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Sesame Street
Gordon and his car
Air date December 23, 1976
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors J, L, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird watches as Susan starts to replace her car’s flat tire. She realizes her spare tire needs more air, so she goes to fetch a tire inflator. While she’s gone, Mr. Snuffleupagus shows up and fills the tire himself, with his snuffle. Big Bird shows him that the spare is supposed to be the same size as the other tires, so he makes two more tries inflating it.
Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
(First: Episode 0772)
Cartoon Two men work at a manhole; one is tired of the same day-in-day-out routine of it. The other says the boss has planned a surprise for them. A jack-in-the-box pops from the manhole.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Elephants in the zoo.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Monster's Three Wishes," starring Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0634)
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the Wise Man to demonstrate "here" and "there." He does so by throwing his household items off the cliff.
(First: Episode 0769)
Film A talking tree tells a boy about the difference between here and there. (edited)
(First: Episode 0111)
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
Muppets / Cast Maria and David help Grover understand that there can refer to anyplace that you are not, no matter how far away you may be.
(First: Episode 0885)
Cartoon Sally the Spider skates with different combinations of her legs.
(First: Episode 0625)
Muppets Ernie is a coach for his baseball team of three balls. In front of him are three small caps and a huge cap. Each of the balls tries on the big cap and gets completely covered up. Ernie puts the small caps on them, and they're ready to start. As Ernie wonders where that huge cap came from, a basketball named Big Bill (captain of the opposing team) bounces in, demanding his cap back. Ernie ends up postponing the game once he sees the competition.
(First: Episode 0478)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A lobster and a crab.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0317)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
(First: Episode 0423)
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
SCENE 2 The Count thinks of words that start with each letter of the alphabet, but has some difficulty.
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon A girl talks about imagination.
(First: Episode 0353)
Film Kids pick green beans in the field. Later their mom cooks the beans, and they eat them.
Muppets Kermit sings "This Frog."
Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)

Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
Cartoon Two cowboy rattlesnakes discuss the difference between here and there, while trying to avoid a sneezing rabbit.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0796)
SCENE 3 Sam the Robot sings β€œYou Are the Car I Adore” to Gordon’s car, β€œRamona”.
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Film A woman asks a boy how a glass of milk was spilled on the table, so the boy offers several outlandish scenarios before telling her the truth: it was him.
(First: Episode 0212)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
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Film New Bridge #1 - Panel Drop
(First: Episode 0105)
SCENE 4 Gordon is about to go to the bank before it closes, but experiences delays: Susan asks him to drop off her library books, Mr. Hooper asks to be dropped off to make a grocery delivery, and Bob wants to be dropped off for his music lesson. They all remember things they forgot, then Gordon starts the car, realizing he forgot to put gas in it.
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
SCENE 5 The sponsors are announced.

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