Sesame Street
Barkley's tricks
(repeat of 2398)
Air date February 1, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors F, G, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Uncle Wally bumps into Bob on his way to Big Bird's nest, carrying a "WALK" sign. Wally is substituting for Big Bird at today's Birdketeer meeting, being made "head bird." Bob watches and Uncle Wally teaches the Birdketeers how to follow the sign. They all walk out, meaning the meeting is over.
Cartoon Three cannonball men switch spotlights as they dance.
(First: Episode 1469)
Nightmare 1 & 2
Muppets Bert is out of town, so Cookie Monster spends the night with Ernie. Cookie is frightened of a shadow on the wall, but Ernie shows him it's just a coat on a chair.
(First: Episode 2027)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
(First: Episode 2556)
The Flying and Singing Cookies
Muppets Later, Cookie Monster has a bad dream in which he is surrounded by flying, singing cookies who won't let him catch them.
(First: Episode 2027)
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
SCENE 2 Elmo and Barkley play the "Counting Backward" game. Though Barkley can't speak, Elmo interprets his movements as substitutions for the numbers.
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
Song "Frog Kick"
(EKA: Episode 2155)
Muppets Grover compares himself and the viewer, noting how much they are alike (except for the viewer's lack of blue fur).
(First: Episode 1804)
Cartoon Three stripes form a jazz trio.
(EKA: Episode 2410)
SCENE 3 While Uncle Wally snacks on his sandwich, Professor D. Rabbit gives a lecture about being afraid. Wally, his mouth full of food, merely nods and mumbles in agreement with the professor's talking points.
Cartoon G for Gorilla
(First: Episode 2491)

Muppets Mac TV host Old MacDonald introduces the newest music video, "A New Way to Walk" performed by The Oinker Sisters.
(EKA: Episode 2268)
Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
(First: Episode 0926)
Film Six apples minus three equals three
(First: Episode 2257)
Insert Big Bird reads a poem about how hard it is to be a sheep, and become cold when giving up one's wool: "So let's be fair when snow is deep, let's put the sweater on the sheep." Accompanied with cotton sheep illustrations.
(First: Episode 1828)
Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(First: Episode 0572)
Celebrity Maria and Grundgetta wander into a shoe store so Maria can buy some shoes. The sales woman, Edith Prickley (Andrea Martin), tries to find the right size shoe, but none of them are the right size. Maria shows her how to use the foot scale, which shows her shoe size. They begin looking for the right looking shoe...
Part 1
(First: Episode 2203)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song"
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(First: Episode 0433)
Celebrity Edith has gone through all the shoes she has in Maria's size, with only four pairs remaining: three pairs of boots and a pair of pumps. After playing "Three of These Things", Maria chooses the pumps. Edith thinks she tackle any customer now, until a female Snuffleupagus enters with a large request.
Part 2
(First: Episode 2203)
Cartoon A football player talks about his favorite sport.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
SCENE 4 Linda wants to show Bob a new trick that Barkley can do, but Bob must get on his hands and knees first. Instead, Uncle Wally does so. Barkley runs and jumps over Uncle Wally and then back (with the help of reversing the footage). Linda thanks Uncle Wally by treating him to lunch, while Bob stays behind. He wants to give the trick a go, but Barkley instead hops on top of him and won't move.
Cartoon "Angry Annie": A small girl vents her rage at the world, frustrated by the problems of everyday life, until her younger brother offers her part of his orange.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2087)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Cat dog toon
Cartoon Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(First: Episode 1210)
Film A blind boy narrates his day. He reads braille, adds with an abacus, and plays in the playground with his friends.
(First: Episode 1757)
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
SCENE 5 Linda has Barkley get off of Bob, who berates the dog. Linda chides him and eventually, Bob apologizes. The two "kiss and make up" and give the trick another go. Once again, Barkley pins Bob to the ground.
Cartoon Typewriter: F for Fly
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
(First: Episode 1189)
Cartoon A bird transforms into a plane, a car, a cat, a fish, a submarine, Submarine Man, and back to a bird.
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 1616)
Film Students prepare for a spelling bee.
(First: Episode 2208)
Cartoon Three doctors cure a sick 3.
(First: Episode 1627)
SCENE 6 Linda and the kids play with Barkley as the sponsors are announced.

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