Sesame Street
Big Bird's lemonade stand
Air date May 4, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors S, W, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 David guesses from the clues that Big Bird is opening a lemonade stand. He offers to be Big Bird's first customer, but there's one problem - Big Bird doesn't know how to make lemonade.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
Muppets Three monsters (Billy, Fenwick, and Pamela) demonstrate big, bigger, and biggest.
(First: Episode 0474)

Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
SCENE 2 David begins showing Big Bird how to make lemonade, but must tend to the Hooper's Store phone before he can finish. Maria comes by and orders a glass of lemonade. Big Bird pours in the water, sugar and ice cube, until Maria points out something is missing. Big Bird plops a lemon in the glass as well.
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is wearing winter gear, and asks Bert to guess what is in his gloves and hat.
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
SCENE 3 Big Bird inspects a lemon, wondering how to get the juice out. David comes over with a knife and slices open the lemon, showing Big Bird the different parts. After David slices some more, Big Bird begins waiting for all the juice to run out from the lemon, think it's an abnormally long process...
Celebrity Victor Borge talks about practice by playing the scales, but needs some help from the sheet music.
(First: Episode 1166)
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0427)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Alphonso talk about the word "ME."
Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man sings about the word "Salida"...and refuses to stop.
Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
SCENE 4 Big Bird has drifted off to sleep while waiting for the juice to seep from the lemon. Mr. Hooper wakes him up and provides him with the store's lemon squeezer. Big Bird takes the juice and creates a pitcher of lemonade. He's nervous to let Mr. Hooper try any, since his store has great lemonade. Big Bird beams with pride when Mr. Hooper calls it the best lemonade he's ever tasted.
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
(First: Episode 0601)
Wild wind
Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
(First: Episode 0407)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Kimberly discuss body parts.
SCENE 5 Bob looks after Big Bird's stand while he gets more lemons. Down the block, Oscar has his own stand for selling "Grouch Coolers," a disgusting concoction. Bob doubts anyone would buy a glass of it. Oscar takes a swig himself and his can erupts with smoke. Oscar agrees he can't sell any of it - he's going to keep it all for himself!
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a cow.
(First: Episode 0630)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)

Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
(First: Episode 0395)
Film At a fiesta, a group of kids try to break through a piñata.
(First: Episode 0620)
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing the "Swingin' Alphabet."
(First: Episode 0773)
Cartoon The Mighty Elephants (1:16)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Chris play the Tickle-Stop game.
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
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.
(First: Episode 1287)
Superman S
Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 Big Bird comes into Hooper's to show off his earnings from today - nine nickels. He wants to buy his friends a treat for helping him out so much, but they let him keep his money so he can save for new roller skates. Mr. Hooper offers him a birdseed sundae on the house, but Big Bird wants something else - a glass of lemonade.

Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 1299 Episode 1301
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+