Sesame Street
Maria, David, and Big Bird go to City Island
Air date December 27, 1976
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors O, Q, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria and David wait for Big Bird at a subway platform for a trip to visit her friend at City Island in the Bronx. Big Bird brings many beach accouterments, such as fishing rods, oars, a shovel and pail. David doesn't understand this, believing the area will be just like the rest of New York City and not resembling a shore of Florida. They ride the subway uptown and David is taken aback when he sees what a lush area City Island really is.
Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Hamburger - Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger. The restaurant offers two sizes: the big hamburgers and the small hamburgers. When the small hamburgers are too small, he orders a big one, but because there have been some problems with the big hamburger, Grover tries to convince him to order several small ones.
(First: Episode 0705)
SCENE 2 Maria, David and Big Bird arrive at Margie's house. She shows them their new greenhouse, full of plants native to Puerto Rico.
Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
Film A warthog runs around.
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
Muppets Ice Follies: Grover and Cookie Monster get into zany antics as they try to play leap frog.
(First: Episode 0795)
Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
Admiral Bird
SCENE 3 Big Bird sings about his new role as "Admiral Bird," sailing the seven seas. It is then seen that he's captaining a boat stationed in the parking lot.
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: O
Mr. Chatterly tries to deliver a lecture about the letter O, but is distracted by several things that don't begin with O, like a rabbit walking with a cow. The Anything Muppet producers decide to cancel the show and take down the set.
(First: Episode 0837)
Cartoon Olga y la letra O
(First: Episode 0364)
Film / Cartoon The letter O introduces many words he starts.
(First: Episode 0621)
Cartoon The Typewriter: O for Owl
(EKA: Episode 0837)
SCENE 4 Maria helps Margie's grandfather tend to the plants. Maria is given a hibiscus plant as a gift.
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Fish
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0195)
Celebrity Judy Collins sings "A Song Without a Reason" with the Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 0864)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
SCENE 5 Captain Debbie welcomes the trio onto her sailboat. They all help set up before sailing.
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found.
(First: Episode 0268)
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0277)
SCENE 6 Big Bird walks along the beach and informs the viewer about the shoreline.
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
SCENE 7 Everyone sings a song about the "Tugboat."
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
Cartoon Kids count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 1, as the numbers are displayed over colored lights.
(First: Episode 0931)
SCENE 8 David and Maria fish on the pier with Grandpa and Lisa.
Cartoon At the circus, Tommy Trueheart displays his 11 trick-performing lions.
(First: Episode 0816)
SCENE 9 Goodbye

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