Sesame Street
The gang goes camping
Air date January 13, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors B, D, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.

Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN During the "Sesame Street Theme," the cast (Bob, Gordon, Susan, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird and two kids carrying Oscar's trash can) appears hiking through the woods.
SCENE 1 Everyone arrives at the campsite, ready to make dinner. Big Bird doesn't see a stove anywhere and learns they can cook with fire, which he always assumed was dangerous. Susan explains how for grown-ups who are careful, fire can be useful. However, nobody has any matches, so they try the ol' adage of rubbing two sticks together. Big Bird observes, "I knew that fire was dangerous, but I didn't know it was so dull, too."
Muppets Cookie Monster asks Ernie if he has any cookies. Ernie says that he doesn't have any cookies but an apple and he can't give the apple to him because "an apple a day will keep the doctor away." Later Cookie Monster comes disguised as Doctor Monster and gives Ernie a medical checkup. After the checkup, Ernie asks what he owes Doctor Monster. By sheer coincidence, his bill is one apple.
(First: Episode 0691)
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
Film A clown (Dennis Allen) takes off his make-up. Which face do you like better?
(First: Episode 0461)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
SCENE 2 Oscar helps everyone set up the tent by reading the directions. Once it's set up, he instructs them to go inside and tug on a specific rope, which causes the tent to collapse in on them.
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to get to the zoo.
(First: Episode 0603)
Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
(First: Episode 0926)
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Grover's elevator holds five people.
(First: Episode 0462)
Umm... butterfly
Cartoon A caterpillar escapes a hungry bird by turning into a butterfly.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0639)
Film Counting 20 boxes
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0510)
Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
SCENE 3 The group gathers around the campfire to tell a story. Big Bird comes up with an idea for a story where everything starts with the letter B and everyone makes up a new part of the story as they go around in a circle. The story ends with Big Bird falling asleep.
Cartoon Words that rhyme with BALL
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
Cast David, Luis and Linda count in different languages.
(First: Episode 0326)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 4 It's time for everyone to head off to bed. While Big Bird scouts a tree to sleep in, Gordon and Susan head for their sleeping bag. They argue over which one of them is taking up the most space, until they discover Oscar is in their bag with them.
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie explains to the audience how people have two of everything: "Let's see, we've got two eyes, and two ears, and two noses..." "Hey, you ding-a-ling!" Bert interrupts. "You've only got one nose." Ernie promptly pulls Bert's nose off, sticks it to his own face, and keeps counting. "Two noses, and two eyes, and two ears ... too bad!"
(First: Episode 0061)
Cartoon Two boys notice a D, saying it looks fat. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter D. This leads to a jazzy story about a dog who digs for dice, wins a duck, and buys a dinosaur with a dime. Moral: "If you dig a dinosaur, drop your duck for a dime."
(First: Episode 0016)
D balloon
Cartoon D for Dog: the roles between dog and master are reversed.
(First: Episode 0016)
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie won't let Bert into the apartment. At first, Bert worries his friend might be in trouble, or feeling sad, but then he thinks Ernie might be hiding something from him, which makes him mad. He is finally let in, and finds that Ernie has thrown him a surprise party, which makes him happy. Guests at the party include Roosevelt Franklin, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prairie Dawn, Sherlock Hemlock, Grover, Guy Smiley, and a mailman.
(First: Episode 0461)
SCENE 5 As everyone sleeps, Bob feels drops of rain. Sure enough, a downpour begins. Everyone piles into Gordon and Susan's tent, despite the small space inside.
Transition Rectangle Bridge #8 (0:16)
(First: Episode 0290)
Cast Maria and the Kids put together a letter B that's broken in several parts.
(First: Episode 0922)
SCENE 6 Everyone tries getting comfortable in the cramped tent as the sponsors are announced.


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