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Sesame Street
Plot Shelley is afraid of Barkley
Air date November 21, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors H, M, 6
Syndication
Releases

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Shelley the Turtle is about to welcome the viewer to Sesame Street, when Barkley's presence frightens him into his shell. Gordon asks Shelley to come out and say hi to Barkley, but he declines. Linda takes Barkley for a walk, so that Gordon can take Shelley to Hooper's and talk to him.
3960zc
Cartoon
Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2275)
WaterBaby
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
(EKA: Episode 2228)
Ernie-ernestine
Muppets
Ernie talks about the differences between himself and his cousin, Ernestine. He can't find anything that they have in common -- until he hears Ernestine laugh.
(EKA: Episode 2123)
1thru6takeaway
Animation
The numbers 1-6 are carried away and/or demolished by construction equipment.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Architectfilm
Film
Some kids observe a woman drawing pictures of a building, and eventually guess that she's an architect.
(EKA: Episode 0820)
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SCENE 2
A girl watches Maria breastfeed Gabriela, in a scene similar to one in Episode 1041.
MforMask
Cartoon
M for Mask
(EKA: Episode 2448)
YoYoMa.Honkers
Muppets / Celebrity
Big Bird introduces Yo-Yo Ma, who plays cello with two Honkers and a Dinger.
(EKA: Episode 2447)
Toon.Clam
Cartoon
A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(EKA: Episode 0851)
Computerfilm
Film
Kids learn how to use a computer at a public school.
(EKA: Episode 1933)
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SCENE 3
When Gordon and Shelley get to Hooper's, Shelley still won't come out of his shell, even though he still says he's not afraid of anything. Gordon and Gina try to coax him out in various ways, but he still won't come out. When they use reverse psychology and ask him to speak up, he does come out, and this time admits he's afraid of Barkley.
AnimalBabies
Film
A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
MysteriousTheaterMissingCat
Muppets
Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is on the search for Lady Agatha's missing cat, knowing that it is under something that rhymes with "at", while Watson discovers the cat is under a mat, which leads into a big cat-and-dog fight.
Hathosehook
Cartoon
Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1575)
Foursports
Song
Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
CatBark
Cartoon
Can a cat bark?
(EKA: Episode 0938)
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SCENE 4
Gordon tells Shelley that there's a difference between stray dogs and friendly dogs, and that Barkley is a friendly dog. Shelley appears convinced at first, but then he ducks back into his shell. Gordon and Gina suggest that he talk to Barkley and pet him, and Gina pretends to be a dog so he can practice. He's not as afraid anymore, but he ducks away again when the real Barkley shows up.
400019
Cartoon
M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
Song.wonderful
Muppets
Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Herry Monster sing "I Think That It Is Wonderful".
(EKA: Episode 2492)
Gorflach
Cartoon
Roxanne and Violet Gorflach are alike in many ways, but different in others.
Hotdogbun
Animation
Stop-motion: what goes in the hot dog bun?
(EKA: Episode 1240)
666alph
Cartoon
The alphabet (jazzy soundtrack; male chorus shouts each letter)
(EKA: Episode 0666)
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SCENE 5
Gordon and Gina go over the routine one more time, and he ducks into his shell again, this time to groom himself ... and then to watch Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
6redballs
Animation
Counting 6 red balls
(EKA: Episode 0302)
2head.Telephone
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster finds a TELEPHONE, and reads the word.
(EKA: Episode 2415)
Shadowpuppethorse
Film
A man makes a shadow puppet of a horse.
(EKA: Episode 1068)
Typewriterhand
Cartoon
The Typewriter: H-hand
(EKA: Episode 0836)
Song.HandTalk
Song
14 Karat Soul sings "Hand Talk".
LettersCDROM-big
Cartoon
Knights use different words for "big".
(EKA: Episode 2291)
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SCENE 6
Gordon takes Shelley outside into the arbor so he can make friends with Barkley. It actually works this time! Gordon tells the viewer, "Sometimes when you're afraid of something, the best way to stop being afraid is to try doing it."
2096k
Cartoon
"Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2096)
SSNews.MissMuffet
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up frightening Kermit away.
(EKA: Episode 0680)
Words telephone
Cartoon
A boy looks for the telephone as it rings.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0871)
Song.Family
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Families".
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Moon.Goodnight
Cartoon
The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
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SCENE 7
At night, Shelley and Barkley have fun playing "peek-a-boo," when Linda has to take Barkley home. Shelley is now eager to do some more with Barkley tomorrow. Gordon commends Shelley for being brave around Barkley, and they both feel proud of him. Gina announces the sponsors and asks Shelley how he feels.


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