Sesame Street
Super Grover rescues a ball / Bert's rooftop pigeon coop
Air date April 25, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors E, Z, 10


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still

SCENE 1 Maria and the kids play with a ball, which gets stuck on top of the trellis outside Hooper's Store. Before Maria can go get a ladder, Super Grover lands on the scene (or in the trash basket, rather). "Somebody put a trellis under your ball," he observes and tries moving it. When that fails, he begins scaling the trellis. Maria instead fetches a ladder and recovers the ball with ease. She also carries Super Grover back down when he discovers he too is stuck.
Animation Sand E/e
(First: Episode 0642)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
Cartoon Caterpillars Never Wear Brown Boots
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0890)
0316 04c
Muppets Cookie Monster demonstrates that egg starts with the letter E; he swallows the egg and faints.
(First: Episode 0316)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 2 Bert introduces the kids to the wonders of chewing as they munch down on some carrots. He's eager to show them how to wash socks next.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Richard Pryor shares Strawberries on Sesame Street
Celebrity Richard Pryor sits on a park bench with a basket of strawberries; a kid wants him to share them.
(First: Episode 1141)
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie decides to set up an apple-selling stand, and has everything he needs, leaving out the apples.
(First: Episode 1219)
Film / Cast Gordon joins a class for some exercises.
(First: Episode 1098)
Pinball 10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(EKA: Episode 0833)
Cast Maria as Chaplin deals with an unruly "Don't Walk / Walk" signal.
(First: Episode 1166)
Cartoon Sign Man: DON'T WALK
(First: Episode 1162)
Muppets An Anything Muppet discusses the concept of "same" using her reflection in the mirror. The reflection begins speaking on its own. The girl faints and the reflection decides to do the same.
(First: Episode 0376)
Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)

SCENE 3 On the rooftop of 123 Sesame Street, Bert spells the word "Pigeon" in song, using each letter to describe the virtues of his feathered friends.
Cartoon A monster sees a box that keeps opening and closing, saying "Abierto" and "Cerrado."
(First: Episode 0771)
Film A CERRADO sign spins around. A girl tries opening the door, but it's closed.
(First: Episode 0937)
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
Muppets Pageant: Tooth
(First: Episode 1160)

SCENE 4 Bob and Mr. Hooper listen in amusement as Big Bird calls Mr. Snuffleupagus from the phone at Hooper's Store. They don't believe he was really talking to anyone, until Snuffy calls the store back...
Cartoon A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Alien Alphabet
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon The Carrot
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
Film Two box-beings make each other look same and different by piling different objects on each other.
(First: Episode 0226)
Cartoon Kids narrate a Letter 'Z' Drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and Christopher explore the ways they're the same and different.
(First: Episode 1200)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
Cartoon The IT knows a lot about vacuum cleaners.
(EKA: Episode 1215)
Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
(First: Episode 0403)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — On a rainy day, Ernie watches TV, when Bert suggests he do something else, like write a story. Thus, Ernie sets everything out on the table, including pencils, paper, a pencil sharpener, and a wastebasket (which somehow ended up on Bert's head). Ernie is now ready to write a story, but instead, he leaves everything set out for when he gets an idea.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo." (repeat)
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 5 Bert is back on the roof, where Maria and the kids stop by and inform him that Ernie wants him home to cook dinner. Bert is doing a final "bedcheck" to make sure all the pigeons are back and safe in the coop. He sees Columbine is missing and wonders what horrific tragedy has kept her from returning. He then notices she's been right beside him the whole time.

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