Sesame Street
Gordon and Susan wash cars
Air date December 11, 1978
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors I, Q, 12
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 Oscar is upset that Gordon and others are picking up all the litter left by a windstorm. The Amazing Mumford believes he can help Oscar and magically litters the street again. Gordon insists the mess be cleaned up, while Oscar wants even more. Mumford thinks of a compromise - he magically cleans the street and places all the trash into Oscar's trash can, now overflowing with trash.
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie to put away his toys, and Ernie devises a system of arranging them. Unfortunately, all the categories he names apply only to his toy fire engine.
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Olivia briefly narrates a film of re-paving a street.
(First: Episode 1161)
Cartoon Two cowpoke rattlesnakes hear a strange noise and attempt to split up, but one snake doesn't comprehend how to be "next to" the cactus.
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers: Lowercase i
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon One of these things doesn't belong (shoe pairs)
(First: Episode 0490)
SCENE 2 Big Bird peers over his doors to greet friends passing by while waiting for Mr. Snuffleupagus to come over. Snuffy is impressed with this and wants to try it too, only he's not tall enough. Susan passes by and recommends one uses boxes to see over the doors. Snuffy stands on a couple of boxes and can see over the doors, only nobody is around to greet.
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Insert Luis and a street band perform "Alegria."
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin teaches the class the difference between "here" and "there". He demonstrates by having a letter for Hardhead Henry Harris (here), and delivering it to him (over there), with Smart Tina portraying a mailbox, and Baby Breeze taking it to him. Upon reading the letter, Harris is insulted and chases Roosevelt.
(First: Episode 0713)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon A red man tries to get apples from a tree by himself, while a yellow man builds a ladder.
(First: Episode 0779)
Muppets / Cast Maria and David help Grover understand that there can refer to anyplace that you are not, no matter how far away you may be.
(First: Episode 0885)
Cartoon I idea
Cartoon I for idea
(EKA: Episode 1077)
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
SCENE 3 Herry Monster uses his doll, Elizabeth, to demonstrate close to and away from. He prefers being close to her.
Cartoon Sign Man: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Film A band plays and children dance at a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
Celebrity Clive Thompson and Tina of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater dance to a blues number.
(First: Episode 0851)
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the Wise Man to demonstrate "here" and "there." He does so by throwing his household items off the cliff.
(First: Episode 0769)
Insert Luis and a band play "Las Alteñitas" in a city park, as kids come over and dance.
Cartoon What if my hair were grass?
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl reads the word "hug" with Herry.
(First: Episode 1084)
Cartoon Children and animals numbered 1-12 race in a marathon. The #9 runner wins.
(First: Episode 0926)
Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to figure out how to get to the zoo. They notice it's too far to walk, swim, or fly. Then they notice their Twiddle-car.
(First: Episode 0603)
Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed. He already has a scale at home, but he'd like to buy the apples and bananas.
(First: Episode 0449)
SCENE 4 Gordon and Susan give their VW Bug a wash. Big Bird requests that they also wash his toy car. He's pleased with their work and asks if they can do the same with his friends' cars as well. The two assume this means washing more toy car, when they see a line-up of real cars filing in behind theirs, all while Big Bird directs them.
Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0048)
Dot Bridge 13 lone square
Animation Dot Bridge #13: a square crosses into the path of the dots causing them to huddle around it.
(EKA: Episode 0394)
SCENE 4 cont'd The Count pulls up in his Countmobile to count the many cars lined up to be washed...157, including his own.

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