Sesame Street
Bob tries training Barkley
Air date December 5, 1978
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors J, S, 8
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Linda tells Bob and the kids about a letter she's received about an upcoming family picnic. She signs about the last picnic and the kids guess what occurred.
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)

Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse are hot and thirsty, so they stop in at the Short Branch Café for a nice cold glass of milk. The bartender is distressed to see Grover riding his horse right inside, knocking over tables. "I just redecorated the place, too," he sighs. Grover orders a glass of milk, and the bartender asks if he wants the big glass, the bigger glass or the biggest glass. Fred tells the bartender that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference, so the bartender shows off all three sizes. Marshal Grover and Fred come behind the bar to get a closer look, breaking bottles and glassware. The annoyed bartender shouts at Grover to choose a glass, and Grover picks the biggest glass. The bartender asks if Fred wants anything, but Fred says, "No thanks, I'm drivin'." As Grover rides his horse out of the café, the bartender asks who's going to pay for all this stuff. Grover says he'll be back to pay for it tomorrow. Panicked, the bartender says not to come back; it's on the house!
(First: Episode 0683)
Animation Big, bigger, biggest (oxen pulling rocks)
(First: Episode 0764)
Cast Maria strolls through a Hispanic neighborhood of New York City singing "Vamos a Tomar el Fresco."
Muppets Outside his castle, The Count asks The Countess Natasha to marry him. He counts her replies, all of which are "no."
(First: Episode 1015)
Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
Cartoon An elevator fills up with 10 passengers, but quickly breaks when the mouse gets on.
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert to stand still in front of the camera so that he can "trace" Bert's face on the screen.
(First: Episode 0536)
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Jason identify the letter S, for shoe.
(First: Episode 1158)
Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Celebrity Paul Binder introduces Michael Christensen to Michael Moschen and the two count to 8 while juggling.
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is going on a hunt for big rocks. When he tries to pick a really big one, the rock turns out to be the dome of a large monster.
(First: Episode 0034)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)
SCENE 2 Bob tries teaching Barkley the simple trick of jumping over something. The dog doesn't comprehend, so Bob starts jumping over things to illustrate. He doesn't notice that Barkley has left and Linda and Susan arrive, confused by Bob's behavior.
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(First: Episode 1119)
Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
SCENE 3 Linda show the kids the sign for "airplane." They then see Alphabet Bates fly by overhead, making the letter S. Linda then shows the kids how to make an "S" sign.
Superman S
Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
Film At a fiesta, a group of kids try to break through a piñata.
(First: Episode 0620)
Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
AMs hair alphabet
Muppets Two Anything Muppets with hair over their eyes recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0779)
Cartoon S - Snake (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0382)
Fish Cowboy Hat
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 4 Bob now tries training Barkley to fetch a stick, but Barkley remains put. Bob decides to toss away the dog training book, which Barkley fetches and returns to him.
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
Cartoon The IT knows all about tricycles.
(First: Episode 1160)
Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
Film Footage of wolves.
(First: Episode 0982)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
SCENE 5 Bob now shows Barkley how to beg, but Barkley again leaves unnoticed and Linda and Susan watch in his place.

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