Sesame Street
Air date April 27, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors H, Y, 3
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Bob and his band rehearse playing the "Sesame Street Theme." Hoots the Owl listens in and thinks it needs a spice of jazz. He jams on his sax with the band and sings the theme song. Oscar comes by and wants them to play it his way now, with plenty of wrong notes and new grouchy lyrics. Hoots and Oscar disagree on which way is better, eventually performing their versions together. Bob tells them they can both like the song either way they like it, but it doesn't sound great together. The two disagree; Oscar likes the racket it makes and Hoots considers it "experimental jazz."
2598-Dog
Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(EKA: Episode 2178)
1708h
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(First: Episode 1288)
1446e
Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
(First: Episode 1414)
CaptainVegetable
Muppets "It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
(First: Episode 1741)
Cartoonyoyo
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
Tellylion
Muppets Telly pretends to be an elephant, a goat and a lion.
(First: Episode 1698)
Film-TallSmallClowns
Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
2040r
Cartoon Car stuck on tar
(First: Episode 1732)
Song.thatswhatfriendsarefor
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
IceFishing.Alaska
Film A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather and sister.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
HonkersCount01
Muppets A Honker counts to 3. (Part 1 only)
(First: Episode 1458)
Hathosehook
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1204)
TellyKeisha01

CosbyKids

TellyKeisha02
Celebrity Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe and Malcolm-Jamal Warner notice Telly and Keshia Knight Pulliam pretending to look sad, which escalates into the three of them arguing over what's more sad: losing a purple pen with a picture of Prince on it, not making the football team, or a best friend moving away. Telly and Keshia then pretend to look angry, and then notice that they look just like them.
(EKA: Episode 2127)
SimpleSimonAnimals
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Sunflowers
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
KermitElmoPostoffice
Muppets Elmo bumps into Kermit the Frog on the way to the post office, begging to help him with one of his demonstrations, during which the post office closes - a perfect prompt to demonstrate closed.
Madscientisth
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Noimage
Insert Forgetful Jones: On a Roll with Cowboy Cole (4:10)
Ostrichfilm
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Toon.Yak
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
2061 art
Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
3Prettykitties
Animation Three pretty kitties live in a celery house.
Artist: Evelyn Lambart
(First: Episode 1663)
2HeaderPhoneBooth
Insert Luis teaches the Two-Headed Monster how to use the new telephone booths on Sesame Street. Once they've figured out how to use it, one of the heads uses one booth to call the other head on the other booth.
(First: Episode 1863)
OohDanny!
Cartoon Millie and Molly find a place for their picture of their favorite rock star, Danny.
(First: Episode 1295)
CookiediscoTV
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Cookie Disco."
(First: Episode 1054)
Rollercoaster123

BallFilm-Powder
Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
2485v
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
1957-Lines
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Maria and Oscar have different perspectives about a kitten.



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