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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 script materials provided by a trusted source.

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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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Buffy drives Maria and Big Bird to the pueblo. Along the way, she sings "I'm an Indian."
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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.
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Cartoon A young girl's favorite toy is a stick, which she uses for many things, including a magic wand, conductor's baton, and a baseball bat.
(First: Episode 0960)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "Feelin' Good/Feelin' Bad."
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Cartoon A boy imagines that if the clouds were cows, it would rain milk.
(First: Episode 0650)
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
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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.
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Cartoon T words
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
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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.
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Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(First: Episode 0926)
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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)
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Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
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Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
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Transition Piano Bridge #3
(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)
(First: Episode 0376)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: 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?"
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Transition Piano Bridge #6 (0:14)
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Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
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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.
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates short and tall.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on tall and short using two Snerfs, who keep changing their size.
(First: Episode 0015)
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Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
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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.
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Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
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Song Three kids dance to a rock version of "Three of These Things" while one of them sits and reads.
(First: Episode 0551)
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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)
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SCENE 6 Buffy plays an Indian instrument, the mouth bow, and sings an Indian song.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert 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)
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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.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
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Muppets The Count croons "Count Up to Nine."
(First: Episode 1134)
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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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
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Gordon announces the sponsors.

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


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