Sesame Street
A day with Hiroshi
Air date January 15, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors O, S, 18
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Hiroshi washes some paintbrushes in his studio in the garage, when he's startled by a quacking duck. Big Bird runs in to translate - the duck explains the importance of water and points out that Hiroshi's faucet is leaking. He goes to get Maria to fix it, when the duck starts quacking about water again; this time, he and Big Bird need it to drink.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
Producer: Ken Snyder; Music: Billy Taylor
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Here is Your Life: Carton of eggs
Animation Sand S/s
(First: Episode 0622)
SCENE 2 The duck dictates something as Big Bird writes it down on his large paper. They show Hiroshi it's a sign to make sure people don't waste water. However, it's written in duck language (nothing but "quack") and Hiroshi tells them nobody will understand it. Maria exits the garage, finished with the job, then reads the sign and rushes back home to check if her sink is running.
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert has gone to visit his brother Bart. Ernie pretends that Bert is still there using a drawing and a pillow, but it isn't the same. Then, Ernie remembers Bert will be back tomorrow, and can go back to bed.
(First: Episode 2472)
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
(First: Episode 2549)
Film A boy and his dad build a bookshelf out of wood.
(First: Episode 1029)
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
SCENE 3 Hiroshi paints a special picture of fish for Wolfgang the Seal, who doesn't see any fish at all. Hiroshi points out the three fish hidden within the artwork. Wolfgang tries to eat it, but Hiroshi stops him and provides him with the fish he used as models.
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
Film College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, opossums, and chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 2227)
Patelwhale Cartoon It's a whale
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1684)
Muppets Director Kermit is filming Oklahoma with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter sing "Oklahoma!" but sings "Aklahoma!", "Eeklahoma!", and "Iklahoma!" instead. When he finally gets it right, the production assistant says it's time for lunch.
(First: Episode 2544)
Cartoon Two kids find different uses for a cooking pot.
(First: Episode 0795)
Insert Lou Diamond Phillips helps Snuffy practice writing his name. A starstruck Gina asks for Lou's autograph and Snuffy allows Lou to use his (large) pencil and crayon to write it. Snuffy also thanks Lou for his help by letting him have his autograph.
Film In stop-motion, assorted furniture places themselves in a classroom.
(First: Episode 0647)
Cartoon A man asks the viewer to circle him, draw a line to him, follow him with arrows, etc.
(First: Episode 2058)
Grover at the Supermarket
Muppets Grover waits in line at a supermarket. He generously lets two people go in front of him, but then explains that you can't always let everyone go before you, or else you'll never get to the register yourself. When he finally gets to the register and is first in line, the cashier says the register is closed. Grover considers following a customer to a pickle party ...
(First: Episode 1939)
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Animation A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(First: Episode 1470)
Cast Gordon sings "I Heard My Dog Bark" as Susan, Bob, Uncle Wally, and some kids make the animal sounds.
(First: Episode 2169)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
(First: Episode 1340)
Cartoon A hand draws a bridge, which a train crosses.
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Zelda have a discussion about cookies.
(First: Episode 2601)
Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
SCENE 4 Hiroshi tries to paint over by Oscar's trash can, where Oscar and the kids are trying to cure Grundgetta's Grouch headache, where she feels nice and calm. They remedy this by playing loud horns and banging on pots and pans. Hiroshi feels good now that Grundgetta's better, so Oscar and the kids make more noise to sour his mood.
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, doing a "slow-breaking human interest story," asks monsters at a day care center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to his scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy bridge of false teeth.
(First: Episode 1322)
Cartoon Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(First: Episode 1669)
SCENE 5 Hiroshi has a headache of his own now and goes back to his studio for some quiet. It is disrupted by a Honker, who honks much too loud. Hiroshi recommends he write down what he has to say instead of honking. The Honker first writes in honk, then in duck, cueing the presence of the duck once more.

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