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Sesame Street
Plot Susan writes a letter to her parents.
Air date November 19, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Sponsors E, J, 4
Syndication
Releases

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Picture Segment Description


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SCENE 1
At night, Susan writes a letter to her parents, and explains that since they live out of town, she likes to let them know what's going on around them as much as she can. She writes about the day that she had, and what happened first...
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SCENE 1 cont'd
Telly is wailing because he got a splinter in his "favorite finger". Susan calms him down and takes care of it, and tells him what she did when she got a splinter in her favorite finger, and her favorite things that she could do with it. Once it's bandaged up, Telly thinks that he hears his finger beginning to heal.
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SCENE 1 cont'd
Susan remembers another thing she can do with her favorite finger: tapping her cheek as she thinks.
Eforerase
Cartoon
E for Erase
(EKA: Episode 0666)
Farmer.Noisy.Quiet
Animation
George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(EKA: Episode 0931)
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Cast
Bob, Olivia, and David sing a song about the rain...outside, on a rainy day.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
CarrotSubtraction
Animation
Carrot subtraction (4-1)
SSNews.ideeeeeas
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog asks Elmo about his ideas for games.
Toon.Lookbothways
Cartoon
Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
Scanimatekids
Video
Scanimate kids intro.
(EKA: Episode 0813)
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SCENE 2
Susan writes about Miles' first Birdketeer meeting, and Big Bird teaching everyone the Birdketeer motto.
Jughead
Cartoon
Jughead Jones's J story
(EKA: Episode 0231)
WaterBaby
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
Funny4
Cartoon
The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees.
EBTag
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
(EKA: Episode 1026)
E-End
Cartoon
E for End
(EKA: Episode 2164)
1845n
Film
A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
ItsRaining?
Cartoon
A boy thinks it's raining outside, so he puts on his rain gear and goes outside, only to find sunny weather. It turns out the lawn sprinkler was near his window.
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SCENE 3
At the Birdketeer meeting, Big Bird plays a game of adding kids into his nest with a song, and Susan (as the "nest mother") becomes the one who puts the birds in the nest.
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.
Grover.Library
Muppets
Grover: Grover appears in a library to tell the viewers about what a library is. The librarian, however, keeps telling Grover to be quieter, until he can barely even be heard.
(EKA: Episode 1858)
2059y
Film
Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
(EKA: Episode 2059)
LetterofDayPageant
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts the Letter of the Day Pageant.
Hockeyplayer
Cartoon
Hockey player (Spanish).
HootsandWyntonduel

FlyingHoots
Insert
Hoots gets into a musician's duel with Wynton Marsalis. Hoots ends up winning by flying and playing his saxophone at the same time.
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Film
A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Twoheader--SAD
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD"
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Cartoon
A man walks through the jungle, trying to photograph a bear, a tiger, and an elephant.
(EKA: Episode 1188)
CookieNapkin02
Muppets
Cookie Monster and Kermit: Cookie Monster encounters a green napkin. Every time he squeezes the napkin, a new number appears, allowing Cookie to count up to 20. This creeps him out, but what's even more creepy is when Kermit shows up inside the napkin at the end of the bit -- he's also green, after all.
(EKA: Episode 0797)
Deadfish
Cartoon
A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Muppets
Four Big Cheers
Spanish soundtrack
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Cartoon
Stop! (Moving Colored STOP signs in fast-motion)
(EKA: Episode 1257)
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SCENE 4
Susan resolves her letter, and she sings about her family while looking at the photos above her writing desk.
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Cartoon
E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
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Film
A girl in the city mails a letter to her grandfather in the country in Maine, and we watch its journey through the postal service.
(EKA: Episode 2125)
GroverChrisStop
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Chris play the Tickle-Stop game.
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Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: E-Ear
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(EKA: Episode 0677)
Ringmaster4
Cartoon
The Ringmaster presents four lions.
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SCENE 5
In the night, Susan drops her letter into the mailbox, and finds Telly still listening to his favorite finger healing. Susan points out that his body needs rest to help it heal. Telly walks home, as Susan announces the sponsors before saying goodnight while the standard harmonica theme plays.


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