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Sesame Street
Understanding Barkley
(repeat of 2392)
Air date January 30, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Production October 2, 1987
Sponsors C, J, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Linda has invited Telly to have lunch outside Hooper's Store. While she gets their food, Barkley tugs the tablecloth off, causing a mess. Telly wonders how he can explain what happened if he can't sign. He does some gestures, indicating what happened. Linda properly reprimands Barkley and Telly thinks he's better at signing than he thought.
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Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (house)
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Cartoon Luis counts three blackbirds, which lay three eggs.
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Film Kids play in the snow.
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SCENE 2 Luis plays and sings "Las Chiapanecas" with Snuffy and the kids.
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Cartoon A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
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SCENE 3 Maria tries to understand what Barkley wants, and imagines herself as the only human in a world inhabited by dogs. In her dream, Barkley is seen in everything on TV, and even runs Hooper's Store, which now carries the newspaper "The Daily Woof-Woof." Back in reality, Maria gives Barkley a good scratch, which is what he wanted.
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SCENE 4 Luis plays the "Mexican Hat Dance" as Snuffy and the kids dance. Bob announces the sponsors.

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