Sesame Street
Air date April 12, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors A, F, 2


Picture Segment Description

Insert Big Bird greets Susan, Maria and Barkley before checking out what Bob is up to. Bob is listening to an opera on the radio and Big Bird imagines if everyone sang instead of speaking. He happens on fantasy Bob, whose talk radio show brings him back to reality.
(First: Episode 2214)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: WALK TALL
(First: Episode 1161)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
(First: Episode 1478)
Film Kids narrate a film of an African plain and the animals that live there.
(First: Episode 0128)
Muppets An octopus sings "Octopus Blues."
(First: Episode 2221)
Cartoon Counting eight figures
(First: Episode 2253)
Muppets / Celebrity Vincent Van Grouch (Danny DeVito), curator of the Museum of Trash, has a look at Oscar the Grouch's pieces of Grouch art, and is always finding reasons why they are not grouchy or rotten enough for the museum.
(First: Episode 2156)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
Cartoon A flame burns through a capital letter F, ultimately revealing a lowercase letter f.
(First: Episode 2288)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.
(First: Episode 1640)
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
Insert Snuffy shows Susan and some kids how to do "The Snuffle Shuffle."
(First: Episode 2225)
Cartoon An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 1877)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster drives a car, but puts on the seat belt first.
(First: Episode 1966)
Song "Mom and Me"
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
Cast Maria as Chaplin falls in love with a painting (Linda) at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
Film In stop-motion, assorted furniture places themselves in a classroom.
(First: Episode 0647)
SCENE 1 Meryl Sheep finds Oscar as he writes a new one-act play entitled "The Angry Sheep." Meryl offers to play the title role, but Oscar thinks she's too nice to play an angry, grouchy sheep. His constant rejections make her angrier and angrier until she explodes, earning her the part. She becomes happy with this news, so Oscar fires her. This makes her angry again, earning her back the part. As she becomes happy once more, the cycle repeats.
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Game Show: Mystery Mix-up Game
(First: Episode 0834)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates fast and slow by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Ivy Austin sings about a rabbit's day of eating grapes and swimming with pals.
(First: Episode 2314)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
SCENE 2 Telly sympathizes with the red crayon in his box, as it's the only he's not using to draw a picture with. Gordon suggests he simply draw another picture using the red crayon. Telly likes this idea, but soon starts to feel bad that the other crayons will now be left out.
Animation Where does the square fit?
(First: Episode 1599)
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Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A. (Spanish soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0371)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Grover and Debo to identify his letter A. Grover has no idea. When Dabo says "A," Kermit says "Ay" to someone offscreen.
(First: Episode 0629)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
SCENE 3 David comes out of the store to see Meryl and Oscar in the middle of an argument. It's Telly's turn to say goodbye and Oscar wants him to say it fast (thus ending the show sooner), while Meryl thinks he should say it slowly. David thinks Telly should say it the way he usually does - not too fast or slow. Telly announces the sponsors in a normal fashion, which pleases David and Meryl.

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