Sesame Street
Big Bird runs for president
(repeat of 0797)
Air date February 7, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors A, P, 3
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Picture Segment Description
0797 01.jpg
SCENE 1 Oscar tries to get rid of three old cans, so he can have more room inside his trash can. Maria, Luis, and David find a good use for them and make offers to take them off his hands. Oscar says his cans are too good for what they want to do with them, and decides to keep them all.
Cartoon Two kids find different uses for a cooking pot.
(First: Episode 0795)
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Baby Rocky performs "Cry" from his crib.
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
Cast Bob asks Janice to to identify the letter A and the corresponding picture of an apple.
Animation Arthur and Annie look for the letter A, while a shadowy figure observes all the A words they say.
Features the voice of Jim Thurman
(First: Episode 0781)
Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird finds David, Luis and Maria listening to the tail end of a speech by the President of the United States on the radio. Big Bird thinks being President would be great and launches into song ("President Bird"). He then begins planning his campaign as David and Luis carry him around on their shoulders.
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird has set up his campaign rally, offering free bags of birdseed to his constituents. The grown-ups approach him and inform him of how difficult being President is. Big Bird thinks he'd do just fine, so the others decide to role-play and imagine he's been elected President. President Bird starts declaring national holidays pertaining to birds, which don't receive much ovation. He then gets bogged down by the many problems his citizens have, from broken bats to dirty streets. He becomes even more frustrated when he learns he can't take a break and go roller skating. Big Bird decides to quit the race, but considers taking it up again when he's older. The grown-ups return to their radio broadcast, where they hear the President is taking his own roller skating break tomorrow.
Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon "Mi casa es su casa."
(First: Episode 0794)
Film Marching Band #3
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon 3 song (butterflies, birthday presents, waving pennants etc.)
(First: Episode 0927)
Herry's ABC Secret.JPG
Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
Film A man karate chops 5 boards.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cast Gordon and Luis demonstrate front and back with a tandem bicycle.
(First: Episode 0826)
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
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SCENE 4 Maria, David, Luis and the kids sweep up the mess from Big Bird's rally and find some of his campaign buttons, which they use for a game of "One of These Things."
Cartoon A man demonstrates front and back using his sneakers.
(First: Episode 0826)
Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
(First: Episode 0139)
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon A girl draws an A, for apple.
Cast Luis and Maria put together a fractured lowercase A.
(First: Episode 0904)
A for ape toon.jpg
Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
Cartoon Two guys row their oars in different directions, until they decide to cooperate and row together.
(First: Episode 0510)
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
Insert Bob sings "I Get a Nice Feeling" to Linda with help from Timi.
(First: Episode 1016)
Cartoon P is for Painting
(First: Episode 0764)

Muppets Ernie & BertThe Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon On a musical theater stage, teeth dance as they're flossed and brushed.
Film Footage of wolves.
(First: Episode 0982)
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Transition Piano Bridge #3
Animation Sand A/a
(First: Episode 0628)
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SCENE 5 Oscar returns from the dump and fills his trash can with the spoils. David announces the sponsors.

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