During the first season of Sesame Street, several animated inserts were produced called Speech Balloon[1], in which a character says a letter and a word that begins with that letter. The word appears in a word balloon, accompanied by an image.
As part of the show's bilingual project, certain segments also aired on Sesame Street in Spanish.

Segments


Picture Segment EKA Description
Aisforape
A - Ape
Episode 0006
Included in This Way to Sesame Street.
An ape appears with a menacing expression. Later, the ape wears a wig and plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"' on his ukulele.
  • Note - In current broadcasts, sound effects and music are added.
Noimage
B - Bug
A woman sprays an insect, which fights back with a cannon.
Toon.Butterfly
B - Butterfly
Episode 2123
Cat toon2
C - Cat
Episode 0029
D - Dog
Sesame Street Test Show 1 The roles between dog and master are reversed.
1446d
E - Egg
Episode 0002
Included in This Way to Sesame Street.
A cow hatches a chick, which says, "Moo."
Noimage
F - Fly
Gorilla toon2
G - Gorilla
Episode 0085
Included in Learning About Letters.
A man appears instead of a gorilla, but then he unzips his costume, revealing himself to be a gorilla, which growls.
Hisforhole
H - Hole
Episode 0083
3161s
I - Ice cream
Episode 3161
2257zc
I - Iron
1839zl
J - Jam
Episode 1709
2125i
K - Key
Episode 2125
Included in Learning About Letters.
A man puts a key into a keyhole, but instead of just opening a door, he opens the entire front of his house. His wife calls to him from the bathtub, "Close the house, Leonard!"
Noimage
L - Light
A man turns on a light, interrupting another man's sleep. Also in Spanish (luz).
Lisforlips
L - Lips
A large pair of lips smooches a man.
1845p
L - Loud
Episode 1845
Lisforlunchbox
L - Lunchbox
Episode 0043
M-Mail
M - Mail
Included in This Way to Sesame Street.
Noimage
N - Nail
Episode 0040 A man pulls a nail out of his speech balloon.
Opencartoon
O - Open
Episode 0198
2096t
S - Snake
Episode 2096 A snake charmer plays a tune on his recorder; the snake doesn't enjoy the tune and decides to play another tune on the recorder. Also in Spanish (serpiente).
500015
T - Train
A railroad engineer catches a ride on a train.
Noimage
V - Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
Noimage
W - Water
A man's speech balloon becomes a water cooler.
Cartoonyoyo
Y - Yo-Yo
Episode 0043

Sources

  1. Lesser, Gerald Children and Television: Lessons from Sesame Street
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+