Sesame Street
Hiroshi makes 14s
Air date April 28, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Nancy Sans
Directed by Emily Squires
Production November 11, 1988
Sponsors D, F, 14


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird comes across Hiroshi making a painting of assorted squares. He feels it's too square and fetches some ping-pong balls from his studio to incorporate into the piece, but can't decide how many. Big Bird suggests every number until he reaches 14, which finally gives Hiroshi inspiration. He assembles 14 ping-pong balls in the form of the number. He names the piece "The First Fourteen," as he intends to make many more similar works afterwards.
Cartoon The Bellhop is asked to carry a guest's two small (but heavy) bags to Room 14.
(First: Episode 2571)
Muppets A square monster tires to learn the "In and Out" disco dance.
(First: Episode 1328)
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon A mad scientist teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot" and "Friday."
(First: Episode 1162)
SCENE 2 Telly starts up another episode of "Ask Oscar," but Oscar has little interest in answering any questions. He hangs a sign reading "NO" from his can, which Telly uses to answer the latest question. However, because of the wording of one particular question, Oscar winds up with a potential visit from the writer.
Cartoon Un circulo
(First: Episode 1594)
Song "Rainy Day Song"
(First: Episode 1644)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers make the form of the letter F.
(First: Episode 0446)
Cartoon Howard Coolsell finds out about exercise.
(First: Episode 1631)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Dr. Nobel Price invents "foot snuggies" (socks).
(First: Episode 1469)
Cartoon It's a squirrel
Artist: Ishu Patel
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Cast Luis sings "Baa Baa Bamba."
(First: Episode 2360)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert tells John-John that he's lost his paper clips, and he feels sad. He asks John-John to show how he looks when he feels sad. Then Bert feels angry about losing his paper clips, and John-John acts out that emotion. Bert remembers where he left his collection, and John-John acts happy, too.
(First: Episode 0443)
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
Cartoon A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(First: Episode 0829)
SCENE 3 Hiroshi finds some egg cartons from his studio to make into another artwork, but can't figure out what to do since a carton only has 12 holders...until he rips two from a second carton.
Film Counting 20 boxes
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0510)
Song David sings "They're Taking Turns" in reference to a pattern of kids in fire fighter and police officer costumes.
(First: Episode 2452)
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper: Square
(First: Episode 1618)
Muppets "The Dirtiest Town in the West"
(First: Episode 1461)
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Muppets / Celebrity Ruby shows James Galway that she has trouble playing the flute. He shows her how to blow into it, but she eventually decides to use it as a baton instead, while he plays.
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)



Cast The Heartstrongs, Part 1

In this soap opera parody, Mr. Heartstrong (Gordon) fusses over the loss of his red shoelace along with Mrs. Heartstrong (Susan). They both feel sad until their son Barnaby (David) comes downstairs! What a surprise! But that feeling doesn't last long, as he soon learns of the lost shoelace. As it turns out, he came downstairs to change shoelaces in order to play baseball.

Could this be a clue to the whereabouts of Mr. Heartstrong's lost one?

(EKA: Episode 2163)
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(EKA: Episode 2018)



Cast The Heartstrongs, Part 2

In the thrilling conclusion, the doorbell rings! Who could it be at the door?

It's Cousin Henry (Uncle Wally), who drops in for a surprise visit, which quickly becomes somber when the lost shoelace issue is brought up again.

Just then, Mr. Heartstrong remembers what Barnaby said about a shoelace that didn't match, and as luck would have it, the missing one is in his left sneaker! This makes everyone happy!

Cousin Henry pulls the snake-in-the-can trick on Barnaby, which gives everyone another nice surprise! "Woo woo!"

(EKA: Episode 2163)
Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)


SCENE 4 Hiroshi shows Big Bird all the works in his 14 series. He adds that a man from 1414 West Fourteenth Street (on the 14th floor) wants to buy them all for the lobby of his building. Oscar announces the sponsors and the credits roll.

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