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Natasha joins clubs
Air date April 4, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Production November 13, 1987
Sponsors I, K, 11
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Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
Cartoon A dog uses his memory to remember where his bone is buried.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1888)
Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza reads a note that makes him furious. He rips it up in anger. Oscar reads a piece of it and sees why he would've been so angry.
(First: Episode 2144)
Cartoon A small man tries to use a seesaw, but can't get his associate (a very large man) to go up.
(First: Episode 1121)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
Cast Gordon and Olivia try to cooperate under the sun, with voiceover from Bob.
(First: Episode 1245)
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
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Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the messenger goes to Mr. Johnson's home to deliver some singing telegrams. After reading a series of wrong telegrams, he reads another one that actually is for Mr. Johnson, and an important one at that, but Grover does not remember who it is from.
(First: Episode 1828)
Cartoon What's missing? (a guitar)
(First: Episode 1971)
SCENE 1 Placido Flamingo sings the "Flamingo Lullaby" to Big Bird and the Birdketeers, who pretend to sleep the way flamingos do.
Cartoon A boy bounces on his bed with eight stuffed animals.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2265)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
Cartoon A kitten is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten.
(First: Episode 0282)

Insert Forgetful Jones and a Honker wait at the bus stop for a bus to Madison Square Garden, where the two will meet up with Clementine for a rodeo. Luis tells the pair to take the #11 bus and makes sure Forgetful remembers it. He forgets it immediately after and as others (Susan and Oscar) pass by, he thinks he's taking the "Good Morning" or the "Phooey!" bus. All the while, the Honker frantically tries correcting him. Bob passes by and gives them the time, 11 o'clock, reminding Forgetful of the correct bus, just in time to boast about when Luis returns.
(First: Episode 1975)
Cartoon "Song of the Inuit Child"
(First: Episode 2112)
Animation A kerosene lamp assembles itself in stop-motion.
(First: Episode 1473)
Muppets Gladys the Cow helps Kermit direct the dance scene of his movie. Her task is to count backwards from four and yell "action", but she counts forwards instead. Kermit shows her the right way to count and yells "Action!", which Gladys uses as an excuse to begin her dance scene.
(First: Episode 2298)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
Muppets A woman (Jim Henson) volunteers to assist The Amazing Mumford in his surprise magic trick. Mumford makes her disappear – but when he tries to make her reappear, Herry Monster pops up, saying "SURPRISE!"
(First: Episode 0381)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
SCENE 2 Maria is taking care of Natasha, who refuses to eat. Big Bird and the Birdketeers arrive and want her to join their club, providing her with a hat. They try getting her to flap her "wings," but she's unable to. Maria thinks she can learn after her food. Natasha ends up making a mess, but is now able to tweet.
Cartoon A cowboy adds two different herds of cows.
(First: Episode 2255)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is sitting in his chair and reading the paper, when Ernie comes along and starts reading over Bert's shoulder. They decide to share the paper. Ernie rips it in half, which seems to work until Bert starts reading over Ernie's shoulder.
(First: Episode 1193)
Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
(First: Episode 1304)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
SCENE 3 Big Bird gives Maria clues about their newest recruit. It turns out to be Slimey and Big Bird recommends Natasha be his "tweeting teacher."
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a horse.
(First: Episode 0908)
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
(First: Episode 2405)
Muppets On a boring day, two hipsters sing "Meet Me at the Bus Stop" and decide to do so.
(First: Episode 1451)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Animation Rocks turn in circles to a song.
(First: Episode 2234)
SCENE 4 Oscar now wants Natasha to be a Grouchketeer, but she must learn the Grouchketeer oath before earning her trash can hat. Natasha puts her thumb in her mouth, over her eye and under her nose before finally getting it in her ear. She also refuses to wear the hat, a good sign for Oscar.
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet beatniks say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1846)
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)
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SCENE 5 Natasha has on both a Birdketeer uniform and a Grouchketeer hat, making her a "Birdke-grouchketeer." The sponsors are then announced.

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