Sesame Street
Ruby experiments with eyes
(repeat of 2645)
Air date January 10, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors K, R, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria comes to Ruby, ready to participate in her experiment. However, Ruby doesn't have one planned, but she's thinking. Soon, their friend Mike appears, who's blind. Ruby is amazed he was able to identify them without look and is introduced to his guide dog. Ruby suddenly gets an idea for her experiment...
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Film Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)

Muppets Sneak Peek Previews
Telly and Oscar watch "The Last Emperor," and give opposing reviews of it.
(First: Episode 2607)
Cartoon K for kangaroo
(First: Episode 2498)
SCENE 2 Ruby is blindfolded and will see what it's like being blind, noting how dark it is. She plans on making her way to Hooper's Store without sight, but Maria points out she'd need a guide dog. So, she has Maria guide her to the store while barking.
Song "Litter Rap"
(First: Episode 2646)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets Super Grover: "Dial S for SuperGrover" - A little girl had plans to play with a friend, Bobby, but she has too much homework and has to cancel. Super Grover arrives to help her figure out how to tell him, but while Super Grover is busy coming up with ridiculous ploys, the girl decides to just telephone him.
(First: Episode 2745)
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(First: Episode 2733)
SCENE 3 Maria watches as Ruby tries to figure out her surroundings while wearing a blindfold. By feeling around, she's able to find out Snuffy is standing next to her and that she's at a table outside Hooper's Store. Snuffy and Maria both feel hungry, which givers her an idea about another experiment...
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets / Celebrity Joe Williams sings "The Birdland Jump."
(First: Episode 2260)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
SCENE 4 Ruby's next experiment is to find out what her lunch is without looking. Using her sense of touch, smell and taste, she finds out she has a tuna fish sandwich with chips and milk.
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Cartoon Nine Striped Cats (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1564)
Ernie Lallaby Bert
Muppets Bert is having trouble getting to sleep. Ernie suggests singing a lullaby to him. He sings one to the tune of "Brahms' Lullaby" and Bert falls into a deep peaceful sleep. Ernie tells Bert to wake up now; it's Ernie's turn to go to sleep, so it's Bert's turn to sing a lullaby now.
(First: Episode 1331)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)

SCENE 5 After lunch, Ruby isn't sure what to experiment with next. Maria hears a piano playing and has Ruby try to guess what's happening by listening to the noises. Ruby hears some honking too and deduces Bob is giving a music lesson to someone playing the horn. She calls to him from below and finds out she's partially correct; he's giving a lesson to the Honkers.
Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(First: Episode 2734)
Cartoon R for rose
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Muppets "We Are All Earthlings"
(First: Episode 2835)
Cartoon "Banana Samba"
SCENE 6 Bob and the Honkers perform their scales, increasing the speed each time, but finds they can't do it at a very rapid speed.
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Muppets The Bicuspids sing "Kids Just Love to Brush."
(First: Episode 2060)
Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(First: Episode 2892)
SCENE 7 While Bob and the Honkers play the theme song, Ruby tries to figure out what Maria's written down without looking. Mike (who's blind) returns and Ruby asks how someone who can't see can figure it out. His solution: ask someone to read it. Maria reads the sheet, which features the sponsors.

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