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Sesame Street
Cleaning the garage
Air date April 10, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors K, L, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1 After doing some cleaning in the basement of 123 Sesame Street, Gordon goes over to the garage to clean there as well. Mr. Hooper, Bob and Olivia follow, having also stored some items inside. They're all shocked when they see the giant mess inside and argue over how it got to be this way. Big Bird calms them down and suggests they all cooperate in cleaning and picking out their individual items.
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Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry sing "Circles."
(First: Episode 0131)
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Animation Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Bert and David display their mad and happy faces.
(First: Episode 0343)
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Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon Subtracting three mules
(First: Episode 0767)
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Song "Watch the Dance": A calypso singer points out the body parts of a dancer.
(First: Episode 0654)
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Cartoon Big, bigger and biggest elephants
(First: Episode 0389)
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Muppets Kermit and Grover build a snowman. The snowball head is big, the next snowball is even bigger, and the one on the bottom is biggest.
(First: Episode 0336)
Cartoonsignlanguageabc.jpg Cartoon β€œSigning Alphabet,” an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
(First: Episode 1056)
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SCENE 2 Oscar loves the sight of the mess and wishes he spent more time in the garage. He's been promised any old items nobody wants anymore. As Buffy and her family arrive, everyone discovers alternative uses for the junk Oscar would be receiving. He is instead promised all the dust they collect, which nobody has another use for.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
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Film Kids narrate a film about where you get ice cream: from the cow, to the factory, to the ice cream shoppe.
(First: Episode 0168)
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Muppets Maria reads the "Legend of Lord Lester." Lord Lester and his wife, Lady Lulu, love the letter L so much, they send their loyal lackey Louie to fetch things that start with L. He returns with a multitude of items, becoming so exhausted, he quits and decides to live in a lighthouse.
(First: Episode 1149)
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Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Cast The cast shows different L words - Maria turns on a lamp, Luis finds an L in his lunchbox, and Bob lassoes a letter L.
(First: Episode 0972)
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Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
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Animation Sand L/l
(First: Episode 0632)
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Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
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Cartoon The word SALIDA exits through a white square.
(First: Episode 0588)
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Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
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Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
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SCENE 3 As the clean up continues, Big Bird uses some table settings they've found to play house. He and the kids have set up their own settings and encourage Cody to make one that matches. Cody is missing an item, so Big Bird checks the trunk the items are placed upon, spilling them on the ground.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
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Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
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Cast The two Chaplins (Maria and Linda) find ways to balance both sides of a see-sawing park bench.
(First: Episode 1181)
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Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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Muppets After fighting with each other, the Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Love" and forgets their feud.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Grasshopper
(First: Episode 0084)
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Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
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SCENE 4 Olivia thumbs through some of the old magazines they've found in the garage. She finds one filled with images of kids all over the globe, inspiring her and Buffy to sing "Children of the World."
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Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy count to 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
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Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
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Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” While Ernie looks after Hooper's Store, Bert asks him for something to drink. Ernie starts out with a glass of unflavored soda water, tastes it, and decides it's too dull for his ol' buddy Bert. To Bert's dismay, Ernie then adds some strawberry syrup to the soda water, then a scoop of ice cream, and finally, some whipped cream. Now it's an ice cream soda, which Bert doesn't want... but Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0539)
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Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
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Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: K is for Key
(First: Episode 0879)
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SCENE 5 The garage is all tidied up and everyone congratulates themselves on a job well done.


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