Sesame Street
Air date April 28, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors P, R, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At the movie theater, Gordon, Susan and Mr. Hooper don’t see Mr. Snuffleupagus, but they hear the noises he makes when he sits down behind them. Big Bird tries to point them to him, but they refuse to turn around. Snuffy eats Gordon’s popcorn, but Gordon blames Big Bird and makes him go buy more popcorn for them. Snuffy then trembles at a scary part of the movie, and the auditorium trembles as a result. The movie ends, and the patrons mistake Snuffy’s snuffle for a discarded scarf.
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
Cast / Muppets Bob and The Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood", introducing a fisherman and a farmer.
(First: Episode 0892)
Animation Sand P / p
(First: Episode 0634)
Cartoon The story of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse".
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
SCENE 2 Olivia visits Big Bird, and sees the things he’s going to give Buffy’s new baby, Cody. He thinks Cody would like a bicycle and a dictionary, but Olivia explains, “It Takes Some Time” for a baby to grow into someone who can ride and read.
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Cartoon A man can't lift heavy barbells.
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Ernie explains how a scale can determine what is heavier than another object. With the scale, he was planning to split some cookies with Bert, but can't figure out how to do it. Cookie Monster shows him his way of solving the problem: he eats the cookies off each side of the scale until there are no cookies left. Ernie is disappointed since all he's left with is a "really good scale". Cookie disagrees--he's tasted better.
(First: Episode 0264)
Cartoon A man's wagon is heavy with a large dog riding in it. He gives the animal the boot, making the wagon light.
(First: Episode 0843)
Film A trip to the chewing gum factory
(First: Episode 0498)
Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — After Bert gets mad at Ernie, Ernie imagines what life would be like without Bert.
Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
(First: Episode 0905)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Muppets Hard Head Henry Harris plays "Headball" at Roosevelt Franklin Stadium, where he must answer this question: where is bread made?
(First: Episode 0887)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0362)
Cartoon A girl and elephant show heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Lefty holds a letter R, and Ernie holds a letter P.
(First: Episode 0129)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Kermit is about to talk about the letter R, until Cookie Monster karate chops one of the legs off, turning it into a P. When Kermit threatens to tell the monster's mommy, Cookie reassembles the broken letter back to the letter "R".
(First: Episode 0129)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
SCENE 3 Buffy tries to help Oscar the Grouch get Slimey to take a nap. She sings a lullaby, which puts Oscar to sleep instead.
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man seeks agua in the desert. A cowboy gives him a glass, and he uses it to wash his hands.
(First: Episode 0928)
Cast In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
(First: Episode 0680)
Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — 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)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0765)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 4 Buffy's husband and baby are coming to visit Sesame Street. Big Bird makes plans for their arrival, but helps decorate her apartment with the assumption that he’s going to live with the three of them. She tells him there’s only room for three, and he agrees to go back to his nest.
Film Five bugs are counted, until one bug engulfs the other four.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Film Detective Fred (Joe Raposo) is sent by his boss (Danny Epstein) to locate the number 20. Throughout the office and on the streets of New York, Fred tracks down the numbers 11 through 18 in numerical order by spying his surroundings. When he finds his way to Apartment 19, he discovers it is occupied by a gorilla, who leads him directly to the elusive 20.
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(First: Episode 0365)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper tells Buffy he gave a doll to Big Bird to give to her, but they find him sleeping with the doll in his nest. The sponsors are announced.

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