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Sesame Street
Olivia comes to visit her brother Gordon
Air date December 31, 1976
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors W, Y, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon greets Mr. Hooper in front of Hooper's Store and says he's looking for his little sister Olivia who's coming to visit him and Susan on Sesame Street today. Mr. Hooper gets Gordon's description of her and says he'll keep an eye out.
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Inside the Fix-It Shop, a woman asks Luis if he's seen a black man with a beard and a big afro, but Luis doesn't know anyone by that description.
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Down the street, Gordon asks Big Bird to wait for his sister near the bus stop. Back at Hooper's, the woman asks the storekeeper if he knows where to find a man by the same description she used in the Fix-It Shop, but Mr. Hooper doesn't know anyone around here like that either.
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Finally, Gordon and the woman pass each other on the street and do a double take. It's been so long since they've seen each other, that they didn't recognize one another. Gordon introduces his sister Olivia to his neighbors.
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Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
(First: Episode 0407)
Muppets Kermit at Home: Grover is outside in the snow, freezing. He keeps knocking on Kermit's door, asking how to get warm, and Kermit keeps telling him to come inside. Grover, missing the point, tries ideas of his own to get warm, but they don't work. Finally, Kermit tells Grover that if he wants to get warm, he should come inside. Excited, Grover pulls Kermit aside and slams the door, locking Kermit outside. Grover goes to sleep in Kermit's armchair while the frozen frog scrapes at the window.
(First: Episode 0598)
Cartoon A little girl imagines what would happen if she dropped her bag of ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0583)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
Muppets Bert sings "Doin' the Pigeon".
(First: Episode 0536)
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Cartoon Joe's Lap (limerick)
(First: Episode 0617)
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SCENE 2 In the arbor, Olivia photographs Biff and Sully. Luis declares that he's been taking a photography class and points out that he wouldn't use that F-stop in this lighting, and he wouldn't use the same film she's using either. A lunch whistle is heard in the distance so Biff and Sully return to work. Luis apologizes for ruining Olivia's photoshoot, but she says she's used to this sort of thing in Detroit. Luis asks why that is, and Olivia explains it's because she worked there for a newspaper; she's a professional photographer.
Muppets Marshal Grover tries mounting Fred the Wonder Horse using a "run and jump" technique. But every time he gets close, Fred moves away from him, causing onlookers in the saloon to laugh at them. Fred finally explains that he doesn't appreciate the act, as it hurts his back. Grover promises never to run and jump onto his back again, and asks him to roll over so he may do so on his belly.
(First: Episode 0825)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy count to 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon "Mi casa es su casa."
(First: Episode 0794)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 3 In his nest, Big Bird and the kids introduce Olivia to the sorting game. They use three photos of the kids, and one of Big Bird to determine which of the things belong together.
Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
(First: Episode 0395)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
(First: Episode 0910)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon At night, a man's toothy smile is shown as he hears the sounds of tools being used ... to demolish his house.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 0796)
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Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Animation 3 balls + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
Cartoon A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor.
(First: Episode 0839)
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Film Bridge #8 Rectangle Bridge B
(First: Episode 0290)
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Cast "Dandy David" adds flowers and flower pots.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon What if my hair were grass? (revised)
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon One of these things doesn't belong (shoe pairs)
(First: Episode 0490)
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SCENE 4 After finishing dinner in Gordon and Susan's apartment, Olivia thanks them for the meal and announces that she's going out. Gordon asks with whom, and where she'll be going. She says that Luis and Mr. Hooper are taking her to a movie and they're going to show her around the neighborhood. When Gordon asks what time she'll be home, and continues to prod, Olivia fires back that she's a grown-up now and doesn't need supervision.

Gordon, as her big brother, continues to argue about the subject until Susan interjects and asks how old he thinks Olivia is now and what he was doing at that age. He says Olivia must be about twenty-five now, and that when he was that old, he had just left the army, was dating Susan and working as a teacher. Susan asks how he'd have felt if, at that age, he had a big brother telling him what to do. She tells them that if they don't kiss and make up, she'll move them both in with Oscar the Grouch.

Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
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Muppets Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(First: Episode 0192)
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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SCENE 5 In front of 123 Sesame Street, Luis and Mr. Hooper are urging Olivia along so they won't be late for the movies. They tell Gordon they'll have her home early, but he says not to worry about it. Gordon tells Susan he can't believe his little sister is all grown up. Big Bird announces the sponsors (W, Y, 4) and the credits roll.
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CLOSING SIGNS Gordon holds up the Sesame Street, while Susan holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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