Sesame Street
Woof Woof meets the residents of Sesame Street
Air date May 16, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors Q, R, 12

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SCENE 1 Olivia, Bob, and Mr. Hooper are sitting on the steps of 123 Sesame Street when a dog (who would later be established as Barkley) approaches them. His tag features a name beginning with W, but the rest has worn off, so they try out some W names to call him over. The dog doesn't respond to any male names until Olivia tries some female ones.

Oscar the Grouch suggests this could be a grouch hound and tries out some names like Worthless and Washrag. Each time they ask the dog what its name might be, the dog replies, "Woof, Woof!" Bob finally figures it out, and when he calls over "Woof Woof", the dog excitedly approaches, happily rolling around and kissing everyone.

Muppets In "City-Country Song", a cowgirl sings about why she likes life in the country, while a hipster sings about his life in the city.
(First: Episode 0681)
Gnomes flower vase
Animation Three little people climb up the three flower stems.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0634)
Farley David count 12
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — David says he can count to twelve hundred, but Farley would prefer just hearing him count to twelve.
(First: Episode 0291)
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Film Three dolphins jump together.
(First: Episode 0222)
Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
Maria assembles R
Cast Maria assembles an R, which is broken in several parts.
(First: Episode 0936)
Film Olivia briefly narrates a film of re-paving a street.
(First: Episode 1161)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
(First: Episode 0014)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBig Bird tells Shola that he's been having some trouble figuring out big and little. Shola says that she's little and Big Bird is big. Big Bird says, "Oh! That must be why they call me Big Bird." Shola answers, "Yeah! You're Big Bird. I'm Shola."
(First: Episode 0306)
Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the story of Jack and Jill. Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First, he chooses Mervin, then Francine and Gladys the Cow. Finally, Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
(First: Episode 1071)
Big Joe Little Joey
Celebrity Joe Namath and a kid demonstrate "big Joe" and "little Joey".
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch and Feel."
(First: Episode 0252)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
Michael Christensen Paul Binder highest juggle
Celebrity Paul Binder and Michael Christensen demonstrate high, higher, and highest with their juggling clubs.
(First: Episode 1008)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie tells the viewer to watch and listen for Cookie Monster, so he won't take the cookie which Ernie just got from Hooper's Store. Ernie encounters a machine that reads "Your Fortune Told. Insert One Cookie." Not realizing that Cookie Monster is inside the machine, he inserts the cookie. Some munching noises are heard, and a card comes out that says, "You will soon be kissed by a grateful Cookie Monster."
(First: Episode 0756)
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SCENE 2 Woof Woof is sitting outside Hooper's Store while Mr. Hooper arranges things at the newspaper stand. Olivia comes by and asks what the dog likes about the store. Mr. Hooper is unsure but offers Olivia a newspaper. Just then, the dog excitedly jumps up on Mr. Hooper and smothers him with kisses as he leads him into the store knocking over some boxes. He tells Olivia he's okay, the dog was just being friendly, but wonders what prompted the reaction. They retrace what had happened just before and when they say newspaper again, the dog has the same reaction. Gordon comes along and begins to ask for a newspaper, but Mr. Hooper and Olivia shush him, offering other items for the store to keep him from setting off the dog again. When he leaves, Mr. Hooper says he's glad didn't say newspaper... prompting another flurry of excitement from the dog.
Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0768)
Alphabet Kid old west sketch
Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Joe Namath 12 shirt
Celebrity Joe Namath points to the number 12 on his shirt.
(First: Episode 0505)
Film Addition and subtraction using three trapeze artists (version "B")
(First: Episode 1041)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Four jugglers in limbo
Celebrity In limbo, four jugglers (Paul Binder, Michael Christensen, Judy Finelli, and Michael Moschen) cross paths and count to twelve.
Cartoon Five Purple Konkers
(First: Episode 0775)
Muppets Farley goes to the hat shop. (long take)
(First: Episode 0244)
Film Elephants in the zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0337)
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SCENE 3 Olivia clues Bob into the word that's driving the dog silly. Oscar overhears this and tells the viewer he's going to make Bob say "newspaper". After several clues, Bob knows exactly what Oscar is trying to do, but turns the table on him and gets Oscar to say it. Oscar is immediately smothered by the dog with kisses and cries out for help.
Film A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(First: Episode 0952)
Cartoon Clouds that look like things.
(First: Episode 0211)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Marlina demonstrate what the number 12 looks like. Grover is supposed to send up a balloon with the number 12 on it; however, he sends up balloons with the number 3, 9, a letter "A", and Cookie Monster before he finally gets it right. To celebrate that he sends up another balloon with a drawing of himself, but he doesn't let go of the string, so he floats away with the balloon.
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SCENE 4 Bob and the kids spot Alphabet Bates writing a letter in the sky. Asking what it is, Woof Woof responds, "Ar, Ar!" Bob: "It's an R, alright."
Cartoon A woodpecker drills through a tree to demonstrate entrada and salida.
(First: Episode 0808)
Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(First: Episode 0939)
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "How Do You Get From Here to There?"
(First: Episode 0374)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Bob, Gordon, Olivia, and the kids sit on the steps (with Woof Woof napping at their feet) coming up with theories as to why the word newspaper gets the dog all riled up. After entertaining a few possibilities, Olivia says the word loud enough to wake the dog up, getting him all excited again.

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