Sesame Street
Big Bird and Anna play with rope.
Air date April 14, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Jeff Moss
Production December 10, 1987
Sponsors L, P, 8

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Picture Segment Description

Insert Oscar holds a Grouchketeers meeting, teaching them some Grouchy words, such as "rotten," "yucky," and "terrible." Buster the Horse appears and teaches him another word - "abominable," which he passes onto the kids. Maria is pleased he's learned a new word and gives him a kiss of congratulations, making him furious.
(First: Episode 1969)
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit witnesses as Old King Cole calls for his pipe and bowl (both of which he rejects), followed by his fiddlers three (along with a drummer, a saxophone player, and a bass player).
(First: Episode 0922)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1154)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl reads "hug" with Herry.
(First: Episode 1084)
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle and The Sweeties sing "Take the Hand of Someone You Love."
(EKA: Episode 2231)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
(First: Episode 1189)
Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
Muppets Waiter Grover has a new method of remembering orders: He makes up a poem to remember what is ordered and who ordered it. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger with a pickle and French fries, which Grover interprets as "Round and tasty on a bun, pickles, French fries, yum, yum, yum!" However, he brings Mr. Johnson a grapefruit on a bun.
(First: Episode 2418)
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(First: Episode 1702)
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Anna look for some fun to have, as virtually everyone on the street isn't around. They find a discarded piece of rope and have fun pretending it's a tightrope to walk across.
Cartoon The 8 Brothers Circus displays 8 elephants.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1645)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave performs "Wet Paint."
(First: Episode 2033)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass. (edited)
(First: Episode 0119)
Muppets Cookie Monster shows all, some and none using a bag of cookies: he pours all the cookies on the plate, eats some of them, but leaves none for Ernie.
(First: Episode 1437)
Cartoon A girl picks the key that matches the keyhole in order to gain access to a cache of toys.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2050)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Anna imagine the rope is now a "Laser Lasso." They imagine themselves out in space, as Anna (as "Luke Cloudwalker") and Big Bird (as "Big-2 Bird-2") catch the nefarious Garth Raider (who turns out to be just a fire hydrant in real life).
Animation David spots a hexagon out in space.
(First: Episode 1427)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings "Opposite Stuff."
(First: Episode 2425)
Film A blind boy narrates his day. He reads braille, adds with an abacus, and plays in the playground with his friends.
(First: Episode 1757)
Cast Bob and Luis put together two halves of a painting of a train tunnel. When they fit the parts together, a train goes through the tunnel and zooms to take up the entire screen, frightening Bob and Luis so much, they take down the tunnel again.
(First: Episode 0549)
Cartoon A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(First: Episode 1942)
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SCENE 3 Next, the two picture themselves in a jungle playing tug-o-war against three, strong gorillas. Back in reality, their game becomes real when Barkley snatches the other end.
Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
(First: Episode 1486)
Muppets Count Von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
(First: Episode 1970)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Cartoon A painter pops out of a box and paints a lion, then hangs a "wet paint" sign on it.
(First: Episode 1179)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
L Leopard Confetti
Film Using confetti, a letter L turns into a leopard.
(First: Episode 2160)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake.
(First: Episode 0514)
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SCENE 4 Nydia comes to collect her rope, which she uses to do some amazing jump rope tricks.

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