Sesame Street
Fun with galoshes
Air date February 23, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors G, X, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly has a capital and lowercase G set out (as well as several back up versions) in order to talk about the letter. Gina, Hiroshi, Maria and the kids, who were all supposed to bring some G-word items, have all brought the same thing - galoshes, which Gina notes are really the only G-word things handy around the house.
Animation G/g musical notes (Gordon voiceover)
(First: Episode 2233)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Muppets Kermit the Frog has been instructed to discuss surprises. He wonders what kind of surprise he's in store for, such as a scare from a monster or being hit with a pie. The surprise instead comes from a young girl, who gives him some flowers.
(First: Episode 1770)
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
Film A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather and sister.
(First: Episode 2375)
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SCENE 2 Hiroshi has made up a game where everyone must find their one missing galosh (while blindfolded) by feeling them.
Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
Muppets "Do De Rubber Duck"
(First: Episode 2304)
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
Muppets / Celebrity Billy Dee Williams and Mr. Honker count backwards from 10 to 1. Homer has to blow his nose before he can honk the last number.
(First: Episode 1819)
Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy and Alice have come with their own galoshes, only to find Telly's lecture has ended. They're about to leave, when Gina initiates "subtraction in action," where they do subtraction using the galoshes.
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster drives a car, but puts on the seat belt first.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
The forty thieves insist that they be introduced along with Ali Baba before the story begins, but by the time Alistair Cookie finishes counting them, the show has run out of time.
(First: Episode 2402)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
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SCENE 4 Telly is in Hiroshi's studio to watch him paint a picture. He doesn't understand at first why Hiroshi rubs his hands and paces around, until he learns this is the thought process to get the painting started.
Cartoon A hand draws a bridge, which a train crosses.
(First: Episode 0793)
Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(First: Episode 0955)
Cartoon An army of ants gets to the bakery, only to find that it's closed.
(First: Episode 2088)
Muppets Kermit says his "ABC's of the Swamp."
(First: Episode 1960)
Film Shots of the Louisiana bayou are shown, as harmonica music is played.
(First: Episode 2507)
Cartoon Seven Starfish
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1473)
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SCENE 5 Hiroshi completes his work, calling it "Circles, Squares and Triangles." Telly sees why and points out the different shapes in the piece. "I don't think I'd ever have thought of anything like this if I hadn't moved to Sesame Street," Hiroshi notes.
Cartoon A dog has a discussion with his master about where to go.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2392)
Muppets Big Bird presents the letter X, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 1426)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
1041E&Bcookiesinbed.jpg Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
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SCENE 6 Snuffy finds Maria engrossed in a book, What To Name Your Baby. She tells him she's up to the "Sh" section and explains how the letter sounds work. Snuffy thinks of some names that start with "Sh," but believes "Mr. Snuffleupagus" is the best name of all. Maria briefly believes he thinks they'll name the baby after him, but he thinks his name is too big for such a small baby.
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(First: Episode 2519)
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SCENE 7 Hiroshi and Gina observe Alice moving around in a strange manner. Snuffy notes she always does this just before it begins to rain; cue the downpour. He leads her to jump in some puddles as Telly announces the sponsors.

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