Sesame Street
Big Bird's missing book
Air date December 27, 1978
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors M, V, 2
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.
Cartoon Two men hammer a stake into a hole.
(First: Episode 0785)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Hand
(First: Episode 1179)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit tries to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs, but five pigs show up. He realizes he's encountered the wrong group of pigs -- one of these pigs went to market, one stayed home, and so on (alluding to the game of "This Little Piggy"). Just as he gets things straight, the Big Bad Wolf shows up and, determined not to have his fun spoiled, huffs and puffs Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0737)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 1 Gordon calls out different body parts which the kids then use to bounce a balloon.
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
Film Kids with special needs do gymnastics at the Mamaroneck Co-Op Camp.
(First: Episode 0953)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
Animation V (0:14)
Muppets Game Show: The Remembering Game — Guy Smiley hosts Cookie Monster and Bill Smith who have to match two pictures.
(First: Episode 0310)
SCENE 2 Buffy shows Big Bird some photos of baby Cody's first visit to Sesame Street. Big Bird can't believe the baby in the pictures is Cody, having gotten so used to the grown child he is today.
Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found. (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0926)
Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found.
(EKA: Episode 0231)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert expects a visit from his identical twin brother Bart. Ernie notes that they're alike in many ways, but their major difference is that Bart has a sense of humor.
(First: Episode 0594)
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl sings "I Want a Monster to Be My Friend."
(First: Episode 0810)
SCENE 3 Gordon passes Oscar's trash can, which is totally covered in signs reading "NO." Oscar himself is even wearing the word. He considers it his favorite word, as it serves as the perfect response to any dumb questions he receives from his neighbors. Gordon shows Oscar the old, broken radio he was going to offer him, but knowing the answer is "no," he throws it away somewhere else.
Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
1095r Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
Herbert and Grover 2
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(First: Episode 0192)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(First: Episode 1157)
Michael Christensen Paul Binder highest juggle
Celebrity Michael Christensen and Paul Binder demonstrate high, higher, and highest with their juggling clubs.
(First: Episode 1008)
Film Kid identify pairs of animal species in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)

Muppets / Cast Jeffery tells Olivia a monster is chasing him, which she interprets as fear. Olivia tells him a story about a brave little girl who found out how nice monsters are, even when everyone else was afraid of them. As it turns out, Jeffery is playing hide-and-seek with a monster.
SCENE 4 Big Bird bumps into Gordon while looking for his missing storybook. Gordon suggests he walk through his entire day in order to remember where it might be. Big Bird started his day in his nest and starts doing several yawns.
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Bert purple hand
Muppets Ernie & BertBert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
SCENE 4 cont'd Gordon wearily waits as Big Bird, having already done several other recreations of his day, munches down on the birdseed breakfast he had earlier.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
Muppets An Anything Muppet discusses the concept of "same" using her reflection in the mirror. The reflection begins speaking on its own. The girl faints and the reflection decides to do the same.
(First: Episode 0376)
SCENE 4 cont'd Now at night, Gordon explodes as Big Bird recreates their interaction when this whole situation started. Buffy and Cody come by and return the storybook, reminding him that he gave it to them yesterday. Big Bird doesn't quite remember this and begins retracing his steps of the day before; Gordon faints.

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