Sesame Street
Luis cleans the apartment
(repeat of 2711)
Air date December 19, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors P, Z, 13
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo and Saydia play with string and Elmo calls out Luis to play with them. Luis can't right now, as he is cleaning the apartment with the Amazing Mumford.
SCENE 1 cont'd Mumford reads a copy of Magic Houskeeping magazine and tries out some tricks to clean up the room instantly. However, he only manages to make the room messier and messier. Luis suggests he quiet while he's ahead and Mumford agrees, leaving the apartment and Luis with the mess.
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings and counts thirteen turkeys.
(First: Episode 2711)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews Alice, from the Lewis Carroll tales. For this adventure, she eats something that makes her grow.
(First: Episode 1765)
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Cartoon Z for zigzag, zero, zoo, and zebra
(First: Episode 1763)
SCENE 2 Oscar and Grouch photographer Scuzullo get notes and photos of Luis' messy living room for an article in Grouch Housekeeping. The room earns their seal of approval - an actual seal, who starts to mess up the kitchen.
Cartoon Bus Stop
(First: Episode 1396)
Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love with a painting at the art museum.
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2151)

Muppets "The Opposite Song"
(First: Episode 1111)
Cartoon mydoghappy
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
SCENE 3 The room is looking much cleaner and Elmo helps Luis by dusting. He becomes frightened of the vacuum cleaner, believing it's a scary monster. Luis shows him it's not alive and demonstrates how one can turn it on and off. Elmo asks him to do it over and over until it wears out.
Animation Thirteen hamburgers dance around.
(First: Episode 2785)
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Muppets Big Bird and Snuffy sing "Map Song" on the way to Hooper's Store.
(First: Episode 2830)
Cartoon The Great Inventor Series: Science Salutes the Men and Women Who Have Changed the Way We Live. Cartoon about the days when people tried drinking ice cream soda before straws were invented. Awful messes were made getting more of the refreshment on their clothes than in their bellies. Until one day an ice cream parlor janitor noticed that when people brought their leashed pet anteaters in to enjoy an ice cream soda, the floor was always sucked completely clean. Realizing that nature had solved the problem, the janitor invented artificial anteater noses that strapped on over people's mouths... which eventually evolved into the modern straw.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2595)
Celebrity Madeline Kahn plays a pair of twins that take turns counting to 20.
(First: Episode 1139)
Cartoon One cube plus two equals three. Three cubes plus two equals five.
(EKA: Episode 2220)
Muppets Waiter Grover prepares a table for a family who's celebrating their grandmother's birthday, but Grover doesn't know her name, so when each family member refers to her as a different relative each time, Grover thinks there's more than one party going on, so he ends up bringing out seven cakes.
(First: Episode 1958)

Film A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
(First: Episode 2226)
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0764)
SCENE 4 Luis goes to clean the bathroom and discovers Placido Flamingo in his bathtub. The singer is practicing for an opera, "The Bathtub of Seville," and recruits Luis to join in. As Placido sings, Luis scrubs the tub in time to the music, which picks up and up as it goes along. When the song ends, Placido has Luis clean him next.
Animation Can you find the animals in the painting?
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 2705)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
SCENE 5 Luis wants to take a bath of his own now and finds three men in his tub. He orders them to get out, but they can't figure out the difference between in and out. Mumford returns and performs his famous tub trick. The trick gets the three men out, but puts Luis (still fully dressed) in.
Song "At the Coastline" (Beach Boys style)
(First: Episode 2792)
Muppets Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is commissioned to find the shape of a circle in an antique castle before time runs out at 5:00. Watson does his best to point out that the face of a clock is the shape of a circle.
(First: Episode 2706)
Song "Imagination Landscape"
Animation An owl is formed out of seeds.
(First: Episode 2368)
Film A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather and sister.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0530)
SCENE 6 Luis joins Elmo and the kids out in the arbor, finished cleaning and ready to play. Elmo wants to play pretend and have them all imagine cleaning Luis' apartment! Luis sits it out as Mumford announces the sponsors.

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