Sesame Street
Plot Decorating the baby's room
Air date May 1, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors H, S, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Today, Luis and Maria are decorating the room where their soon-to-be-born baby will be living, with the help of Hiroshi and Big Bird. While the grown-ups leave, Big Bird witnesses the rocking horse actually moving on its own! When Maria returns, she points out the wind from the open window is the cause.
Animation Sand S / s
(EKA: Episode 2488)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to Eddie, and Eddie tells Ernie, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Film A girls' jump-rope team trains for a contest. They end up winning second place.
(EKA: Episode 2596)
Muppets While standing next to a tree being cut down, Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger.
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes, and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0406)
SCENE 2 Luis and Hiroshi bring the crib into the room. As Hiroshi admires the architectural aspects of it, Luis moves it around the room.
Animation ¿Que es esto? (una vaca)
Muppets Kermit and the word “taxi.”
(EKA: Episode 2293)
Cartoon "Ten Pins"
Artist: Michael Sporn
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1927)
Muppets "One Banana"
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 0560)
SCENE 3 They now bring in the dresser and try to figure out how to arrange the dolls and toy horses. Big Bird suggests they put the dolls on the horses.
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a piano and decides to play it. The left half wants to play short notes, while the other half prefers to run his fingers across the keyboard. They decide to cooperate, and both use their notes to play "Chopsticks."
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(EKA: Episode 2040)
Muppets Grundgetta shows Oscar a postcard they just got, and they wish they could visit Swamp Mushy Muddy. Instead, they imagine themselves there, floating on a swamp in a barrel. Oscar serenades Grundgetta by singing "Alone in a Swamp."
Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(EKA: Episode 2455)
Cartoon Yo-yo elevator
(EKA: Episode 2040)
SCENE 4 Slimey, Irvine and Alice all want to give something to the baby, but all their gifts have problems: Slimey's are too small, Alice's are too big and Irvine's are broken. Hiroshi gets an idea, gathers the items and goes off.
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1102)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1590)
Cartoon Two people think they hear a BARK in the DARK.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2258)
Celebrity Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing the African Alphabet Song.
(EKA: Episode 2480)
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2362)
SCENE 5 Hiroshi shows Maria and Luis a mobile he's made of the others' gifts.
Cartoon A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
(EKA: Episode 1447)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(EKA: Episode 0988)
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(EKA: Episode 2386)

Animation 2 farmers
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0829)
Cartoon Six snakes spent Saturday on the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2227)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and his friend Debo notice the letter "S" sitting on a brick wall. He exclaims that the letter is an old friend, and shouts, "Hey, S, babyyyy!" and slaps it off the wall. He remarks, "I hope he did not take that personally."
(EKA: Episode 1299)
Film David points out the circular shape of a tire.
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(EKA: Episode 1733)
SCENE 6 The room is now finished and Maria loves it. Big Bird gives the unborn child a tour of the room by talking to Maria's tummy. Luis announces the sponsors.

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