Sesame Street
Air date January 8, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors A, R, 17
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird presents a new game entitled "What's Alive?" He tries to see which thing is alive - a rock or Telly Monster, who hopes that he's alive. After testing both in their ability to eat, breathe and grow, Big Bird determines that Telly is alive! Telly is showered with confetti and flowers as he makes a proud speech about being alive.
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)

Muppets Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to teach his campers (including Roosevelt Franklin) about what an island is, but he gets his vocabulary mixed up. He also fails to notice when the campers board the motorboat for lunch, leaving him stranded.
A for ape toon
Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)
Film Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Muppets Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than One."
(First: Episode 1447)
Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
SCENE 2 Big Bird plays a guessing game with Susan; he makes animal sounds and gives clues for her to guess what animal it is. He finally makes the sound "Quack-ah-choo!," which turns out to be a duck with a cold.
Cartoon At a construction site, a blue man builds a cuckoo clock, which gives him his lunch.
(First: Episode 1924)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."
(First: Episode 2366)
Muppets Clementine plays a game with the viewer to see if they can guess what Forgetful Jones is riding on.
(First: Episode 2218)
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0770)
Song Gina and Maria sing "The Word is "No"."
(First: Episode 2548)
Cartoon A snake displays shapes, which are identified in Spanish.
(First: Episode 1584)
SCENE 3 Oscar hosts "The Trash Report," which he thinks is futile because the nearby wastebasket is empty. Bob and Luis soon fill it with plenty of trash, but the can is then emptied by the passing trash collector.
Cartoon Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts a dinner for all things that begin with the sound SH. Guests include a shirt, a shrieking shovel, a shepherd, and a shark.
(First: Episode 2564)
Cartoon Three chickens eat grain, and become full, fuller and fullest.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0506)
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(First: Episode 1217)
Cartoon R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
(EKA: Episode 2443)
SCENE 4 Telly asks Bob if he ever worried about things as a child. Telly mentions some things he's worried about (such as turning green and saying, "Hi ho, Kermit the Frog here!"), none of which Bob had every worried about. Bob claims he was worried about his shoelaces being knotted up. Telly is glad he's not alone in worry about things and goes home to check on his own shoelaces.
Cartoon A Rube Goldberg device is used to turn on a television as the numbers one through twenty are featured.
(First: Episode 1869)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Me Gotta Be Blue."
(First: Episode 1828)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon A for astronaut, airplane, airport and automobile.
(First: Episode 2250)
SCENE 5 Oscar hangs a "GO" sign on his can so he can tell people who bother him to "Go fly a kite" or "go take a hike." Susan instead thinks of all the nice things she likes to go and do (such as go to the park, go to a concert, etc.).
Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(First: Episode 0783)
Film A girl and her friend David, a blacksmith, talk as he makes an iron wolf for his door.
(First: Episode 2276)
Muppets / Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings of about the "Coconut Counting Man," who is actually The Count.
(First: Episode 1692)
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus star in another episode of the daytime soap opera, The Young and the Curious. The two ask Luis a series of questions, when he remarks how curious they are. He defines the word for them, only prompting them to ask even more inane questions. The announcer teases the next installment, where Susan becomes the target of their curious minds.
Cartoon A girl goes around the city to look for her lost kitty, and sees its image in a variety of signs and in nature.
Artists: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a camel.
(First: Episode 0593)
Muppets Ernie and Bert are camping. It's time for them to sleep, but Ernie keeps distracting Bert by pointing out the various sounds that they hear.
(First: Episode 1808)
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
SCENE 7 Bob tries to read out on the stoop, but is disturbed by the noise caused by Fluffy, practicing various tricks inside the trash can.

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