppets "Sing After Me" by Grover and Madeline Kahn.
(First: Episode 1112)

SCENE 2 Biff attempts to change the channel, but pulls the knob off the set. As he continues his repairs, everyone argues over what to sing next. Bob allows Nicole to pick and she starts singing "The Alphabet Song," as everyone joins in.
SCENE 2 cont'd Now, Bob chooses a song - "We All Sing with the Same Voice." They all sing the chorus, leading to...
Song Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice".
(First: Episode 1708)
SCENE 2 cont'd As they finish the song, Big Bird now has a song to sing - "Cheer Up." Bob doesn't know how to play that, but Sully happens to. He warms up with a short, classical piece and plays as Big Bird and the gang sing.
Cartoon R for rose
(First: Episode 2363)

Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "In, On and Under." He interviews Paul Pencil in a drawer, Vivian Vase on a mantle, and Jacques Shoesteau under a chair.
(First: Episode 2360)
Film In an Alaskan village, a doctor makes a regular visit to a clinic.
(First: Episode 2390)
Animation Four airplanes take off one by one.
(First: Episode 1242)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
Cartoon Wrong Way Willie, treasurer of his club, has lost the club's funds. Billy Jo Jive and Susie look for where it may be and discover Willie's had it in his hat the entire time.
(First: Episode 1235)
SCENE 3 Hoots wants to sing the "Barnyard Boogie Song," and demonstrates it on his sax. Everyone recognizes it as "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and they sing it, with Hoots adding a verse about his saxophone.
SCENE 3 cont'd Suddenly, everyone sees bubbles rising up from the streets below. Ernie yells up, telling them he's got a song. But, since he's in the bathtub, he can't come to the roof, so he's told to sing from down there.
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie."
(First: Episode 0136)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Cartoon R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
Muppets Grover gets under his blanket, pretending that he is on the moon.
(First: Episode 1309)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 4 Biff and Sully have fixed the TV set again and place it by the pigeon coop, so they can watching the following...
Muppets Bert sings "Doin' the Pigeon". (intro and first verse cut)
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Kids observe cloud formations, until it starts to rain.
(First: Episode 2074)
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
(First: Episode 1195)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing is a fireman.
(First: Episode 0200)
Celebrity Yo-Yo Ma plays the first Menuett from Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 in the arbor.
(First: Episode 2210)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."
(First: Episode 2366)
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)

SCENE 5 As night begins to fall, Bob suggests they do their big finish - only they can't remember how the song goes. They all begin singing "What's the Name of That Song?" Soon, they're joined by some Muppet kids (including Farley) from a building across the way, and some of their friends down below (Luis, Susan, the Honkers, Oscar the Grouch and the Two-Headed Monster).

SCENE 5 cont'd As the song builds to its crescendo, the TV antenna breaks off and falls over. As the slight chaos ensues, Telly Monster announces the sponsors.

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