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Sesame Street
Maria needs a bolt
Air date February 20, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors F, M, 11


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 It's a chilly morning on Sesame Street and Maria freezes as she waits for David. Oscar, looking to start an argument, acts like it's hot. Maria catches wise and convinces David to agree with Oscar. He sees that if he disagrees with David, he'll be agreeing with Maria (and vice verse). He decides to take a middle route and say it's perfect outside. David and Maria are amazed at him using such terminology and Oscar sheepishly slinks into his can.
Cartoon Goldilocks' bath is first too HOT, then too COLD, then just right.
(First: Episode 1232)
Film A steam shovel picks up debris.
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon Typewriter: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets Ernie tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie Monster by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
(First: Episode 1232)
Film Slide puzzle - boy
(First: Episode 0428)
Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
SCENE 2 Big Bird recites a poem about the word "OPEN" with the help of an Anything Muppet dentist and her patient, Oscar with his trash can and David with Hooper's Store.
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Muppets "M-M-M Monster Meal"
(First: Episode 0380)
Cartoon M for Moon
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
Film Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
Cartoon A boy is drawn, but he doesn't have knees at first.
(First: Episode 0954)
Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Jason reads a "LOVE" sign Cookie Monster shows him.
(First: Episode 1114)
Cartoon A man walks by different people who demonstrate what love is.
(First: Episode 0292)
Film Film is Magic - one can use 'tricks of the camera' to manipulate the appearance, speed, and/or directions of a moving object.
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1179)
Muppets Ernie is a coach for his baseball team of three balls. In front of him are three small caps and a huge cap. Each of the balls tries on the big cap and gets completely covered up. Ernie puts the small caps on them, and they're ready to start. As Ernie wonders where that huge cap came from, a basketball named Big Bill (captain of the opposing team) bounces in, demanding his cap back. Ernie ends up postponing the game once he sees the competition.
(First: Episode 0478)
Muppets / Celebrity Johnny Cash sings "Nasty Dan" to Oscar.
(First: Episode 0558)
Cartoon La letra M es para Miguel, musica, mariposa, marinero, molino, marciano, maroma y mono
(First: Episode 0464)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the story of Jack and Jill. Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First he chooses Mervin, then Francine and Gladys the Cow. Finally Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
(First: Episode 1071)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
SCENE 3 Big Bird finishes reading a book to Barkley. The book makes his very visibly happy and Barkley seems happy too. Big Bird shows him how to act sad and angry too, then goes to show everyone.
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird attempts to show Maria what he's just taught Barkley, but Maria points out Barkley's only imitating Big Bird, not learning anything. Big Bird is still happy; he taught Barkley to imitate him!
Muppets Game Show: The Addition Game
Hosted by Guy Smiley. The contestant has to figure out how to add numbers. The contestant is Herry Monster, who solves all the questions except "3+1=_", so he brings in four cars in the studio.
(First: Episode 0960)
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets "I Love a March"
(First: Episode 0985)
Cartoon "Mi casa es su casa."
(First: Episode 0794)
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
Animation Sand M/m
(First: Episode 0620)
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)

SCENE 4 Maria needs a bolt to finish fixing a wagon, but can't find one in her toolbox. She thinks she can find one within Oscar's trash pile. Oscar lets her have one, but only in exchange for her ratty-looking (yet comfortable) sneakers. Maria isn't happy with parting with them, but does so anyway. She tiptoes past David, who quickly notices her lack of shoes. David finds this an injustice and goes to give Oscar a talking to.
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
Dot Bridge 06 raspberry.jpg
Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)

SCENE 4 cont'd David returns Maria's sneakers, at the expense of losing his. Maria rewards him with a kiss. Oscar then comments how sweet that was and announces the sponsors.

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