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Episode 2643

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Sesame Street
Plot Poem Day
Air date December 20, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors Q, S, 19
Syndication
Releases

SignSaysDontWalk

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
2643streetstory1
SCENE 1
In verse, Big Bird, Telly, Maria, Luis, and the kids announce that it is Poem Day.
Grover the Messenger
Muppets
Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the messenger goes to Mr. Johnson's home to deliver some singing telegrams. After reading a series of wrong telegrams, he reads another one that actually is for Mr. Johnson, and an important one at that, but Grover does not remember who it is from.
(EKA: Episode 1916)
Prideday
Cartoon
At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Animalsbathing
Film
Animals and children bathe in water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0882)
2643streetstory2
SCENE 2
While Big Bird is waiting for a delivery from the Letter and Number Store, Slimey serves as the letter S so Big Bird can tell his S poem. Anything Muppet delivery men Tyrone and Gus arrive too late with the letter S, and have to go all the way back to the store to fetch the other letter Big Bird ordered.
S-sing
Cartoon
S for sing
(EKA: Episode 2385)
SignSaysDontWalk
Muppets
A heartbroken groom sings "Don't Walk."
(EKA: Episode 2504)
Carrot
Cartoon
The Carrot
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1211)
2643streetstory3
SCENE 3
Telly asks Oscar the Grouch for help writing a poem. Oscar suggests he write one about Oscar moving away from Sesame Street so he doesn't have to hear Telly's poem. Telly gets sad writing the poem about Oscar leaving, so Maria suggests he write one about Oscar coming back. Telly is happy and wants to hug Oscar, who says he liked the sad poem better. Telly recites the sad poem again, gets sad, Maria tells him to recite the happy one again. Telly finds a compromise and writes a poem about feeling sad when Oscar moved, and hugging Maria to feel better. Both Oscar and Maria like that poem.
Splasho.Beforeafter
Cartoon
The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before and after.
(EKA: Episode 2282)
Song.dowithafruit
Song
Joe Raposo sings "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(EKA: Episode 2275)
E&b-disguisekit
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie tries to fool Bert with his disguises such as a pirate disguise and a bearded Red Riding Hood disguise, but Bert has recognized him and tells him to stop trying to fool him. Then a wolf knocks on the door and Bert is convinced it's Ernie in disguise again- until Ernie appears at the door!
(EKA: Episode 1170)
Toon.boyandplank
Cartoon
A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(EKA: Episode 2558)
2643streetstory4
SCENE 4
The delivery men are late again, so the kids help Big Bird recite his poem about the letter Q. The delivery men show up and say they got stuck in the Martian Day Parade. Big Bird asks if they brought the numbers he ordered, which they do not. They head back to the store as Big Bird remarks that it's too bad Poem Day and Martian Parade Day always fall on the same day.
QuietKorty
Cartoon
Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Congacountingsong
Muppets / Celebrity
Celia Cruz and the Anything Muppets sing "Numero Comparsa."
(EKA: Episode 2402)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon
What if we celebrated Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Sadflower
Film
Flowers with rain and dew drops.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
2643streetstory1
SCENE 5
Mr. Snuffleupagus leads Big Bird, Maria, Luis, and the kids in a game he calls "Finish My Rhyme"
S-Snail
Cartoon
S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2365)
WTNOTSForgetful
Muppets
At the saloon, Clementine asks for Forgetful Jones to sing a song. Buster plays "What's the Name of That Song?" on the piano, and the crowd (including a cow) sings along, but Forgetful keeps asking what the name of the song is.
2096s
Film
Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 2096)
Findparrot
Cartoon
Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(EKA: Episode 0592)
2643streetstory6
SCENE 6
The delivery men are finally on time, and they assist Big Bird with a poem about the numbers 1, 9, and 19.
3983d
Cartoon
Rap #19
(EKA: Episode 2560)
EB.BertsFace
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(EKA: Episode 0536)
2269k
Cartoon
A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0054)
2643streetstory7
SCENE 7
Maria and Luis recite a poem about Gabi, and how she can pick up cookies and toys. The delivery men say they can pick things up too, and drive a truck, so why hasn't anyone written a poem about them? Luis and Maria write a poem in appreciation for all the delivery men's trips through the Martian Day Parade.
2682w
Cartoon
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Whalestatue
Film
In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2365)
1709d
Muppets
An Anything Muppet girl reads "hug" with Herry.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
Clumsy.2holes
Cartoon
Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1121)
2643streetstory8
SCENE 8
The kids tell Maria, Luis, and Telly their poems.
2356-15
Cartoon
"¡Ella juega ténis!"
"Did you say she's playing tennis?"
"¡Sí, ella juega ténis!"
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Farleypurple
Muppets
"Forty Blocks From My Home"
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Cartoon mydoghappy
Cartoon
A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(EKA: Episode 0969)
2643streetstory9
SCENE 9
Maria asks Telly for a poem about saying good-bye, but he gets sad again. She suggests he write a poem about seeing everyone tomorrow. Oscar announces the sponsors.


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