Sesame Street
Plot Luis finds a use for a pile of sand
Air date December 18, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors P, X, 7


This page has been compiled from a Japanese episode guide, and may or may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria is wrapping a package to send to her mother when Sonny Friendly appears with his Travelling Game Show. To win, she must find two words that rhyme with "grand". Maria wants nothing to do with the game, and finishes wrapping her package, remarking that it worked out better than she had "planned". She still refuses to play, and asks if Sonny can give her a "hand" tying the package. Maria's prize also rhymes with "grand": it is a big pile of sand, which he dumps in front of the Fix-It Shop's door.
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(EKA: Episode 1858)
Muppets Kermit sings "When I Listen"
(EKA: Episode 2124)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster read the word "honk."
(EKA: Episode 2257)
Cartoon P is for Pack.
(EKA: Episode 0796)
SCENE 2 Maria and Luis ponder what to do with the sand. Telly's idea is to get a bunch of little boxes and fill them with sand to give to all their friends. Maria and Luis don't want to do that, so Telly asks if he can have a little box of sand for himself. Luis realizes he should make a sandbox. Telly thinks they will need all the sand they can get, and puts the sand from his little box back.
Song "Elbows and Knees"
Cartoon Seven Piglets
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater presents The Taming of the Shoe
(EKA: Episode 2607)
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(EKA: Episode 0820)
SCENE 3 Mr. MacIntosh tells Maria and Luis that he would use that sand for a dancing school. He has Savion show the kids how to soft-shoe.
Cartoon "Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2358)

Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(EKA: Episode 0914)
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
(EKA: Episode 0914)
Song "What Do We Do Before We Eat?" We wash our hands, not our feet.
Animation: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2483)
Cartoon The letter X
(EKA: Episode 1447)
Muppets At the beach, the Twiddlebugs notice that only Thomas has a beach umbrella, which they decide to share. They soon realize that they have no idea where the ocean is. This is because they're not really at the beach- they're on the pile of sand in front of the Fix-It Shop.
Cartoon Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on, and under with the help of a big fish.
ABC Cookie Monster
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Kermit & Joey sing The Alphabet Song.
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Muppets Big Bird presents the letter X, but it is upside down.
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(EKA: Episode 2062)
Muppets Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1168)
Cartoon P - Pyramid.
(EKA: Episode 2061)
SCENE 4 Telly and Juliet are playing in the sand with Freddy. They imagine Freddy is climbing a mountain of sand, gets picked up by a huge flying rhinoceros, parachutes out of a plane, and gets caught in the sand. Luis comes to take the sand to the sandbox, but Telly, Juliet, and Maria tell him to wait, because they can't just leave their imaginary game with Freddy stuck in the sand. Luis's solution: "And then, along came Luis and dug Freddy out of the sand with his bare hands." Freddy asks what he can do to repay Luis, and Luis says he can help fill up the sand box.
Pinball7 Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie is sad because it's raining, and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 0678)
Film Peacock.
Music by Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0301)
SCENE 5 Telly likes the sandbox that Luis and Maria built, but Juliet worries that they won't be able to play in it because all the sand is still in front of the Fix-It Shop. They create a bucket brigade with the kids to bring the sand to the sandbox.
Cartoon A detective sees a lever and wonders what will happen if he pulls it.
Song Patti LaBelle sings Oh, How I Miss My X
(EKA: Episode 2573)
Cartoon A spring bounces under and over animals.
(EKA: Episode 2003)
SCENE 6 Telly and the kids play in the sandbox. Luis and Telly announce the sponsors.

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