Sesame Street
The gang goes camping
(repeat of 0959)
Air date February 5, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors B, D, 2
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
COLD OPEN During the "Sesame Street Theme," the cast (Bob, Gordon, Susan, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird and two kids carrying Oscar's trash can) appears hiking through the woods.
SCENE 1 Everyone arrives at the campsite, ready to make dinner. Big Bird doesn't see a stove anywhere and learns they can cook with fire, which he always assumed was dangerous. Susan explains how for grown-ups who are careful, fire can be useful. However, nobody has any matches, so they try the ol' adage of rubbing two sticks together. Big Bird observes, "I knew that fire was dangerous, but I didn't know it was so dull, too."
Cartoon A spring bounces under and over animals.
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is sitting in his chair and reading the paper, when Ernie comes along and starts reading over Bert's shoulder. They decide to share the paper. Ernie rips it in half, which seems to work until Bert starts reading over Ernie's shoulder.
(First: Episode 1193)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
Cartoon A man counts two ears, two eyes and two arms. He picks up each leg to count two legs, and then falls down.
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
SCENE 2 Oscar helps everyone set up the tent by reading the directions. Once it's set up, he instructs them to go inside and tug on a specific rope, which causes the tent to collapse in on them.
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Muppets Grover asks Little Jerry and the Monotones (who are tired and don't seem to care about what they are doing) to hold up signs with letters that make up the word "walk". When Grover tells them what it spells, they walk over him.
(First: Episode 0221)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
Muppets Grover walks past the letters that spell "walk" and tells the viewers what the word is. The letters then walk over Grover.
(First: Episode 0221)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
Cast Maria as Chaplin deals with an unruly "Don't Walk / Walk" signal.
(First: Episode 1166)
Batman Penguin
Cartoon Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.
(First: Episode 0099)
SCENE 3 The group gathers around the campfire to tell a story. Big Bird comes up with an idea for a story where everything starts with the letter B and everyone makes up a new part of the story as they go around in a circle. The story ends with Big Bird falling asleep.
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music successfully writes "Old MacDonald," with the help of Kermit and several barnyard animals.
(First: Episode 0923)
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
(First: Episode 0685)
SCENE 4 It's time for everyone to head off to bed. While Big Bird scouts a tree to sleep in, Gordon and Susan head for their sleeping bag. They argue over which one of them is taking up the most space, until they discover Oscar is in their bag with them.
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Celebrity Helen Reddy sings "Grow."
(First: Episode 0774)
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
SCENE 5 As everyone sleeps, Bob feels drops of rain. Sure enough, a downpour begins. Everyone piles into Gordon and Susan's tent, despite the small space inside.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon A small man and his assistant, Dudley, attempt to demonstrate both the capital and lower-case letter D.
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster are fighting over a bicycle, when Kermit suggests they share it. The two monsters cooperate, and devour the bicycle together.
(First: Episode 0978)
Cartoon Dot Bridge #7 (0:34)
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 6 Everyone tries getting comfortable in the cramped tent as the sponsors are announced.

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