Sesame Street
Decorating the baby's room
Air date May 1, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors H, S, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Today, Luis and Maria are decorating the room where their soon-to-be-born baby will be living, with the help of Hiroshi and Big Bird. While the grown-ups leave, Big Bird witnesses the rocking horse actually moving on its own! When Maria returns, she points out the wind from the open window is the cause.
Animation Sand S/s
(First: Episode 0622)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0482)
Film A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
(First: Episode 2510)
Muppets While standing next to a tree being cut down, Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger.
(First: Episode 1789)
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 2 Luis and Hiroshi bring the crib into the room. As Hiroshi admires the architectural aspects of it, Luis moves it around the room.
Animation ¿Que es esto? (una vaca)
(First: Episode 1978)
Muppets Kermit and the word “taxi.”
(First: Episode 0312)
Cartoon "Ten Pins"
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2267)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1815)
Muppets "One Banana"
(First: Episode 1941)
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
SCENE 3 They now bring in the dresser and try to figure out how to arrange the dolls and toy horses. Big Bird suggests they put the dolls on the horses.
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a piano and decides to play it. The left half wants to play short notes, while the other half prefers to run his fingers across the keyboard. They decide to cooperate, and both use their notes to play "Chopsticks."
(First: Episode 1366)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Muppets Grundgetta shows Oscar a postcard they just got, and they wish they could visit Swamp Mushy Muddy. Instead, they imagine themselves there, floating on a swamp in a barrel. Oscar serenades Grundgetta by singing "Alone in a Swamp."
(First: Episode 2301)
Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(First: Episode 2498)
Cartoon Yo-yo elevator
(EKA: Episode 1971)
SCENE 4 Slimey, Irvine and Alice all want to give something to the baby, but all their gifts have problems: Slimey's are too small, Alice's are too big and Irvine's are broken. Hiroshi gets an idea, gathers the items and goes off.
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
Cartoon Two people think they hear a BARK in the DARK.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2011)
Celebrity Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing the African Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 2431)
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1736)
SCENE 5 Hiroshi shows Maria and Luis a mobile he's made of the others' gifts.
Animation A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
(First: Episode 1447)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(First: Episode 2386)

Animation 2 farmers
(First: Episode 1599)
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
Cartoon Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(First: Episode 1669)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment —: Grover and his friend Debo notice the letter "S" sitting on a brick wall. He exclaims that the letter is an old friend, and shouts, "Hey, S, babyyyy!" and slaps it off the wall. He remarks, "I hope he did not take that personally."
(First: Episode 0467)
Film David points out the circular shape of a tire.
(First: Episode 0670)
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)
SCENE 6 The room is now finished and Maria loves it. Big Bird gives the unborn child a tour of the room by talking to Maria's tummy. Luis announces the sponsors.

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