Sesame Street
Plot Acting out nursery rhymes
Air date January 18, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors A, D, 20
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Picture Segment Description
1839za
Insert Gordon comes across a very happy Forgetful Jones, who can't remember why he's so happy. Gordon helps him remember that it was because of the sunshine, the breeze, the swaying trees and the sound of his heartbeat, all in time with each other. Forgetful observes, "Can you imagine me forgetting simple things that make me happy?"
(First: Episode 1839)
SomebodyComeandPlay.Snowleopards
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(First: Episode 2519)
Inonunder1

Inonunder2
Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "In, On and Under." He interviews Paul Pencil in a drawer, Vivian Vase on a mantle, and Jacques Shoesteau under a chair.
(First: Episode 2360)
2485n
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Bae15
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert build a snowman, but Ernie fears that the snowman will be cold if they don't dress him. Even though Bert tries to tell him that snowmen aren't alive and can't feel the cold, that doesn't stop Ernie from dressing the snowman in Bert's clothing.
(First: Episode 1824)
2356-39
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
2257s
Cast Big Bird sings the alphabet while Bob accompanies him on glasses of water.
(First: Episode 1344)
ButterflyCloud
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1736)
BJMMOscar
Muppets / Celebrity Billy Joel and Marlee Matlin bring Oscar a used piano, but Billy uses it one last time to sing "Just the Way You Are" to Oscar while Marlee signs the lyrics.
Bellhop20
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
TwiddlebugsClose
Muppets On a cold day, the Twiddlebugs try to figure out what they should close to make themselves warm. After they try closing a book, a lunchbox and their mouths, Tina sees they must close the door. Once they're warm, they decide to go outside, but can't find what they should open.
(First: Episode 1621)
2477y
Cartoon A - acrobat ball
(EKA: Episode 2453)
Whalestatue
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: David Snell
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Dinosaurrock
Cartoon A caveman sits on what he thinks is a rock, not realizing that it's a dinosaur, which is alive.
(First: Episode 1737)
2257zb
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "When I Listen".
(First: Episode 1760)
400015
Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(First: Episode 0617)
Noimage
SCENE 1 Meryl Sheep tells the viewer that today, the gang will be acting out favorite nursery rhymes. First up is "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Meryl assigns everyone roles - Luis reads the story, Elmo and the kids play the laughing little kids and Oscar plays the teacher. This leaves only the two title roles. Maria assumes she will play Mary, until Meryl confirms that she is playing Mary and Maria will be the little lamb.
1090-23
Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
LGS
Muppets Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only one thing he needs: swimming lessons.
(First: Episode 1951)
1090-24
Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
2682i
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping.
(First: Episode 0049)
ShapeOrg-03
Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
Followarrowfollowarrow
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster follows the arrows.
(First: Episode 1627)
ShapeOrg-04
Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
Noimage
SCENE 2 The gang acts out the story of "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Maria feels rather humiliated in her role.
1186g
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Bushmanbill1

BeMyDsong
Muppets Bushman Bill introduces Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops performing "D Duah Duah."
(First: Episode 1449)
Film.PettingZoo
Film A film of two kids at a petting zoo is narrated in English and Spanish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0486)
20Moonlight
Cartoon Moonlight count to 20
(First: Episode 1456)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Maria recites "Hey Diddle Diddle," but leaves out certain words so the kids can imitate the sounds and allow Elmo to guess what they are. Elmo gets them all right and notes that dishes and spoons don't make sounds. Just then, a dish and spoon appear and announce that they're running off.
SandA.3086
Animation Sand A / a
(First: Episode 0628)
Song.wonderful
Muppets Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful."
(First: Episode 2492)
PlaneStartup
Cartoon An aviator and his son cooperate to start their plane.
(First: Episode 1476)
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SCENE 4 Elmo has the kids make sounds of animals from other nursery rhymes, such as Old Mother Hubbard and the Three Little Kittens.


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