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Sesame Street
Herry goes to the eye doctor
Air date March 12, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors G, I, 11
Releases Sesame Street Classics, HBO Max


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
cut from the HBO Max version
SCENE 1 Big Bird is grooving to his "Rubber Duckie" disco record when Snuffy asks what disco is. Big Bird explains that discos are for grown-ups and take place at night, so they aren't able to see it first-hand. But, they can imagine it!
SCENE 1 cont'd In their imaginations, Big Bird's nest area has become a discotheque. After a couple (Donna Jonas and Joseph Catalano) dances on the lighted floor, Snuffy and Big Bird get their chance to show their stuff.
Music: an instrumental mix β€œHe’s the Greatest Dancer” by Chic, followed by an instrumental mix of β€œSesame Street Fever” and the disco version of β€œRubber Duckie” without Jim Henson’s vocals.
SCENE 1 cont'd Back in reality, Snuffy has learned a lot about disco and Big Bird compliments his big imagination.
Cartoon I for Iron
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(First: Episode 0916)
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Pinball 11.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Muppets Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0183)

Cast Big Bird and Bob walk around Chinatown, where Big Bird expresses his fear the many dragons they have around. Bob explains the dragons are just puppets they use for celebrations. Just then, a dragon puppet pops out from a staircase, startling Bob. Big Bird comforts him, telling him it's only a puppet.
Cartoon The Typewriter: I for Ink
(First: Episode 0847)
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
cut from the HBO Max version
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie tries to figure out what time it is at night. It's too dark to see the clock, so Ernie has a new solution: he pokes his head out the window and sings some loud, off-key opera ("O SOLE MIO, O SOLE YOU-OH") which causes everyone to wake up and yell at him to stop singing, and even mention what time it is. It's 3:00 AM.
(First: Episode 1153)
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people (voiced by Daws Butler and Bob Arbogast) ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
(First: Episode 0291)
SCENE 2 Herry Monster enters Hooper's Store and asks what for lunch. Mr. Hooper points him toward the Lunch Special board on the wall, but Herry can't read it. Mr. Hooper moves very close to him until Herry can read it clearly. Olivia thinks he should get his eyes checked by a doctor. Although he is hesitant to see a doctor (fearing it will hurt), he goes with Olivia anyway.
Cartoon It's a circle!
(First: Episode 0550)
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
Insert David (in voice-over) spots shapes in and around the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 0399)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)

SCENE 3 At the office, Dr. Melvin Schrier asks Herry about his eye issues and then performs some tests for him. He prescribes a pair of glasses for him. Herry is glad the procedure didn't hurt.
Cartoon Things that are the same or different are displayed like a slot machine. (version #1)
(First: Episode 0300)
Muppets Ernie and Cookie Monster note that they're the same in a lot of ways, and then become paranoid that they can't tell each other apart. An Anything Muppet tells them how they are different, which relieves them of their stress.
(First: Episode 0635)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
Cast Linda shows Damion how to sign "WET PAINT".
(First: Episode 1073)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive looks for the missing batch of strawberry shortcakes.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
Beat The Time.JPG
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
SCENE 4 Herry returns to Hooper's Store and tells Mr. Hooper about his visit, but is reluctant to wear his new glasses, thinking he'll look silly in them. Mr. Hooper convinces him to wear them so he can read better rather than thinking of his image. Herry tries them on and is able to read the sign on the wall, but he's also able to see how bald Mr. Hooper is getting.
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about the time she made a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0890)
Cartoon G is for Goat
(First: Episode 0085)
SCENE 5 Herry tells Olivia that he's thinking of becoming an eye doctor when he grows up and practices on his doll, Elizabeth. Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Baby Breeze, Prairie Dawn, and Betty Lou hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Luis holds up the CTW sign at the end


  • This episode was broadcast following National "Save Your Vision Week" (March 4-10), designed to alleviate fears of young audiences to eye examinations and promote the benefits of wearing glasses by those who need them.[1]


  1. ↑ Hanover Evening Sun March 6, 1979

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