Sesame Street
Duck auditions
Air date March 8, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors K, Q, 17


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria takes Barkley for a walk and they find Meryl Sheep set up to autograph her latest book, Sheep Poems, full of poems she's written (about herself). Encouraged by Barkley, she reads one selection entitled "My Sheep Dog," about her days as a little lamb and the sheep dog that kept her safe. Barkley shows his support for the poem by leaping on her and licking her.
Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Muppets Mother Goose tries coming up with Little Boy Blue's nursery rhyme.
(First: Episode 1449)
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 Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)
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Cartoon Geometry of Circles #1 "Circle with Flower"
(First: Episode 1393)
Insert Big Bird sings about "Wheels on My Feet" while roller skating down the street.
(First: Episode 1483)
Celebrity Max Headroom recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2478)
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(EKA: Episode 2388)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Muppets Here is Your Life: Guy Smiley salutes the life of a house, 2102 Shady Lane, with visits from Frank Lloyd Left the architect, Mr. Bricklayer and Ms. Carpenter who built the house, Tommy and Sally Wilson, children of the family that once lived in the house, and even 2104 Shady Lane, the house that used to be located next door to 2102 Shady Lane, before it was replaced with a highway.
(First: Episode 2225)
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
SCENE 2 Gladys the Cow comes into the Fix-It Shop, dressed as a baby. She's preparing her role in the upcoming film Bringing Up Baby and believes Maria can get some practice in being a mother as well.
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit is at a monster play group, where the monster teacher and his students sing a song about how different they look. At the end of the song, the monster teacher let his students play and Kermit joins them in a game of tag.
Film A metal crane and a real crane look alike.
(First: Episode 1544)
Insert Oscar has prepared a special noise maker to deliberately play during Bob's music lesson. However, each time he's about to use it, Bob stops the kids from playing to give notes on their performance.
(First: Episode 2523)
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment
Herry & John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
Film A little horse gets near and far from the camera.
(First: Episode 0279)
Insert Bob's now ready to perform the whole piece and Oscar's ready to ruin it, only he finds his noisemaker is now busted from all the practicing he did.
(First: Episode 2523)
Animation Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
Muppets Grover's Health Minute: Kermit the Frog and Grover talk about teeth. Grover notices that Kermit does not have any teeth at all, so he puts a pair of teeth in Kermit's mouth. Grover says to see a "tooth checker," to eat crunchy things like bananas and to clean teeth with a "tooth comb."
(First: Episode 1949)
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
SCENE 3 Maria comes across a sign reading "Duck Wanted." Nearby, Gladys is assisting her friend Lucky Duck in auditioning roles for his new play On Golden Pond. A seal and turtle audition, but neither pass muster. Gladys then realizes the right creature for the part has been there the entire time - herself!
Film A blind boy narrates his day. He reads braille, adds with an abacus, and plays in the playground with his friends.
(First: Episode 1757)
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Cartoon K for Kite
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings about "Air."
Cartoon The rabbit and the turtle race to the top of a building. The rabbit goes up forty steps, but the turtle takes the elevator.
(First: Episode 2258)

SCENE 4 Gladys, dressed as a duck, goes over her lines with Lucky. She prefers her interpretation of the dialogue over Lucky, who storms off. Maria announces the sponsors.

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