Sesame Street
Air date February 28, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors E, H, 15
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Insert Gordon exits 123 Sesame Street to find a beat-up phone booth, complete with Ernestine the Telephone Operator. She explains Oscar has set up the system and to talk to him, one must pay her a quarter and she'll phone him. Gordon calls Oscar, who tells him the system is to make sure people won't bother him and hangs up. Not only does Gordon lose his quarter, but Ernestine goes on her break.
(First: Episode 2594)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes, which he lets Cookie Monster eat after he finishes displaying each one to the viewer.
(First: Episode 1158)
Film A girl visits the stamp factory to see how stamps are made.
(First: Episode 2263)
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Insert Ernestine demonstrates to Alice how to use the telephone using Snuffy's giant phone.
(First: Episode 2594)
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein shows how the brain works.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2607)
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
Song "Litter Rap"
(First: Episode 2646)
Insert Oscar feels a little lonely; his phone system's worked too well. He asks Ernestine to scram for fun, but she quits instead. When trying to get Gordon to call becomes too complicated, he abandons the system all together.
(First: Episode 2594)
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
(First: Episode 2212)
Cartoon Can you see the car, frog and bird in the picture?
(First: Episode 1479)
SCENE 1 Ruby has a seashell to see if she can really hear the ocean in it. Unbeknownst to her, a Honker appears behind her and honks just as she starts listening. She is amazed and shows this to Maria, who quickly points out the source of the honking.
Animation A girl skips home through the city, hearing all kinds of noises. When she gets home, she repeats all the noises she heard with a little dance.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
(First: Episode 2016)
Cartoon Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
(First: Episode 2324)
Muppets Professor Grover teaches his students what "school" is, but he instead gets the lesson.
(First: Episode 1969)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
SCENE 2 Don Music plays some of his latest works for Luis, boasting that they are original. However, the pieces wind up being "Old MacDonald" and "Hickory Dickory Dock," which Luis explains are already in existence. Don Music mopes, until he comes up with a real original piece - "The Singing Dentist."
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
Cartoon "Mother Brown's Farm (Number Fifteen Song)"
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Alphonso what the word EXIT means.
(First: Episode 1395)
Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(First: Episode 1879)
Muppets Ernie and Snuffy have the "Best Friend Blues."
Animation Stop-motion: tap-dancing shoes.
(EKA: Episode 2367)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (apple tree)
(First: Episode 2654)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)
Cartoon Number creatures 15
Film Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)
SCENE 3 Forgetful Jones asks for Luis' help in counting to 10 in Spanish. He happens to have 10 kids wearing 10 sombreros, which he is able to count in Spanish on his own (mostly). To celebrate, Forgetful calls for a fiesta and everyone dances the "Mexican Hat Dance."

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