Sesame Street
David's grandmother, Harriet, visits Sesame Street
Air date February 1, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors L, R, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird has a special welcome prepared for David's grandmother Harriet, who is coming to visit today - a banner reading "Welcome Grandma," some balloons and a trumpet fanfare. However, David, Luis and Susan are all too busy getting their own things ready for Harriet's visit. Harriet finally arrives and helps Big Bird set up the banner. She even shows him how to properly play a fanfare on the trumpet. This alerts David, who rushes out to meet his grandmother. He asks who helped Big Bird after all and the bird cunningly remarks, "Oh, just a friend who happened to be visiting..."
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Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
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Muppets The Count's bats are upset because the Count always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats...but there is only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
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Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
(First: Episode 0337)
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Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
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Muppets Ernie tries to teach Cookie Monster to use his knife, fork, and spoon.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
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SCENE 2 Harriet admits to not liking the city all that much, compared to her tranquil home in the country. She starts to sing "My Home is the Country," while David sings about living in the city. He then promises to visit her in the country some time.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
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Film Traffic lights
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 1: WET
(First: Episode 0473)
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Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 2: SET
(First: Episode 0473)
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Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and the "ET" family, part 3: MET
(First: Episode 0473)
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Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
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SCENE 3 Luis provides Harriet with a chair to sit on as she watches the kids play hopscotch. She becomes a little offended, claiming just because she's old, it doesn't mean she's so fragile. She and Mr. Hooper show how young they feel by taking over the kids' hopscotch game.
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Muppets Simon Soundman goes to Marvin's Music City to buy a nice shiny trumpet. However, Marvin keeps bringing the wrong instrument.
(First: Episode 0458)
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0269)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: L for lion
(First: Episode 0762)
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Film Kids draw various things on a blackboard. The drawings animate themselves and make their respective sounds.
(First: Episode 0822)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
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Cast The cast shows different L words - Maria turns on a lamp, Luis finds an L in his lunchbox, and Bob lassoes a letter L.
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Film Footage of a rattlesnake
(First: Episode 0294)
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Animation Sand L/l
(First: Episode 0632)
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Muppets Grover the elevator operator gives a demonstration of in and out which annoys the passengers.
(First: Episode 0511)
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Cartoon Four motorcycle-riding chickens hatch out of an egg.
(First: Episode 0796)
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Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: R - rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 4 Susan takes some photographs of Harriet with the kids. Big Bird wants a picture of her too, then calls out everyone on the block to pose with her as well. However, he doesn't intend to use a camera - he's going to paint a picture of them all.
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Song David sings Three of These Things: Three kids riding one seat bicycle, and two kids riding two seat bicycle
(First: Episode 0450)
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Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
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Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
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Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be. (re-recorded music)
(First: Episode 0004)
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Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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Film A woman holds a painting of five chickens.
(First: Episode 0769)
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Cartoon A girl explains (in poetry) how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow.
(First: Episode 0480)
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SCENE 5 David and the gang say goodbye to Harriet as she prepares to head back home. Willy pulls up on his tandem bike to take her to the train station.


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