Sesame Street
Plot Snuffy shows his friends his cave
Air date December 14, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors B, O, 18
This episode guide has been compiled from the NHK episode guides and may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly tries to fix his flower with water, sunlight, and by cheering it up. When that doesn't work, he heads to the Fix-It Shop.
Cartoon "Crocodile Smiles Song": A crocodile sings about good oral hygiene.
Artist: Michael Sporn
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to deliver a lecture about the letter O, but is distracted by several things that don't begin with O, like a rabbit walking with a cow. The Anything Muppet producers decide to cancel the show and take down the set.
(EKA: Episode 1199)
Film Some kids have a bike race by the river.
(EKA: Episode 1443)
Cartoon A blue triangle looks for his friend in a museum.
(EKA: Episode 1854)
SCENE 2 Maria tells Telly that she can't fix his flower because it is dead. He says goodbye and tells the flower he will miss it. Maria notices that another bud has sprouted on the plant.
Cartoon The Bellhop is told that somebody at table 18 has a phone call, and after he struggles to get to the table, he is told to take a message.
Beat The Time
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time." In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train", which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster goes shoe shopping.
(EKA: Episode 2142)
Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
(EKA: Episode 1930)
Cast Hoots shows Gordon and some kids the art of "Talkin' Scat."
(EKA: Episode 2454)
Cartoon A car stuck in tar.
(EKA: Episode 1762)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Rattlesnake.
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Film Maria as Charlie Chaplin looks in a mirror and sees "ME." Maria's reflection is played by Linda.
(EKA: Episode 1032)
Cartoon Number creatures 18
Bath Precautions
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie brings an umbrella, a flashlight, and Bert's bowling ball to the bathtub, just in case the electricity goes out, the roof leaks, and somebody shows up asking to borrow a bowling ball. Bert thinks that Ernie is being ridiculous -- but everything happens, just as Ernie predicted.
(EKA: Episode 0269)
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(EKA: Episode 1703)
SCENE 3 Mr. Snuffleupagus takes Big Bird, Maria, and Gabi inside his cave.
Cartoon An alien asks a boy directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
(EKA: Episode 2061)
Muppets Pretty Great Performances: James Galway and the All Animal Chamber Ensemble perform a work by Johann Sebastian Fox.
(EKA: Episode 2561)
Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(EKA: Episode 0269)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Erik shows Grover his teeth, and tells him how teeth are used.
(EKA: Episode 2234)
Cartoon Ivy Austin sings about a rabbit's day of eating grapes and swimming with pals.
(EKA: Episode 2573)
SCENE 4 Deep in the cave, Snuffy wants to introduce Big Bird, Maria, and Gabi to the person who lives there. Snuffy has never seen him, but he has heard him. The "person" turns out to be his echo.
Animation Stop-motion: a bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
(EKA: Episode 1545)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(EKA: Episode 0293)
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(EKA: Episode 0929)
SCENE 5 Deeper in the cave, Snuffy wants to introduce his friends to the Camelupagus, but it turns out to be the shadow of Snuffy wearing his backpack.
Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(EKA: Episode 1025)
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That." He sings about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(EKA: Episode 2142)
Film Fay Ray dresses up as different animals. ("It's Kermit the Dog!")
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
(EKA: Episode 2491)

SCENE 6 Still deeper in the cave, Snuffy wants to introduce his friends to the Fishyupagus. Maria thinks it will only be Snuffy's reflection in the water. To her surprise, the Fishyupagus is real. Telly announces the sponsors.

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