Sesame Street
David teaches Barkley to roll over
Air date November 30, 1978
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors B, T, 5
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 David teaches Barkley to roll over by demonstrating how to do it.
Muppets Ernie plays a game of "Touch Your Face" with the viewer.
(First: Episode 0869)
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1154)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
Cast Gordon sings "Let Your Feelings Show."
(First: Episode 0934)
Cartoon A lost number 5 looks for his brother.
(First: Episode 0934)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster are fighting over a bicycle, when Kermit suggests they share it. The two monsters cooperate, and devour the bicycle together.
(First: Episode 0978)
Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(First: Episode 0859)
Film A gymnast demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0532)
Cartoon A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone to call his wife - then he eats the phone booth.
(First: Episode 1113)
SCENE 2 Big Bird has difficulty counting Barkley's feet when the playful dog moves about too much. He accidentally steps on one of Barkley's paws, giving Big Bird the perfect spot to start and stop when counting.
Beginning end paint picture
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man paints a picture.
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(First: Episode 0469)
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)
SCENE 3 Maria and the kids (with Barkley curiously watching) discuss what a dog needs to stay healthy.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Beginning end haircut
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Lena Horne ABC song
Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and The Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0575)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon 5s go through a space-shredder and produce 5 objects.
(EKA: Episode 0864)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and the kids play a game with Maria where they remove the letter B from everything they say.
Snake Charmer 1-5
Cartoon Five snakes come out of a basket when a snake charmer plays the flute.
(First: Episode 0782)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Insert Bob, Luis and Gordon sing "Three Musketeers."
(First: Episode 1052)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition. (version one)
(First: Episode 0412)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
SCENE 5 Big Bird notices that the bus stop sign is missing the letter "B". Maria fixes it by replacing the missing letter on the sign.

CLOSING SIGNS Kermit and a girl hold up the Sesame Street sign and Maria holds up the CTW sign.

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