Sesame Street
David remembers a childhood dance
Air date May 3, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production March 3, 1978
Sponsors H, I, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Linda finds Big Bird crying in his nest. She uses a series of gestures to ask what's caused him to cry. He finds guessing what her actions mean so fun that he perks up and forgets what made him cry in the first place.
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Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Remembering Game", a game show in which the contestants must match pictures based on memory. The winner gets whatever item was in the pictures he matched, and the other contestant wins the item from the remaining two pictures as a consolation prize. Bill Smith wins a cookie, and Cookie Monster wins a jet plane. Disappointed, Cookie Monster suggests that they switch prizes.
(First: Episode 0310)
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Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and Laurie identify different shapes.
(First: Episode 0881)
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Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Film Nim Chimpsky matches his nose to that of a teddy bear's.
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird (in voiceover) suggests the viewer join Linda and the kids as they do simple exercises.
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Cartoon He, She and It - The IT knows all about the heart.
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Film A pride of lions feasts on an animal carcass.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Animation Drawing a chicken (child V/O in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0451)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
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SCENE 3 David wraps up a call on the Hooper's Store, when Linda asks him and Maria to describe what the sound of a ringing phone is like, as she's never been able to hear it before. She suggests using colors and they colorfully describe what the sound is like. They similarly describe the sounds of thunder, buses, clapping, and a dog barking. David then asks the viewer to give such a process a try too.
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Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
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Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
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Cartoon I for Ink
(First: Episode 0462)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit encounters a distressed Little Bo Peep, whose sheep is missing. They both observe every sheep that walks by - the first sheep has its tail in front (on its face); the second one has its tail in the middle (on its back), and the third one has no tail. The fourth one has a tail where it should be: behind. However, it claims to be Mary's little lamb. Kermit tells us to stay tuned for updates on the search for the lost sheep.
(First: Episode 1047)
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Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Later, Bo Peep has had no luck in finding her sheep; instead she encounters Gladys the Cow pretending to be one, and Fred the Wonder Horse pretending to be a dog. Kermit decides to give up on the search, and returns us to our regularly scheduled program.
(First: Episode 1047)
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Cast Postman David goes to collect some mail from a mailbox, but finds there's more and more each time he opens it.
(First: Episode 0533)
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Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
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Cast The mailbox is emptied, but how will David get all the mail to the post office? He lets the mail back into the hammerspace-like mailbox, then takes that with him.
(First: Episode 0533)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: I for Ink
(First: Episode 0847)
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Muppets Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(First: Episode 0916)
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Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
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Muppets / Cast Bob holds an American bullfrog and asks Kermit to talk about frogs. However, due to living a somewhat different life than normal frogs, what Kermit says about frogs is somewhat incorrect; for example, Kermit believes that frogs eat fried chicken and pizza, and live in apartment houses.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
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Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
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Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
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Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
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SCENE 4 At Hooper's, Linda orders a hamburger. The music on the radio reminds David of a dance he used to do as a child, which Linda also remembers doing. They go out into the yard to perform it, when David forgets about the hamburger on the grill and it starts to burn.
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Cartoon I am crying / estoy llorando (David and Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 1041)
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Celebrity Edith Ann describes what happens to you when you become angry.
(First: Episode 0923)
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Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(First: Episode 0955)
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Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0364)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie gets Bert to participate in a rhyming game, but Ernie ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it.
(First: Episode 0798)
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Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
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Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
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SCENE 5 Linda, David, and the kids dance as the sponsors are announced.


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