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Sesame Street
Trip to Puerto Rico β€” Day 3
Air date November 28, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors B, C, 4
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar and Osvaldo are going to go "trashing," but because his push cart is "Grouch-powered," one of them must be responsible for pushing it. They argue over who will push and who will look out for trash, and eventually agree to take turns. Oscar has the sickening realization that they're cooperating and both agree to keep their yaps shut about it.
Muppets Muppet lettuce, bread, cheese, butter, and ham argue on who an Anything Muppet girl should have for a snack. They all cooperate to make a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1204)
Cartoon Black cat, white cat, orange cat, marmalade cat, mouse cat, bird cat, chasing balls of string cat.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Film Film footage of a 1-day-old baby reindeer taking its first steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0003)
Muppets Mr. Johnson orders soup, roast beef, and peach pie, wanting them in that order (one at a time). Grover doesn't understand the order and keeps bringing the wrong item. Upon being brought the pie twice, Johnson explains that he wants that after "everything else", prompting Grover to bring everything else on the menu.
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and the kids play a hand-clapping game.
(First: Episode 0803)
Cartoon Todo el mundo necesita agua
(First: Episode 0780)
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SCENE 2 On the beach, Luis, Susan and the kids play a musical game called "San Sereni," where they act out various jobs and have the others guess what it is.
Cartoon The word AGUA fills up with water.
(First: Episode 0523)
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts three kids, but a fourth keeps hiding behind him.
(First: Episode 0154)
cut from the HBO Max version
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SCENE 3 Oscar asks Osvaldo what "NO" translates to in Spanish, not realizing it's the same in both languages. He walks around town asking the natives, but he gets the same answer.
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Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie tries to figure out what time it is at night. It's too dark to see the clock, so Ernie has a new solution: he pokes his head out the window and sings some loud, off-key opera ("O SOLE MIO, O SOLE YOU-OH") which causes everyone to wake up and yell at him to stop singing, and even mention what time it is. It's 3:00 AM.
(First: Episode 1153)
Cartoon Fred, a singer, fails to figure out the words that rhyme with his name in the song he sings.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0977)
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SCENE 4 At the market, Oscar purchases five onions and a hunk of garlic to make juice for tomorrow's picnic.
Song "Spanish Foods Song"
(First: Episode 1111)
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird has had trouble communicating with the local avian population, as he's been using the English version of their sounds. Maria and the kids teach him how their sounds are made in Spanish. He immediately begins chatting up with some young chicks.
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster tries to cure itself of hiccups.
Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(First: Episode 1232)
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Muppets The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.(ending edited)
(First: Episode 0776)
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(First: Episode 0779)
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SCENE 6 Olivia sings about how Puerto Rico is a "Wonderful Place to Call Home"; Maria joins her.
Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
(First: Episode 0666)
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
cut from the HBO Max version
Muppets Caveman Days: EXIT sign
(First: Episode 0300)
Cartoon Three frogs show first, middle and last while hopping over each other.
(First: Episode 0411)
Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
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SCENE 7 While Maria and Olivia will be staying in Puerto Rico a few more days, everyone else prepares to go back home to Sesame Street. Big Bird has a comical amount of items he's bringing back with him. Maria's aunt encourages them to stay along with Maria. Luis finds it tempting and Big Bird happily agrees, but Bob, Linda and Susan have jobs they have to get back to. Maria's aunt brings Luis and Big Bird's belongings back inside, while Big Bird hands Bob a load of souvenirs to bring back to Mr. Snuffleupagus for him.
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 8 As Bob, Linda, and Susan, board the bus, everyone (including David, who apparently has also decided to stick around) wonders where Oscar is. They witness his and Osvaldo's can crash down the street and decide that he can go home later with Maria and Olivia.

CLOSING SIGNS Oscar announces the sponsors.

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