Sesame Street
Air date March 10, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Christian Clark
Sponsors B, L, 1
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Hiroshi has a bonsai tree with him and explains to Big Bird why they won't ever be able to climb it or sit under it for shade. It is, however, the right size for Slimey to sit under.
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.
(First: Episode 1640)
Film Body Part Shout-Out
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0264)
Cartoon Hortense beats one drum.
Artist: Michael Sporn
Muppets A Baa Baa Walters Special
Baa Baa interviews Meryl Sheep about what a famous sheep like her does when she is not acting.
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 2 Big Bird sings "You're Gonna Like It Out Here" to the baby in Maria's belly, telling it all the wonderful things to experience in the world.
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
Animation Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
(First: Episode 2035)
Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks, "Would ya like one?"
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A blue triangle looks for his friend in a museum.
(First: Episode 1522)
Muppets / Celebrity The Count approaches actress Kathleen Turner, and asks her to be in a movie that he's written. The script is called Counting, and it's just a list of the numbers 1 through 20. Kathleen is unsure if she wants to participate, so the Count shows her the script for the sequel, More Counting. This script counts from 21 to 40. Kathleen declines the role, but the Count doesn't mind; he's been counting the leading ladies who have turned him down!
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
(First: Episode 2513)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 3 Gina shows off the new cookie jar for Hooper's Store. She reaches in for one, but can't seem to get her hand out. Telly comes in and finds the situation funny, as he intended some cookies.
Animation "Sometimes a Cookie"
(First: Episode 2543)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B. (edited)
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(First: Episode 2248)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert search for Dr. Livingstone.
(First: Episode 1736)
Cartoon Light and heavy (ball and seal)
(First: Episode 0785)
SCENE 4 Telly frets that Gina will have the cookie jar stuck on her hand for the remainder of her life, when she realizes the easy solution - let go of the cookie she's holding. She recommends they have cookies to celebrate, pouring them out instead.
Cartoon B for boot
(First: Episode 1967)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
Cartoon A man finds and eats five apples, counting the number left after each one.
(First: Episode 1578)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
Muppets "Rebel L"
(First: Episode 2217)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
SCENE 5 Hiroshi has some plant food, water and cookies to feed his bonsai tree. The plant food and water are for the tree, while the cookies are for himself and Telly.

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