Sesame Street
Oscar writes a beautiful nature poem / Mr. Hooper learns Spanish
(repeat of 0999)
Air date March 27, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors C, O, 6


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Big Bird finds Snuffy in his nest area, having just come back from his singing lesson. When Snuffy doubts that he's a good singer, Big Bird encourages him to demonstrate. Snuffy sings an operatic aria. Big Bird is impressed, but asks him if he knows "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
Cat dog toon
Cartoon Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(First: Episode 1210)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays doctor and makes Bert be the patient for his check-up. He checks Bert's heart, mouth and more. At the end, Bert wonders how he is feeling, but Ernie can't tell him that until he's a real doctor, twenty-three years from now. Bert faints after Ernie's answer and Ernie wonders if there's a doctor in the house.
(First: Episode 0937)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon A red man illustrates abierto, while an angry blue man shows cerrado.
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids.

The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)

Film "Listen ..." to various sounds, including the ocean, a heart beating, a clock ticking, a horse galloping, crickets chirping, a passing train, and others.
(First: Episode 0951)
Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
(First: Episode 0160)
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
(First: Episode 0160)
SCENE 2 Oscar treats Maria and Mr. Hooper to another one of his poems. They hesitate, remembering that he littered the ground with his last poem. ("You don't want to encourage much culture around here, alright..." Oscar quips). They agree to hear this one only if he gives them some paper bags to catch every piece of trash he brings out. Oscar proceeds to recite his new poem, "Even Tide", which ends with a million ping-pong balls.
Cartoon Uncle Ned likes to make a "Twenty Pickle Pie."
(First: Episode 1244)

Muppets / Cast Jeffery tells Olivia a monster is chasing him, which she interprets as fear. Olivia tells him a story about a brave little girl who found out how nice monsters are, even when everyone else was afraid of them. As it turns out, Jeffery is playing hide-and-seek with a monster.
(First: Episode 1208)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish-sounding music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Animation Stop-motion: A hammer slowly pounds a nail into the ground.
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Celebrity Two members of the Canadian Brass learn how to cooperate.
Animation Sand C/c
(First: Episode 0625)
Cookie Ernie hat boxes
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
1095o Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Film Some kids watch as a tree surgeon does his job.
(First: Episode 1244)
Insert Luis is feeling glum, Susan is feeling a bit tired, and Bob is feeling terrific. However, Bob informs the others that they'll all feel worse in a moment, because he sees Harvey Kneeslapper coming by. Harvey wants to tell them a great joke, but they aren't in the mood for jokes, which Harvey says is the best time for jokes, as he sings "Tell a Joke", a song about telling jokes. During the song he tells a number of jokes, which make the others leave, one by one, before the song is finished.
(First: Episode 0827)
Cartoon A cowboy sings about "Feelings That Are Real."
(First: Episode 0954)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
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Animation A set of blocks reveal a square, a triangle, and a circle.
(First: Episode 1184)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
Film Footage of a rattlesnake
(EKA: Episode 0294)

SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper attempts to learn Spanish for his GED. As he practices saying, "I'd like a big glass of cold water", some kids bring him one glass after another.
GrocerySt re
Cartoon The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a donut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
(First: Episode 1242)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: O
Mr. Chatterly tries to deliver a lecture about the letter O, but is distracted by several things that don't begin with O, like a rabbit walking with a cow. The Anything Muppet producers decide to cancel the show and take down the set.
(First: Episode 0837)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Film Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(First: Episode 0467)
Cartoon A boy imagines that if the clouds were cows, it would rain milk.
(EKA: Episode 0883)
Celebrity The Canadian Brass play "Ode to Joy."
Cartoon The Sesame Street Vaudeville Theater presents "Near and Far," two performers, one of which is always near and the other is far. When the two switch places so "Far" can be more recognized, the act becomes "Wet and Dry" and "Far" gets doused with water.
(First: Episode 1185)
SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper tells Maria some of the new things he's learned how to say in Spanish, such as "Where's the mailbox?" As some kids bring him a mailbox, Snuffy announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Luis holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Bert and Ernie hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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