Sesame Street
Air date April 15, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors B, V, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Uncle Wally leads Mr. Snuffleupagus and Alice around the block to explore things. They spot Olivia having a meal in the arbor and Alice rushes up to her, clambering all over her. They set her down and believe she was getting carried in away in exploring Olivia. As they head off to explore elsewhere, Snuffy comments how much he likes Olivia. Alice agrees and darts once more to pounce on her.
Cartoon Two red curtains are dropped to reveal a number 5 covered in colorful dots that vibrate and disperse.
(First: Episode 0940)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "When I Listen".
(First: Episode 1760)
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Chicken Soup Needs a Spoon
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
Cartoon B for boot
(First: Episode 1967)
SCENE 2 Oliva sings "Taking a Picture" to Ernestine.
Cartoon Five Worms In An Apple
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1502)
Beat The Time
Muppets Sesame Street Game Shows: The Count is a contestant on Beat the Time, where today's wacky stunt is to bring back two things that come from the sky before the time runs out. The Count has too much fun counting the seconds, but ends up bringing his thunder and lightning.
(First: Episode 1698)
Film A boy talks about feeding sheep in the winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0786)
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a so-called "magic" chain which can form into any shape he wants. Bert is dismissive of the chain's magic properties. And yet, when Bert asks for the chain to provide a sandwich, it does.
(First: Episode 0617)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1485)
SCENE 3 On Ask Oscar, Oscar is once again stubborn to answering any fan questions. Telly reads one anyhow from Mrs. Grimble Grouch of Kitty Litter, North Carolina - "What makes you think anyone should listen to your silly answers anyway?" Oscar is insulted by such a silly question and refuses to give her the satisfaction of an answer. Telly doesn't find the question silly and asks why Oscar even runs this show if he feels he shouldn't be listened to in the first place. Oscar thinks and concludes that the Grouch audience needs to listen to his show, otherwise they can't judge whether his answers are silly or not.
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
ItzhakPerlman with girl
Celebrity Itzhak Perlman and a girl demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses.
(First: Episode 1563)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Me."
(First: Episode 0421)
Toon heavylight
Cartoon Heavy and light characters are weighed on a scale.
(First: Episode 0843)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(First: Episode 1449)
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: David Snell
(First: Episode 2365)
SCENE 4 Elmo sees Luis is working on measuring legs for a table he's making. Elmo pretends he is a table too and asks his legs and arms (which he pretends are also legs) be measured as well. Since his arms are different lengths than his legs, they agree he won't make for a fine table. Elmo wonders if he'd make a better chair instead.
Cartoon A circle becomes a clock, balloon, sun, etc.
(First: Episode 0358)
Muppets "African Alphabet Song"
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon The wind blows one hat after another off a pig's head, onto the heads of birds. "The wind is very, very strong."
(First: Episode 2378)
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
(First: Episode 0492)
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
SCENE 5 Gordon sits outside with Miles as he draws. A Honker father arrives with his baby and proudly shows of the paper hat marked "DAD" he's wearing; he made the hat, while the baby wrote the word. He has another hat for Gordon to wear and encourages Miles to write on it too.
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Film At school, a boy wants to be friends with a classmate, so he writes her a letter.
(First: Episode 2373)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On a boring day, Ernie suggests some ideas to Bert, but then Bert has an exciting idea of his own. He shows off his bottlecap collection to Ernie, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that Bert needed to complete his collection.
(First: Episode 0240)
Cartoon Letter B/b (bouncing circles)
(First: Episode 2222)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
SCENE 6 The baby honker and Miles scribble on paper while Oscar reads the sponsors, and the credits roll.

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