Sesame Street
Plot Barkley won't stop barking
Air date February 12, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors X, 15
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob and Gordon have a conversation in the arbor as Big Bird reads his book. Linda arrives and asks them to watch Barkley while she goes out with her friend Monique. She leaves some toys for Barkley to play with, but once she leaves, Barkley won't stop barking.
Barkinthedark
Cartoon Two people think they hear a BARK in the DARK.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2258)
Noimage
Film Wegman's dogs act out the nursery rhyme Cock-a-Doodle-Doo.
(First: Episode 3572)
3962t
Animation "Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
(First: Episode 3396)
Funny Book
Muppets Ernie and Bert: At night, Ernie reads a book that becomes sad, funny, scary, and then surprising. The book elicits the same reactions from Bert.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Word.TOY
Animation The word TOY is displayed, followed by a wind-up drum-playing panda.
(First: Episode 3067)
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SCENE 2 Bob and Gordon deduce Barkley misses Linda. They try giving him some toys to cheer up. They end up playing fetch for awhile (in fast-motion) until they're all tired. Bob thinks Barkley is now over Linda's absence, but the mention of her name sends Barkley into a barking fit again.
Cartoon mydoghappy
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(EKA: Episode 0849)
Song.sadhappy
Muppets Oscar the Grouch sings "I'm Sad Because I'm Happy."
(First: Episode 3394)
X-on-beach
Film The letter X dances at the beach.
AlphonsoX
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(EKA: Episode 0299)
HarveyX
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: X Marks the Spot!
(EKA: Episode 0560)
Zydecoband
Film A zydeco band plays "Bayou Pon Pon" while people dance and the townspeople of New Orleans wave at the camera.
(EKA: Episode 2589)
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SCENE 3 They now try food, water, his chew bone and pull rope, but nothing seems to stop Barkley from barking. They find one thing left in the backpack - a toy mouse. Barkley puts it in his mouth and everyone attempts to go back to their plans, until Barkley starts squeaking it over and over.
Catfollowsqueak
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 1952)
LGS
Muppets Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only one thing he needs: swimming lessons.
(EKA: Episode 2660)
Song.WhenYouGrowUp
Song "When You Grow Up"
(First: Episode 2912)
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(EKA: Episode 0351)
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Film Ornate Xs spin around in accompaniment to a song.
(First: Episode 2929)
3976n
Cartoon Stamped and painted X animation.
(First: Episode 2934)
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SCENE 4 Gordon wrestles the mouse from Barkley, when The Count happens by. He has what he thinks is an obvious solution - count barks. He counts 40 barks from Barkley until he finally stops (though the Count wished he'd have barked more). He starts barking some more once the Count departs; he misses him too!
4111zc
Animation A piece of paper floats down onto a table, then folds itself into a paper crane, which flies away.
(First: Episode 2892)
Randytravis
Muppets / Celebrity Randy Travis sings "You Gotta Ask Some Questions."
(First: Episode 2782)
2059za
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(EKA: Episode 2059)
ProspectParkFieldTrip
Film A class goes on a field trip to Prospect Park, where Ranger Roseanne gives them a tour.
(First: Episode 2944)
Abstract15
Animation Abstract #15
(First: Episode 2851)
3187e
Film Growing Numbers #15
(First: Episode 2971)
4112zi
Cartoon An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
(EKA: Episode 2754)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird has an idea now that'll help him actually get to read his book ("Little Bo Peep"), by reading it to Barkley. He begins, transitioning to...
BattyBoPeep
Film Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, seeking her sheep.
Part 1
(First: Episode 3468)
ToonABClunchbox
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 0560)
BattyBoPeep2
Film Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, still seeking her sheep.
Part 2
(First: Episode 3468)
Girlnewspaper
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
BattyBoPeep3
Film Wegman dogs: Batty as Little Bo Peep, still seeking her sheep.
Part 3
(First: Episode 3468)
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SCENE 5 cont'd When Big Bird finishes, Barkley still won't stop barking. Big Bird tries to find the positive in the situation; at least he got to read his book.
4135suziepirate
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie reads about pirates.
(First: Episode 3460)
Song.ImABookwormBaby
Muppets "I'm a Bookworm, Baby!"
(First: Episode 2994)
4115s
Cartoon Leanna Williams tells a story of how she traveled to Hawaii and bought a Hawaiian shirt.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2745)
4115zh
Film A child voice-over talks about a Hawaiian party that her family has.
(First: Episode 3139)
Detective.exercise
Cartoon A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(EKA: Episode 2607)
Important
Muppets Clementine and Elmo sing a song about things that are "Imporant."
(EKA: Episode 2702)
3960r
Film How to say "butterfly" in sign language
(First: Episode 3341)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird gets an idea on how Gordon and Bob can talk over the barking: use sign language! The plan works and Linda returns shortly afterward. Bob assures her he was no trouble whatsoever and she takes him away.
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SCENE 6 cont'd Just as things get quiet, an Anything Muppet woman comes by with her pet elephant, whom she leaves in their temporary watch. They try to announce the sponsors over the elephant's loud and constant blaring.
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