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Sesame Street
Plot Forgetful Jones joins the Birdketeers
Air date November 27, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Sponsors A, S, 2
Syndication
Releases

2365

Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1
In Hooper's Store, Forgetful Jones struggles to remember how to welcome the viewer, but he succeeds: he remembers the viewer, to say "Howdy," the street name and his own name! Linda comes by to congratulate him in sign language. Next he manages to remember the next sketch on the show.
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie decides to set up an apple-selling stand, and has everything he needs, leaving out the apples.
SCENE 2
Forgetful is excited about remembering the Ernie and Bert sketch (except that he was wrong about there being a boat in it). "That's why they call me Remembering Jones," he says. David suggests that even though he's really named Forgetful, he doesn't always forget things. To David's astonishment, he recites the entire alphabet, although neither of them can remember why he does.
Cartoon
A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(EKA: Episode 0820)
Film
A construction machine and a horse look similar.
Muppets
A little boy tells his grown-up friends to "Take My Hand" while they cross the street.
Cartoon
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Film
In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon
A for Acrobats
(EKA: Episode 2226)
Celebrity
Sally Ride announces that A is for Astronaut and blasts off.
Animation
A hand draws a ditch, and some kids try to figure out a way to get across it.
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". A duck shows up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(EKA: Episode 0710)
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Cartoon
A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
SCENE 3
Luis asks Forgetful what he's doing up in a tree. It's time to announce the letter of the day, and Luis hints that it's the first letter of the words "secret," "Sesame" and "Street." He remembers it was S, but if only he could remember what he was doing up a tree.
Film
Song: The Farm
(EKA: Episode 0573)
Cartoon
S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
Muppets
Miami Mice
Ernie goes to a repair shop to pick up his broken rubber duckie, but neither he nor the mice can get into the shop because it's cerrado.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Cartoon
In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.

SCENE 4
Forgetful asks Big Bird to translate what a bird tweeted at him, but it doesn't make sense. He remembers it had something to do with a game. Then he falls out of the tree (and continues to hear birds around his head).
Cartoon
A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0272)
Muppets
In Rock Music School, Olivia and several Anything Muppets show different ways of singing the word "baby."
Cartoon
A captain and a first mate think they have planned ahead well for their trip at sea, but they forgot to take in the anchor.
(EKA: Episode 1740)
Muppets
Grover climbs a mountain and counts from one to ten with his own echo.
(EKA: Episode 0949)
Cartoon
Two Elephants
Artist: Owe Gustafson
SCENE 5
In Big Bird's nest, Forgetful sings One of These Things with three Birdketeers. Big Bird tells him that he could be a Birdketeer, even though as a cowboy he didn't belong.
Cartoon
Yo-yo elevator
(EKA: Episode 2040)
Film
Marching band: The bandleader wants the drummer to beat the drum one time.
Muppets
Game Show: The Remembering Game
(EKA: Episode 0310)
Cartoon
Super 2 solves problems by doubling things.
SCENE 6
The Birdketeers have hopping practice before they sing "The Birdketeer Song." Big Bird teaches it first, but Forgetful can't remember all the lyrics on his first try.
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: A is for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Cartoon
Eleven gumballs minus 4 equals 7.
Muppets
Two-Headed Monster tries on shoes.
Cartoon
What if I looked like George Washington
(EKA: Episode 2257)
SCENE 7
The peeping and chirping Birdketeers start their "first meeting of the new season," Luis reads the sponsors, and the Barkley credit crawl follows.


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