Sesame Street
Air date March 7, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors I, N, 15
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria works on the toaster belonging to a Honker, who has their rather antsy baby with them. Duane and Ingrid arrive on the block to Maria's surprise, having not seen them since their honeymoon. The couple has heard about the blessed event and they've come all the way from Topeka to bring her a special gift Duane picked out for the baby. Maria discovers it's a baby-sized radio and headphones, perfect for calming the baby down. Maria sees that it works very well with the young Honker.
Cartoon Rap #15
Muppets Ernie has a bag of cookies, and locks them in a safe to protect them from Cookie Monster. When the monster discovers that the cookies are locked up tight, he eats the safe.
(First: Episode 0581)
Film A girl makes a storybook about the time she and her brother surprised their mother on her birthday.
(First: Episode 2486)
Cartoon I for iron
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets "Let's All Exercise"
(First: Episode 1961)
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
Muppets / Celebrity Susan Sarandon learns the Meryl Sheep method of acting: switching emotions while saying the alphabet.
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)
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Big Bad Wolf plays a game of "Three of These Things" with Kermit and The Three Little Pigs. Since Kermit doesn't belong with the pigs, the wolf blows him out of the picture.
(First: Episode 2329)
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Insert Gordon watches as Oscar teaches Slimey about crossing the street safely.
(First: Episode 1650)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1485)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Muppets Clementine and Buster get on a train, and try to tell Forgetful Jones that he's supposed to get on the train with them, but Forgetful Jones would much rather remember on his own why he's at the train station. The train leaves just as Forgetful remembers why he's there.
(First: Episode 1654)
Cartoon "Up and Down with Captain Brown"
(First: Episode 2493)
Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Ernie plays a game of "Touch Your Face" with the viewer.
(First: Episode 0869)
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Cast Pairs of best friends, including Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus, Uncle Wally and Mrs. Trump, and Susan and Gordon, sing "My Best Friend."
(First: Episode 2474)
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
Film A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
(First: Episode 2510)

Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
Insert Bob gives the Two-Headed Monster a music lesson on their clarinet with two mouthpieces, but one head wants to play fast, and the other one slow. When Bob suggest they play at different times, the monster impresses Bob by playing different melodies on the same instrument.
(First: Episode 1955)
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)
Song "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 1476)
Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
(First: Episode 0337)
SCENE 2 Meryl Sheep sees a headline in Maria's paper about Susan Sarandon's celebrity status. She can't believe her school was so effective. Mr. Snuffleupagus announces the sponsors.

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