Sesame Street
Mr. Handford on fire safety
Air date February 15, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors B, E, 2
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gina sees Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus and Miles pretending to be firefighters. She reminds them that Mr. Handford used to be a firefighter and they can learn a lot from. They don't believe him at first, since he's not wearing a helmet or boots, but he assures them he has his uniform in the basement. They beg him to put it on, despite him wanting to have his lunch now.
B.ballerina.banana
Cartoon B for banana and ballerina
(First: Episode 2515)
CM-SeeSaw
Muppets Ernie has put a cookie on a lever, half of which is in a glass cage, diagonally, and wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie. Ernie will reward Cookie Monster with a box of cookies under two conditions - by not destroying the display and without his help.
(First: Episode 1774)
Dollhouse
Film Doll House
(First: Episode 0131)
JoesLap
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
3187n
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: MOM.
(First: Episode 1481)
Frogseeds
Animation A frog is formed out of seeds.
(First: Episode 2379)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Gordon and some kids join the rest as Mr. Handford steps out with his uniform. Snuffy isn't sure that's Mr. Handford under all the equipment.
2059h
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
1859-Fire
Film A young girl talks about her friend, Joe, who's training to be a fireman.
(First: Episode 1859)
Whatsmyjob1

Whatsmyjob2
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Job?" in which blindfolded monster contestants guess the occupations of different professionals, including Sonny Friendly.
(First: Episode 2573)
Orangeballs.twinkletwinkle
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2160)
Noimage
SCENE 3 At Gordon and Susan's apartment, Mr. Handford gives the family some pointers in fire safety as they do a fire drill.
Rattlesnakes.Longshort
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
(First: Episode 0955)
Song.sharing
Muppets Grover and Prairie Dawn sing "Sharing."
(First: Episode 1953)
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(First: Episode 2222)
AnimalBabies
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Ssnews.bostontea
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog interviews some colonial American citizens who are participating in the Boston "T" Party. Rather than tea, they drop things that begin with the letter "T" in the water instead!
(EKA: Episode 2348)
Littlegirlsalphabet
Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Mr. Handford changes the batteries in the Hooper's Store smoke detector and now intends to put a sign over the door in case of a fire. Flo Bear appears and prepares a sign for such an occasion, which is much too wordy. She writes a shorter one, but Mr. Handford has a sign already made - the short and simple "EXIT." Flo is intrigued that one small word can convey so much and starts writing more complicated signs using the word.
Bellhop2
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that there are two kids, Betty and Bobby Blobby, who are lost in the lobby, and he must help them find their parents.
(First: Episode 2503)
Jumpjive
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Jumpin' Jive" when the Two-Headed Monster can't decide whether to jump or jive.
(First: Episode 1575)
1710q
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)
Plantcartoon
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Character.mressex
Muppets "Muppets Rhyme in School"
(First: Episode 2291)
Bforbeard Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1147)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Forgetful Jones collects some groceries to bring back to Clementine, but he can't remember the way out of the store. Mr. Handford and Gina remind him of the EXIT sign, which he makes use of...forgetting to take his groceries too.
TrainExit
Cartoon A white furball catches a train going through a door marked EXIT.
(First: Episode 0800)
Whalestatue
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: David Snell
(EKA: Episode 2365)
EB.usesofwater
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
1708i
Cartoon A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0783)
FaySubtract
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(First: Episode 2608)
Eaticecream
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Miles wants to be a firefighter when he grows up, so Mr. Handford lets him try on his old uniform. Gina announces the sponsors.


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