Sesame Street
Good Day Sesame Street
Air date January 27, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Jon Stone
Production October 24, 1988
Sponsors C, X, 0

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Birdketeer troupe 1-2-3 deliver a program ID spot for Good Day Sesame Street.
From a cozy living room set, Buster the Horse and Gladys the Cow introduce their morning show and the topics we'll be seeing today.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Buster then delivers the morning news. Today's top story come straight from the Fix-It Shop, where Big Bird has learned about the number 0. Buster conducts a satellite interview with Big Bird from outside the shop, where Big Bird demonstrates how he learned it. He tried counting to 0 using his 5 oranges, but they always totaled 5 no matter how he arranged them. He discovered that by removing them one at a time, he could count down to 0. As Big Bird begins listing off the other things he can now count 0 of, Buster cuts to a report from Sal the skydiver...
Helicopter!
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: Instead of a parachute, she has a helicopter propeller.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Buster concludes the news for now and teases a visit from their weatherman, Millard Hog, right after this message from the letter X...
SSBrandX
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
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SCENE 1 cont'd Millard Hog gives a half-birthday shout-out to young Hillary Honker before taking a look at the weather map. Millard notes a "wet front" on the map, as water drips profusely down the front of the map. He flips the map over, where he reports a "dry back."
Good Day Sesame Street will continue after this commercial break.
Song.healthyfood
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
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Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
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SCENE 2 From Bob's apartment, Bob and Uncle Wally give a shout out to Good Day Sesame Street.
Gladys shoos Buster off-set as she begins her segment on books. She reports that Luis has been reading an interesting book and shows the footage their crew shot down at the Fix-It Shop...
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CaptainSwash
Insert While fixing Big Bird's record player, Luis tells him of a story he's reading about Captain Swashbuckle, a pirate. He tells Big Bird a synopsis of what he's read so far, but Big Bird throws several ideas what happens next, such as Swashbuckle having run-ins with a giant fish and bird. Luis reads him the remainder of the story: Captain Swashbuckle is sailing in a storm, when Luis' phone rings, and he must put the story on hold. Big Bird then thinks up the obvious ending - the bad guys call Swashbuckle and call off the fight because of rain.
(First: Episode 2173)
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SCENE 2 cont'd Back in the studio, Big Bird joins Gladys for an interview. Big Bird had since been given the Captain Swashbuckle book to read and he's so engrossed in the book, he virtually ignores Gladys' questions.
Good Day Sesame Street will return after this word - love.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Chelsea, What is love?
(First: Episode 2397)
ZydecoBand-Allons
Film A zydeco band plays "Allons a Lafayette" while people dance.
(First: Episode 2498)
Jakethesnake
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2486)
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SCENE 3 Buster introduces the entertainment news portion of the program, with anchor Flo Bear. She delivers the scoop on some new films by Mia Sparrow (I'm Alive) and Sylvester Stone (Rock 10), conducting brief interviews with each star. After one last tidbit on the new Meryl Sheep flick (Come Back Little Sheep Baa), Flo throws to another break.
Typewriterguy
Cartoon The Typewriter: C for Cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Brucestringbean

Song.borntoadd
Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
AnimalDept.1-10
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 1-10
(First: Episode 2530)
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SCENE 4 Good Day Sesame Street resumes, as Gladys teases some of the upcoming segments. Buster then throws the show to their on-location correspondent Kermit the Frog, reporting from Old MacDonald's farm...
Ssnffarm
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Old MacDonald says a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog emerges with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald mistakes the frisbee for the spaceship. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 2021)
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SCENE 4 cont'd Buster continues the news and presents some footage from earlier in the day, where Placido Flamingo unveiled his new artwork. For a small crowd of street residents, Placido announces he's painted a picture of "me," which turns out to simply be the word. Buster adds that the painting will be donated to the Nestropolitan Museum of Art, then teases another report from Millard Hog after this message...
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
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SCENE 4 cont'd Millard Hog shows that his weather map now has a hot top and a cold bottom, then cues another commercial break.
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Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
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Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
StonesDontGrow
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1715)
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SCENE 5 Gina now delivers a program ID from behind the counter of Hooper's Store.
Gladys introduces the Critic's Can, where Oscar (imitating Gene Shalit) will review a new movie starring Ernie and Bert. He first rolls the entire film for the audience...
Counting Fruit
Muppets Bert wants to sort his paper clips, but he can't concentrate because Ernie is counting fruit. Bert decides to wait until Ernie is done. This proves to be a bad idea: after counting all of the fruit in the bowl, Ernie begins to count all the fruits of which he has zero.
(First: Episode 2315)
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SCENE 5 cont'd Oscar has four stars set out in his desk, intending to give the film a high rating. But, he finds different reasons for not completely enjoying it and subtracts one star at a time until he gives it a zero-star rating.
Gladys states that today's movie review was sponsored by the number 0...
Soup.0
Cartoon A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(First: Episode 2283)
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SCENE 5 cont'd Buster tells the audience that next, their very special correspondent, Linda Ronstadt, is south of the border to learn about charros...
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Muppets / Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings "La Charreada" with Elmo and Parker Monster.
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SCENE 5 cont'd Gladys tells Buster she's disappointed because she assumed the report would feature cows, not cowboys, before they throw to another short break.
Plantcartoon
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
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SCENE 5 cont'd It is now time for Gladys' fashion block. She first gives a look at what's currently trending in the snowy lands of Alaska.
Kammikluuk
Song "Ookyook Song," a Joe Raposo song with the Alaskan words for all the things you need to put on when it's ukiuq (winter).
(EKA: Episode 2360)
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SCENE 5 cont'd Gladys begins to overheat while showing off the Alaskan fashion and calls for the crew to get her out of the clothing, throwing to the next break.
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Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(First: Episode 0793)
Film.Flamingos Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(First: Episode 2498)
Daddy-Slips
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
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SCENE 6 Oscar delivers one last program ID from inside his trash can for "Get Lost, Sesame Street."
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SCENE 6 cont'd Buster gives a summary of the day's events and reports and teases one last report from Millard Hog, right after this...
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
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SCENE 7 Millard Hog reviews the weather for today before throwing back to Buster and Gladys, who close the show. Just before announcing the sponsors, however, Buster shoos Gladys away and steals the show, announcing the sponsors, and the credits roll.


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