Sesame Street
Herry Monster lifts 4,000 tons
Air date January 19, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors E, F, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1 Herry Monster calls everyone over to witness a never-before-seen feat - he will lift a 4,000 ton weight! He struggles immensely to even move it, but with encouragement from his friends, Herry finds the strength to lift the weight.
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Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
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Animation Sand E/e
(First: Episode 0642)
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Song Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Big Bird and Crystal demonstrate big and little.
(First: Episode 0559)
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Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(First: Episode 0939)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
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Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
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SCENE 2 Gordon blends together the parts of Barkley's name.
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Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
1041cripplecreek.jpg Insert Buffy and Fred the Wonder Horse sing "Cripple Creek."
(First: Episode 0908)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
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Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0002)
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Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
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Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
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Celebrity Richard Pryor recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0779)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird dons some fake facial hair and glasses in an attempt to fool Mr. Snuffleupagus into thinking he's somebody else. Sure enough, when Snuffy arrives, he believes the disguised Big Bird as an entirely different bird. He notes the similarities and differences between the two until Big Bird reveals himself. Snuffy is glad to see his friend - "Things just aren't the same when you're not around."
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)
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Film The Deadly Nightshade star in a story of "Old MacDonald." The three live in a New York City apartment, but when they get fed up with the noise, they relocate to the country. There, they sing "Old MacDonald" and soon get weary of the noisy animals.
(First: Episode 1115)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” After Bert gets mad at Ernie, Ernie imagines what life would be like without Bert.
(First: Episode 1034)
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Cartoon A woodpecker drills through a tree to demonstrate entrada and salida.
(First: Episode 0808)
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Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
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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)
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SCENE 4 Maria sits out on the stoop with her newspaper and a carrot. The Count happens by and starts counting the bites she takes. She asks that he not do this and he conceals himself behind the railing, still able to count the loud crunches. His thunder-and-lightning tips off his location.
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Film Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
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Muppets Cookie Monster demonstrates that egg starts with the letter E; he swallows the egg and faints.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
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SCENE 5 Everyone plays ball around Oscar's trash can. Oscar gets upset and wishes he were all alone. He imagines being the only one on Sesame Street and soon finds it's not as appealing as he thought. When his fantasy ends, he's glad his friends are still around so he can tell them to scram.
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Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1162)
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Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
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Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
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Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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