Sesame Street
Air date February 7, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors N, P, 13
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria takes care of Natasha and shows Telly how she can interpret her cries. David comes over to bring them some milk and Telly makes an order in baby talk.
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(First: Episode 2030)
Muppets "Listen to the Bells"
(First: Episode 1955)
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
Cartoon Three stripes form a jazz trio.
(First: Episode 2410)
SCENE 2 Maria is caught in a loop of giving Natasha her pacifier, then Natasha drops it and cries. Forgetful Jones happens in and fills her role, forgetting it's a recurring event within seconds of it happening.
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has Bert play a "Follow the Arrows" game, which leads him to the main camera, looking at the TV viewer.
(First: Episode 1697)
Film Armadillos on film
(First: Episode 2488)
Celebrity John Moschitta, Jr. plays Porter Pepper of Peter Piper's P Products, which produces products that begin with the letter "P". He mentions that two of his clients were Peter Pan and Pablo Picasso until Peter Piper, the boss, gives him a phone call. Pepper now presents a new problem: Peter Piper's "P" Products has been purchased, and is now Sam Singer's "S" Stuff Store. Pepper, without stalling, summons his staff to stand by, switches his products to stuff, and searches for snacks and saucers.
(First: Episode 2061)
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(First: Episode 1702)
Muppets Super Grover: Judy Finstermacher has broken her bag of groceries, and Super Grover tries to find a way for her to get the groceries to her home.
(First: Episode 1289)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
(First: Episode 2278)
Insert Snuffy shows Susan and some kids how to do "The Snuffle Shuffle."
(First: Episode 2225)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
Muppets Kermit is a casting director, holding auditions for a performance of "The Three Little Pigs". The pigs who initially try out get the part of the three little pigs, but three different wolves of different sizes try out for the part of the Big Bad Wolf.
(First: Episode 1283)
Cartoon Can you think of words that rhyme with BALL? (voice of Daws Butler)
(First: Episode 0773)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Cartoon Rap #13
SCENE 3 Forgetful wants to ask Luis a question, but forgets what it is. He changes the subject to the upcoming baby, who is eight months from being born as Luis states. Without realizing it, Forgetful counts the months in Spanish thrice. He then remembers the question he wanted to ask - how do you count to eight in Spanish?
Cartoon A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
(First: Episode 0822)

Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
(First: Episode 2223)
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(First: Episode 1217)
SCENE 4 In the Fix-It Shop, Luis and Maria prepare to have lunch, when Chip and Dip arrive and ask them to explain subtraction. Maria gets rid of them by subtracting cats, but they show up again, still confused. They quickly get the lesson and subtract Maria and Luis' sandwiches for themselves.
Film A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
(First: Episode 1802)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle's three nephews show him how a round is sung.
(First: Episode 2506)
Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2188)
Muppets Cookie Monster does a taste test to compare square shaped cookies, triangle shaped cookies, and circle shaped cookies.
(First: Episode 1750)
Cartoon One of These Footprints says "excuse me."
(First: Episode 0487)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Bert is reading, Ernie tries to scare him by dressing up as a ghost. When Ernie notices that Bert left his chair while he fetched a white sheet, Ernie sits down in the chair and relaxes, until Bert enters the room and startles him.
(First: Episode 1448)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
Cartoon A salesman offers a passerby the letter N for next to nothing.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1804)
SCENE 5 Ruby watches Gina lip-sync to "Born to Add" on the radio. Ruby is impressed with Gina's singing abilities, until Gina clarifies that she was just using her imagination. Ruby wants to try too and Gina flips through stations until they find a song Ruby knows - the theme song. She lip-syncs along with the recording.

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