Sesame Street
Luis loses his glasses
Air date May 18, 1995
Season Season 26 (1994-1995)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors F, L, 8


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Luis can't seem to find his reading glasses, when Snuffy enters the Fix-It Shop. Luis is supposed to be his designated reader today, but he can't without his glasses. Fortunately, Snuffy's book has large enough print for Luis to read.
Cartoon A near-sighted princess goes to the eye doctor and gets glasses.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3056)
Muppets "The Sneeze Song," with Kathleen the Cow with a Pig, a Sheep, and Fred the Wonder Horse.
(First: Episode 2784)
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
Song "My New Computer"
(First: Episode 2857)
Cartoon A story of a cat who hated rain, wished for it to stop, and witnessed the disastrous effects of no rain.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2724)
Film Kids talk about their CATs.
(First: Episode 3308)
SCENE 2 Rosita now wants Luis to read to her, but he tells her there's no way he can. Rosita thinks she can teach him to read with a song ("The AT Family Song"). She leaves the book with him to practice some more.
Animation Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(First: Episode 1494)
Muppets Oscar the Grouch sings "I'm Sad Because I'm Happy."
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 10-1 (subtraction)
(First: Episode 2523)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(First: Episode 2641)
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
SCENE 3 Luis resorts to calling Dr. Fleegleman's Eyeglass World for a new pair of glasses, but can't make out the number in his contact book. He heads over to Hooper's Store to get Gina or Mr. Handford to read the number, but the store is unfortunately closed.
Cartoon An army of ants gets to the bakery, only to find that it's closed.
(First: Episode 2088)
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird happens by and Luis asks him to read the number, though Big Bird isn't sure what an F looks like. Luis points him toward some films:
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie hates the letter F, until all F things disappear, including the furniture, the floor and the firefighter.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3274)
Film A big F emerges, "Jaws"-like, in a swimming pool.
(First: Episode 3353)
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird now recognizes an F, but needs a reminder of the letter L. Luis shows another set of films.
Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1483)
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter L.
(First: Episode 3270)
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird asks for one more review of the letters...
Animation F / f (space paint)
(First: Episode 3215)
Animation Playing cards form an L and limbo.
(First: Episode 3205)
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird correctly identifies Dr. Fleegleman's listing in the book. Luis returns to the shop to make the call, then realizes he can't make out the number! "This is what you'd call a bad day."
Song "Don't Waste Water"
(First: Episode 2804)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
Animation Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2754)
Film "Visiting Iesha": Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, and spend the morning together. Olivia is white and Iesha and her family is black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
(First: Episode 2756)
Film The floating kids form an L.
(First: Episode 3128)
Cartoon A salesman (voice of Martin P. Robinson) hawks the letter L in a commercial.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3306)
SCENE 4 Lexine dials the number for Luis, who orders a new pair (which will be on their way shortly). While they wait, they flip through a book about a Native American pow-wow. Big Bird recalls his experience with the Crow Indians.
SCENE 4 cont'd An Anything Muppet delivery boy (Joey Mazzarino) stops by and gives Luis his new pair of glasses, only they're not at all what he ordered. Big Bird and Lexine go off looking for where his original pair might be.
Song "Brand New Look" - people try on glasses.
(First: Episode 3271)
Cartoon In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 3311)
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
Film / Animation A class makes up a story about going to the zoo, which is told through animation based on the kids’ drawings.
(First: Episode 3328)
SCENE 5 Big Bird, Snuffy, Rosita and Lexine find Gabi playing with Luis' glasses on her teddy bear. They inform her of his troubles and they go to return them.
Animation Stop-motion: The word TOY is spelled in blocks.
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
(First: Episode 1715)
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Muppets Little Chrissy sings "Eight Balls of Fur."
(First: Episode 2669)
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)
Cartoon A man tries to get directions to a parking space, and eventually uses a map to get there.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 2734)

SCENE 6 The kids all return to the Fix-It Shop and Gabi admits to what she's done. Though Luis is slightly annoyed, he's glad they're back. Everyone is glad too, because now he can read to them all! Luis starts reading a book as Oscar announces the sponsors.


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