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SESAME STREET
Plot Miss Blechman visits her favorite student
Air date February 13th, 1986
Season Season 17
Sponsors N, Z, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Miss Blechman, a Grouch teacher, comes to Sesame Street & gives clues to Luis as to what she does for a living. She is visiting the Street to see Oscar, her best pupil. Oscar gives her the "It's rotten to see you!" test, popping in & out of his trash can.
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Cartoon
A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
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Muppets
Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
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Song
Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me".
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Cartoon
A man tells a confused boy that he saw a bird on a tree, with both of their thoughts appearing on the screen.
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Muppets
Ernie & Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is 1 side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie & he cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at 1 side than the other.
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Cartoon
An N-terview with an N
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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SCENE 2
Miss Blechman gives Oscar a "Grouch noise" test, identifying noises on the Street. Since he gets every noise right, he gets a reward: to write his name 100 times on his chalkboard.
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Muppets
The Count sings about his 1st day of school.
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Cartoon
9 Ants
Owe Gustafson
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Film
Some kids observe a woman drawing pictures of a building, & eventually guess that she's an architect.
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Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the 3rd ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, & takes Kermit along with the ship.
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Cartoon
A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 3
Bob meets Miss Blechman, who gives the Grouchketeers a grouch music lesson, & sings a song about grouchy music.
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Cartoon
"Serving Dinner for Nine Tonight"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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Film
A farmer rides on a horse-pulled buggy.
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Cast
Maria is dressed for summer weather, while Linda is dressed for the snow. They switch clothes & scenarios.
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Cartoon
A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
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Muppets
Grover asks Katie to hug him & scratch his tummy.
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Film
Hands build things out of triangles & squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
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Cartoon
Z in space
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Celebrity
14 Karat Soul sings about school.
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Cartoon
A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school.
Artist: John Korty
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Film
The Mad Painter #9
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Game Show: To Tell A Face
The object of the game is to identify the face of a relative. The contestant in this skit is Baby Bobby, who must identify his grandmother.
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Cartoon
Sign language: Day, morning, noon, night
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Film
A baboon carries her young.
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SCENE 4
Uncle Wally meets Miss Blechman, but there is no need for that; the 2 are old friends, & once spent some vacation time together in Lake Titicaca.
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Film
Anne Meara narrates a silent movie of a girl is stuck IN the quicksand.
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Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Bert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
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Cartoon
Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
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Muppets
Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, & tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, & a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, & buzzes off with the Z.
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Cartoon
Z for zebra & zoo
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Animation
A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
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Muppets
A square monster tires to learn the "In & Out" disco dance.
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Cartoon
Rectangle transition
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SCENE 5
Uncle Wally shows Miss Blechman pictures of their vacation.

Notes

  • Segments of this episode were shown in a TV Guide special about the top 50 shows of all time.

See also

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