Sesame Street
Air date January 26, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Lou Berger
Sponsors K, N, 14


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob comes across Telly, who is making the call of the Blue Tufted Fluter-Tooter, of which there is only one in the world. Telly shows Bob the listing in his Unusual Bird Guide Book - the bird is blue and carries a suitcase. After Telly sees a Red Breasted-Baseball Bird and a Playful Purple Party-Pigeon, the Blue Tufted Fluter-Tooter appears. Telly invites him to live with him, until the bird starts listing his many necessities.
Cartoon "Sing a Song of 14"
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed. He already has a scale at home, but he'd like to buy the apples and bananas.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
(First: Episode 2510)
Cartoon Gordon voiceover N/n
(First: Episode 2283)
SCENE 2 Elmo has a pretend story to read to baby Gabi - "Once upon a time...they all lived happily ever after! The end!" Maria points out that he neglected to say the middle of the story. Elmo recites it, mashing up various aspects of other fairy tales.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Hippopotamus Round."
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets A little boy tells his grown-up friends to "Take My Hand" while they cross the street.
(First: Episode 1857)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #4)
(First: Episode 0101)
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(First: Episode 0787)

SCENE 3 Herry Monster brings his soft-spoken monster friend Merry into Hooper's Store, where Gina has finished preparing 40 pancakes. Herry orders all 40, as well as a small glass of juice. Gina is surprised that the meek Merry is the one to gobble all the pancakes, while the burly Herry sips the small glass of juice.
Cartoon Something's missing ... is it a frog or a dog?
(First: Episode 2389)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The first day of school in history
(First: Episode 1953)
Cartoon A kid voice-over says, "Ocean," as a fish is seen swimming in the ocean.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets / Celebrity Susan Sarandon learns the Meryl Sheep method of acting: switching emotions while saying the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2567)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball, PhD., looks at breathing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2586)
Muppets Clementine sings about "My Triangle Home."
(First: Episode 2476)
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)

SCENE 4 Elmo thanks Luis for fixing his toy car. He imagines being a fixer himself when he grows up, successfully repairing Luis' vacuum-toaster-music box. Back in reality, Luis recruits Elmo to hold a picture frame steady as he screws in part of it.
Cartoon The Bellhop is asked to carry a guest's two small (but heavy) bags to Room 14.
(First: Episode 2571)
Film Fay Ray dresses up as different animals. ("It's Kermit the Dog!")
(First: Episode 2639)
Muppets "Six Kids Subtraction"
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)

SCENE 5 Hiroshi paints a self portrait of himself standing in the wind.
Owlbirdcompromise.jpg Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)
Song "Drink of Water"
(First: Episode 2545)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Everything is getting wet, because it's raining and a window is stuck open. But Ernie explains that he can't fix it now because he'd get wet in all that rain. When the rain stops, he explains to Bert that since it's not raining anymore, nothing's getting wet, and there's no reason to fix it.
(First: Episode 0344)
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
SCENE 6 Elmo pretends to be an astronaut ready to blast off, claiming Oscar's trash can is the control tower. Oscar gives him a countdown, hoping to be rid of the monster when he blasts off. Unfortunately for him, Elmo's idea of space is still hanging around his trash can. He announces the sponsors as he zooms around.

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