Sesame Street
Air date May 15, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors B, P, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1 Fred the Wonder Horse has received a baby cactus as a birthday gift from his friends back at the OK Corral. He and Lance begin to feel homesick for their lives back in the West and forlornly sing "Home on the Range." They perk up when they remember how much more there is to do in the city versus the desert and head off to the movie theater (to catch a Trigger flick).
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Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0293)
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Muppets Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
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Cartoon A red man illustrates abierto, while an angry blue man shows cerrado.
(First: Episode 0784)
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Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Snuffleupagus tells Big Bird about a postcard he received from his relatives in Hawaii. He feels down, as he and his immediate family are the only ones of their kind in the area. Big Bird and the kids cheer him up by pretending to be fellow Snuffleupaguses.
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Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "P Is My Favorite Letter".
(First: Episode 0322)
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Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
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Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
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Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper, tired of having Big Bird mispronounce his name, produces two cards with parts of his name on it. Big Bird blends them together until he correctly reads "Hooper." Mr. Hooper cheers, but as Big Bird exits, he calls him "Mr. Wainwright."
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Cartoon Thelma Thumb: Thelma meets Cyrus the magpie, who, after getting covered with yellow paint, had been mistaken for a canary and locked in a cage in a pet shop. Thelma rescues him and becomes his friend.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1184)
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Insert Michael Christensen and Paul Binder demonstrate high, higher, and highest with their juggling clubs.
(First: Episode 1008)
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Film A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0064)
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Insert The kids play hopscotch on the streets of New York City.
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Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people (voiced by Daws Butler and Bob Arbogast) ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
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Film Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)
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Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
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Celebrity Michael Christensen and Paul Binder are joined by Judy Finelli to juggle nine clubs.
(First: Episode 1070)
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Cartoon P is for Painting
(First: Episode 0764)
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Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
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Cartoon "Why are you holding one leg up in the air, Jasper?" "Because if I hold two legs up in the air, I fall down!"
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 4 Maria has much work to be done at the Fix-It Shop. The Amazing Mumford thinks he can magically repair all the items, but makes them disappear by accident. When trying to bring them back, he instead makes several kids appear, having transposed them from the arbor where they were playing. Mumford is finally able to bring back all the broken items and leaves his wand with Maria, believing it needs some fixing as well.
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Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
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Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
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Cartoon Various alien creatures perform in an otherwordly music performance conducted by a trumpet-nosed creature.
(First: Episode 1181)
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Insert Bert is getting ready to play in his marching band, and has all the instruments laid out on the street. The cast, led by Bob, demonstrates each instrument while singing about a "Big Brass Band."
(First: Episode 1056)
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Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
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Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
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Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset search for Aunt Nellie's dog, Meatbone, not knowing that the sneaky dog has been following them the whole time.
(First: Episode 1296)
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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.
(First: Episode 1293)
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SCENE 5 David watches as Oscar uses Slimey to measure a sheet of cloth. David wants to see more measuring and has Slimey measure how many worms-tall his book is. He wonders if Slimey can measure long distances as well and the worm begins crawling and measuring the distance to Hooper's Store. But, as Oscar points out, he won't return for four hours.
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Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — When Bert can't sleep, Ernie suggests that he imagine himself doing something he likes. Since Bert likes ice skating, he imagines himself doing so. A full-bodied version of Bert is used in the ice skating sequence, in a clip from the Ice Follies show.
(First: Episode 0796)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
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Film Pottery
music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0169)
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Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 6 Slimey has returned from his trip, but he's much too exhausted to report his findings. He goes to sleep and Oscar notes he can get an answer when Slimey wakes up - eight hours from now.


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