Sesame Street
Plot A rock garden on Sesame Street
Air date January 30, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors D, Q, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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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."
Funny4
Cartoon The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees.
(First: Episode 1653)
Fourelephants
Muppets Ernie & BertLefty 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)
Starfishrefilmed
Song "Starfish" by Joe Raposo.
(re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2487)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Doo Wop Hop
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
Qthatfunnything
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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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.
Allfish
Animation All, none, some and one fish swim around.
GalwayMaria
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.
Whybearssmile
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
1859-Fire
Film A young girl talks about her friend, Joe, who's training to be a fireman.
(First: Episode 1859)
InOutBarrel
Cartoon A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
0871k
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment
Herry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
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SCENE 3 Telly and Juliet tell Susan that they were helping Bob plant some violets and daisies in his flowerboxes, while placing images of each flower in the 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.
Signman.GROW
Cartoon Sign Man: GROW
(First: Episode 1120)
Song.loveyouspring
Muppets Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
(First: Episode 2088)
DragonDoctor
Cartoon D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
(EKA: Episode 2449)
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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.
2356-19
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
2096r
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.babylearnstowalk
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
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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.
D-Drums
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(EKA: Episode 2326)
Folge2277-11
Muppets The Three Little Pigs look for the Big Bad Wolf in a police line-up.
BowlingSubtraction
Cartoon "Ten Pins"
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2267)
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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...
2675-Truck
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
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SCENE 6 cont'd Telly feels great after imaging and wants to do some more.
2269u
Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
Film.Rollerskating
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
NumberFactory
Cartoon Number factory 1-10
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SCENE 7 For the first time in their lives, Telly and Juliet feel very calm.


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