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Linda gets a closed-captioning decoder
(repeat of 2682)
Air date January 8, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors H, U, 19
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Linda is angry because her television at the Fix-It Shop isn't ready. She just got a new closed-caption decoder, which would enable her to understand television for the first time, but she can't use it. Maria explains to Telly why it helps, by imitating what TV sounds like for Linda with and without closed captioning. Telly leaves to try to borrow Oscar's television for Linda.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for UP
(First: Episode 0650)
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Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
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Muppets Dicky Tick hosts "In, On and Under." He interviews Paul Pencil in a drawer, Vivian Vase on a mantle, and Jacques Shoesteau under a chair.
(First: Episode 2360)
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Cartoon A map of Australia morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 2646)
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SCENE 2 While Bob balances in strange positions to get the signal, Oscar tunes into the NO channel on Grouch Television, on which a Grouch keeps saying "No." They turn on the captioning machine. Maria suggests that Linda wants to watch something that she would enjoy. Finally, Bob gives up balancing, so Telly starts looking for another set.
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Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
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Celebrity Smokey Robinson performs β€œU Really Got a Hold on Me” with a clingy letter U.
(First: Episode 2022)
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Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
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Song "Frog Kick"
(First: Episode 2155)
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Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "Big Round Nose" while pulling the noses off of passersby.
(First: Episode 1950)
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Cartoon Nineteen kernels of popcorn pop.
(First: Episode 2855)
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SCENE 3 Maria and Linda talk about watching "Edge of Tomorrow," Maria's favorite soap opera. Telly excitedly asks them to come outside to see what the Count has brought: 20 televisions! Unfortunately, each one is broken and they're only for counting. Finally, Big Bird announces that they can use Snuffy's TV.
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Film A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
(First: Episode 1802)
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Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset solve the case of the midnight voices.
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1183)
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Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing about what's "Important" to them.
(First: Episode 2818)
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Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert play "the feelings game."
(First: Episode 2356)
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Cartoon A party is full of "Nineteen" of things.
(First: Episode 2827)
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SCENE 4 Using the decoder, they watch a re-filmed version of Joe Raposo's song "Starfish." Then Linda recites the song in sign language. Next, they watch a Sesame Street News Flash.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The First Day of School
(First: Episode 1628)
The segment starts on the TV in SCENE 4, and is shown with closed captioning.
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Cartoon A paranoid bird doesn't like to be surprised ... unless it's a surprise party.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2088)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska", along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
(First: Episode 2356)
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Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster brings in a suitcase filled with heavy and light objects, and places them on a wall. The right half lays out a feather, a ribbon, and a tissue. The left half puts down a book, a brick, a rock, and a 1000 pount weight, but the more weight that is placed on the wall causes the ground they're standing on to tilt!
(First: Episode 2577)
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Cartoon A mother sings the story of how water travels down the drain and becomes rain.
(First: Episode 2865)
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Animation Teeny Little Super Guy: Two boys are fighting over a swing, so Teeny Little Super Guy shows them how to share.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1967)
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Cartoon Kids observe cloud formations, until it starts to rain.
(First: Episode 2074)
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SCENE 5 Linda and Maria watch and discuss the soap opera "Edge of Tomorrow." Snuffy decides he'll let Linda borrow his TV for the rest of the day, even if he has to miss Mister Rogers.
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Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
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Muppets "We Got a Brand New Baby"
(First: Episode 2061)
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Cartoon Pistons push a capital H through a tunnel, where it breaks and turns into a lowercase h. (with voiceover by Roscoe Orman)
(First: Episode 2217)
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Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (apple tree)
(First: Episode 2654)
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SCENE 6 Oscar has a closed-captioning decoder for Irvine to help her learn to read. After learning from the NO channel for a while, they switch to the PHOOEY channel. Bob announces the sponsors.


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