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Sesame Street
Bob gets Linda flowers
Air date February 6, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors I, T, 4


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Herry Monster eagerly waits outside the Sesame Street Library, ready to get some books to take home and read. Tico points out the sign telling him it'll be opening at 9am (a couple of minutes from now). Once inside, Tico shows Herry more signs, including the ones dictating the different sections and another saying he's only allowed to borrow 4 books at a time. Herry decides to forgo the books and wants to check out some signs instead, thinking he needs the practice.
Muppets "Readers of the Open Range"
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Cartoon I for Iron
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Kermit explains to the viewers that he put something in a box, and whoever guesses what was in the box could keep what is in the box. Cookie Monster comes along and guesses it's a cookie, then gives up after three guesses. Kermit reveals it's an orange (which he thinks should have been a dead giveaway), and refuses to give him a cookie afterwards, but Cookie Monster gives a heartfelt speech and ends up getting a cookie anyway.
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Cartoon Hortense counts four ants.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2501)
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2525)
SCENE 2 The Count enters Hooper's Store for things to count, but Gina tells him to keep himself in check; she has a headache and he might be bothersome. The Count gives her a few helpful tips, counting each one as he lists them off. Gina believes the Count is only doing this so he has something to count and doesn't care about her issue at all. She tells him to leave, stating it might make her feel better.
SCENE 2 cont'd Outside, the Count monologues that he does care about her headache; he simply got carried away again. He sulks, not feeling much like counting now.
Cartoon Three turtles present the letter T.
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Film At school, a boy wants to be friends with a classmate, so he writes her a letter.
(First: Episode 2373)
Cartoon A mouse is squashed between two elephants.
(First: Episode 0779)
SCENE 3 The Count is still sad over upsetting Gina, who overhears his talk with the viewer. Gina, now feeling better, apologizes, thanks him for his advice and rewards him with a series of little "thank you" kisses for him to count.
Russian dolls.JPG
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Muppets Clementine sings about "My Triangle Home."
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: One Way
(First: Episode 1125)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy shows his friend Harry the importance of sleep.
(First: Episode 2047)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
SCENE 4 Oscar comes to Hooper's and buys all of their cleaning supplies. Now that there's nothing left, no one on the street will be able to keep clean, just as Oscar likes it!
Cartoon A man illustrates 'between' in various situations throughout his work day.
(First: Episode 0779)
Muppets Game Show: The School Game
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Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2160)

SCENE 5 Bob stops by the library to drop off some flowers to Linda. Big Bird reports she'll be back in a moment, but Bob can't stay; he has band practice. He leaves them with Big Bird to give to Linda instead. When she returns, Big Bird gives her the flowers and she's very flattered. Big Bird then realizes he never told Linda they were from Bob, thus she'll think they're a gift from himself.
Cartoon A man circles the number 1, draws a line to the number 2, follows the arrows to the number 3 (and crosses it out), underlines the number 4, draws a door, and goes through it.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow keeps changing direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
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Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
SCENE 6 Big Bird waits in line to talk to Linda and subtracts the kids as they are dealt with. By the time he reaches the desk, Tico tells him Linda's gone home for the day.
Cartoon Eleven gumballs minus 4 equals 7.
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Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
Artist: Frank and Caroline Mouris
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Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 7 Big Bird sends the kids looking for Linda. Bob returns from band practice and tells Big Bird that Linda typically takes a bike ride now, explaining why Big Bird can't find her. He tells Bob about what he's done and Bob reveals he placed a card in the flowers, reading "FROM BOB."
Cartoon Four Ducks
(First: Episode 1481)
Muppets Biff hangs numbers under Salvador Dada's paintings in an art museum.
(First: Episode 0707)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 8 Linda returns from her ride and kisses Bob for the flowers. Big Bird has Bob sign all the trouble he's been through looking for her, while Gina announces the sponsors.

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