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Sesame Street
Air date January 3, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Production September 8, 1976
Sponsors V, W, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Linda is in a rotten mood today. Maria invites her to do some activities to cheer her up, such as getting coffee or seeing a movie. Instead, she joins Oscar for a performance of "I Don't Wanna." Linda shuts down Oscar when he invites her to the dump and he sighs, "I think I'm in love!"
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
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Cartoon Five Purple Konkers
(First: Episode 0775)
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Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
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Cast David tries to close a window and a door, but they open by themselves.
(First: Episode 0772)
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Cartoon A man finds an OPEN, and opens it. The people inside ask him to close the OPEN.
(First: Episode 0512)
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Muppets A barbershop quartet sings about counting floors when they go up and down in an elevator.
(First: Episode 0889)
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Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
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SCENE 2 Maria sings "Here Are Some Things" using letter Vs and a W.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
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Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
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Film You can't see the wind.
(First: Episode 0775)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
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Cast / Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about the lifeguard and carpenter.
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Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
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Celebrity Whitman Mayo recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0866)
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Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0243)
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SCENE 3 In front of the Fix-It Shop, Big Bird sees a sign reading "OPEN" propped up against a box. Big Bird obeys the sign and opens the box, finding nothing inside. He theorizes that Luis had a kitten inside and a big, hairy monster came by, read the sign, and took the kitten away to its cave. Big Bird calls out for help from Maria and Linda in saving the kitten, when Luis explains that he just painted the sign to use in the store's window; it's merely been set out to dry. Big Bird tells him the sign should instead read "Don't Open."
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Cartoon A man demonstrates front and back using his sneakers.
(First: Episode 0826)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Heather teaches Grover how to count up to twenty. She skips over nineteen, and Grover reminds her that there's a number missing. It takes Heather a moment to grasp what Grover is talking about.
(First: Episode 0776)
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Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
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Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
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Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
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Muppets Marshal Grover asks Fred the Wonder Horse why he's walking backwards -- he can only see where he's been, and not where he's going. He also wants to know what happened to Fred's head. Fred explains that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference between front and back. "That is a terrible, mean, cruel thing to say to me, Fred!" Marshal Grover exclaims. "It is true, but..." Fred tells Grover that he's facing backward, and if he turns around, he'll see Fred's head. Grover turns around, and cries: "Oh, Fred! I've missed you! Oh, it's good to see you!" Fred says that if he stays turned around, he'll be able to see where he's going. Grover tries it, and he's proud to know the difference between front and back. Unfortunately, now his head is resting on the saddle, with his feet in the air.
(First: Episode 0629)
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Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 4 Luis has a picture of a clown with many hidden letter Vs within.
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
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SCENE 4 cont'd Luis now finds hidden Ws in a picture of a butterfly.
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Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
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Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge." (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0140)
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Muppets / Cast Bob meets a blank Anything Muppet, who feels "dreamy" today. Bob adds more and more facial features to make him into an aged poet, waxing lyrical the whole time. He then begins to read a poem from his book: "How much do I love thee / let me count the ways," segueing to...
(First: Episode 0921)
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Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon W For Wilbur (repeat)
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Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
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Transition Bridge #2 - Scoring
(First: Episode 0291)
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SCENE 5 Everyone plays with hula hoops, and Big Bird tries to swing one around his ankle. Luis announces the sponsors.


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