Sesame Street
Plot Ferlinghetti bugs David
Air date January 9, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Sponsors K, L, 6


Picture Segment Description

Insert In the early morning, Gordon does some stretches before he goes out for a run all over New York City (shown in some on-location footage).
Cartoon L for life, love, lizard, leap and lump
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Lord Chatterly's poem on the letter L ends in chaos as usual.
(EKA: Episode 1859)
Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) tries to get his dog to speak, but it makes other animal noises instead.
SCENE 1 Uncle Wally recruits Bob to hold his letter L while he sings a song about being called "Uncle Wally." Bob is touched by the song, but asks why he's been holding the L; the song had nothing to do with the letter. Uncle Wally explains that he couldn't hold the letter if he wasn't going to sing about it.
Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Muppets Grover sells newspapers in the street. He thinks they are for making paper hats, but a customer shows him they are actually for reading. The customer wants to buy a newspaper, but Grover won't stop reading the paper that the customer wants to buy. Grover reads about construction of a new building, a parade, and an expected rain shower, all of which occur as Grover reads.
Cartoon "L" for "Large" and "l" for "little"
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1590)

Muppets The Twiddlebugs don't understand why they are getting all wet, while Mommy Twiddlebug isn't. They soon learn it's because she's inside the house. After they all huddle inside, Ernie finishes watering his plants.
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
Artist: Michael Sporn
SCENE 2 Osvaldo, el Gruñón tells The Grouchketeers to ask him "¿Cómo está?" (Which means "How are you?" in Spanish.), only so he can reply "How am I? That's none of your business that's how I am! now stop asking me that and leave me alone!"
Cartoon In still photographs, a boy asks his friend what his mother does. The mother's shoes become animated, as she describes what she did today. She turns out to be a policewoman.
Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(EKA: Episode 0698)
Cartoon Millie and Molly argue over whether to get a pet cat or a dog, so their mom gets them a turtle instead.
Film Stacy gets an examination at the eye doctor's and receives a new pair of glasses.
(EKA: Episode 1457)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(EKA: Episode 0811)
Insert Big Bird finds out how many feet Mr. Snuffleupagus has.
Cartoon A spring bounces under and over animals.
Cast Olivia, Susan, and Maria sing a disco song about the "Don't Walk" sign.
(EKA: Episode 1952)
Cartoon Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K. Featuring the sped-up voice of Gene Moss.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
SCENE 3 Ferlinghetti Donizetti drives David bonkers with his constant rhyming. David finally silences him as Mrs. Trump enters for lunch. She also rhymes whatever David says and strikes up an instant bond with Ferlinghetti.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about six snails.
(EKA: Episode 0346)
Muppets Bert says his favorite number is Six.
(EKA: Episode 1646)

A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0265)

Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Muppets The Count counts as Suzanne Farrell spins around. Monsters offer her some flowers, and the Count counts the bouquets.
Animation The big green balls and one little orange ball ride over the top of the hills. The little one can't make it over the big hill, but conquers the small hill.
1041library Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(EKA: Episode 0897)
Cartoon The Typewriter: L for lion
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1201)
SCENE 4 David asks Ferlinghetti to sign off, being too wiped out from his antics to do so. Ferlinghetti delivers a slick rhyme about today's sponsors.

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