Sesame Street
Rudder Rabbit visits / Barkley's doghouse
(repeat of 2583)
Air date December 20, 1990
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Jeff Moss
Directed by Emily Squires
Production November 3-4, 1988
Sponsors Q, W, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Shelley the Turtle talks to his friend, Rudder Rabbit, on the Hooper's Store payphone. He tells Gina that Rudder will be arriving from 3rd Street any moment. Gina points out how far away the street is and it'd be impossible for him to get to Hooper's so quickly. Sure enough, Rudder bursts through the door a few seconds later. Despite their different speeds, they both are good friends and sing a song about slow and fast.
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
(First: Episode 2582)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(First: Episode 0440)
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Cartoon The Hummingbird
Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1518)
SCENE 2 Rudder asks Shelly what he wants to do with the rest of the day. Shelly recites his plan, but backwards, so Rudder rushes back and forth with different things (such as swimming gear, a book to read) before Shelly finally says he wants to take a nap first. Rudder rushes off to get his PJs and sees Shelly has fallen asleep, then notes how sometimes, Shelly can get something done before he can.
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
(First: Episode 1195)
Grouch Symphony Hall 01

Muppets / Celebrity Bob and Maria take their seats at Grouch Symphony Hall, sitting amongst an audience of grouches. They're there to see Oscar the Grouch who will be sharing the stage with Itzhak Perlman; Maria: "not the Itzhak Perlman?!" They'll be playing Johann Sebastian Blech's "Double Sonata for Violin, Vacuum Cleaner, Policeman's Whistle, Fire Engine Siren, Jackhammer, Automobile Horn, Elephant Jumping into Swimming Pool, and Nose." Maria thinks it's got to be a mistake.

The lights dim and Telly Monster takes the stage to introduce the musicians. Oscar enters in his trash can and Perlman arrives in a dirty tuxedo. As they prepare for the performance, Bob and Maria are astonished by the juxtaposition of a violin being tuned with that of the likes of a vacuum cleaner (and other oddities). Perlman plays several short selections intercut with Oscar's contributions (with help from Penelope inside the can). The piece ends with Perlman loudly blowing his nose into a handkerchief and dead roses thrown on stage from the audience.
(First: Episode 1658)

Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
Muppets The Martians are a "Yip Yip Family."
(First: Episode 2724)
Film Alphaquest: W
(First: Episode 2712)
Insert Hoots does "The Birdcall Boogie" with Gina, Mike and some kids.
(First: Episode 2644)
Cartoon How Andy Fritz Ate the Sun.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2730)
Song "Me and My Chair"
(First: Episode 1706)
Cartoon Q/q (balloons)
(First: Episode 2241)
Muppets Kermit has a leak in his roof, and the Monster Repair Team, consisting of plumber Grover, telephone repairman Herry, and a female electrician, comes to the rescue. Grover fixes the leak, but he had to remove a telephone wire. Herry fixes the telephone but had to remove a light switch. The electrician solves the problem; except she had to remove a pipe.
(First: Episode 2377)
Cartoon A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
(First: Episode 1591)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
(First: Episode 0601)
SCENE 3 Gordon has put together a doghouse for Barkley. A pig mistakes it for a pighouse, then a cow mistakes it for a cowhouse (despite the "DOG" sign on it). Barkley appears to see his new doghouse, when several dogs run out from inside.
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking, and homework.
(First: Episode 2223)
Cartoon What's missing? (cow)
(First: Episode 2028)
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
Cartoon "Big Sneeze" - a man destroys everything in his path when he sneezes.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1579)
Muppets Clementine plays a game with the viewer to see if they can guess what Forgetful Jones is riding on.
(First: Episode 2218)
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
SCENE 4 Gordon tells Gina about the pig he saw earlier, when he returns, carrying a large stack of bricks. Two more pigs come by with some sticks and more bricks. Gordon and Gina realize that those must be the Three Little Pigs and see the new brick house they've built. Gordon remembers the cow that was around earlier as well, as two cows pass through carrying lumber.
Cartoon We Are Kids from Far and Wide: Rice harvesting in Sierra Leone
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
Film A construction machine and a horse look similar.
(First: Episode 1566)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
Cartoon Un pajaro.
(First: Episode 1977)
SCENE 5 The cow touts her new cowhouse (a barn), while the pig faults his house as well.

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