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Sesame Street
Elmo, Maria and their friends throw a party for Barkley
Air date May 5, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors R, 14
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria is watching Barkley for Linda. Elmo wants to play with Barkley, but Barkley is asleep. Elmo complains that all Barkley ever does is sleep, but then Big Bird tells the story of how Barkley saved Big Bird's teddy bear, Radar.
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Cartoon A boy shows his dog, Happy
(First: Episode 0537)
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Muppets Ernie recites a poem which introduces the next Wegman dogs segment ...
(First: Episode 3813)
cut from the Noggin version
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Film Wegman's dogs form all the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3266)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 2 Elmo still thinks Barkley sleeps too much, but Baby Bear tells the story of how Barkley helped him find an R-word ("roof").
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Song "Big R and Little R" (Christopher Cerf)
(First: Episode 3273)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
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Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie are glad the viewer is here.
(First: Episode 3816)
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Cartoon A lion sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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SCENE 3 As Elmo waits for Barkley to wake up, Rosita tells the story of how Barkley played frisbee with her when she was lonely.
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Film "Simple Pleasures" by Bobby McFerrin is played over footage of a girl trying to play frisbee with a dog on the beach.
(First: Episode 2876)
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Cartoon A dog-shaped television
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3045)
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Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce Suzie Kabloozie, especially because they enjoy saying her name.
(First: Episode 3786)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie and her cat Feff pretend to be each other.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3727)
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Celebrity Denyce Graves sings "Sing" with some penguins.
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Ernie and Rubber Duckie introduce the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3786)
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Cartoon "Fourteen Desert"
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3267)
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Film Kid mural painting #14
(First: Episode 3613)
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Cartoon The lightning bugs at the Glowworm Jamboree display the numbers 1-14.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3515)
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SCENE 4 Barkley is still asleep when Linda shows up. Linda tells Elmo about all the ways Barkley helps her since he can hear and she can't.
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Film How to say "bunny rabbit" in sign language
(First: Episode 3300)
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The Horse Whisperer"
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Cartoon "R" for robot, rabbit, run, read, rock, and rocket
(First: Episode 3088)
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Film Ornate Rs fly through the sky to a song.
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2932)
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Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 2195)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 5 Elmo, Maria, Big Bird, Baby Bear, Rosita, and Linda decide to throw a party for Barkley so they can surprise him when he wakes up.
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Animation Live-action kids are surprised by animated characters.
(First: Episode 3567)
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Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(First: Episode 2861)
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Muppets Ernie asks Rubber Duckie what he wants to see next.
(First: Episode 3786)
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Song "Rubber Duckie" (live action kids film version)
(First: Episode 3811)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his big dog, that will be his best friend no matter what size it will have.
(First: Episode 3791)
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SCENE 6 Barkley wakes up just in time for his party, the cast sings "You're Our Best Friend," and Barkley falls asleep again.
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Muppets Elmo's World: Food
(First: Episode 3816)
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SCENE 7 Linda and Maria announce the sponsors as Barkley sleeps.


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