Sesame Street
Big Bird imagines that he's living one hundred years ago
(repeat of 0676)
Air date February 7, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors Q, U, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird is reading his "Western Tales" book and thinks it might be fun to have lived life as a cowboy. He begins to imagine what it would be like 100 years ago...
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SCENE 1 cont'd In Big Bird's imagination, Sesame Street is rendered as an old west town named "Sesame Gulch." Big Bird makes himself into a bad hombre named "Bad Bird," fastest wing in the West. Two miners (one played by writer Joseph A. Bailey) flee in terror as he moseys over to "Hooper's Canteena." Inside, Bob is the bartender, while Maria and David look on. They become frightened when Bad Bird enters and become fearful when Bob reveals he's unable to make his usual birdseed float. As they head for the exit, Big Bird freezes the scene, feeling tired of everyone treating him like the bad guy. He changes into a good guy - Sheriff Matt Bird, who everyone commends for ridding the town of Bad Bird. However, Bad Bird (still played by Big Bird) returns to exact revenge on the sheriff. Just as things looks tense...
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SCENE 1 cont'd ...the scene returns to Big Bird on Sesame Street, having fallen asleep while daydreaming. David and Maria check on him and he runs off to hide from Bad Bird.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays doctor and makes Bert be the patient for his check-up. He checks Bert's heart, mouth and more. At the end, Bert wonders how he is feeling, but Ernie can't tell him that until he's a real doctor, twenty-three years from now. Bert faints after Ernie's answer and Ernie wonders if there's a doctor in the house.
(First: Episode 0937)
1458-Stick
Cartoon A child learns there's many things one can do with a stick.
(First: Episode 0803)
1446l
Film Wild geese (to madrigal music)
(First: Episode 0935)
1396j
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
1396p
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
UforUniform
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
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Insert Buffy sings a song about the letter U.
(First: Episode 0891)
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Cartoon Caterpillars Never Wear Brown Boots
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0831)
SuperGrover BusStop
Muppets Super Grover: A boy is confused -- his mother told him to take a bus home, but he doesn't know where to find the bus. Super Grover arrives, and they soon discover a sign that says "Bus Stop". The boy believes they found the answer, but Super Grover insists that his mother told him to take a bus home, not a sign.
(First: Episode 0708)
1285-BUS
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird has a movie camera and wants to direct his own film. He hires David and Maria to be his actors, instructing them to act sad. Joking with their director, the two instead act glad, then mad. Big Bird gets in front of the camera to show them how it's done. David commends Big Bird's performance of sadness, which he then reveals wasn't acting at all - he's realized he forgot to put film in the camera.
Mountaingoats
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
Russian dolls
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
Kids count 12 playing cards
Insert In voiceover, kids count out twelve in a deck of playing cards.
(First: Episode 0480)
Steel-Drum
Film How a steel drum is made
(First: Episode 0828)
SSNews-PiedPiper
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)
0290-BridgeA
Transition Rectangle Bridge A
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 3 Maria readies herself for a date with David by Oscar's trash can. Oscar wonders why she has to talk about David all the time, and she suspects he might be jealous. Oscar says he doesn't like anybody, while Maria tells him that she likes different people for different reasons, even Grouches like him. Oscar admits that he might take her to the movies himself if she could cater to his interests more (by not bathing and eating an onion). He leaves to break some dishes, when David arrives. Maria tells him about her encounter and David asks why she always has to talk about Oscar.
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Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
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Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
1708s
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover informs Mr. Johnson that the restaurant is out of a lot of items that are on the menu. The only thing still at the restaurant is milk... but there are no glasses.
0871p
Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0768)
2125m
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
0871j
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0787)
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SCENE 4 Bob strolls past Oscar's can, which is affixed with a sign reading, "Oscar's Argument Boutique." Oscar accepts small change in exchange for an argument, but Bob has little interest in such, no matter how much prodding Oscar does. During this, Oscar tends to various call-in customers to have a brief argument with them. He finally fields a call from someone looking to reach Bob, but he hangs up. Bob slaps down a nickel to have it out with Oscar now.
1285-BUS
Cartoon The word BUS (repeat)
100004
Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
Toon.bigshoes
Cartoon What if I had big feet?
(First: Episode 0514)
Count and Little Theatre of the Deaf
Insert The Count counts to twelve while the Little Theatre of the Deaf (who are all dressed as The Count) sign the numbers.
(First: Episode 0687)
Stack12cans
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
0290-BridgeC
Transition Rectangle Bridge C
(First: Episode 0290)
SomeOfUsAreHere
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and friends show none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0615)
Wiseman.oranges
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the wise man to demonstrate none, some, most and all with a basket of oranges.
Cartoonup
Cartoon Ralph goes UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
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SCENE 5 Goodbye


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