Sesame Street
Air date December 21, 1978
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors A, H, 9
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 The Polka Dot family (Percible, Petula and baby Petulant) stroll through Sesame Street. The family, clothes and belongings are all covered in polka dots. They find Big Bird's appearance very comical, as where they come from (Polka Dot Place) everyone and everything is covered in polka dots. They believe that since everyone is so much alike, they must be smarter, nicer and better than anyone else in the world. Big Bird shows them how there are many different types of people living on Sesame Street and how they're just as smart and nice as the Polka Dots.
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover informs Mr. Johnson that the restaurant is out of a lot of items that are on the menu. The only thing still at the restaurant is milk... but there are no glasses.
(First: Episode 0976)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Insert Gordon happens by a newsstand run by Oscar the Grouch (filling in for Sid Sourpuss). The newsstand carries various Grouch reading materials, so Oscar sells Gordon with a magazine with absolutely no grouchy words in it at all - the pages are all blank.
Muppets Ernie & BertBert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3
(First: Episode 0516)
Celebrity The Mummenschanz act out the actions of a fly.
(First: Episode 1108)
Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 3 + 1 = 4
(First: Episode 0516)
SCENE 2 Olivia, Maria and David sing a song about how their mood affects the way they walk.
Cartoon A child learns there's many things one can do with a stick.
(First: Episode 0803)
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)
Cast Bob asks Janice to to identify the letter A and the corresponding picture of an apple.
(First: Episode 1107)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Muppet lettuce, bread, cheese, butter, and ham argue on who an Anything Muppet girl should have for a snack. They all cooperate to make a sandwich.
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: MONEY
(First: Episode 1185)
SCENE 3 The Count has been given a new plant, which he enjoys counting. He tells Gordon the plant was a gift from Oscar. Gordon breaks it to him that the plant is a Goldenrod that gives off a lot of sneeze-inducing pollen. The Count doesn't mind, since he gets to count sneezes.
Cartoon A hand draws a bridge, which a train crosses.
(First: Episode 0793)
Celebrity Edgar Kendricks - Counting (2:06)
(First: Episode 0912)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Muppets The Count croons "Count Up to Nine."
(First: Episode 1134)
Cartoon Two boys peek into a fire house, and write HAT, HOSE, and HOOK on the window using their breath. Two dogs come by and wonder what a HAT HOSE HOOK is, but their question is answered when the fire truck leaves the station.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Cast "Hot Lips Hooper," "Second Wind Susan" and "Great Lungs Gordon" compete in The Big Blowout to see who can blow up a balloon the biggest.
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
Insert Guy Smiley hosts the "The Anything-in-the-World Prize Game" and asks questions to random people on the street. The winner gets to choose the prize. His guest is Oscar the Grouch, who doesn't want to be bothered by Guy Smiley and accidentally gets every answer right. Since Oscar gets to have whatever he wants for a prize, he asks Guy to get lost.
(First: Episode 0915)
Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
(First: Episode 0784)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
Film A young girl mashes away at the keys of a piano. As the years go by, she practices more and more until she's an adult playing at a recital.
(First: Episode 0637)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster shows David a SCHOOL sign.
(First: Episode 0379)
SCENE 4 Oscar rallies a crowd to witness Slimey do some animal impressions. However, Gordon and Susan suspect something when Oscar ducks into his can every time Slimey makes the sounds. They discover he was using a tape recorder the entire time, having recorded sounds from the zoo earlier... all except a lion, which Slimey can imitate on his own.
Cartoon Dot Bridge #7 (0:37)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(First: Episode 1025)
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the wise man to demonstrate none, some, most and all with a basket of oranges.
(First: Episode 0976)
Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
Cartoon The Typewriter: H for Hand
(First: Episode 0771)
SCENE 5 Oscar is astounded as Slimey does even more animal impersonations.

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