Sesame Street
Buffy and family head back home
Air date January 24, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors A, H, 11
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COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Buffy is taking Cody over to the day care center while she packs up to head back home. Big Bird hears Maria is helping out there today and wants to help out as well. He starts by escorting Cody over to day care.
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird follows Maria around the day care center, assisting her by essentially repeating everything she says to the kids. He then gets wrapped up in playing with blocks.
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Film A man karate chops 5 boards.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Muppets Ernie wonders what it would be like if everyone was exactly the same, and sees four balls who can't discern each other. Ernie decides to help the balls recognize each other by dressing each of them.
(First: Episode 0166)
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0770)
Cast Maria and Luis assemble a fractured letter "a."
(First: Episode 0904)
Film Elephants in the zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0337)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man uses feathers and rocks to teach the difference between heavy and light. During the lecture, Cookie Monster comes along, mistakes the rocks for cookies, and eats them all. The rocks weigh Cookie down, so the monster proceeds to eat the feathers to "balance it out."
(First: Episode 0175)
Animation Sand A / a
(First: Episode 0628)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 2 Buffy sings "Wiggle Your Fingers" to the kids.
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert, ice cream and cookies.
(First: Episode 0033)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Film Marching band forms a square
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Tracey recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0120)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Agua
Film A little girl gets herself a glass of AGUA.
(First: Episode 0929)
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
Film There Once Was a Hand series: the right hand plays with a ping-pong ball and tricks the left hand into thinking an egg is one.
(First: Episode 0668)
SCENE 3 Maria plays a "follow the leader" game with the kids, resulting in everyone tickling each other.
Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0296)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Neighborhood park attendant and mechanic
Muppets / Cast Gordon sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with a park attendant and garage mechanic.
(First: Episode 1061)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Cartoon Light and heavy (ball and seal)
(EKA: Episode 0815)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin leads a counting practice for his Headball team.
(First: Episode 0893)
SCENE 4 Oscar reveals to Bob that he's got a new car down in trash can. Bob doesn't believe this and refuses to look inside, knowing for sure he'll be sprayed with water or something else. Oscar decides to show Bob the car by handling him the various parts of it (the steering wheel, fender, tire, etc.).
Film A female vocalist sings about the many different types of flowers found all over.
(First: Episode 0141)
Cartoon Caterpillars Never Wear Brown Boots
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0890)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
(First: Episode 0280)
Heavy Barbells
Cartoon A man can't lift heavy barbells.
(EKA: Episode 1034)
SCENE 5 Barkley lays down in the doorway of 123 Sesame Street, preventing Buffy from exiting the building. She and the others try getting Barkley to move, to no avail. She asks him politely and he kindly moves out of the way. In preparation for going home, Buffy heads to get some groceries from Hooper's Store...where Barkley is now sleeping in the doorway.
Muppets The Anything Muppets perform a "Handclapping Number".
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon Peacock with twenty feathers.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
SCENE 6 Everyone helps Buffy and family load their luggage into Gordon's car, which Bob will drive to the airport. However, they find Barkley has situated himself into the car leaving no room for anything else.

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