Sesame Street
Air date May 18, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production March 7, 1978
Sponsors S, T, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 At the Fix-It Shop, Maria is puzzled by note left on the table along with a phonograph. The note asks her to fix it so it plays music at the right speed, but as Maria plays a record, it sounds fine to her. Just then, in rushes Spencer Speedy, who speaks very fast. He likes hearing his music played fast, so Maria (in fast-motion) rigs the phonograph to play records very fast; Spencer swoons.
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Film Kids narrate a film in which footage is slowed down and sped up. Sequences include kids on a playground, riding a roller coaster, and Big Bird jumping around and being chased in the park.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Muppets Ernie wonders what it would be like if everyone was exactly the same, and sees four balls who can't discern each other. Ernie decides to help the balls recognize each other by dressing each of them.
(First: Episode 0166)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
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Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: Hand
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SCENE 2 Big Bird sees Maria hanging her clothes on the laundry line, inspiring him to fashion his own.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
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Cast / Muppets Olivia sings "Three is So Curvy" with Crumbs Unlimited.
(First: Episode 0980)
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Cartoon Two men hammer a stake into a hole.
(First: Episode 0785)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird has set up his own laundry line in his nest, hanging some of his handkerchiefs and a towel. He brings Maria in to show her and she notices all the items are already dry. She tells him laundry lines are for wet clothes, so Big Bird whips out his watering can and pours water all the items hanging on the line.
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Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter T.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Animation Sand T/t
(First: Episode 0636)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Ali Baba, who can't seem to figure out the magic word starting with the letter S to open the door to the cave. When Kermit says goodbye to the viewers, he accidentally blurts out "open Sesame (Street News)," to which the rock opens and forty thieves come out, stealing Kermit's watch and all his clothes.
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Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Big Bird and Scottie read a WET PAINT sign.
(First: Episode 0975)
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Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
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Film A film of things that make sounds, including birds, farm animals, vehicles and footsteps. Is silence a sound? (edited)
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Cast David pitches a slow ball to catcher Maria. He then makes fast, faster, and fastest pitches (the latter of which knocks Maria out of place).
(First: Episode 0676)
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Celebrity Fonzie shows on and off using his patented jukebox-activiation technique.
Part 1
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Cartoon La letra T es para tigre, tomate, taxi, toro, telefono, televisión, y el terrible tiburon.
(First: Episode 0351)
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Celebrity Fonzie turns the jukebox on and off again.
Part 2
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Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
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Celebrity Fonzie rapidly turns the jukebox on and off with just his elbows.
Part 3
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Big Bird and Julia read a WET PAINT sign.
(First: Episode 0975)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
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Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(First: Episode 0698)
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Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
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Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
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Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird and the kids go for an imaginary car ride, making the sounds they would hear on a real drive (including getting a flat tire).
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Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
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Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive green GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
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Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Only five people are allowed on the elevator at one time, so Grover counts out five passengers. But then he's not allowed on the elevator himself; he would make six.
(First: Episode 0462)
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Insert Bob sings "Can Do" with the kids about all the things they know how to do.
(First: Episode 1083)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0323)
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Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 5 Goodbye



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