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Sesame Street
Air date March 28, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors D, I, 10


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 While gushing over how nice it is today, Maria habitually picks a piece of lint from Oscar's shoulder. He gets angry and she puts it back, which is exactly what he expects to happen. Uncle Wally spoils the mood when he compliments Oscar on the lint instead. Oscar tosses it away in frustration and Wally decides to wear it instead.
Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
Muppets Grover is the newest employee of a fast food franchise which serves such delicacies as O'Fish, O'Salad, O'Rye Bread, and O'Milk. However, this is a different kind of "fast food" restaurant: the food zips by the customer on trays across the counter, and falls to the floor if it's not caught in time. Mr. Johnson is not ready for this, so he asks if there's any "slow food." There is, but it's served by a turtle who takes longer than Mr. Johnson wants to wait.
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
SCENE 2 Athena wakes up Hoots with her scat singing practice. He gets her to practice singing so quietly she's inaudible, but her jumping around still keeps Hoots from sleeping. He suggests she practice getting sleep, which is what good singers need to do too.
Animation Where do the Ds fit?
(First: Episode 1617)
Muppets Game Show: The Remembering Game
(First: Episode 0310)
Film Shots of the Louisiana bayou are shown, as harmonica music is played.
(First: Episode 2507)
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 3 Big Bird notices that Bob has two different socks on. Bob notes that every time he does the laundry, he loses another sock and jokes that there must be someone snatching them up. Inspired, Big Bird comes up with another saga in the continuing adventures of Blue Bird!


SCENE 3 cont'd The patrons of the local laundromat (including Maria, Bob and Gina) are all missing one sock. Blue Bird crashes through the ceiling to help. Disguised as a pile of laundry, he stakes out a nearby dryer, when the nefarious Sock Snatcher (Richard Libertini) sneaks in. He swipes socks from everyone's collection until he catches Blue Bird's attention. A chase ensues until Blue Bird finally apprehends him. Blue Bird disposes of him by sliding him across a table into some boxes of soap, then the patrons retrieve their socks as Blue Bird takes off back into the skies.
SCENE 3 cont'd Bob compliments Big Bird's story, when a man (looking suspiciously like the Sock Snatcher) comes by and returns Bob's socks.
Cartoon "Ten Pins"
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2267)
Muppets Ernie notices that none of the lampposts are on, and the lights won't turn on. Bert says that there is a blackout, but has to repeat himself when Ernie suggests they watch TV, play a record, and listen to the radio. Ernie decides to call someone to see if anybody else knows about it. He calls Oscar the Grouch, who grouchily asks who's calling and threatens to "see to it that you don't sleep for a week." Ernie says "It's Bert" and hangs up.
(First: Episode 0652)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: Dβ€”Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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 4 Professor D. Rabbit commentates for the Sesame Street Sports coverage of the world championship letter matching, where letters must find their upper or lowercase counterparts. An uppercase I zips around the street, encountering other lowercase letters until she finds her lowercase match by the doors of 123. The professor rewards them with a carrot.
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets Kermit sings "I Love My Elbows."
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein does some experimenting with ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
SCENE 5 Big Bird tries to play hide and seek with Alice, but she doesn't quite get the concept of the game. He assigns her a hiding spot to get the gist of the game, then is unable to find her (as she's following just behind him).
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)

Muppets Bushman Bill introduces Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops performing "D Duah Duah."
(First: Episode 1449)
Film A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon Number count to 20 (w/ cameo appearance by Cookie Monster), followed by cast list at the end.
(First: Episode 0350)

SCENE 6 Uncle Wally reads to Elmo from different sections of the newspaper. He then shows another use for the paper - covering one's head when the weather report calls for rain.
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."
(First: Episode 2366)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)
SCENE 7 Elmo reads the newspaper to Alice, even though he still can't read yet (merely parroting what Uncle Wally told him earlier). Uncle Wally announces the sponsors.

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