Sesame Street
Telly and Alice practice saying hello and goodbye
(repeat of 2477)
Air date December 5, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors A, P, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly tries to say "Welcome to Sesame Street" several times to make sure it sounds correct, and Gordon boosts his confidence. Telly has the kids shower Gordon with praise.
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Instead of cookies, Cookie Monster recites a poem about galoshes -- or at least he tries.
(First: Episode 1626)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Hippopotamus Round."
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: it has four legs, a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
(First: Episode 2081)
2061 p
Animation Sand P/p
(First: Episode 0634)

Muppets Big Bird writes a story about a frog, who was changed from a prince years ago. He visits the castle of a witch, who offers some P-word alternates. She finally finds her prince potion and returns him to normal, only now he's a much older prince (frog years being different than human). The witch finds him appealing nonetheless and the two become engaged.
Cartoon A boy listens to his surroundings by the ocean, until his mom calls him for lunch.
(First: Episode 2053)
Song "Ookyook Song," a Joe Raposo song with the Alaskan words for all the things you need to put on when it's ukiuq (winter).
(EKA: Episode 2360)
Cartoon Nine Ants
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1485)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cartoon A man chases a runaway "no."
(First: Episode 0794)
Muppets / Celebrity Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit points out the different parts of ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell's body, and watches her use them to drink a glass of milk.
(First: Episode 1387)
Cartoon A bird transforms into a plane, a car, a cat, a fish, a submarine, Submarine Man, and back to a bird.
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 1616)
SCENE 2 Meryl Sheep talks about her film "Out of Africa, Asia, and America," and has the kids pick out the As in the title.
Cartoon A for Acorn
(First: Episode 1626)
Muppets Grover is a guest on the game show "Name That Sound."
(First: Episode 1643)
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet beatniks say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1846)
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
SCENE 3 Snuffy and Alice play "One of These Things" with brussels sprouts and balls, as Bob watches.
1095r Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets An octopus sings "Octopus Blues."
(First: Episode 2221)
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A man tries to get to sleep, but is woken up by a fly, a chicken and a drum-playing rabbit, all of whom call him on the phone after he throws them out.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0257)
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
SCENE 4 Telly and Juliet dig a bologna sandwich into the plants, mainly because Telly's afraid he won't like it. Maria convinces him it's good.
Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0478)
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2061)
Cartoon "Name That Food" game show hosted by Don Carrot
Artist: Len Glasser
(First: Episode 1491)
Pigeon Book
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(First: Episode 1287)
Song "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)

SCENE 5 Maria takes care of Alice until Snuffy returns. Maria talks about front and back, as Alice spins around for saying hello. Snuffy returns, and Alice spins around again to say goodbye to Maria. Gordon announces the sponsors

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