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Sesame Street
Air date May 10, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors H, X, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
Insert David, Maria and Oscar the Grouch imagine how Gordon would look with various different hairstyles. In response, Gordon imagines them all shaved like him.
(First: Episode 1176)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie is tall, Bert taller, and Big Bird is the tallest (and he also breaks the ceiling).
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
SCENE 1 The Count beats a large bass drum and counts the beats. Luis complains about the noise and constant counting. The Count wishes everyone cared about counting as much as him and envisions a Sesame Street where everyone loves to count. However, everyone is so caught up in their own counting, the Count is deprived of anything to count himself. He snaps back to reality and counts the one awful nightmare that was.
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie begins to erase his Xs from the blackboard.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Ernie threatens to erase Cookie Monster if he doesn't leave. Cookie Monster just laughs, so Ernie tells him to watch the cartoon of the boy with the eraser.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Cookie Monster still won't leave, so Ernie carries through with his threat and erases him.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon He, She and It: The IT knows all about the workings of a harmonica.
(First: Episode 1185)
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Cast David (in voiceover) finds shapes in the arbor.
(First: Episode 0451)
Cartoon A short bird stands under a tall bird, which lays an egg on its head.
(First: Episode 0303)
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus hear a familiar tune and correctly guess that they're playing "Our Song."
Cartoon The story of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse".
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Cast Surgeons Maria, David, Susan and Luis "operate" on a motorcycle.
(First: Episode 0484)
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0306)
Muppets A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
(First: Episode 0691)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Cast Susan and the kids mirror each other's actions.
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "ยฟEsto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "ยกHola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Film Lions move around in a zoo.
Music: Joe Raposo (instrumental, with occasional lion growls)
(First: Episode 0018)
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Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and The Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0575)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Cast Maria and Luis watch Big Bird ride a horse on the carousel in Central Park.
Cartoon Two ducks look the same height when they're in the bathtub, but one of them is taller when he steps out. Voice: Joe Flynn
(First: Episode 0303)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie won't let Bert into the apartment. Bert thinks he might be sad, and then Bert thinks Ernie might be hiding something from Bert, which makes him mad and demand to be let in. He comes in, and Ernie has thrown him a surprise party. Guests at the party include Roosevelt Franklin, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prairie Dawn, Sherlock Hemlock, Grover, Guy Smiley, and a mailman.
(First: Episode 0461)
SCENE 3 Before lunchtime, Big Bird proposes a game of "Little Miss Muffet" with Snuffy, who takes on the title role. He becomes so invested in the game that when pretend spider Big Bird sits down beside him, he runs off, afraid. He peaks back to make sure it's safe and is relieved it was only a pretend spider. He know feels like having curds and whey for lunch...
Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
Muppets "It's Funny"
(First: Episode 0897)
Cartoon A girl puts imaginary things in a jar, which makes her laugh.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film Film footage of a baby reindeer taking its first steps. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and Snuffy now play hide-and-seek, with Big Bird as the seeker. Snuffy can't find a good hiding spot, then assumes a spot behind the lamppost, not very hidden at all. Big Bird comes out seeking and completely avoid the direction Snuffy is hiding. As Big Bird goes to check Hooper's Store, Snuffy feels proud of finding such a good spot.

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