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Sesame Street
Making rhythms with the Honker and Dinger
Air date March 30, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors A, T, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Snuffy and Alice show the letter A. Snuffy names some A-words and tries clueing Alice in that her name also begins with A.
Cartoon A - acrobat ball
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(First: Episode 2386)
Cartoon A horse is drawn as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0377)
Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
Cartoon Gordon's Voiceover 'T/t': Two caterpillars form T and t.
(First: Episode 2223)
Insert Big Bird goes through his old toy chest with some kids, and encounters a banner with the alphabet on it. He remembers the time he learned what it was, which fades to a flashback of him singing "ABC-DEF-GHI."
(First: Episode 2266)
Film Cat block structure.
(First: Episode 1824)
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
SCENE 2 At the Fix-It Shop, Luis watches as Dip Cat makes an AT into CAT, HAT and PAT.
Cartoon Nine Ants
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1485)
Cast A voiceover instructs Maria as Chaplin where to put the shirts and the towels. (piano underscore version)
(First: Episode 0541)
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(First: Episode 1419)
Muppets A Japanese storyteller tells "The Mystery of the Four Dragons". An aged emperor offers the throne to his son if he can find four hidden dragons in the room.
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
(First: Episode 0655)
Cast Linda helps a boy sign "DON'T WALK."
(First: Episode 1061)
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
Muppets / Film Sneak Peek Previews
Telly and Oscar have conflicting views on a film of the making of a steel drum.
(First: Episode 1919)
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
Celebrity Helen Reddy sings "I Make Up Songs."
(First: Episode 0774)
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Ernie has put a cookie on a lever, half of which is in a glass cage, diagonally, and wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie. Ernie will reward Cookie Monster with a box of cookies under two conditions - by not destroying the display and without his help.
(First: Episode 1774)
Film Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
(First: Episode 0589)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover talks to Chelsea about what their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth can do. Chelsea mentions that they both have them and also have hands, feet, bellies, necks, arms, backs, and shoulders. Grover replies they have a cornucopia of parts, which means they have a lot of good stuff.
(First: Episode 2389)
Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(First: Episode 0572)
SCENE 3 Bob and Marleni watch a Honker and Dinger play a game together - when the Honker honks a rhythm, the Dinger repeats it with his bell. Marleni replaces the Dinger when it has to leave. Then, Bob replaces the Honker when he leaves.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Telly sounds out the word COLD and is struck with a snow storm.
(First: Episode 1543)
Cartoon A snake displays shapes, which are identified in Spanish.
(First: Episode 1584)
SCENE 4 The Honker returns and plays the game some more with Marleni. Bob announces the sponsors.

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