Sesame Street
Bob and the spider costume
Air date April 4, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors G, N, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 After singing Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Placido Flamingo disrupts Bob from singing the Eency Weency Spider with Telly and the kids, claiming no one can lead a song but him, even if he doesn't know any non-opera songs. Bob finishes the song and Placido thinks it's nothing compared to the opera he's performed: "The Spider's Feelings." He thinks they can perform it today and assigns everyone roles, including Bob as the titular spider.
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Cartoon A girl imagines she's a rock, which becomes a statue.
(First: Episode 0513)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie to put away his toys, and Ernie devises a system of arranging them. Unfortunately, all the categories he names apply only to his toy fire engine.
(First: Episode 0281)
Animation Counting 1-9 in Spanish
(First: Episode 1594)

SCENE 2 Placido and the kids sing an opera about the Eency Weency Spider (played by Bob). Telly, dressed as a cloud, provides the rain. Following the number, Placido has Bob stay in costume; he has an encore in mind.
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(First: Episode 1494)
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1347)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The Taming of the Shoe
"Grovero" is accompanied by a talking shoe, whom he convinces to cooperate with him and help him get to the Padua Mall.
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2160)
SCENE 3 For Placido's encore, he performs "The Bugs in Your Neighborhood" with a bee and Spider-Bob.
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, invents a new type of food that can be eaten while playing cards.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2574)
Film A girl makes a storybook about the time she and her brother surprised their mother on her birthday.
(First: Episode 2486)
Muppets Elmo bumps into Kermit the Frog on the way to the post office, begging to help him with one of his demonstrations, during which the post office closes - a perfect prompt to demonstrate closed.
(First: Episode 2473)
Animation Un rectangulo
(First: Episode 1630)
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
Cartoon A cowboy adds two different herds of cows.
(First: Episode 2255)

SCENE 4 Telly begs Bob to put his costume back on, so he can finally know how many legs a spider has. He then notices a large tuffet nearby, with a new neighbor - Annabell Muffet. Telly figures out she's the Little Miss Muffet, who's frightened away when Bob comes out in his costume.
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
(First: Episode 1708)
Cartoon Small, smaller and smallest men will cut a log with a saw.
(First: Episode 1243)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
Cartoon An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 1877)
Film Buffalo in the water (jazz soundtrack)
(First: Episode 1736)

SCENE 5 Telly conducts his experiment: Bob crawls around the ground and Telly tries to count his legs. Telly has a hard time doing so, so he hands Bob a handkerchief so he knows what leg he's counted. After Telly finishes, Bob discovers he's locked out of his apartment. Some passing friends give him strange looks.
Cartoon Gordon voiceover N/n
(First: Episode 2283)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At night, Ernie can't sleep because he's thirsty. Bert is out of town visiting his brother, so Ernie calls Bert on the phone to tell him he's thirsty. He follows Bert's advice to get a glass of water, but calls Bert again to thank him, and say he can't sleep. Bert suggests that he count sheep ... except Ernie doesn't hang up the phone.
(First: Episode 1943)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(First: Episode 0593)
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
SCENE 6 Now out of the costume finally, Bob and the kids sing the spider song once more. A real spider shows up and compliments Bob. Placido announces the sponsors.

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