Sesame Street
A visit from the President
Air date May 12, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors C, J, 10
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper alerts everyone that the President of the United States is going to be detouring through Sesame Street today. While everyone cleans up the messy street, Big Bird decides to write a poem for the President.
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
Muppets / Cast A blank Anything Muppet approaches Bob, not feeling anything at the moment. Bob changes his feelings by giving him various new facial features.
(First: Episode 0662)
Bert purple hand
Muppets Ernie & BertBert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
Cartoon Bolt and Nut show how they work together.
(First: Episode 0569)
2061 art
Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)

SCENE 2 Big Bird shows Olivia his new welcome mat for the President, and they both sing "Walkin' Down My Street".
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)
Film The Mad Painter #10.
(First: Episode 0328)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Grover's elevator holds five people.
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets "The AN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0181)
Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
SCENE 3 Oscar displays his outdated flag, and demonstrates his 11-gun salute ("Why 11? He only got 53% of the vote!"). The last shot propels him into the air.
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
Film Sound ID Blackboard (2:25)
(EKA: Episode 0851)
Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out.
(First: Episode 0303)
Cast Bob sings "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday with the kids."
(First: Episode 0982)
Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)

SCENE 4 Sesame Street is now decorated with signs and banners welcoming the President. Everyone keeps an eye out for the prez, and watch a bus go by, then Mr. Macintosh. When the President finally does pass with his motorcade, Big Bird fails to notice while reading his poem.
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0772)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates short and tall.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon A lost man (voiced by Jim Thurman) describes what a city is to a man who turns out to be an alien.
(First: Episode 0763)
Muppets Kermit sings "This Frog."
(First: Episode 0944)
Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0271)
Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
Muppets / Celebrity Edith Ann talks to Herry about being proud.
(First: Episode 0913)
Cartoon A cartoon man (Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat. (repeat)
SCENE 5 Big Bird reads a letter he just wrote to the President, asking for him to ride down Sesame Street every day just so that everyone will be motivated to keep their street clean. Maria announces the sponsors.

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