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Sesame Street
Plot Linda gets a closed-captioning decoder
Air date February 13, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors H, U, 19
Syndication
Releases

2682

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Linda is angry because her television at the Fix-It Shop isn't ready. She just got a new closed-caption decoder, which would enable her to understand television for the first time, but she can't use it. Maria explains to Telly why it helps, by imitating what TV sounds like for Linda with and without closed captioning. Telly leaves to try to borrow Oscar's television for Linda.
2682c
Cartoon
Letter U salesman
(EKA: Episode 0598)
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)
1091-18
Film
Kids in a room full of tables show empty & full.
(EKA: Episode 1091)
Madscientisth
Cartoon
A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(EKA: Episode 0887)
E&BCookieReminder
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
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Cartoon
Geronimo 10-0: instead of a parachute, she is carried to the ground by four birds.
(EKA: Episode 2423)
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SCENE 2
While Bob balances in strange positions to get the signal, Oscar tunes into the NO channel on Grouch Television, on which a Grouch keeps saying "No." They turn on the captioning machine. Maria suggests that Linda wants to watch something that she would enjoy. Finally, Bob gives up balancing, so Telly starts looking for another set.
BusTelephone
Cartoon
Draw a circle around the bus. Cross out the telephone.
(EKA: Episode 2208)
2682h
Muppets
A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
(EKA: Episode 1135)
2682i
Film
A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking, and horse galloping.
(EKA: Episode 2258)
Cartoonup
Cartoon
Ralph jumps on top of the word 'UP'
(EKA: Episode 0598)
Song.Air.GuySmiley
Muppets
Guy Smiley promotes the use of "Air." He leads his marching band through the walls of a barber shop every time someone there says a word out loud that rhymes with "air."
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Film
Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2405)
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Cartoon
The Hummingbird
Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 3
Maria and Linda talk about watching "Edge of Tomorrow," Maria's favorite soap opera. Telly excitedly asks them to come outside to see what the Count has brought: 20 televisions! Unfortunately, each one is broken and they're only for counting. Finally, Big Bird announces that they can use Snuffy's TV.
2682p
Cartoon
A mysterious little box on a tightrope entraps a bird, a train, and a cat, which can still be heard. A large frog eats the box, and makes all of the sounds inside.
2682q
Muppets
Clementine and some cowboys sing "I'm a Real Cowboy" to Forgetful Jones to remind him of what he is.
Toon.HenPenTenMen
Cartoon
HEN / PEN / TEN / MEN
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2558)
Grover.Eric
Muppets
Grover and Eric observe the differences between fur and skin.
(EKA: Episode 2208)
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Film
Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2447)
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SCENE 4
Using the decoder, they watch a re-filmed version of Joe Raposo's song "Starfish." Then Linda recites the song in sign language. Next, they watch a Sesame Street News Flash.
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Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
The First Day of School
The segment starts on the TV in SCENE 4, and is shown with closed captioning.
2682w
Cartoon
A dog tries desperately to meow, but can only bark.
(EKA: Episode 1952)
ItzhakPerlman with girl
Celebrity
Itzhak Perlman and a girl demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
2682x
Cartoon
H - Horse
(EKA: Episode 2493)
CMT
Muppets
The Amazing Mumford waves his magic wand over a transparent glass cookie jar and makes the jar become full of cookies and then empty (over and over) as an anxious Cookie Monster watches.
(EKA: Episode 0322)
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Cartoon
The rooster finds a role on the farm.
(EKA: Episode 1952)
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SCENE 5
Linda and Maria watch and discuss the soap opera "Edge of Tomorrow." Snuffy decides he'll let Linda borrow his TV for the rest of the day, even if he has to miss Mister Rogers.
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Cartoon
Rap #19
Khome.teeth
Muppets
Grover's Health Minute: Kermit and Grover talk about teeth. Grover notices that Kermit does not have any teeth at all, so he puts a bridge of teeth in Kermit's mouth. Grover says to see a "tooth checker," to eat crunchy things like bananas, and to clean teeth with a "tooth comb."
2682zc
Cartoon
Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(EKA: Episode 0814)
1800-11
Film
City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 0266)
2682zd
Cartoon
A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
E&Boutappartment
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie won't let Bert into the apartment. At first, Bert is sad -- but then he thinks Ernie might be hiding something, which makes him mad. He demands to be let in -- and finds that Ernie has thrown him a surprise party. Guests at the party include Roosevelt Franklin, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prairie Dawn, Sherlock Hemlock, Grover, Guy Smiley, and a Mailman.
(EKA: Episode 0724)
Glass02
Cartoon
"Geometry of Circles"
(EKA: Episode 1836)
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SCENE 6
Oscar has a closed-captioning decoder for Irvine to help her learn to read. After learning from the NO channel for a while, they switch to the PHOOEY channel. Bob announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • The closed-captioning on the TV sets were done by the National Captioning Institute Inc. This company would also provide closed-captioning for Sesame Street starting in the mid-1990s.


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