Sesame Street
The Adventures of Señor Zero!
(repeat of 2289)
Air date December 5, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors Q, X, 4

Picture Segment Description
2289 01
SCENE 1 Biff and Sully take a break from doing some building work out on the street. As Biff tries to trade lunches with Sully, they see Barkley run past, followed by Linda with his leash, unaware of where he went. Biff goes to find someone who can sign to help her, while Sully does it himself. Linda thanks him, while Biff takes all the credit. Biff encourages Sully to help further by giving him his sandwich.
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
(First: Episode 2168)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Muppets Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp.
(First: Episode 0537)
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)
Muppets Grover's Health Minute: Kermit the Frog and Grover talk about teeth. Grover notices that Kermit does not have any teeth at all, so he puts a pair of teeth in Kermit's mouth. Grover says to see a "tooth checker," to eat crunchy things like bananas and to clean teeth with a "tooth comb."
(First: Episode 1949)
Cartoon What does the word COLD match with?
(First: Episode 2087)

Muppets Snuffy shows Big Bird the cloud costume he's going to wear in his Snufflegarten class's upcoming pageant about the sky, and even sings the song that accompanies it, while Big Bird imagines him as a cloud.
(First: Episode 2082)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1485)
Cast Maria as Chaplin is out in the cold.
(First: Episode 1964)
Cartoon Hortense counts four ants.
Artist: Michael Sporn
Squeal of Fortune title

Muppets Prairie Dawn and The Count are contestants on "Squeal of Fortune."
(First: Episode 2331)
Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
HerryJohnJohn loudsoft
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Cartoon A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(First: Episode 0932)
Cast Ask Oscar
A grumpy Linda substitutes for Oscar.
(First: Episode 2316)
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
Film A boy takes dance lessons at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
(First: Episode 1716)
Animation Can you find the hidden objects in the picture?
(First: Episode 1520)
Muppets At night, Ernie sings "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(First: Episode 1910)
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
2289 02
SCENE 2 Luis counts bags of nails as he removes them from a box. Count von Count happens by and counts them backwards. When he mentions that there are zero bags in the box, Luis goes into a trance and runs off to water his cactus. A mystery, black-dressed figured swooshes in - it's Señor Zero! He slaps a zero on the box, then makes a daring exit. Luis returns right after and the Count asks if he happens to own a black mask.
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: instead of a parachute, the girl is carried to the ground by four birds.
(First: Episode 2249)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Dr. Nobel Price invents "foot snuggies" (socks).
(First: Episode 1469)
Film Orangutans playing (piano music)
(First: Episode 2486)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
2289 03
SCENE 3 Mr. Macintosh has given Telly Monster three bananas, which he plans on sharing with the kids and Luis. He gets in line behind the kids and when his turn comes, Telly notices he has no bananas. Luis, getting that strange feeling again, darts off, believing his goldfish is calling. Just then, Señor Zero appears and puts a 0 on the plate. When Luis comes back, Telly notices the resemblance between the two...only their outfits are much different.
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
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)
Cartoon A short bird stands under a tall bird, which lays an egg on its head.
(First: Episode 0303)
2289 04
SCENE 4 Telly tells Maria all about Señor Zero. As they announce the sponsors, Señor Zero swings past behind them. Luis, in normal attire, strolls by right after.

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