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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird tries to teach Barkley tricks
Air date November 12, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors P, V, 13
Syndication
Releases

2877

Picture Segment Description
2877a
SCENE 1
Mr. Handford welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and points out that Grundgetta and her Grouch friends are waiting for a Grouch milkshake. All they say he needs is a piece of cardboard and a pen, which he uses to write the word "milk" on the card, then he gives it to the Grouches so they can shake it.
13burgers
Animation
Thirteen hamburgers dance around.
(EKA: Episode 2849)
Erniebertcountsheep
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Gloria.Kangaroo
Cartoon
Gloria Globe is about to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a kangaroo instead, which belongs in Australia.
Zoomonkey
Song
Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
V-vine
Cartoon
Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(EKA: Episode 0429)
2877b
SCENE 2
Big Bird shows Edwin that he's trying to teach a new trick to Barkley: he has two dog food bowls, one full and one empty, and he intends to have Barkley show which one is the full one. Edwin points out that this doesn't really count as a dog trick, because dogs can use their hunger to figure out whether a bowl has dog food in it. Big Bird is still determined to find a trick for Barkley.
EmptyFullClassroom
Film
Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(EKA: Episode 1781)
P.Penguin
Cartoon
P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2208)
Ssnews.peterpiper
Muppets
News Flash: Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
MagicPig
Cartoon
"Magic Pig Calypso Song"
Artist: Vince Collins
(EKA: Episode 1136)
2040i
Film
With their teacher kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(EKA: Episode 2040)
Entradatoon
Cartoon
The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(EKA: Episode 2342)
2877c
SCENE 3
Big Bird thinks that Barkley will display his knowledge of the Spanish word "entrada" by entering his doghouse, which has an "entrada" sign above the door. Edwin explains that this isn't really a trick either, because there's only one door for Barkley to enter. Big Bird still won't give up ...
ReachYourHand
Song
"Reach Your Hand Up High"
SpaceshipSurprise

PlanetCH
Muppets
Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
(EKA: Episode 2455)
4122bj
Cartoon
A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(EKA: Episode 2849)
2877d
SCENE 4
For Barkley's next "trick," he'll demonstrate a subtraction problem: one dog, take away one dog, leaves how many dogs? Barkley sits still at first, until he hears a cat, and runs after it, leaving zero dogs. Big Bird is unaware of the cat, until Edwin points it out to him. Big Bird remains determined ...
DogChasesCat
Cartoon
A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(EKA: Episode 2487)
10CommandmentsofHealth
Muppets
"The Ten Commandments of Health"
(EKA: Episode 1163)
Pentagon
Cartoon
A rolling circle becomes a square, then a triangle, and various other shapes.
2877e
SCENE 5
Next, Big Bird will show that Barkley knows about same and different -- he'll ask Barkley some questions about pairs of things, and Barkley will bark once for same and be silent for different. However, Barkley is sleeping, so when Big Bird asks questions to which the answer is "different," Barkley doesn't answer. Edwin points this out, and Big Bird walks off, insulted.
PforPainting
Cartoon
P is for Painting
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Sg-grocerybag
Muppets
Judy Finstermacher has broken her bag of groceries, and Super Grover tries to find a way for her to get the groceries to her home.
(EKA: Episode 2173)
3142j
Cartoon
Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
(EKA: Episode 2405)
Song.trying
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(EKA: Episode 1781)
SpeechBalloon.V
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Song-exploring
Cast
Gordon, Bob, Maria, and Gina sing a song about exploring in the courtyard. Bob is transported to the beach, Gordon to the farm, Maria to the top of a mountain and Gina to the bottom of the ocean.
2356-12
Cartoon
Kids observe cloud formations, until it starts to rain.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
ErnieForestFashion
Muppets
Fashion Report
Ernie gives a report on what the well-dressed trees are wearing each season.
(EKA: Episode 2598)
RangerArmbuckle
Cartoon
Ranger Armbuckle talks about how plants travel -- by sowing their seeds.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2727)
2682r
Film
Seashells form various patterns in the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2682)
Cluckaroundtheclock
Muppets
Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Cluck Around the Clock."
7gumballs
Cartoon
Eleven gumballs minus 4 equals 7.
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Isaiah.Elmo
Muppets / Celebrity
Basketball player Isiah Thomas shows Elmo and Jesse how to dribble a ball, and Elmo asks Isaiah to dribble him.
Song.ilikealaska
Song
Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska", along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Scribbles.Rain
Cartoon
Two scribbles are hesitant to let a tall green one join them, until it protects them from the rain.
Rhymiesatsea
Muppets
"The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary, and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(EKA: Episode 1162)
HubleyV01
Cartoon
Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0167)
2877f
SCENE 6
Big Bird finally finds a trick for Barkley to do: Barkley can pull Big Bird while he wears rollerskates. Edwin announces the sponsors, as Big Bird crashes into something.


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