Sesame Street
A visit from Little Jerry and the Monotones
Air date March 29, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors J, Q, 11
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1980s surprise

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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RockNRollStar
SCENE 1 Gina rushes to Hooper's Store, asking David if she can get off work today. She excitedly tells him her favorite rock group, Little Jerry and the Monotones, is going to be visiting today and shows him a letter from Little Jerry himself informing her of it. David allows her the day off, when they suddenly hear the sounds of music. Sure enough, Little Jerry and the band come down the block singing "Rock 'N Roll Star." Gina passes out from excitement.
0871l
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
E&BCookieReminder
Muppets Ernie & BertBert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
1800-26
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
1707c
Celebrity Richard Pryor plays all the parts in a scenario of two kids meeting a new kid who wants to play.
(First: Episode 0779)
1800-27
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Gina, David and the kids gather to have a chat with Little Jerry and the group. Gina asks where they get their ideas for their songs. Little Jerry recalls just the other day, he realized most of his big hit songs are about feelings. He describes them, cutting away to verses from "Proud," "Sad" and "Mad." Little Jerry then experiences all those emotions all over again.
Qballoon
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(First: Episode 2241)
2head.Feet
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out "feet," and then the camera pans back to reveal a pair of live feet on some grass.
(First: Episode 1289)
1845d
Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
Handprint
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
1095e
Muppets The Amazing Mumford's Suspension Act
(First: Episode 0292)
Scribbles.Rain
Cartoon Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
(First: Episode 1477)
1980s surprise
SCENE 3 Big Jeffy gives everyone a lesson in singing rock and roll by having the crowd sing various rock phrases like "papa ooo mow mow" and "sha-na-na-na." This leads to a brief performance of another Monotones' hit, "Surprise!"
2752-Snail
Animation It's a snail!
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1711)
Chaplin-Rain
Cast Charlie Chaplin looks for a way to stay dry in the rain.
(First: Episode 1739)
1839zl
Cartoon J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
TLSG.Danger
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy recalls how he learned about the meaning of DANGER.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1971)
2135-QuietLoudElmo
Insert Elmo bothers Maria by playing his loud and quiet game.
(First: Episode 2135)
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Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
Ssnews.sixdollarman
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit explores the lab of Professor Nucleus Von Fission, who has just built a robot called the Six Dollar Man, out of parts which cost him six dollars total. The robot destroys the lab, while Von Fission laughs. Kermit is horrified, but Von Fission explains, "What do you expect for six dollars?"
(First: Episode 0933)
0573z
Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
Alligator-elephant
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
TakingTurnsNursePolice
Song David sings "They're Taking Turns" in reference to a pattern of kids in fire fighter and police officer costumes.
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
Oscar-GarbageTruck
Insert On the streets of New York City, Luis explains to the kids how a garbage truck collects and disposes of trash. He's surprised to see the truck is operated by Oscar, whose rented the truck from "Grouch Rent-a-Heap." Oscar doesn't intend on taking the load to any city dump, but rather to his trash can back on Sesame Street.
(First: Episode 1226)
Boyflowers
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
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Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(First: Episode 0926)
ShadowCow
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a cow.
(First: Episode 0630)
Ernie.3honkers
Muppets Ernie counts 3 Honkers as they arrange themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 1746)
Horse.machine
Film A construction machine and a horse look similar.
(First: Episode 1566)
Erniebertcookiemystery
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says that he saw Ernie eating his cookies. The culprit turns out to be Cookie Monster, who's disguised in Ernie's hair and shirt.
(First: Episode 0158)
1800-24
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
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SCENE 4 Before Little Jerry has to leave, Gina asks for tips on how non-rock stars can write songs too. Little Jerry claims the secret is to know how to rhyme and demonstrates using the lyrics to the theme song. He and the Monotones then close out the show with a performance of the first verse.


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