Sesame Street
Plot Barkley bothers Oscar
Air date February 23, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors U, Z, 3
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Maria and the kids call out letters of the alphabet, which Barkley points to on a large board. Unimpressed, Oscar asks Barkley to point to all the letters. Barkley points with both paw, knocks the board over and walks all over it.
Cartoon Kids narrate a Letter 'Z' Drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Transition Piano Bridge #2
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Round Objects
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to demonstrate what round is, with the help of a wisecracking ball. He introduces Kermit to his "daddy," a basketball.
(First: Episode 0107)
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Feet (One Foot, Two Foot)."
(EKA: Episode 1243)
Imagination Rain
Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(EKA: Episode 0827)
SCENE 2 Big Bird is upset; Mr. Snuffleupagus accidentally sat on his cowboy hat and toy airplane, crushing them both. Olivia shows him he doesn't need those things in order to play those games and sings "Imagination and You."
Cartoon A girl draws in her entire body.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1066)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy plays hide-and-seek with three letter Zs, who blend into his porch.
(First: Episode 0200)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
Film A giant panda walks around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 3 Linda teaches everyone the sign for "U," then acts out various things beginning with the letter. Big Bird thinks of one more word - unicycle, which he crashes while riding.
Animation Sand U / u
(First: Episode 0624)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (hand)
(EKA: Episode 1118)
Cartoon Leap Frog (0:26)
Three Monsters
Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola talk about taking a nap.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
Insert "Traffic Light Song"
(First: Episode 1040)

Film Number Three Ball Film (cherry version)
(First: Episode 0744)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
Muppets Benny and his boss have been waiting for Lefty for a long time. Benny wonders how they will know when it's Lefty at the door, so he informs him that Lefty will knock three times - their secret knock to enter their hideout. Lefty forgets, so they won't let him in until he finally gets three knocks. When they let him in, the boss informs him that if he forgets the number of knocks again, he's in big trouble. So, to test his memory, the boss and Benny lock themselves out and knock the door to see if Lefty knows which is the correct number. He forgets once again, which gets him very worked up and runs out of the hideout, leaving the other two locked outside.
(First: Episode 0722)
Cartoon 3 song (butterflies, birthday presents, waving pennants etc.)
(First: Episode 0927)
Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1154)
2061 art
Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0265)
SCENE 4 Olivia gives Barkley a nice, big bone to play with. He happily chews on it, until the kids call him over to play. Maria finds the stray bone on the sidewalk and disposes of it in Oscar's trash can. Barkley returns to find his bone missing and traces the scent to Oscar's can. Oscar is unable to get the dog to leave him alone.
Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
SCENE 4 cont'd Oscar is still unable to get Barkley to scram. Olivia wonders where his bone is and Maria realizes it must be the one she put in Oscar's can. He removes it from one of his dinosaur skeletons and gives it to Barkley. Oscar gets a moment of peace before Barkley returns, wanting to turn the ordeal into a game.
Cartoon Various renderings of the word DANGER.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0151)
Muppet Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and David read a "DANGER" sign.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone; Ernie pays for it with an invisible nickel.
(First: Episode 0689)
Film Train - Song (1:20)
SCENE 5 At night, Oscar can't sleep, as Barkley has situated himself in front of his can for the night. Oscar tries to stir the dog by playing "Reveille" on his busted horn. Barkley remains sleeping, but the neighbors all start complaining about the noise. "Oh, well," sighs Oscar, "it ain't all bad."

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