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Sesame Street
Plot David's Spanish lesson
Air date November 29, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors E, Y, 12
Syndication
Releases

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This page has been compiled from a Japanese episode guide, and may or may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
David is nervous about his first Spanish lesson with Luis, saying he is the worst person to try to teach a language to. Luis assures him that he will have fun. Luis tries to teach him "buenos días" but he keeps getting it wrong. Oscar the Grouch comes in and asks Luis if he would watch Irvine for the afternoon. Luis says he is busy, but finally agrees. Oscar says that Irvine will enjoy watching David blunder around trying to do something he's not good at.
Toon.Goodnight.Haiti.India
Cartoon
How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
Twoheadedmonsternewspaper
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster finds a newspaper.
(EKA: Episode 2122)
RubeNumbers20
Cartoon
A Rube Goldberg device is used to turn on a television as the numbers one through twenty are featured.
1707k
Muppets
A Lavender Anything Muppet and a choir sing "Lonely". (EKA: Episode 1165)
Squarestring
Cartoon
The Square
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats".
(EKA: Episode 0514)
2492streetstory2
SCENE 2
Luis tries to teach David how to say "Me llamo David", but David can't concentrate with Irvine laughing every time he makes a mistake. They try to find toys for her to play with, but she says "blech" to each one. Luis finds a box of scrap wood blocks, which Irvine likes. David keeps trying to say "me llamo".
Letter E
Animation
E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(EKA: Episode 2366)
1845q
Film
A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
MillieMollywalk
Cartoon
Millie and Molly take a walk, and have different perspectives of their surroundings.
Ssnews.cherrytree
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Young George Washington
(EKA: Episode 1060)
3187z
Cartoon
E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(EKA: Episode 2228)
1446c
Muppets
Anything Muppets shout "E!"
(EKA: Episode 1446)
3993r
Cartoon
Jim Thurman sings Calcutta Joe.
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
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SCENE 3
Mr. Snuffleupagus comes to drop off Alice and thanks Luis for agreeing to watch her. Luis says they had agreed on tomorrow. Snuffy says he got mixed up, but luckily, Luis doesn't look too busy. They bring Alice over to play with Irvine, who says "blech". David and Luis return to the lesson.
Signman.DIRTY
Cartoon
Sign Man: DIRTY
(EKA: Episode 1121)
ShapeSortMariaGordon
Cast
Maria and Gordon sort shapes by type and color.
CatLion
Animation
A black cat chases after a white bird, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0269)
ElkFeeding
Film
Sesame Street Animal Films: Elk feeding.
Music: Robert Dennis
(EKA: Episode 1118)
MartyChair
Animation
Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 2233)
HonkAroundtheClock
Muppets
"Honk Around the Clock"
Stack12cans
Cartoon
A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(EKA: Episode 1062)
2492streetstory4
SCENE 4
Luis gives David a sign to take home. It says "muchas gracias". He tells David to put it somewhere in his house and read it every time he sees it. David is excited to learn phrases he can say to Spanish-speaking customers at Hooper's Store. Snuffy returns to retrieve Alice, who greets him by saying "blech". David assures Snuffy that she'll probably forget the word on the way home, but Snuffy says snuffleupaguses never forget. Being a big brother isn't easy--not only does he have to teach her how to talk, he has to teach her how not to talk. Alice leaves with Snuffy, repeating the word "blech".
Y.Yawn
Cartoon
Y for yawn
(EKA: Episode 0301)
Herbert and Grover 2
Muppets
Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(EKA: Episode 0309)
Pinball12
Cartoon
"Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Littlegirl.HELP
Film
A little girl needs HELP getting on a horse.
(EKA: Episode 2440)
ABC Cookie Monster
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moment: Kermit & Joey sing The Alphabet Song.
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Cartoonsignlanguageabc
Cartoon
Signing Alphabet", an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
(EKA: Episode 1056)
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SCENE 5
Oscar returns to pick up Irvine, and is disappointed that she didn't bother Luis and David. Oscar, Luis, and David are all impressed with the tower Irvine has made with all the blocks. Oscar reminds them that it isn't finished yet: it needs that one last grouch touch. Irvine knocks it down.
YakYes
Cartoon
A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(EKA: Episode 0301)
1839zj
Film
As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(EKA: Episode 1839)
Song.wonderful
Muppets
Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful".
Wearaseatbelt
Cartoon
A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 2258)
1736w
Film
Saxophone factory
(EKA: Episode 1446)
BridgeIsDown
Cartoon
Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
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SCENE 6
Luis puts the blocks into a box for Irvine to take home. She tells him "muchas gracias". Oscar tells Luis he has a lot of nerve teaching bad manners to a little grouch. David and Luis say they didn't teach her anything, she just picked it up. Oscar tells them to be careful next time--"a smart little grouch like her is gonna pick up whatever she hears". Snuffy announces the sponsors, as Irvine repeats the phrase "muchas gracias".

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