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Sesame Street
Biff plants a tree
Air date April 17, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Production March 9, 1979
Sponsors A, C, 2


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
Countmobile 1287.jpg

SCENE 1 The Count pulls up on Sesame Street in his Countmobile and notices Luis working on an iron at the Fix-It Shop. This inspires the Count to count jobs people have. He notices Susan in her nurse's uniform on her way to work, making two kinds of jobs. Luis points the Count toward another job he might want to count.
SCENE 1 cont'd The Count counts a meter maid, who hands him a ticket for parking next to the fire hydrant.
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
SCENE 2 Biff does some digging in the street, when he realizes it's lunch time. However, he can't seem to find his lunchbox with his usual ham-and-cheese sandwich. He notices Maria giving Luis some "jamon con queso" and asks what's going on. Luis offers one of the sandwiches to him, but Biff claims he doesn't go for foreign food, until he learns "jamon y queso" is Spanish for Biff's favorite sandwich.
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone.
Artist: Jeff Hale
Muppets Ernie helps Cookie Monster in making apple-walnut-raisin cookies, but every time Ernie hands the monster each ingredient, Cookie Monster instantly devours it.
Cartoon / Film A cartoon man climbs a live-action boy.
(First: Episode 0494)
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
Cast Big Bird and David try each other's beds but come to the conclusion that for David the bed is the best, for Big Bird his nest is best.
(First: Episode 0606)
Robin Hood Ernie Harvey Kneeslapper.jpg
Muppets Ernie (playing Robin Hood) auditions Anything Muppets to be his Merry Men. After screening two individuals who don't meet the requirements, Harvey Kneeslapper is sent in laughing. Ernie thinks he's found a merry man and hires him immediately, but following a string of incessant jokes, decides he's too merry after all and fires him.
(First: Episode 0480)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
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Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
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Cartoon A cleaning lady (reminiscent of Carol Burnett's character) wanders into a music rehearsal room, plays each instrument, and puts all the sounds back into the wrong instruments.
(First: Episode 0774)
SCENE 3 Maria and the kids admire a tree Biff has just planted, though he thinks it was a total waste of his time. They all tell him the many different things trees are good for. He sees the value in the tree and decides to rest under its meager shade, apologizing to it.
Muppets Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
Celebrity The Deadly Nightshade play "Rubber Dolly."
(First: Episode 0914)
Pigeon Book.JPG
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
Cartoon Is snow cold? Yes!
(First: Episode 0822)
Insert Three of These Kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(First: Episode 0463)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
Celebrity The Fonz has a message - "A." (edited, with different graphics)
(First: Episode 1152)
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
Cast Bob asks Janice to to identify the letter A and the corresponding picture of an apple.
(First: Episode 1107)
2096c.jpg Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film Footage of wolves.
(First: Episode 0982)
Cartoon C for canary (role reversal)
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Western: A cowboy comes to see Adam T. Glaser, who is such a jack-of-all-trades that he forgets what a dentist does.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Millie and Molly build a bookshelf.
SCENE 4 Oscar doesn't like the nice music coming from Susan's radio and fetches his recorder to play some Grouch music, which is all loud noises.
Cartoon C for candle (blows man away).
(First: Episode 0703)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
Cartoon A girl wonders what it would be like if elephants were as easily frightened as bugs.
(First: Episode 0595)
SCENE 5 Oscar comes across Susan's radio, which she left behind. He thumbs through some of the yucky stations, when he finds he's able to hear two at once, producing a rotten sound! Maria announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Kermit holds up the Sesame Street sign, while the kids hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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