Sesame Street
Trip to Puerto Rico — Day 4
Air date November 29, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors C, D, 5
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar and Osvaldo float on a Grouch raft (still in their trashcans) toward the dock on a nearby island of the coast of Puerto Rico. The two crawl to the edge of the dock and are pleased to find some peace and quiet away from all their happy acquaintances. Suddenly, the whole gang shows up on a boat, arriving on the island for a picnic as Maria used to do in her youth. The Grouches groan and slide off the dock.
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(First: Episode 1119)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "Fall" and leaves fall on them. Then, they fall over.
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Film The making of a jumpsuit, from the initial design to the finished product.
(First: Episode 0927)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie makes some loud noises while he eats his candy bar and peanuts and drinks his soda. Bert loses his temper and shouts at Ernie to be quiet, at which point the usher enters and throws Bert out.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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SCENE 2 Maria takes in her surroundings and sings "Que Lindo es Volver" ("It's Nice to Return").
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
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Cartoon A child runs through a crowd shouting for MAMA.
(First: Episode 0458)
Muppets Kermit tests two blindfolded monsters and asks them which number they're feeling. Herry Monster minus his blindfold describes how he knew the number was a five and in the process breaks the five into pieces. Cookie Monster attempts to feel the number and Kermit tells him that he can't since its broken. Cookie Monster devours the pieces and tells Kermit it tastes like a five.
(First: Episode 1200)
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Cartoon A boy passes by various signs before reaching the SALIDA.
(First: Episode 0500)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Video Dancer Clive Thompson moves his body parts as kids identify them in voiceover.
(First: Episode 0812)
Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0029)
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SCENE 3 Oscar does some fishing on his own on the dock. A young woman helps him reel in his catch of the day - a fish. Oscar is disappointed, hoping to catch a rubber tire or a cinderblock, like back home. The woman explains that they only have fish in Puerto Rico, so Oscar has the fish tossed back into the water.
Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert has a present for his Aunt Matilda, but Ernie thinks that the present is for him, so he makes several guesses about what it is first, then unwraps it.
(First: Episode 0165)
Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert complains about Ernie having the radio volume on too loud. Ernie pulls the knob off the radio, puts it on Bert's stomach, and turns the volume of Bert's voice up and down.
(First: Episode 0241)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
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SCENE 4 Tío Alberto strums his cuatro, as Maria explains what it is. He encourages everyone to play along and they each grab some instruments.
Animation Today's Secret Drawing will be a nurse. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0287)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(First: Episode 0698)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0597)
Cartoon D - dig, deep, dinosaur
(First: Episode 1148)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird wants to write a postcard to Mr. Snuffleupagus. He's only able to write Snuffy's name before the entire card has no room, except for him to sign "Love, Big Bird."
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Muppets Cookie Monster tells his little cousin monster to get him something special that starts with the letter C. He hopes she'll bring him a cookie, but she brings a carrot, a cucumber, a cauliflower, and an ear of corn. Finally, she realizes that cousin also starts with C, and assumes he was referring to her.
Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)
Film Traffic light.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
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SCENE 6 Everyone boards the boat to return to Maria's family's house, leaving Big Bird behind by himself to commune with his brethren. As the sun begins setting, Big Bird narrates, observing the herons flying back to the trees for the night. The gang gets on their boat back to Puerto Rico, with the Grouches floating behind at their own pace.

CLOSING SIGNS Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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