Sesame Street
Air date April 26, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors R, Z, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird has planned a sleepover between Radar and Snuffy's toy, Mr. Anteloper. Snuffy is rather hesitant about the affair, but Big Bird claims he's planned for every eventuality...except for how much Snuffy will miss having his stuffed animal by his side. They decide to all go to the park instead.
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Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
Celebrity Richard Pryor recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0779)
Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)

Insert Oscar the Grouch and Grundgetta imagine what their wedding would look like.
(First: Episode 1733)
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(First: Episode 1895)
Song "Llama at Dentist"
(First: Episode 1241)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
(First: Episode 1481)
Insert Don Music is playing some music at Hooper's Store, but David isn't so sure about it. Don plays a medley of soft songs, then a loud one. Don realizes that the music he plays should make the customers think of food and brings in the Cooking Choir, a bunch of kids who sing about David cooking, then the customers eating.
(First: Episode 2325)
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
Film Two kids visit the police department and watch a policeman prepare some horses for a parade happening in New York City. The kids even get to ride the horses and watch the parade.
(First: Episode 1243)
Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(First: Episode 0859)
Muppets A Muppet girl (Ivy Austin) approaches a sad Herry and asks him what's wrong. He laments about being left out of the baseball game, and she offers to cheer him up by taking him to the zoo.
(First: Episode 2105)
Cartoon R for rhinoceros, racquet, robot
(First: Episode 2443)
Muppets Grover asks The Amazing Mumford if he could make his carrot disappear, provided that some smoke appears. Mumford performs the trick and Grover is impressed by the puff of smoke, however he fails to notice Mumford chomping on his carrot. When Grover asks Mumford to make the carrot reappear, he replies that he can't because he ate it ("You didn't say anything about magic!").
(First: Episode 1210)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
SCENE 2 Bob finds Placido Flamingo rehearsing for a new opera entitled "YO." Placido explains the meaning of the word and why he loves it so much. Naturally, the opera was written by Placido himself.
Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert has gone to visit his brother Bart. Ernie pretends that Bert is still there using a drawing and a pillow, but it isn't the same. Then, Ernie remembers Bert will be back tomorrow, and can go back to bed.
Cartoon Jive Five
(First: Episode 1664)
Film A girl goes to the shoemaker and watches him as he repairs her shoes.
(First: Episode 0987)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster says RUN!
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon A mysterious little box on a tightrope entraps a bird, a train, and a cat, which can still be heard. A large frog eats the box, and makes all of the sounds inside.
(First: Episode 1518)

SCENE 3 Elmo loves saying "important" over and over. Luis knows what the word means as Elmo repeats "Important" at him. On a mad dash to the store, Luis trips over a tricycle, which is the important thing Elmo wanted him to know.
Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)
Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets "Long Time, No See"
(First: Episode 1698)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter Z, but it turns up and becomes an N.
(EKA: Episode 2102)
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
Animation David spots a rectangle in space.
(First: Episode 1554)
SCENE 4 Elmo is still saying "important." Luis wonders what threat awaits him now, but Elmo tells him the important thing now is to announce the sponsors.

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