Sesame Street
Linda signs R words
Air date March 15, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors Q, R, 3
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Big Bird, Linda and the kids put together the word "FUN."
Cartoon A red man tries to get apples from a tree by himself, while a yellow man builds a ladder.
(First: Episode 0779)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
Cartoon R Commercial (0:35)
SCENE 2 Linda points to the letter R, then signs an R word - run.
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Muppets Simon Soundman tries to buy a saw at Sam's General Store.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon A man sets up a bus stop sign so that a giant can eat the buses that come.
(First: Episode 1176)

Cast In the park, Maria and some kids play with Barkley, telling him whether he's near or far some balloons they've hidden.
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
(First: Episode 0876)
SCENE 3 Linda signs another R word - robot.
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock helps Ernie discover how a window got broken.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
Celebrity The Canadian Brass plays "Flight of the Bumblebee." Tuba player Chuck can't stand for his solo because of his heavy tuba and gets some help from his bandmates.
Cartoon Two men compete to be in front.
(First: Episode 0789)
Sesame Street Happy Days
Celebrity Fonzie and Richie Cunningham relate the ABCs.
(First: Episode 1176)
Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
Muppets Herry Monster demonstrates "back" and "front" with three kids. First, he points out that the viewer can see the children's fronts, then (after scaring the kids) they see their backs as they run away.
(First: Episode 0365)
Cartoon A man demonstrates front and back using his sneakers.
(First: Episode 0826)
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping. (edited)
(First: Episode 0032)
Cartoon A large bird munches on rectangle edges, forming the word "BIRD."
(First: Episode 1173)
Insert Big Bird, Grover and company sing a zany song about surprises.
(First: Episode 0911)
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Hooper un family
Cast Mr. Hooper takes a journey through the "un" family. He's chroma keyed into backgrounds that correspond to words ending in "un" on his cue cards.
(First: Episode 0251)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
SuperGrover BusStop
Muppets Super Grover: A boy is confused -- his mother told him to take a bus home, but he doesn't know where to find the bus. Super Grover arrives, and they soon discover a sign that says "Bus Stop". The boy believes they found the answer, but Super Grover insists that his mother told him to take a bus home, not a sign.
(First: Episode 0708)
SCENE 4 Linda signs yet another R word - rabbit.
Cartoon He, She and It: The IT knows all about the workings of a harmonica.
(First: Episode 1185)
Three is So Curvy
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings "Three is So Curvy" with Crumbs Unlimited.
(First: Episode 0980)
Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0530)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
Muppets Eugene finds Oscar the Grouch practicing his trombone for his group, the Tarnished Brass. Oscar plays a composition entitled "Same," which is merely the same note played over and over. Eugene plays his own tune called "Different," which works the same as Oscar's, but with a different note. They see if their two pieces work together.
Filmfair q
Cartoon A duck sings about all the reasons why q should be remembered.
(First: Episode 0789)
Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" Rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
SCENE 5 Linda plays in the yard with the kids as the sponsors are announced.

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