Sesame Street
Miles starts kindergarten, part 1
Air date January 24, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors X, Y, 18
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Buster kindergarten

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird greets the viewer, when he's interrupted by a special report from "Sesame Street News." Anchor animal Buster the Horse announces that tomorrow, Miles, Caroline and Travis will be starting kindergarten, and today's broadcast will take an in-depth look at how everyone will get them get ready. Big Bird strolls into frame, looking forward to the report (unaware he's blocking the camera's view of Buster).
Oceanboy
Cartoon A boy listens to his surroundings by the ocean, until his mom calls him for lunch.
(First: Episode 2053)
Fay.1ball
Film Fay Ray subtracts one ball.
(First: Episode 2634)
MissMyX
Celebrity Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
(First: Episode 2168)
3154s1
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(First: Episode 1702)
2head.Seatbelt
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster drives a car, but puts on the seat belt first.
(First: Episode 1966)
Jakethesnake
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Artist: Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(First: Episode 2486)
StartinKindergarten
SCENE 2 Sesame Street News' Special Report: "Getting Ready for Kindergarten" resumes. Corespondent Gina introduces Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats, who perform a special song about "Startin' Kindergarten" for the soon-to-be kindergarteners.
Y.Yawn
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
CongoGames
Film A boy who lives in the Congo (in Africa) narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his friends play.
HeymomIcan'tfly
Cartoon An ostrich is born on a football field, and learns that he can't fly. He saves the game by scoring the winning touchdown.
(EKA: Episode 2458)
Mpiece.39stairs
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The 39 Stairs"
(First: Episode 2342)
Yellowflower
Animation Yellow drops don't want to play with a red ball at first, but they make a good flower together.
(First: Episode 1895)
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SCENE 3 Reporter Telly Monster now covers the special gift Oscar the Grouch will be giving to the soon-to-be kindergarteners - the letter X. Oscar demonstrates its usefulness by putting an over the frame. As he and Telly argue, Buster throws to another break.
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Chaplin-Rain
Cast Charlie Chaplin looks for a way to stay dry in the rain.
(First: Episode 1739)
Numbercreatures 18 variant
Cartoon Number creatures 18
Film.Birdseat
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Snow-yes
Cartoon Is snow cold? Yes!
(First: Episode 0822)
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SCENE 4 Sesame Street News has assembled a panel of experts to discuss their time in kindergarten. Mike remembers loving kindergarten, Susan remembers it being the first time she ever rode a bus and Esther the Goldfish claims her kindergarten experience was "very wet."
Indiamap
Cartoon A map of India morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
1446b
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)
SimonCallRemake
Muppets Simon Soundman sounds out the word "call", and then demonstrates some calls of his own - including a bird call, cow call, pig call, and telephone call. (remake)
(First: Episode 2136)
Geometry of Circles 3 - Six Colored Circles
Animation Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles"
(First: Episode 1395)
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SCENE 5 Reporter Telly now interviews Mr. Macintosh, who gives the kids some apples to bring to kindergarten. Not only are they healthy, but they can be used as paperweights.
2356-9
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Fruitpainting
Muppets Here is Your Life
Guy Smiley salutes a still life painting of a bowl of fruit.
(First: Episode 2572)
Typewriter.Y
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0769)
Imagardener
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird has something to provide the kids for kindergarten and requests that Gina be the one to interview him about it. She sees that his gift is a map of the area, so the kids know where their kindergarten building is in relation to Sesame Street. Big Bird adds that the map is courtesy of Mr. Snuffleupagus, whose Snufflegarten building is right across the street (as indicated by the large building on the map).
Bellhop18
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)
Song.thatswhatfriendsarefor
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
2963-C3
Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
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SCENE 7 Buster, Gina and Telly conduct a three-way, satellite interview with Miles, Travis and Caroline, who all give the same answers when asks about preparing for the big day tomorrow.
CHinton.Gracias
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man falls into a hole, and a dragon helps him out.
Artist: Chris Hinton
(First: Episode 2211)
Groverkatie
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Katie think of rhymes.
(First: Episode 1644)
Arrow-Song
Song Luis sings "Follow the Arrows" as a man does so.
(First: Episode 1642)
2795i
Cartoon A girl picks the key that matches the keyhole in order to gain access to a cache of toys.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2464)
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SCENE 8 Buster and friends recap the events of their broadcast today and tease tomorrow's coverage of the kids' actual first day of kindergarten. Buster also announces the program's sponsors.


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