Sesame Street
Rudder Rabbit visits / Barkley's doghouse
Air date April 5, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors Q, W, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Shelley the Turtle talks to his friend, Rudder Rabbit, on the Hooper's Store payphone. He tells Gina that Rudder will be arriving from 3rd Street any moment. Gina points out how far away the street is and it'd be impossible for him to get to Hooper's so quickly. Sure enough, Rudder bursts through the door a few seconds later. Despite their different speeds, they both are good friends and sing a song about slow and fast.
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.
(EKA: Episode 2258)
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 Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Film A girl wants to learn a playground rhyme after watching some other girls do it, so one of them teaches her.
(First: Episode 2284)
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(First: Episode 2241)
SCENE 2 Rudder asks Shelly what he wants to do with the rest of the day. Shelly recites his plan, but backwards, so Rudder rushes back and forth with different things (such as swimming gear, a book to read) before Shelly finally says he wants to take a nap first. Rudder rushes off to get his PJs and sees Shelly has fallen asleep, then notes how sometimes, Shelly can get something done before he can.
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
1041E&Bclean1 Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
1041E&Bclean2 Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
Film The Steam Shovel
(First: Episode 1144)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and Crystal Gayle perform "Songs."
(First: Episode 1798)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0764)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit reports on Little Red Riding Hood's visit to grandma's.
(First: Episode 1676)
Cartoon "Big Sneeze" - a man destroys everything in his path when he sneezes.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1579)
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(EKA: Episode 2545)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster observes the letter Q, then the word QUIET.
(First: Episode 1850)
Cartoon A man weighs five pounds of bubble gum. He chews it all, blows a huge bubble, and flies away.
(First: Episode 0617)
SCENE 3 Gordon has put together a doghouse for Barkley. A pig mistakes it for a pighouse, then a cow mistakes it for a cowhouse (despite the "DOG" sign on it). Barkley appears to see his new doghouse, when several dogs run out from inside.
Cartoon A curious cat chases after a ball of string and explores various places in its home.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2238)
Muppets Bert sings the national anthem for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
SCENE 4 Gordon tells Gina about the pig he saw earlier, when he returns, carrying a large stack of bricks. Two more pigs come by with some sticks and more bricks. Gordon and Gina realize that those must be the Three Little Pigs and see the new brick house they've built. Gordon remembers the cow that was around earlier as well, as two cows pass through carrying lumber.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)

Muppets The Twiddlebugs don't understand why they are getting all wet, while Mommy Twiddlebug isn't. They soon learn it's because she's inside the house. After they all huddle inside, Ernie finishes watering his plants.
(First: Episode 1650)
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet SH, where they are greeted by Sheriff Shrimp, and meet a shouting shovel and shopping sheep.
(First: Episode 2468)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 5 The cow touts her new cowhouse (a barn), while the pig faults his house as well.

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