Sesame Street
Planning for the "My Best Friend Game Show"
(repeat of 2273)
Air date December 28, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors O, R, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Elmo beg Maria to take them to "The Best Friend Game Show," a television program where contestants talk about their best friends. Maria promises to take them tomorrow, when Elmo asks if he can call Maria his best friend. Maria is very flattered, while just by Hooper's Store, Elmo asks the same of Bob.
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Countelevator
Muppets Count Von Count works as an elevator operator, with Kermit the Frog as his customer.
(First: Episode 1970)
2257x
Cartoon "Five Baby Oysters"
(First: Episode 2257)
HerryJohnJohn loudsoft
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
1736n
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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SCENE 2 Snuffy and the kids chant, "Important!" while Big Bird types up his best friend story for the game show. When Snuffy realizes this, he takes the kids out of the nest area so Big Bird can concentrate on his very important task.
Cooperation.Sporn
Cartoon "Cooperation" - a reggae song about a group of animals who wash a car together.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2139)
Bae17
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.
(First: Episode 1640)
2341u
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Spanishtoon.Opera
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
Sss-i
Muppets / Cast "Sing Your Synonyms"
(First: Episode 2331)
TSD.Fireman
Animation Today's Secret Drawing is a fireman.
(First: Episode 0200)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Telly interrupts Oscar and Grundgetta's argument to ask if Oscar would be his best friend for the game show. Oscar refuses, when Grundgetta offers to do it instead, realizing how rotten it would make Oscar feel. Elmo appears and asks Telly to be his best friend for the show, then asks David.
Detective.Linedots
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(First: Episode 2248)
Song.loveyouspring
Muppets Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
(First: Episode 2088)
Opencartoon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Film.Falltowinter

Inthesnow
Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(First: Episode 2459)
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SCENE 4 Elmo confirms with the Honkers that they can be his best friend too. Elmo realizes he's forgotten someone important - the viewer!
1710n
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1499)
Winditup

Winditup2
Film A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
(First: Episode 2226)
3110.Rhino
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros
MiamiMice.CERRADO
Muppets Miami Mice
Ernie goes to a repair shop to pick up his broken Rubber Duckie, but neither he nor the mice can get into the shop because it's cerrado.
(First: Episode 2209)
R-Rhinobox-2
Cartoon R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
(EKA: Episode 2443)
Upontheroof
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Up on the Roof."
(First: Episode 1808)
PeckLOVE
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(First: Episode 0791)
3979e
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
GrocerySt re
Cartoon The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a donut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
(First: Episode 1242)
Moon.cookie
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie."
(First: Episode 1789)
1800-27
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
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SCENE 5 At night, Maria checks on all the people she's taking to the game show tomorrow. Big Bird has already written enough about Snuffy, but Maria inadvertently inspires him to write about another memory.


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