Sesame Street
Big Bird meets new birds / Oscar's picnic
Air date January 22, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors D, E, 9
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Oscar can't stand the cheery greeting Bob gives the viewer. He delivers his own, Grouchy message to welcome them. Bob is appalled, but Oscar claims it's a very special message he'd only deliver to some he considers extra special. Bob finds this nice, then realizes he's never been delivered such a message before.
Film I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains about Ernie having the radio volume on too loud. Ernie pulls the knob off the radio, puts it on Bert's stomach, and turns the volume of Bert's voice up and down.
(First: Episode 0241)
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Cast No matter how you arrange these nine people, they're still nine people.
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
(First: Episode 0601)
Insert On the streets of New York City, Luis explains to the kids how a garbage truck collects and disposes of trash. He's surprised to see the truck is operated by Oscar, whose rented the truck from "Grouch Rent-a-Heap." Oscar doesn't intend on taking the load to any city dump, but rather to his trash can back on Sesame Street.
Song Five Purple Konkers
(First: Episode 0775)
Muppets Kermit the Frog interviews John-John, asking him to make dog and cat sounds, and making them louder.
(First: Episode 0914)
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Stuie Monster and the Aristocrats sing "Fur."
(First: Episode 0812)
Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster shows Jason that D is for Doggie.
(First: Episode 1148)
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Brian show soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0432)
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(EKA: Episode 0716)
SCENE 2 Big Bird sees a group of birds fluttering around in the arbor. He doesn't know them and wishes to join, but hesitates. He gets the courage to approach them and quickly bonds with the group.
1041E&Bclean1 Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment.
(First: Episode 0010)
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
1041E&Bclean2 Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place.
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Edith Ann happy sad
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about being happy and sad.
(First: Episode 0992)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Ernie sings "Dee, Dee, Dee" as Cookie Monster hastily demonstrates each D word.
(First: Episode 0319)
D balloon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: D -- Dog (role reversal between man and dog)
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat - which promptly sinks.
(First: Episode 0614)
SCENE 3 Big Bird introduces the kids to his new bird friends, who hail from Denver. They see Alphabet Bates overhead as he makes the letter D in the sky. Big Bird believes this was a deliberate shout out to the birds, as "D" begins "Denver."
Muppets In ancient times, Grover invents the wheel to help Biff move a stone up a hill.
(First: Episode 0915)
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon A red man illustrates abierto, while an angry blue man shows cerrado.
(First: Episode 0784)
Insert Buffy sings "Wynken, Blynken and Nod."
(First: Episode 0849)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chickens.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a camel
(First: Episode 0593)
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
SCENE 4 Bob hears a commotion coming from Oscar's trash can. Oscar emerges and informs Bob that he's holding their annual Grouch picnic in his can, complete with simulated rain from Oscar's sprinkler system. Oscar details the various items the other Grouches have brought and waits for Mervin Grouch to arrive with the most important thing - the picnic ants.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Film A panda tries to scratch an itch.
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon A boy counts 10 stairs as he climbs them with his sack of toys.
(First: Episode 0997)
Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
Cartoon Dot Bridge (0:20)
SCENE 5 Oscar's picnic has since gone belly-up. He tells Bob that the picnic ants left without causing any disturbance, then the sprinklers went off, thus drying out their food and forcing them to cancel the mud slide race. Bob tries consoling Oscar by pointing out how much fun they had, even for a brief time. Oscar rants over how Bob has just spoiled the worst mood he's been in for ages.

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