Sesame Street
Learning about air with Herb Wolf
Air date February 14, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors K, Z, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 It's a very warm day today, as Telly and Uncle Wally observe. Gordon's attempts to tinker with their electric fan are fruitless, when they all feel a refreshing breeze. The cool air is coming from a nearby wolf, doing some huffing and puffing. He introduces himself as Herb Wolf, a distant cousin of the Big Bad Wolf and considers himself a "Big Good Wolf." He's looking for 23 little pigs, referring to the students of his science class at Porko Junior High School (he's gotten lost along the way). He continues to provide them some cool air while he's around.
Cartoon Letter Z Zebra (0:38)
(First: Episode 2525)
Film At a zoo, monkeys clean each other and run around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2505)

Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself, or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). He then corrects them on the actual production phase.
(First: Episode 2391)
Animation Seis flores
(First: Episode 1591)
SCENE 2 Herb gives a lecture to the kids about air. They see how air can take up space by blowing up some innertubes. Herb is able to inflate an entire truck tire in no time flat.
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Muppets Gladys the Cow helps Kermit direct the dance scene of his movie. Her task is to count backwards from four and yell "action", but she counts forwards instead. Kermit shows her the right way to count and yells "Action!", which Gladys uses as an excuse to begin her dance scene.
(First: Episode 2298)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (tomato)
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)

SCENE 3 Oscar has eagerly joined the proceedings now, as Herb and the gang experiment with how air can move things. Sal and Anatasia use straws to move a spool back and forth. Gordon and Uncle Wally huff and puff to move an empty oatmeal box. The kids set Oscar's can down on the ground and Herb huffs and puffs it down the block.
Cartoon An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
(First: Episode 1478)
Muppets "Muppets Rhyme in School"
(First: Episode 2291)
Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2227)
Cartoon K for kangaroo
(First: Episode 2498)
SCENE 4 Herb conducts one last experiment before has to leave. A tub of water is set up in the arbor and they use air to move a toy sailboat, demonstrating how air can take up space and move things at the same time. Herb climbs into his wolfmobile, which is powered entirely by huffing and puffing and gets blown off into the road by Mr. Snuffleupagus. Gordon notes, "That guy just makes you proud to be a science teacher."
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(First: Episode 0420)
Cartoon A cowboy adds two different herds of cows.
(First: Episode 2255)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave performs "Wet Paint."
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's Prairie's Problem?" in which contestants try to figure out why Prairie Dawn can't use one of her senses (i.e., which part of her face is covered).
(First: Episode 2466)
Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle.
(First: Episode 1834)

Muppets Big Bird and Snuffy make up a story about a castle under the sea where a deep-sea diver prince lived.
(First: Episode 1797)
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
Cartoon Rap #6
(First: Episode 2502)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Me Gotta Be Blue."
(First: Episode 1828)
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
SCENE 5 Gordon and Uncle Wally play basketball with the kids as the sponsors are announced.

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