Sesame Street
Plot A rainy day on Sesame Street
Air date January 18, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors B, L, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 It's a rainy day on Sesame Street and nobody appreciates it more than Oscar the Grouch. He watches as Bob and Linda attempt to sign to each other, but find it difficult to while holding their umbrellas (which they end up dropping). They notice Oscar enjoying their situation, so they toss their umbrellas aside and sing about "Singin' in the Rain."
Small-er-est
Animation Three balls compare sizes. An orange ball (voiced by Daws Butler) boasts that he's the smallest, until his little brother comes onto the scene.
(EKA: Episode 2290)
1091-29
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert tells John-John that he's lost his paper clips, and he feels sad. He asks John-John to show how he looks when he feels sad. Then Bert feels angry about losing his paper clips, and John-John acts out that emotion. Bert remembers where he left his collection, and John-John acts happy, too.
(EKA: Episode 0729)
Song.FrogKick
Song "Frog Kick"
(EKA: Episode 2412)
2102ShadyLane
Muppets Here is Your Life: Guy Smiley salutes the life of a house, 2102 Shady Lane, with visits from Frank Lloyd Left the architect, Mr. Bricklayer and Ms. Carpenter who built the house, Tommy and Sally Wilson, children of the family that once lived in the house, and even 2104 Shady Lane, the house that used to be located next door to 2102 Shady Lane, before it was replaced with a highway.
Pinball.10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
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SCENE 2 Elmo wants to see a rainbow and studies the ground below. Big Bird happens by and informs him that rainbows are up in the sky, not on the ground. Elmo thanks Big Bird and cranes his head up.
B-animation
Cartoon Letter B/b (bouncing circles)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
Raposo.Goat
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "The Goat."
(EKA: Episode 2366)
Anthill
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)
SSNews-PiedPiper
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music -- but Kermit lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
2356-7
Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(EKA: Episode 2125)
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SCENE 3 Elmo cheers for the rainbow he sees, but is told by Maria that it's actually thunder and lightning. She recommends he goes inside until it's safe.
BridgeIsDown
Cartoon Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(EKA: Episode 2345)
Film.Cookiesforgrandma
Film Wendy makes cookies with her grandmother. They later visit Wendy's great-grandmother at the nursing home, and give her some of the cookies.
(EKA: Episode 2244)
Sposethatsmexico
Muppets A cowboy hears his echo in Spanish for the numbers one to ten.
(First: Episode 0698)
ZooEscape
Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
(EKA: Episode 1577)
Susansarandon
Muppets / Celebrity On a rainy night, the Count brings Susan Sarandon to a locked castle. He knocks on the door just for the sake of counting the knocks, until it's revealed that the castle is his own. He then proceeds to unlock the numerous locks, counting them in the process.
KidsWrite
Film Kids talk about the various writing methods they use.
2963-A9
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a boat.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
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SCENE 4 Over at the Fix-It Shop, Big Bird tries to teach Natasha about the rain and umbrellas, but Maria points out she's just a baby and can't comprehend his lesson. Big Bird recalls when Maria first educated him on umbrellas...
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SCENE 4 cont'd The scene flashes back to a similar rainy day at the Fix-It Shop, where Maria realizes she's left her sweater out on the stoop. Big Bird offers to get it, but can't figure out the correct way to use the umbrella she's given him. They finally go together and find her sweater completely drenched.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Big Bird asks Natasha how she liked the story and she responds by kissing his beak. "She liked it," he notes.
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1930)
SpaceshipSurprise

PlanetCH
Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
(EKA: Episode 2414)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
Lpoemkids
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
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SCENE 5 Out in front of the Fix-It Shop, Oscar, Grundgetta and their Grouch friend Smudgey prepare to have a barbecue, complete with hotdogs (with chocolate sauce), hamburgers and marshmallows. Maria peers from the door and tells them the rain will prevent them from lighting the grill and being able to cook and eat their food - which is exactly how a Grouch barbecue works.
Bisforbubble
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)
Bertfeelssad
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie notices Bert looking sad for no reason. Ernie lists a number of reasons to be sad, and then Bert feels better, but now Ernie has become sad for no reason.
Horsejigsaw
Cartoon A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
Foursports
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
1576l
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1526)
Khome.sunglasses
Muppets Grover wants to sell Kermit the Frog a pair of sunglasses, but Kermit doesn't have a nose or ears to hold the sunglasses up with, so Grover gives Kermit a pair of sunglasses with attached ears, nose, and mustache (which Grover adds is optional).
WhatsMissingParrot
Cartoon What's missing? (parrot)
(EKA: Episode 2173)
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SCENE 6 The rain has stopped and Elmo finally sees a rainbow in the sky. Everyone else gathers to catch a glimpse as the sponsors are announced.


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