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Sesame Street
A rock garden on Sesame Street
Air date January 30, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors D, Q, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan is slightly baffled by Meryl Sheep's latest role - as the number four. She hasn't got her costume on, but she's surrounded herself with fours of things and a picture of the number so she can fully immerse herself in the number. She reveals she's doing this for a dramatic reading of "The Four Little Pigs."
Cartoon The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees.
(First: Episode 1653)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
Song "Starfish" by Joe Raposo.
(re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2487)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Doo Wop Hop.jpg
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)

SCENE 2 Oscar teaches the Grouchketeers the difference between loud and soft by conducting them banging trash can lids, to Luis' annoyance. He's relieved when the lesson ends and Oscar dismisses everyone, when the kids continue to bang their lids for homework.
Animation All, none, some and one fish swim around.
(First: Episode 2109)
Muppets / Celebrity Pretty Great Performances
Live from Sesame Hall, Phil Harmonic introduces Maria and James Galway, who perform "Concerto for Flute and Pool Toy" by Ludwig von Splash.
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
Film A young girl talks about her friend, Joe, who's training to be a fireman.
(First: Episode 1859)
Cartoon A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
(First: Episode 2084)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€”
Herry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1176)

SCENE 3 Telly and Juliet tell Susan that they were helping Bob plant some violets and daisies in his flowerboxes, placing images of each flower in each box so they know what's growing there. However, after Bob left for the bathroom, the two were on their own and can't remember which flowers they planted in the last two boxes, and studying the seeds doesn't help them at all. Susan shows them the pattern there already is, helping them find out what flowers they've planted just in time for Bob's return.
Cartoon Sign Sounds: GROW
(First: Episode 1120)
Muppets Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
(First: Episode 2088)
Cartoon D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
(First: Episode 2235)
SCENE 4 Oscar bangs his head on his trash can lid when Hiroshi briefly places a large rock on top of it to rest for a moment. Hiroshi claims he's making a rock garden on the roof, which Oscar can't conceive of based on the gardens he's familiar with. He loves the idea of it though and voluntarily takes the rock to bring it over himself.
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a pencil with a broken point, and demonstrates the fun you can have with it.
(First: Episode 2096)
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)

SCENE 5 Hiroshi and Oscar make their way to the roof of 123 Sesame Street. Oscar is eager to jump in and make a mess of it, until Hiroshi explains rock gardens are for concentration. Hiroshi encourages Oscar to try some meditation with him. Oscar begins to feel very calm and peaceful, which greatly aggravates him and forces him to leave.
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(First: Episode 2188)
Muppets The Three Little Pigs look for the Big Bad Wolf in a police line-up.
Cartoon "Ten Pins"
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2267)
SCENE 6 Bob, Telly and Juliet bring the flowerboxes up to the roof and see Hiroshi observing his rock garden. He invites the monsters to join in. They almost start a panic fit, until they realize that they can't think of any negative outcome. They start to sit and watch, as Telly imagines one of the rocks as a bulldozer...
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
SCENE 6 cont'd Telly feels great after imaging and wants to do some more.
Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Cartoon Number factory 1-10
SCENE 7 For the first time in their lives, Telly and Juliet feel very calm.

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