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Episode 2642

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Sesame Street
Plot Maria and Luis find a babysitter
Air date December 19, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors D, Z, 15
Syndication
Releases

CM-SeeSaw

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
2642streetstory1
SCENE 1
Oscar, who is seal-sitting for Uncle Wally, tells Susan that he had a hard time getting Wolfgang the Seal out of the swimming pool. He got him out to demonstrate wet and dry. Susan is surprised Oscar is going to do something helpful, and wants to stick around to see it. Oscar warns her not to, but Susan has seen Wolfgang dry and now she wants to see him wet. When he jumps into Oscar's can, water splashes out and drenches Susan.
FishBird.clay
Animation
Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (narration by Jim Thurman)
Song-exit
Muppets
Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Exit" as the audience leaves the room.
(EKA: Episode 0666)
FaySubtract
Film
Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(EKA: Episode 2608)
CayardCats
Cartoon
The different varieties of cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
AllByMyself01

AllByMyself02
Muppets
"Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
DragonDoctor
Cartoon
D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
(EKA: Episode 2499)
2642streetstory2
SCENE 2
Mike comes to The Fix-It Shop to retrieve his radio, but Maria and Luis haven't had time to fix it. They both love taking care of Gabi, and they both love running the Fix-It Shop, but they are finding it hard to do both things at once. Mike makes them a help wanted sign to advertise for someone to babysit and help out part time in the shop.
Peacockcartoon
Cartoon
A peacock counts twenty feathers on his tail.
(EKA: Episode 0406)
FilmWorkHorses
Film
A man talks about his working horses.
Cartoon-eat a Z
Cartoon
A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(EKA: Episode 2411)
2125q
Film
A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(EKA: Episode 2125)
Waterman
Cartoon
The uses of water
(EKA: Episode 0179)
2356-4
Muppets
Over the Top performs "ZZ Blues."
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Where triangle fit
Animation
Where does the triangle fit?
(EKA: Episode 1952)
2642streetstory3
SCENE 3
Big Bird reads the help wanted sign, and thinks he knows just the right babysitter. She has raised 24 of her own babies.
Magician.badday
Cartoon
A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
SpaceshipSurprise

Spaceship.TR
Muppets
Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet TR, where they are greeted by Trevor Trout.
(EKA: Episode 2607)
MeSongRaposo
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Me."
Cat dog toon
Cartoon
Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(EKA: Episode 1933)
Danny oscar bus stop
Muppets / Celebrity
Danny DeVito arrives at a bus stop, where Oscar and Bruno are also waiting. Oscar explains that it's a Grouch bus stop, which means the bus doesn't stop for them.
Film.EXIT
Film
Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(EKA: Episode 0536)
2642streetstory4
SCENE 4
While Maria and Luis are busy interviewing potential helpers, Mike watches Gabi and shelves some stock in the back. Maria interviews Big Bird's friend, Mrs. Featherington, for the job. Mrs. Featherington has plenty of experience caring for bird babies, but they agree that she is not the right match to take care of a baby person.
BalloonABC
Cartoon
Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
Insideherry
Muppets
Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using an X-ray machine.
(EKA: Episode 2254)
TrainExit
Cartoon
A white furball catches a train going through a door marked EXIT.
1736m
Film
Buffalo in the water (jazz soundtrack)
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Muppets
Grover is about to talk about rhymes when a fox shows him a box that has locks and a hand inside that knocks and drops rocks and socks. An ox comes by and reveals he's the owner of the box. After all the commotion, Grover tries to finish his talk, but can't think of any rhymes.
(EKA: Episode 2572)
MartyChair
Animation
Marty the chair keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(EKA: Episode 2233)
2642streetstory5
SCENE 5
Luis interviews a woman who has never babysat in a room without a television. Maria quips that they have plenty of televisions, they're just all broken. Luis tells her it won't work out. Mike comes in, after he changed Gabi's diaper and put her to sleep. Maria and Luis tell him that they interviewed people all day, and nobody was the right fit. They realize that Mike is the right fit, and they hire him.
Sheephideandseek
Cartoon
A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2274)
CM-SeeSaw
Muppets
Ernie has put a cookie on a lever, half of which is in a glass cage, diagonally, and wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie. Ernie will reward Cookie Monster with a box of cookies under two conditions - by not destroying the display and without his help.
(EKA: Episode 2453)
2040d
Film
Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1108)
1186g
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1186)
LookaLittleCloser.Horse
Song
Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (horse)
Grover-johnjohn-countbackwards
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: John-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but John-John has a little trouble.
(EKA: Episode 0752)
2642streetstory6
SCENE 6
Mike brings Gabi to see Wolfgang, and Oscar asks him about his new job. Mike says it's more than just babysitting, it's an all-around helper. He will take the baby for a walk and sweep the floor. Oscar tells him to be sure not to sweep the baby and take the floor for a walk. Susan announces the sponsors.


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