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Sesame Street
Grandma Grace visits during a blackout
Air date April 27, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors A, F, 12
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 Grandma Grace is visiting the street again, having dinner at Gordon and Susan's apartment with David, Linda and Big Bird. Meanwhile, Biff does some jackhammering out on the block. Suddenly, the power goes out. This prevents the gang from cooking the dinner, listening to music and stops Biff's jackhammer. Grace isn't deterred, as she recalls her visits to her grandmother's, who didn't have electricity at all.
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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)
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Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
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Animation Sand A/a
(First: Episode 0628)
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Muppets A Muppet cowpoke gives a musical warning about the "Danger Sign."
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Cartoon A baby sees a "danger" sign, which points to several dangerous images.
(First: Episode 0933)
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Film Counting 20 boxes
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0510)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Marlina demonstrate what the number 12 looks like. Grover is supposed to send up a balloon with the number 12 on it; however, he sends up balloons with the number 3, 9, a letter "A", and Cookie Monster before he finally gets it right. To celebrate that he sends up another balloon with a drawing of himself, but he doesn't let go of the string, so he floats away with the balloon.
(First: Episode 1177)
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Cartoon A can opens to reveal 10 sardines.
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Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
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Cartoon A photographer shows off his first picture of cows, his next picture of ducks, and his last picture of a pig.
(First: Episode 1245)
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SCENE 2 Everyone imagines themselves 100 years ago in Grace's grandmother's cabin, which had a fireplace to provide light and heat. They don't have any wood for the fire, until Herry Monster arrives with an entire tree.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
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Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
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Film Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
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Muppets / Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates how to "handle a Grouch" by being grouchier than Oscar.
(First: Episode 1181)
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Film Two kids visit the police department and watch a policeman prepare some horses for a parade happening in New York City. The kids even get to ride the horses and watch the parade.
(First: Episode 1243)
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Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
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SCENE 3 The food cooks over the fireplace. Grace describes how in the olden days, people didn't rely on stores for food and produced their own. Linda signs different actions (such as milking a cow or collecting eggs) to help illustrate this.
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Song "Spring Song"
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Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit explores the lab of Professor Nucleus Von Fission, who has just built a robot called the Six Dollar Man, out of parts which cost him six dollars total. The robot destroys the lab, while Von Fission laughs. Kermit is horrified, but Von Fission explains, "What do you expect for six dollars?"
(First: Episode 0933)
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0551)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
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Cartoon Millie and Molly find a place for their picture of their favorite rock star, Danny.
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Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” 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)
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Cartoon F is for Fly and Frog
(First: Episode 0034)
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SCENE 4 After dinner, Big Bird recalls a television show coming on soon, then realizes there's no power for it. He thinks people in the olden days were bored without TV or radios, but Grace knows they used to tell each other stories and sing songs. She has them all gather 'round as she sings "Friends of Mine."
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Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
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Cartoon A girl draws an A, for apple.
(First: Episode 1107)
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Film Finding round things in a supermarket (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 0434)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
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Film David (in voiceover) finds a circle in an overhead view.
(First: Episode 0434)
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Cartoon A caterpillar escapes a hungry bird by turning into a butterfly.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0639)
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Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 5 The gang enjoys the warmth of the fire. The Count has joined the party, counting stitches as Grace knits.


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