Sesame Street
Air date March 31, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors D, H, 16
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly is reluctant to say "hello" to the viewer, because the sooner he says "hello," the sooner it means he'll have to say "goodbye." Bob doesn't see this as that big a deal, so Telly begins practicing "hellos" and "goodbyes" to become just as indifferent to it as Bob is.
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Film Wheelchair races at the Special Olympics
(First: Episode 0898)
Cartoon A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2109)
Muppets The Magic Painting Lady shows off her magic painting of a doorway which will help show "through". Three Anything Muppets in the painting come through the doorway. When it comes time for Grover's turn, he ends up breaking through the painting.
(First: Episode 0580)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take Mrs. Stein's bags to floor 16.
(First: Episode 2496)
Insert Big Bird goes through his old toy chest with some kids, and encounters a banner with the alphabet on it. He remembers the time he learned what it was, which fades to a flashback of him singing "ABC-DEF-GHI."
(First: Episode 2266)
Film Cat block structure.
(First: Episode 1824)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
(First: Episode 1953)
Cartoon Two kids want to use their empty box as a pretend submarine or airplane. They agree to imagine it's a rocketship.
Artist: Cordell Barker
(First: Episode 2369)
Muppets Clementine and some cowboys sing "I'm a Real Cowboy" to Forgetful Jones to remind him of what he is.
(First: Episode 1965)
Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0766)
SCENE 2 Telly and Hiroshi work on their own pieces of art, but Telly is discouraged because he's worn his favorite crayon down to a nub. Hiroshi praises his art and provides him with a new crayon.
Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: Instead of a parachute, she has a helicopter propeller.
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Muppets / Celebrity On a rainy night, the Count brings Susan Sarandon to a locked castle. He knocks on the door just for the sake of counting the knocks, until it's revealed that the castle is his own. He then proceeds to unlock the numerous locks, counting them in the process.
(First: Episode 2528)
Cartoon A snake displays shapes, which are identified in Spanish.
(First: Episode 1584)
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
SCENE 3 Hiroshi shows Oscar some of the piece's his made for his "old tin can series," which are all drawings of four tin cans (arranged in different ways). Oscar admires the work and wishes to help such a fine creator of Grouch art in any way he can, except when Hiroshi proposes making a picture of flowers.
Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
(First: Episode 2256)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(First: Episode 1449)
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(First: Episode 2499)
Cartoon A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
(First: Episode 2519)
SCENE 4 Ask Oscar
While Oscar gets ready inside his can, Telly reads today's letter from Ms. Dustiola Wormican of Yucchiola Springs, Flordia, who wonders when it's appropriate for Grouches to cooperate. Telly tries to answer the question, when Oscar pops out and asserts there's never a good time. Telly points out that Oscar's just cooperated with him after all.
Cartoon Sign Man: DIRTY
(First: Episode 1121)
Muppets Kermit sings "A Song from Kermit."
(First: Episode 0992)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film Kids learn how to use a computer at a public school.
(First: Episode 1853)
SCENE 5 Hiroshi has made drawings of insects from Japan and sings a traditional Japanese song about them to the kids.
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Game Show: "Say the Word"
(First: Episode 1373)
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(First: Episode 1119)
SCENE 6 Hiroshi demonstrates some bird sounds from Japan, and even what Japanese Grouches sound like for Oscar (which isn't much different than in America).

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