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Sesame Street
Prince Charming looks for a princess
Air date May 22, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Production March 12, 1979
Sponsors I, O, 7


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still

Cast Maria and Olivia visit the bandshell at Lincoln Center, where Olivia admits she likes to imagine being a singer on that very stage. She envisions herself as a famous performer, singing "Filling the Air with Love."
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry.
(First: Episode 0459)
Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN?
(First: Episode 0512)
Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(First: Episode 0621)
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: O
Mr. Chatterly tries to deliver a lecture about the letter O, but is distracted by several things that don't begin with O, like a rabbit walking with a cow. The Anything Muppet producers decide to cancel the show and take down the set.
(First: Episode 0837)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)

SCENE 1 Olivia comes up on the roof of 123 Sesame Street, where Bert is distraught. One of the pigeons, Bernard, isn't being his usual, active self. Bert thinks something must be wrong, when Olivia makes a discovery - the pigeon has been nesting on an egg. She suggests the pigeon be named "Bernadette" now.
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
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Cartoon The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a donut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
(First: Episode 1242)
Film / Cast Gordon rides his bike around the city.
(First: Episode 0927)
Cartoon Olga y la letra O
(First: Episode 0364)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud."
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: A ship is about to crash on the rocks: there's a bolt missing from the helm. Thelma flies inside the engine to find it and repairs the ship.
Artist: John Korty
Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
Celebrity Richard Pryor recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0779)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
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Celebrity Richie Havens counts 1-20.
(First: Episode 0742)

Cast Out in the plaza of Lincoln Center, Susan and the kids play "Hit the Penny." Big Bird happens upon the game and claims he and Mr. Snuffleupagus play it all the time. However, he misses every shot. He darts off and returns with the penny he and Snuffy usually play with, which is about five-feet big.
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Song David sings Three of These Things: Three kids riding one seat bicycle, and two kids riding two seat bicycle
(First: Episode 0450)
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Film David asks the viewer to find some triangles in a fence.
(First: Episode 0434)
Cartoon What would happen if I popped this balloon?

SCENE 2 David hangs with Sandy on the stoop, when Lance the Horse gallops in with Prince Charming in tow. The prince is visiting the street as he has been tasked by his father to find "Miss Right." He will know she's his true love if her foot fits his glass slipper. David looks through Lance's saddlebags and finds the right shoe. David sends Sandy over to the Fix-It Shop, where some potential princesses can be found.
Animation Six spaceships are counted, then subtracted.
(First: Episode 1245)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, a lady with a tall hat sits in front of Ernie and Bert. She block's Ernie's view, so he asks her if she'd mind taking it off. When she places the hat on the seat next to her, Bert's view is now obstructed.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)

SCENE 3 David convinces Maria and Olivia to go along with the glass slipper routine, as Prince Charming is their guest. They, with some other little girls, form a line. David goes down the line trying the shoe on, but it doesn't seem the right size for anyone, until Maria is shown to be a perfect fit.
SCENE 3 cont'd Prince Charming invites her back to the palace so the two can be wed and live happily ever after, but Maria confesses she already has her happily ever after living on Sesame Street and prefers doing work rather than live a life of royal leisure. The Prince understands, but feels disappointed. Maria consoles him by treating him to an ice cream soda at Hooper's Store.
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Cartoon Three frogs show first, middle and last while hopping over each other.
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Cartoon A peacock counts 20 feathers on his tail.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Would you mind closing our OPEN? (repeat)
SCENE 4 David thinks Prince Charming has lucked out - losing a princess, but gaining an ice cream soda. Lance balks at the price of 80 cents and believes the store won't get any future horse customers with that kind of pricing. The prince continues to coax Maria into joining him at the palace as Olivia announces the sponsors.

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