Sesame Street
Mr. Three-In-A-Row Smith plays Tic-Tac-Toe
(repeat of 2327)
Air date December 6, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors R, X, 6
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Susan, Oscar the Grouch, and David spot sets of three X-es all over Sesame Street and can't figure out what they're for. The camera shifts to an Anything Muppet in a cowboy hat placing three X-es on the window of the Fix-It Shop and laughing to himself with pride over his work.
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Frogsoftheglen Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
(First: Episode 1786)
Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
Film A day in the life of a quarter that accidentally turns yellow.
(First: Episode 2446)
Muppets Ernie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.
(First: Episode 1208)
Cartoon Que es Esto?: Horse
(First: Episode 1974)

SCENE 2 David and Susan notice even more sets of X-es pinned up all over the street. While Bob takes a nap in the arbor, the mysterious stranger happens in and makes his mark on Bob again before going into hiding. David and Susan identify the three X-es on his forehead when the AM in a cowboy hat introduces himself as Three-In-A-Row Smith, the world's greatest tic-tac-toe player. He challenges Bob to a game, but Bob says he has to clean up his mess first.
Cartoon Letters stranded on a desert island spell PLEH, LEPH, and finally HELP.
(First: Episode 1176)
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Animation A voiceover counts forty dots, each one rising on a musical scale as their colors shift from red to orange.
(EKA: Episode 2406)
Muppets Grover is astonished to find that he's multiplied into four Grovers.
(First: Episode 0718)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)

SCENE 3 Mr. 3-In-A-Rowsmith has beaten Brian at a game of tic-tac-toe, which he adds to the several dozen games hung on the wall. Bob recaps how Mr. 3-In-A-Rowsmith has won games with everybody he's played so far. The player admits he's had fun, but none of the games he's played have been particularly memorable. Snuffy has heard of the games and wants to play a round too.
SCENE 3 cont'd Everyone follows Snuffy outside to his giant tic-tac-toe board, which Mr. 3-In-A-Rowsmith is excited to play on.
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy notices his friend Alice wanting to join a baseball game. He gives her the idea to go over there and ask them if she can play.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1900)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at different shapes.
(First: Episode 1629)
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)

Insert Hiroshi prepares a story for everyone (including Oscar and Slimey) called Umeko and Kuwa. In the story, some Japanese Anything Muppets mock a young girl named Kumeko for having a worm for a pet. When the annual festival arrives, Kumeko is without a new kimono to wear. Overnight, her worm turns into a moth and has her use his cocoon for silk for a new kimono. At the festival, everyone is amazed at her new outfit.
(First: Episode 2459)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays six marvelous monkeys who do stunts.
(First: Episode 1289)
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2188)
Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(First: Episode 1482)
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Muppets Clementine works at the Double Bar "R" Ranch; Gladys the Cow applies for a job there.
(First: Episode 2225)
Cartoon Knights use different words for "big."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1985)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and Sabrina pose by photographic stand-ins of themselves (taken by Olivia) as he sings "Just One Me."
Cartoon Rap #6
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is sent to the park for a report on co-operation, except that there's nobody around to interview. At that moment, monster reporter Telly turns up to conduct the same interview. They end up cooperating by interviewing each other.
(First: Episode 2166)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)
Film Cat block structure.
(First: Episode 1824)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)

SCENE 5 At the Fix-It Shop, Telly tells Luis and a girl about the beautiful sunrise he saw this morning. He wanted to write a poem about it, but couldn't come up with any rhyming words. Luis takes them to the computer, where they type up words that rhyme with "sun" and come up with a poem. Bob announces the sponsors.

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