Sesame Street
Air date January 16, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santiero
Sponsors E, M, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David is introduced by Big Bird to Mighty Duck, a water fowl hero. His main claim to fame is being able to recite the alphabet. While he quacks the letters, Big Bird translates for David. Afterwards, Mighty Duck shows off how he can count to 20.
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2518)
Muppets The American Revolution: George Washington and his men are preparing to cross the Delaware river, when Grover shows up with a bundle of balloons, noisemakers and streamers, since he heard this is the day they planned to "surprise the British."
(First: Episode 2354)
Cartoon Rap #11
Film A little horse gets near and far from the camera.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon A bird talks to a girl about what's inside the street. When she questions his credibility, he stammers, "A little worm told me!"
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1918)
SCENE 2 Maria and Luis find it hard to read their newspaper over Irvine's wailing. Oscar doesn't believe Luis can get her to stop crying, when he and Maria stage a faux-argument that puts Irvine in a laughing mood.
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(First: Episode 2222)

Muppets Game Show: Happiness Begins at 40
Guy Smiley gets the Sad Family out of their rut by having them count to 40.
(First: Episode 2467)
Animation Stop-motion: A bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
(First: Episode 1463)
Muppets Grover teaches the campers at Camp Wannagohoma about trees.
(First: Episode 1486)
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Jason make faces.
(First: Episode 1434)

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)
Cartoon Pick the right picture (featuring the Zet)
(First: Episode 0260)
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
(First: Episode 2141)
Cartoon What does the word COLD match with?
(First: Episode 2087)
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(First: Episode 1494)
Muppets Telly sounds out the word COLD and is struck with a snow storm.
(First: Episode 1543)
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
SCENE 3 A bemused Barkley watches as the kids pretend to be dogs. Big Bird sings a round of "One of These Things" with them all.
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster are fighting over a bicycle, when Kermit suggests they share it. The two monsters cooperate, and devour the bicycle together.
(First: Episode 1057)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
Muppets / Celebrity Vincent Van Grouch (Danny DeVito), curator of the Museum of Trash, has a look at Oscar the Grouch's pieces of Grouch art, and is always finding reasons why they are not grouchy or rotten enough for the museum.
(First: Episode 2156)
Cartoon M for Mask
(First: Episode 2079)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
(First: Episode 1340)
Cartoon Jim Thurman sings "Calcutta Joe."
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2492)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
Insert Buster the Horse gives Don Music the idea to write a song about the word "Flabbergasted." Don plays the song for Luis and a couple of kids and titles it "Buster's Song."
(First: Episode 2035)
Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
Animation Slide puzzle - elephant
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and him cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon Five Purple Konkers
(First: Episode 0775)
Film Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
(First: Episode 2497)
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
SCENE 4 The kids play in the arbor as the sponsors are announced.

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