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Bob and Big Bird try to train Barkley
Air date November 28, 1978
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors D, R, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Big Bird brings Barkley up to Bob's apartment for a surprise visit. Bob is naturally opposed to the idea, as Barkley gets his dirty paws all over his furniture. Bob tries to teach him some basic lessons about visiting an apartment.
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets "There's a Hole in the Bucket"
(First: Episode 0838)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Pinball 03.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
Rhino Limerick.JPG
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros.
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and the kids see if Barkley can tell the difference between the letter R and P. Gordon is surprised that Barkley can identify the letter R without trouble, until he learns it's been coated with his favorite brand of dog food.
Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
Maria assembles R.jpg
Cast Maria assembles an R, which is broken in several parts.
(First: Episode 0936)
Muppets Benny and his boss have been waiting for Lefty for a long time. Benny wonders how they will know when it's Lefty at the door, so he reminds him that Lefty will knock three times - their secret knock to enter their hideout. Lefty forgets the number, and has to be hinted from his boss what the number of knocks are to gain access, finally giving the correct amount. When they let him in, the boss reprimands him for his poor memory, and warns him that he'll be in big trouble if he forgets again. To test his memory, the boss and Benny lock themselves out, telling him not to let them in until they give the secret knock. Despite the boss' warning, Lefty forgets once again, and finally having enough, he fearfully runs out the back door, leaving the other two stranded outside yelling, "Let us in!" as they angrily pound on the door trying to get in.
(First: Episode 0722)
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
I'm a macaw, Myrtle.jpg
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon A race announcer doubles as the man who holds up the START and STOP sign.
(First: Episode 0623)
Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
Celebrity Paul Simon plays "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard."
(First: Episode 1050)
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster appears to Ernie as the Cookie Bunny.
(First: Episode 1147)
Film A STOP sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0930)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Film A girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb β€” A friend of Marcia's is in danger: he's riding his bike at night without lights. Thelma asks the fireflies for help.
(First: Episode 1171)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie pretends to be a dog and a duck. Bert then pretends to be a train, and does it so well that a train conductor and passengers come through the apartment.
(First: Episode 0645)
SCENE 3 Bob teaches the kids how to sing a special round about Sesame Street.
Muppets Toothy Takes a Partner - Toothy, a set of teeth, has his agent look for the perfect new partner to help regain his shine.
(First: Episode 1105)
Cartoon A small man and his assistant Dudley attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(First: Episode 0934)
Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0795)
Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
(First: Episode 0139)
SCENE 4 Big Bird recites a poem he's written about his front.
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
SCENE 4 cont'd Big Bird recites another poem, this time about his back.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Early in the morning, Ernie sees some pigeons through the window, and wonders if he should wake Bert.
Animation A 3 looks for its house.
(First: Episode 0292)
Animation Lollipop and feathers - what goes where?
(First: Episode 0772)
Cartoon A bear counts bees.
(First: Episode 0083)
Film A boy talks about feeding sheep in the winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0786)
Cartoon It's a circle!
(First: Episode 0550)
SCENE 5 Susan and the kids talk about imagining. As they close their eyes and imagine things, Oscar reveals what he'd like to imagine - after he announces the sponsors, the viewers will all leave him alone.

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