Sesame Street
Buffy returns
Air date April 19, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors U, Z, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird tells the viewer about Buffy; she hasn't visited in awhile because she got married and had a baby. But today, she's coming back to Sesame Street to visit! He dons his finest bow tie and has a flower ready for her. He sees David cooking in Hooper's Store with the Count's assistance. David doesn't think he'll have food prepared in time, so Big Bird offers to help. David declines, so a huffy Big Bird resolves to help someone else.
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
Animation 4 people, 4 wheels, 4 doors, and 4 windows make a carpool.
(First: Episode 0910)
SCENE 2 Big Bird spots Maria in her apartment window. She's getting her spare bedroom ready for Buffy and her family, while Winnie Wiggins is helping paint. Big Bird again isn't allowed to help out, making him even more frustrated.
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0140)
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon Letter U salesman
(First: Episode 0202)
SCENE 3 Big Bird tells Herry Monster about his woes. They are both passed on by Bob, who is moving some spare furniture into Maria's apartment.
Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
(First: Episode 0468)
SCENE 4 Big Bird feels that if nobody will let him help, he'll just stay in his nest all by himself forever.
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and David display their mad and happy faces.
(First: Episode 0343)
Beginning end paint picture
Film 'Beginning/End' - A man paints a picture.
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
Movie theatre line
Film 'Beginning/End' - Kids wait in line at a movie theater.
(First: Episode 0411)
SCENE 5 Herry waits by the bus stop for Buffy, as he will loudly alert everyone once her bus arrives. However, Buffy has taken the train instead and has walked all the way to Sesame Street. Herry shouts out loud for people to come and greet her.
Film In voiceover, the Count counts some babies.
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0808)
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
Animation Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0451)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it'll still work out: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
SCENE 6 Buffy decides to visit Big Bird before lunch is served. She finds him rather despondent and he explains what happened today. Buffy puts him at ease by taking a few moments of quiet relaxation by his nest, claiming this is helpful after her trip. Big Bird perks up and accompanies her to lunch. He also presents his flower, which has gotten smooshed in his nest.
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
Cartoon The word SALIDA exits through a white square.
(EKA: Episode 0588)
Muppets A barbershop quartet sings about counting floors when they go up and down in an elevator.
(First: Episode 0889)
Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(First: Episode 0537)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0505)
Film A warthog runs around.
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Two men on a park bench turn their radios up louder and louder, each trying to drown the other's out, until they reach a station they can agree on.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Cast David and Luis assemble a fractured letter U.
(First: Episode 0468)
Cartoon U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face. (repeat)
5 Cookies
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
Dot Bridge 04 third red
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
Cartoon Kids narrate a Letter 'Z' Drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
SCENE 7 Buffy talks with Sheldon on the phone before rejoining the party. She plays a song on her guitar and everyone sings along. Herry announces the sponsors.

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