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Sesame Street
Grandmothers on the street
Air date April 19, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors C, E, 11
Releases Sesame Street Classics
HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly welcomes the viewer and announces that both David's and Miles' grandmothers are visiting. He then gets confused when Gordon tells him Susan's mother will be watching Miles while they go out. They explain what a grandmother is to him, easing his nerves. Telly is relieved he's not confused anymore...until he has a run-in with Elmo's Great Grandmother.
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Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
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Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
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Film Kids narrate a film of how a lift bridge works.
(First: Episode 2253)
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Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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SCENE 2 The Amazing Mumford is looking for something to try his new magic trick on. He observes David and his grandmother, who (while watching Miles sit on his grandmother's lap) wishes David was small enough for her lap. Mumford waves his wand and makes David little. At David's request, Mumford returns him to normal. His grandmother states she loves him anyway, no matter his size.
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Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 2485)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0362)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster displays eleven purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
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Muppets Professor Grover teaches his students what "school" is, but he instead gets the lesson.
(First: Episode 1969)
2096x.jpg Cartoon Two balls follow an arrow down a hole.
(First: Episode 2035)
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Insert While fixing Big Bird's record player, Luis tells him of a story he's reading about Captain Swashbuckle, a pirate. He tells Big Bird a synopsis of what he's read so far, but Big Bird throws several ideas what happens next, such as Swashbuckle having run-ins with a giant fish and bird. Luis reads him the remainder of the story: Captain Swashbuckle is sailing in a storm, when Luis' phone rings, and he must put the story on hold. Big Bird then thinks up the obvious ending - the bad guys call Swashbuckle and call off the fight because of rain.
(First: Episode 2173)
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Cartoon An army of ants gets to the bakery, only to find that it's closed.
(First: Episode 2088)
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Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
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Muppets Fashion Report
Ernie gives a report on what the well-dressed trees are wearing each season.
(First: Episode 2417)
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Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary, and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: SCHOOL
After a bunch of kids come running by, a girl goes before the man and says it's Saturday. That leaves him to say: "No school."
(First: Episode 1155)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy is saddened by the fact that there are so many grandmas today, making him miss his own. David suggests he write her a letter. Using a blue crayon, he writes a short letter expressing his love for his Grandma Snuffleupagus. Since he doesn't know her address, he goes to her home around the corner to find it out.
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
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Muppets At night, one of the heads of the Two-Headed Monster sings his other the "Ugga Wugga Lullabye".
(First: Episode 2014)
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Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
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Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
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SCENE 4 Snuffy's grandmother shows up asking for him. Snuffy then comes back, having found her cave empty. David suggests he stay put, thinking his grandmother will show up again. Snuffy gets impatient and goes to her cave, believing she's waiting for him there. Eventually, they meet up and take off for the zoo. Snuffy forgets his letter, but David decides to mail it.
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets On Vacation with Guy Smiley
Guy Smiley and his tour guide have difficulty taking pictures of animals in the jungle because of Guy's uncontrollably loud voice. A tiger recognizes him, and offers to take a picture of him and some other animals. "Say TREES!"
(First: Episode 1949)
1095m.jpg Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
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SCENE 5 The Count has heard there's something on the street that he's never counted - grandmothers. Disappointed with the small number of grandmothers to count, he starts counting everyone who's not a grandmother.
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Transition "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Ernie plays Old King Cole and calls for his pipe and bowl. When he calls for his fiddlers three, they each appear one at a time allowing Ernie to practice his addition.
(First: Episode 1951)
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Animation Draw a line from the dog to the bowl and underline the hen.
(First: Episode 2178)
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SCENE 6 The Count is now going to count something else he's never counted - people who aren't grandfathers. The adults grumble and leave, while the Count continues counting the kids. Gordon announces the sponsors.


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