Sesame Street
Air date February 27, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors A, T, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gina finds Telly, a Honker and the kids having a "goodbye ceremony" for his broken, toy fishing pole. He recalls the fun times he's had with it (including he and the Honker fishing for Gina's donut in the arbor). Gina respectfully places it in the trash afterwards. Luis happens by, ready for a fishing trip. He invites Telly along and has a new fishing pole he can use.
Cartoon Gordon's Voiceover 'T/t': Two caterpillars form T and t.
(EKA: Episode 2223)
Song Luis sings "Follow the Arrows" as a man does so.
(First: Episode 1642)
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man falls into a hole, and a dragon helps him out.
Artist: Chris Hinton
(First: Episode 2211)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved ... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.
(First: Episode 1208)
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
SCENE 2 Ruby asks Gina to help get ready to play by placing her homemade glitter bow on her head. However, Ruby can't decide if she wants the bow on the front of her head or the back.
Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 0590)
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(First: Episode 2351)
Film A giant panda walks around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0920)
Cartoon A - acrobat ball
(EKA: Episode 2453)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs attempt to exit a roller skating rink.
(First: Episode 1468)
Cartoon An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 1877)
Insert Elmo explores Sesame Street, and observes Susan as she grades test papers.
(First: Episode 2285)
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(First: Episode 1990)
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
(First: Episode 1195)
Muppets Pretty Great Performances: James Galway and the All Animal Chamber Ensemble perform a work by Johann Sebastian Fox.
Video Triangle in space (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 1548)
Muppets The Count sings about bones.
(First: Episode 1386)
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
SCENE 3 Oscar tells Maria his problem - he wants to go to the dump, but if he does, he'll miss a call from his Aunt Crabella. Maria offers to answer it while he's gone, but every time she picks up the receiver, Aunt Crabella has hung up. When Oscar returns, he tells Maria that's his aunt always calls, without answering.
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2518)
Muppets Waiter Grover has a new method of remembering orders: He makes up a poem to remember what is ordered and who ordered it. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger with a pickle and French fries, which Grover interprets as "Round and tasty on a bun, pickles, French fries, yum, yum, yum!" However, he brings Mr. Johnson a grapefruit on a bun.
(First: Episode 2418)
Cartoon Hortense counts four ants.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2501)
SCENE 4 Snuffy is taking a picture of Gina and her friend, Mike. But, Gina fusses over keeping her hands in or out of her pockets. Mike offers a solution - they hold hands.
Cartoon A blue man demonstrates in and out with the help of a barrel.
(First: Episode 2084)
Insert Big Bird watches the shape dancers form a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings “This Frog
(First: Episode 0944)
Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0271)
SCENE 5 Telly has made his own story, "The Great Giant String Bean." Maria flips through the pages as Telly reads the story: a large string bean feels out of place in the garden and tries disguising itself with a shirt and wig. Soon, they all discover the string bean was actually a stalk of broccoli. Gina announces the sponsors.

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