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Sesame Street
Plot Gordon has a headache
Air date December 1, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors B, V, 10
Syndication
Releases

2494

Picture Segment Description
Wheelsonmyfeet
Insert
Big Bird sings about "Wheels on My Feet" while roller skating down the street.
Whybearssmile
Cartoon
"Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1167)
Film.Onthebeach
Film
Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(EKA: Episode 2257)
Waiter-flyinsoup
Muppets
Mr. Johnson has been served a bowl of soup, but flags down his waiter to make a complaint. He asks Grover to inspect the fly that's in his soup, but Grover looks under, next to, and on the soup before he agrees to bring out a new bowl. The kitchen is all out of what Mr. Johnson ordered, so he brings him Cream of Mosquito.
Letter.B.green.red
Cartoon
B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
LookCloser.hand
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (hand)
TellyIsaac
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Telly notices that Isaac doesn't have fur like he does.
Sandcity
Cartoon
A lost man in the desert asks a stranger for directions to the city. He builds a pretend city out of sand to show what it looks like. As it turns out, the stranger is an alien.
(EKA: Episode 0811)
3164k
Film
Operation Playground: A group of students at P.S. 87 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.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
BDWilliams.Honker
Muppets / Celebrity
Billy Dee Williams and Homer Honker count backwards from 10 to 1. Homer has to blow his nose before he can honk the last number.
(EKA: Episode 2403)
2040e
Cartoon
"Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0815)
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SCENE 1
Gordon has a really bad headache, so Susan puts his slippers by the bed, unplugs the phone, and goes to put Miles in daycare so Gordon can relax. Right after she leaves, Telly comes in to make sure Gordon's okay. He understands that Gordon needs rest, peace and quiet, so he makes sure everything stays that way. He hears such sounds as a barking dog, a honking car, and an airplane, and yells at them to be quiet. Soon, they hear the birds sing, which Gordon doesn't mind ... until he hears Big Bird singing loudly!
Alphabet01

Alphabet02
Animation
The alphabet is presented using many materials and writing methods.
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Muppets
Kermit sings "Caribbean Amphibian".
Bforbat
Cartoon
Small letter b (ball/bat)
(EKA: Episode 2122)
EBBedtimePigeon
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Early in the morning, Ernie sees some pigeons through the window, and wonders if he should wake Bert.
Toon.Geronimo10-0
Cartoon
Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
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SCENE 2
Gordon can't find his slippers, thinking they're under the bed. Elmo comes in, hoping to make Gordon's headache go away. Gordon tells him to look for his slippers under the bed, and Elmo looks on the bed, under the blankets, and finally under the bed, where he sees "two fuzzy blue monsters" that tickle him.
Word.ICE
Animation
The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
SchoolAfternoon1

SchoolAfternoon2
Muppets
A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
1710r
Cartoon
The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(EKA: Episode 1710)
2341l
Cast
Olivia sings "Everything Grows."
(EKA: Episode 1106)
Yoyoman.boygetslost
Cartoon
A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1102)
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SCENE 3
Big Bird and Snuffy enter Gordon's apartment to help him with his headache by reading him a story, "The Lion and The Mouse." They react in fear towards the lion in the story, but Gordon finishes reading it for them, and suffers Snuffy's ground-shaking jumps for joy.
Pinball.10
Cartoon
Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
Timber1
Film
A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(EKA: Episode 1126)
BringThatThing

BringThatThing 2
Muppets
Game Show: Bring That Thing
Stevie and Jonathan Martian need to find three things that help to see in the dark in sixty seconds. They bring a flashlight, a lamp, and the moon, (which they have to quickly zoom back into space to get). Their jackpot prize is a pot of lightning bugs.
Timber2
Film
A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(EKA: Episode 1126)
Clumsy.2holes
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1121)
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SCENE 4
Gordon has yet another visitor, Count von Count, who has a Transylvanian home remedy for headaches: counting backwards from ten to zero, and listening to soft thunder. Gordon finds this surprisingly effective, when he counts slow and closes his eyes as The Count hums.
V in space
Catoon
V in space
(EKA: Episode 0560)
ErniePicture
Muppets
Ernie plans on copying Bert's felt board template called "Cookies on a Plate in a Room with a Window" which features just that. Ernie goes through various pieces, seeing which ones match Bert's. Once he finishes, Cookie Monster enters the apartment and complements the picture, but likes Bert's more and rips the cookies of the picture and eats them. Ernie sobs, as now his picture is different from Bert's, so Cookie solves everything by eating the cookies off of Ernie's picture.
2963-D7
Film
Colored sand forms the letter B and a buffalo.
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SCENE 5
After several minutes of counting backwards from ten to zero, Gordon's headache is finally gone! Oscar the Grouch arrives, hoping to see Gordon suffer through his headache, but becomes upset when he learns he's too late.
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SCENE 5
cont'd
Susan and Miles come home and greet Gordon, and all the happiness in the room irritates Oscar, so the Count introduces his home remedy to Oscar. Both of them announce the sponsors.


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