Sesame Street
Barkley's bathtime
Air date January 10, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by John Weidman
Directed by Emily Squires
Production October 4, 1988
Sponsors C, N, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis puts up a new "Se Habla Español" sign in the Fix-It Shop window. Big Bird, with Radar, goes over to check on his broken toy truck, when he sees the sign. He forgets the meaning of it and believes it's Spanish for whatever new type of store the Fix-It Shop must have become. Luis clarifies the meaning for him and hands him his fixed truck.
Film A Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
Cartoon A boy bounces on his bed with eight stuffed animals.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2265)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster blows bubbles.
(First: Episode 1738)
Animation Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
(First: Episode 2035)
Insert Bobby McFerrin performs his version of "The Alphabet Song" for Hoots, David, and the kids.
(EKA: Episode 2342)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: STOP
After the man reads the sign, two cars screech to a stop, one on each side of him.
(First: Episode 1163)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a pea, this princess sleeps on things beginning with C.
Cartoon Sally the Spider skates with different combinations of her legs.
(First: Episode 0625)
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Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
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Muppets Prairie Dawn and The Count are contestants on "Squeal of Fortune."
(First: Episode 2331)
Cartoon 3 song (butterflies, birthday presents, waving pennants etc.)
(First: Episode 0927)
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SCENE 2 Gina comes out of 123 Sesame Street, having just washed two weeks worth of laundry. Linda asks to borrow a towel, preparing to give Barkley a bath. She has everything she needs and calls Barkley over. He winds up knocking over Gina's laundry basket, so Linda takes it to the laundromat as an apology.
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)
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Film Shots of the Louisiana bayou are shown, as harmonica music is played.
(First: Episode 2507)
Cartoon Two kids want to use their empty box as a pretend submarine or airplane. They agree to imagine it's a rocketship.
Artist: Cordell Barker
(First: Episode 2369)
Muppets Simon Soundman sounds out the word "call", and then demonstrates some calls of his own — including a bird call, cow call, pig call, and telephone call.
(First: Episode 1700)
Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
(First: Episode 2256)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird finds Gina doing a trick with Barkley - every time she snaps, he speaks (or barks, rather). Big Bird wonders what it would be like if he really could speak, and imagines Barkley being able to speak in Oscar's, Gina's, and his own voice.
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)

Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(First: Episode 2071)
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster appears to Ernie as the Cookie Bunny.
(First: Episode 1147)
Animation As the seasons change, so do one's outfits. (early computer graphics)
(First: Episode 1898)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset
(First: Episode 2487)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird plays some more with Barkley, when Linda returns with Gina's laundry, meaning it's time for his bath. Big Bird wants to keep playing and becomes very angry. Alice wanders in and pretends to be a dog, which Big Bird considers good enough.
Film A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(First: Episode 0952)
Muppets Honkers count to 3. (only part 3 is shown)
(First: Episode 1458)
Song Luis sings "Follow the Arrows" as a man does so.
(First: Episode 1642)
Animation I see a 3! Do you see a 3?
(First: Episode 1611)
Muppets "Let's All Exercise"
(First: Episode 1961)
Cartoon A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 2067)
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SCENE 5 Alice and Big Bird continue playing dog until she starts to rest. Big Bird comes up with a game she can play lying down. He makes various sounds and has her guess what they are without looking. Barkley comes bounding in soon after, done with his bath and ready to play. Big Bird wonders what he can play with two dogs.

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