Sesame Street
Plot Captain Vegetable's superhero test
Air date April 2, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Sponsors G, J, 9


Picture Segment Description
1931a

LetHim Play
SCENE 1 Tough Eddie won't let Bobby play with him and Telly. Gordon convinces Eddie to give Bobby a chance and sings "Let Him Play."
2059d
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Painter9
Film The Mad Painter #9
(EKA: Episode 0338)
9penguins.OG
Cartoon Nine penguins slide down a hill. (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1545)
MassCommunication
Cast Mass Communication (Maria, Olivia, Susan and Linda) perform their hit song "1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10."
1090-21a
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover opens a menu and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of the special sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and olive stuck in with a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu -- it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle or an olive.
(EKA: Episode 0332)
Film.bees
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(EKA: Episode 1215)
1931b

1931c
SCENE 2 Gordon comes across Captain Vegetable, who has brought some animals to participate in his superhero test - if they like crunchy foods (like himself), then they have the potential to become superheroes one day. He unveils a bowl of goldfish, who don't take to Captain Vegetable's carrot, nor does the bunny rabbit he's brought. Gordon begins to nosh on it, convincing Captain Vegetable that he'll make a fine superhero one day.
Film-TomatoCU
Film Close-ups of a tomato are shown, as kids try to guess what it is.
Frogsoftheglen Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
1736v
Cartoon Nine Striped Cats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1736)
9people
Cast No matter how you arrange these nine people, they're still nine people.
(EKA: Episode 0706)
300013
Film Kid voiceovers identify a horse's body parts (shown one at a time), then the complete animal.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0813)
1839zg
Cartoon J family jamboree
(EKA: Episode 0423)
1931d
SCENE 3 Grundgetta has come over to Gordon and Susan's for a meal. The spouses start disagreeing over whose turn it is to wash the dishes, which Grundgetta is pleased to observe.
1931e
SCENE 3 cont'd Grundgetta imagines the couple continuing to fight over the dishes for a few months, then several years, as the dirty dishes continue to pile up around the apartment.
1931f
SCENE 3 cont'd However, in reality, Gordon and Susan resolve to cooperate and do the dishes together, infuriating Grundgetta.
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket, illustrating words that begin with the letter J, annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(EKA: Episode 1271)
ProfDavid
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
2293.MotherBird
Cartoon In the forest, a small tree feels insignificant, until a mother bird gives him a pep talk.
George counttoten
Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
(EKA: Episode 0999)
2481-FrontBack
Cartoon Two men compete to be in front.
(EKA: Episode 0858)
2096h
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Grover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
Monster.frontback
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(EKA: Episode 0951)
Wheelsonmyfeet
Insert Big Bird sings about "Wheels on My Feet" while roller skating down the street.
1839zl
Cartoon J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
Erniebarber
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie gives Bert a haircut, but ends up removing all of his hair.
(First: Episode 0068)
Only Part 1 is shown in this episode.
1709p
Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(EKA: Episode 0231)
BeforeWeEat
Song "What Do We Do Before We Eat?" We wash our hands, not our feet.
Animation: Paul Fierlinger
Ernie.3honkers
Muppets Ernie counts 3 Honkers as they arrange themselves in different ways.
Rectangulo
Animation Un rectangulo
1931g
SCENE 4 Before Captain Vegetable returns to his secluded farm in New Jersey, he provides his friends with six, crunchy apples. He has them arrange the apples into different shapes to confirm there will always be six of them. He attempts to make a daring exit, but decides to stay when he sees he's locked on both sides.
9penguins.OG
Cartoon Nine penguins slide down a hill. (repeat)
Giraffe.construction
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
1095e
Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(EKA: Episode 0292)
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
Film-BroccoliCU
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
VideoGameShapes-Rectangle
Animation A rectangle finds its matching hole on a game board.
ShapeDancers.rectangle
Insert Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a rectangle.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
1931-Sand
Animation Sand G / g
(EKA: Episode 1448)
1931h
SCENE 5 Captain Vegetable's bunny rabbit munches on a carrot at least, proving it has super promise. He then announces the sponsors.


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