Sesame Street
Plot Buffy misses Big Bird's tea party
Air date April 20, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors Q, V, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SSseason10
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1 Susan strolls over to Hooper's Store, where Olivia, Buffy and family are cooperating to make breakfast. Susan cooperates by helping it (and being assigned to wash the dishes after).
1201-Teeth
Cartoon On a musical theater stage, teeth dance as they're flossed and brushed.
(EKA: Episode 1201)
BAP
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to go play in the park with him. When Bert says no, Ernie wonders if he isn't feeling well and starts to examine him.
(First: Episode 0124)
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Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
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Film A girl practices and becomes an accomplished piano player.
(First: Episode 0637)
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SCENE 2 Olivia and Susan hear beautiful piano music coming from Oscar's trash can. He admits that he's only just started practicing, but his teacher has assured him that with more practice, he'll be sounding awful in no time.
SignToon-Paint
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: WET PAINT
(First: Episode 1136)
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SCENE 2 cont'd Oscar's playing has begun to take a turn for the worse (to his delight).
SpringBouncesUnder
Cartoon A spring bounces under and over animals.
(First: Episode 1236)
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SCENE 2 cont'd Oscar's practice is paying off and sounds even worse than before.
V-van
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
Alphabetdancers.V
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
1396e
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(First: Episode 1157)
1037t
Film Milk! (From Farm To Market To Home)
(First: Episode 0795)
Harveydoorprank
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
1710r
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
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SCENE 3 Oscar gives his own lesson by showing Cody and the kids how to make a Grouchy face and say, "Yucchy!"
V in space
Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Celebrity Mummenschanz: The Blob (3:30)
(First: Episode 1115)
Waterman
Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
3513
Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
Waterman
Cartoon The uses of water (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0846)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird prepares a table setting for a tea party he's scheduled with Buffy. However, Buffy is seen instead leaving for an impromptu recording session.
Pinball 07
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
CountCountsFlowers
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Gator.Telephone
Cartoon A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone to call his wife - then he eats the phone booth.
(First: Episode 1113)
1450-UnderWonder
Cast Captain Under-Wonder (Luis) shows how he goes under an umbrella, a table and the tire swing (the latter by shrinking himself down).
(First: Episode 0508)
Film.PettingZoo
Film A film of two kids at a petting zoo is narrated in English and Spanish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0486)
Broomadventures
Cartoon A boy imagines multiple uses for his broom.
(First: Episode 0784)
Song.beinggreen76
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green" against a farm field background.
(First: Episode 0722)
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SCENE 5 Two hours later, Big Bird is still waiting. He becomes mad and assumes Buffy intentionally broke their date. He storms off to do something on his own, running into Buffy on his way out. She realizes her mistake and admits she forgot to mark the occasion on her calendar, thus assumed she had the day free to record. She apologizes and explains that even grown-ups can make mistakes, just like Big Bird can. The two reconcile and head into his nest for tea.
0871j
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0787)
CarRepair
Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
0871p
Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0768)
Erniebertcountsheep
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Transition Racing Bridge (1:08)
Film-AnimalMoves
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
666alph
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird pours Buffy some imaginary tea. Big Bird admits it got cold while waiting, but they can imagine that it's hot.


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