Sesame Street
Which is Davey and which is Joey?
Air date December 28, 1994
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors D, J, 8


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird tells the viewer he'll be playing with Joey and Davey Monkey, only he can't tell which is which.
SCENE 1 Big Bird doesn't think he can play with the monkeys because of how similar they look and points out how they look the same. Gina can tell them apart by their preferred drinks (Joey likes juice and Davey likes milk). Without the drinks, Big Bird can't tell who is who, so the monkeys come up with a plan.
Cartoon Things that are same and different.
(First: Episode 0300)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Guys and Dolls"
Herry Monster sings about how he likes to play with dolls, and Ruby sings about how she likes to play with trucks.
(First: Episode 2591)

Animation D Candles
(First: Episode 3085)
Animation Letter Garden: D
(First: Episode 3015)

SCENE 2 Davey and Joey show Big Bird some necklaces they have - a J for Joey and a D for Davey, which will help Big Bird know their names. Big Bird thinks he won't be able to see them from far away, so they produce even bigger letters. They've planned ahead further by getting very large letters, which are much more visible (and much more heavy). The monkeys come up with a different scheme.
Film Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(First: Episode 3280)
Muppets A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz and determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(First: Episode 2997)
Cartoon A bird watches as two monkeys climb above and below each other in a tree.
(First: Episode 2965)
Insert Rosita leads Carlo, Tarah, Gabi, Zoe and the kids in a performance of “Everybody Say Hola."
Film A girl's grandmother teaches Spanish to her parrot Kuka.
(First: Episode 3101)
Muppets Mr. Between sings about himself.
(First: Episode 3091)
Cartoon Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate between.
(First: Episode 0795)
SCENE 3 Davey and Joey have another plan to help Big Bird remember their names. They set up a game of "One of These Things" with three pineapples and a lamb. They try the song again on themselves, thinking it'll help Big Bird identify the differences. Big Bird and the lamb can't tell the difference, though.
Cartoon Lady Marple-Bug solves "The Case of the Four Fliers" by identifying that the bird doesn't fit in amongst the group of butterflies.
(First: Episode 2963)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings about "Air."
(First: Episode 2568)
Film On a windy day, Maria (in voice-over) asks a man (Bill Irwin), "Does air move things?" The wind speaks for him.
(First: Episode 2876)
Film Eight children dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3115)
Muppets / Celebrity "Minnesota Shorts" (Rick Moranis) has trouble becoming pool champion of the world when Grover keeps pestering him with questions, in this spoof of The Hustler.
(First: Episode 2981)
Film Wegman's dogs form the numbers 1-8.
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
SCENE 4 Big Bird explains his problem to Bob and Linda. She explains she can tell them apart by little quirks they have that she's noticed by watching them.
Cartoon A dinosaur tries to move around a rock.
(First: Episode 2744)
Muppets Elmo bumps into Kermit the Frog on the way to the post office, begging to help him with one of his demonstrations, during which the post office closes - a perfect prompt to demonstrate open and closed.
(First: Episode 2473)
Cartoon An army of ants gets to the bakery, only to find that it's closed.
(First: Episode 2088)
SCENE 5 Davey and Joey make plans to go on the monkey bars, as Big Bird notices Joey scratches his head a lot.
Cartoon Edgar Turtle's three nephews show him how a round is sung.
(EKA: Episode 2506)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Small b is a boy with a belly who walks a small d, a dog with a belly turned around.
Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1186)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster drives a car, but puts on the seat belt first.
(First: Episode 1966)
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.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
SCENE 6 Big Bird continues to notice more differences between the two and invites the viewer to watch along with him.
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Ernie and Elmo sing about the parts that make up "One Fine Face."
(First: Episode 2220)
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
SCENE 7 The monkeys are shocked to see Big Bird can now tell the two apart. Big Bird explains how he did it and they all go off to play.
Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
Song "It's Time for a Rhyme"
(First: Episode 3160)
Cartoon A man teaches his dog Rover how to read the word SIT.
(First: Episode 0304)

SCENE 8 Big Bird and the monkeys announce the sponsors, but Joey and Davey collapse under the weight of their giant letters.

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