Sesame Street
Plot The Honker Help Game
Air date January 28, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors H, 14
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird introduces today's sponsors, when a Honker arrives, helping him come up with some H words. It then proposes they play the "Honker Help Game," where they find people and help them. Big Bird believes it'll be fun and the two look for someone in need.
Animation Soul H!
(EKA: Episode 3368)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Goin' for a Ride", while traveling in a car, train, and boat.
(First: Episode 0037)
Cartoon A car drives by the water.
(EKA: Episode 3422)
SCENE 2 The two come across Gordon, who is trying to fix the horn in his car. Big Bird and the Honker imagine they're driving the car, when they're blocked by some sheep. The Honker honks the sheep away, giving them the idea to let the Honker be Gordon's horn. However, Gordon is able to get it working on his own.
SCENE 3 The two now run into Bob, who has a problem: the trumpet player in his orchestra can't make it to their performance tonight. Big Bird recommends the Honker and they imagine the situation. Bob conducts his imaginary band as the Honker honks along. Bob allows the Honker to join, when Mara, the trumpet player, shows up after all.
SCENE 4 Tarah rolls by Big Bird and the Honker, carrying an alarm clock. They assume it's broken and act out how the Honker could help by being her alarm. But, it turns out to be just fine; it's a brand-new clock.
Song "Counting Alarm Clock"
(EKA: Episode 3090)
Cartoon The word "Subway" rides the MBTA subway.
(EKA: Episode 3375)

SCENE 5 Big Bird and the Honker are sad; their game has been a total bust. Suddenly, everyone shows up, needing the two's help for their song. They all sing "Shake Your Head One Time." Afterwards, Big Bird announces the sponsors.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Gordon sings about the family tree.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Elmo sings about "Emotion in the Ocean."
Fish Cowboy Hat
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0279)
Animation A horseshoe and boot pattern
Cartoon Babies and doggies pattern: What comes next?
Artist: Keith Haring
(EKA: Episode 3039)
Muppets Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is on the search for Lady Agatha's missing cat, knowing that it is under something that rhymes with "at", while Watson discovers the cat is under a mat, which leads into a big cat-and-dog fight.
(EKA: Episode 2622)
Muppets / Celebrity Glenn Close vents to Oscar the Grouch about her bad luck, which makes her feel much better... but her affection towards Oscar makes him want to blow off steam.
(EKA: Episode 2729)
Seijiozawa Muppets / Celebrity "Pretty Great Performances" features Placido Flamingo singing "Italian Street Song" with the All-Animal Orchestra, led by conductor Seiji Ozawa
(EKA: Episode 2485)

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