Sesame Street
Miles will be starting kindergarten / Getting Barkley from the couch
Air date January 11, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors H, U, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan babysit Natasha while her parents are at the movies. Forgetful Jones comes over with various supplies for Natasha's first day of kindergarten. The couple points out that Miles is the one starting kindergarten, not Natasha. Forgetful realizes his mistake and runs off to get some supplies for Miles (forgetting he's already brought some).
Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)

Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(EKA: Episode 2459)
Animation CH words are formed on a set of hanging click-balls.
(First: Episode 2591)
Muppets On a very slow day of counting, The Count plays some funky music that is irresistible to dance to. He then counts 6 dancing children that come by.
(First: Episode 0868)
Cartoon A small frog is jealous of how big an ox is, so he expands himself into a very large, round frog. He becomes so self-important and big he ends up exploding.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0660)
SCENE 2 Gladys the Cow provides Miles with a cowbell to keep him awake, claiming he won't have naps in cowgarten. Gordon corrects Gladys on where he's going to spend his day, though she believes the cowbell will still be handy.
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Doo Wop Hop
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
Cartoon Two circles demonstrate next to and away from.
(EKA: Episode 0802)
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a triangle.
(First: Episode 1265)
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets Grover gets under his blanket, pretending that he is on the moon.
(First: Episode 1309)
Cartoon A man teaches his dog Rover how to read the word SIT.
(First: Episode 0304)
SCENE 3 Snuffy wants to tell Miles about his experiences in Snuffle-garten, but can't find the family anywhere. He orders Alice to remain next to the table in the yard in case they come back while he goes looking. But, Alice keeps following him around. Eventually, Miles returns to the table, where Alice snuggles up next to him.
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Muppets / Celebrity Pretty Great Performances
Live from Sesame Hall, Phil Harmonic introduces Maria and James Galway, who perform "Concerto for Flute and Pool Toy" by Ludwig von Splash.
(First: Episode 2541)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Robert W. Shipshape gets a hat for his birthday, and it blows into the street. R.W. remembers not to cross the street without an adult; Teeny Little Superguy helps him across.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2549)
Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon Counting eight figures
(EKA: Episode 2253)
SCENE 4 Snuffy sings a song to Miles about making "Snuffle Friends" at Snuffle-garten.
Cartoon La palabra cerrado
(First: Episode 0481)
2061 art
Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1204)
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
Aardvark edited
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
SCENE 5 Linda is unable to get Barkley to stay off her couch and lay on his blanket instead. She and Bob order him to stay and pretend to leave, but he hops back on the couch as soon as they're gone. Linda gets an idea to make the couch less comfortable by piling tons of stuff on it, but he manages to get on top of them anyhow. Linda gives up, but Bob has another idea.
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
Film Animal camouflage (kid VO's)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
SCENE 6 Bob retrieves an old couch cushion from the basement to use as Barkley's new bed. Barkley doesn't want to seem to get on it, so Linda has Bob act like a dog and make it seem attractive. Barkley gets the message and lays down on top of Bob.
Cartoon A hand draws a guitarist serenading a maiden, as well as the background.
(First: Episode 0791)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie sings "Happy Birthday" to a letter U, which blows out the candle on the cake.
(First: Episode 1306)
Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 7 Barkley is finally sleeping on his new bed, when Bob and Linda go out for a walk. Not long after they've left, Barkley reclaims his spot on the couch. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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