Sesame Street
Plot Rooftop picnic
Air date December 25, 1978
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors C, N, 11
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Big Bird has the feeling that today will be one of surprises, when he suddenly hears voices from above. Olivia, Bob and Luis summon him to the roof of 123 Sesame Street for a surprise - a rooftop picnic! They also have yet another surprise in store - Buffy and her family are back in town!
Cartoon The Letter N is Nice.
(First: Episode 0659)
Cartoon N is for nose.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie makes some loud noises while he eats his candy bar and peanuts and drinks his soda. Bert loses his temper and shouts at Ernie to be quiet, at which point the usher enters and throws Bert out.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive: The doctor asks Billy and Sunset to get Bad News Barton to his office. They eventually bring Bad News Barton to the office, but the whole thing had been a set-up to get Billy Jo Jive to come to the doctor to get a shot.
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
SCENE 2 Everyone shares different, customary foods to share at the picnic. Big Bird has a bag of birdseed, which he shares with Bert's rooftop pigeons.
Cartoon Body Parts (English/Spanish) (2:18)
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (English version)
Producer: Ken Snyder; Music: Billy Taylor
(First: Episode 0276)
SSNF Shoe2
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
(First: Episode 1050)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Muppets / Celebrity Stevie Wonder teaches Grover how to sing loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0514)
Song Marilyn Sokol sings "Pockets" over a montage of different types of pockets.
(First: Episode 0764)
Muppets / Cast "The People in Your Neighborhood": Librarian and Plumber.
(First: Episode 0718)
Cartoon "It's A Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
SCENE 3 Buffy sings a picnic song to everybody.
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Game Show: The Addition Game
Hosted by Guy Smiley, the contestant has to figure out how to add numbers. The contestant is Herry Monster, who solves all the questions except "3+1=_", so he brings in four cars in the studio.
(First: Episode 0960)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
SCENE 4 Big Bird feels as though he's eaten too much, so Buffy suggests he play some games with Cody to feel more fit. The experience leaves Big Bird in the mood for "a nice picnic nap."
Cartoon A white furball catches a train going through a door marked EXIT.
(EKA: Episode 0827)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cast Charlie Chaplin (Maria) tries to outwit a tricky EXIT sign.
(First: Episode 0832)
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
(First: Episode 0935)
Cast Luis and the kids put together a fractured lowercase N.
(First: Episode 0938)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Grover appears in a library to tell the viewers about what a library is. The librarian, however, keeps telling Grover to be quieter, until he can barely even be heard.
(First: Episode 0287)
Song "Sharing Swing with Kids Song (Share in Your Fun with Another Someone)"
(EKA: Episode 0926)
SCENE 5 The picnic winds down as everyone cooperates to throw away the trash. Oscar appears just in time to collect it for himself for a Grouch picnic he's throwing.
Cartoon C is for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Film Sea Horse
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
SCENE 6 Oscar's picnic is underway in his trash can.

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