Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird, Maria and Buffy visit the Taos Pueblo.
repeat of 0814
Air date April 27, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors M, T, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Buffy stops by the New Mexico ranch, and tells Maria that she's heading out to Taos Pueblo. Maria offers to take her there in the pickup truck. Big Bird says that he'd like to come along, although he doesn't know what a pueblo is. Maria explains that it's a town where Indians live, and Big Bird likes the idea at first, but then becomes frightened.
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SCENE 1
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Buffy drives Maria and Big Bird to the pueblo. Along the way, she sings "I'm an Indian."
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SCENE 1
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When they arrive at the pueblo, Maria confesses to Buffy that she's worried about intruding in the community, or making a mistake. It must be easier for Buffy, because these are her people. Buffy explains that she's a Cree Indian, from Canada. There's about 300 different kinds of Indians, all with their own languages and customs. They're all visitors together. Buffy introduces Maria and Big Bird to her friends. Big Bird instantly makes friends with the kids, and holds a little girl's hand.
Noimage
Cartoon A girl picks up a stick and imagines she is a circus magician, a conductor, and a baseball player.
(EKA: Episode 0960)
Feelinggoodfeelingbad
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "Feelin' Good/Feelin' Bad."
1272-Cows
Cartoon A boy imagines that if the clouds were cows, it would rain milk.
(EKA: Episode 0933)
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(First: Episode 0454)
Turtle.Hale
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
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SCENE 2 Buffy and Maria wonder where Big Bird went. Maria recalls him saying he had to do something very important. He is playing tag and follow-the-leader with the pueblo kids.
Tisfortrash
Cartoon T words
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
ABC-conversation
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
Entradatoon
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
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Film A crane is shown, with a shovel and a wrecking ball.
6Octopus
Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(First: Episode 0926)
Marshalgrover-countbackwards
Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
1448-Toes
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Noimage
Insert Piano Bridge #3 (0:16)
(First: Episode 1107)
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Cartoon A man talks about the capital T, but the top line slides down, forming a lowercase one. (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0324)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
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SCENE 3 By the river, Buffy and the kids sing "I'm an Indian."
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Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
Sign Cartoon Bad Dog
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: BAD DOG
After the man reads the sign, a dog comes in and protests, "I'm not a bad dog! What did I do? What did I do?"
Noimage
Insert Piano Bridge #6 (0:14)
CarRepair
Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
Cavemancars
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird says that he's had a good time at the pueblo, but he hasn't seen any Indians. Buffy tells Big Bird that everyone there is an Indian. Big Bird thinks they're fooling him: "I happen to know that Indians wear lots of feathers!" Buffy explains that Indians sometimes wear feathers on special occasions -- but then they take them off, and they wear clothes like everyone else. Big Bird says that someday maybe he'll take off his feathers and look like everyone else too.
FarmerGeorge-ShorTall
Film George the Farmer demonstrates "short" and "tall."
(First: Episode 0254)
Kermit and Snerfs
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on tall and short using two Snerfs, who keep changing their size.
(First: Episode 0015)
Film-TallSmallClowns
Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
Kermitlecturebigsmallbdmonster
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on big and small with the Beautiful Day Monster and a small monster. Splurge comes in at the end to show what a really big monster looks like.
(First: Episode 0015)
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SCENE 5 Maria, Buffy and the kids observe how they have different ways to say the same things. The kids get their water from the river, and use firewood to keep the house warm during winter.
Findparrot
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Sorting by Activity Rock Dancing
Song Three kids dance to a rock version of "Three of These Things" while one of them sits and reads.
(First: Episode 0551)
Themwhocametodinner
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
Buffymakesnoise
SCENE 6 Buffy plays an Indian instrument, the mouth bow, and sings an Indian song.
EBSharingaCookie
Muppets Ernie & BertBert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
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Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
Lizardfilm
Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
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Animation Sand T / t
(First: Episode 0636)
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SCENE 7 A mother donkey nurses its young.
Pinball 09
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Countupto9a
Muppets The Count croons "Count Up to Nine."
(First: Episode 1134)
MartianBeauty
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Dots7
Cartoon Dot Bridge (raspberry)
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 8 Maria and Big Bird say goodbye to Buffy and the Pueblo kids at the end of a happy day. A little girl gives Big Bird a kiss, and Buffy gives Maria a hair ribbon to bring back to Sesame Street, so that she'll bring a piece of Taos Pueblo with her.
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SCENE 8
cont'd
Gordon announces the sponsors.

The story of the New Mexico trip concludes in Episode 1165.


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