Sesame Street
Plot A hot day on Sesame Street (repeat from Season 17)
Air date December 14, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Sponsors H, N, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria welcomes the viewer, upset by the extreme heat today. Oscar calls her over, showing her his new Grouch fan. To operate it, Maria must pull on the nearby rope. She pulls and pulls, keeping Oscar cool, but making her even hotter and tired. She advises the viewer to look away as she tries trashing Oscar with her magazine.
Cartoon An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
(EKA: Episode 2173)
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
(EKA: Episode 2208)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Bert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air. (Bert's opening line is omitted)
(EKA: Episode 0573)
Cartoon H/h (with voiceover by Roscoe Orman)
(EKA: Episode 2282)
Song Luis sings "Follow the Arrows" as a man does so.
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1927)

SCENE 2 Oscar stops Luis as he passes by and offers him a glass of water to beat the heat, no jokes or tricks. Luis skeptically takes a sip and is pleased it's normal. Fluffy has another way to keep cool - swimming in the pool. After her swan dive, Oscar thinks of another solution to stay cool - taking a cool shower. Luis agrees and Fluffy squirts him all over with water. Luis actually finds it refreshing and thanks them. "Boy, the heat sure does strange things to people."
Cartoon A frog looks for AGUA.
Muppets Grover teaches the campers at Camp Wannagohoma about trees.
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
(EKA: Episode 1460)
Cartoon A man in a bowler hat hears different sounds behind each door.
(EKA: Episode 1781)

SCENE 3 Now, Oscar wishes to get cool, so he's devised a plan. He hires Mr. "Yuckleupagus" to blow on a large ice block, making cool air for Oscar. Snuffy's blowing proves to be too strong, as it makes a compete mess out of Oscar and his trash can area.
Cartoon "It's A Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Cast The Great Addini (Maria) performs her famous bottle-balancing trick with her assistant Bill (David), who is doubtful the stunt will work.
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 1452)
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(EKA: Episode 1451)
Animation A boy adds his crayons, then uses them to draw a number 5.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Muppets Simon Soundman sings to his date about the "Sounds That Remind Me of You."
(EKA: Episode 2227)
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(EKA: Episode 1141)

SCENE 4 Snuffy points out the different ways everyone on Sesame Street is keeping cool:
  • Petey is wearing lose and short clothing
  • Maria is relaxing in front of a fan
  • Luis wears sunglasses and is drinking some water
  • Bob has a hat to keep the sun off his face
  • Oscar sits under his umbrella for shade.

Snuffy combines their methods to keep himself cool.

Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Muppets Ernie and Bert search for Dr. Livingstone in the jungle.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Film A little girl gets herself a glass of AGUA.
(EKA: Episode 1710)
Cast Maria is dressed for summer weather, while Linda is dressed for the snow. They switch clothes and scenarios.
(EKA: Episode 2159)
Cartoon An old woman goads a man into guessing who she met today. Through the clues she gives, he soon finds out she's referring to him.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Celebrity Harry Belafonte sings "Moyet" to some kids.
Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The first day of school in history
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(EKA: Episode 0425)
Insert Jump rope.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Film "Operation Playground" Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(EKA: Episode 0825)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: HONK
(EKA: Episode 2257)
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 5 Everyone flocks into Hooper's Store, the only place on Sesame Street with air conditioning. Oscar announces the sponsors.

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