Sesame Street
Plot The cast returns home from Puerto Rico
Air date December 3, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors E, F, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria and friends bid farewell to her family as their board their bus back to the airport. Oscar and Osvaldo also part ways, causing Oscar to miss the bus. He chases after it in his can until it stops and Olivia and Luis help him on. Soon, they've reached the airport and take off.
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Remembering Game", a game show in which the contestants must match pictures based on memory. The winner gets whatever item was in the pictures he matched, and the other contestant wins the item from the remaining two pictures as a consolation prize. Bill Smith wins a cookie, and Cookie Monster wins a jet plane. Disappointed, Cookie Monster suggests that they switch prizes.
(First: Episode 0310)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(EKA: Episode 0774)
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SCENE 2 The plane makes it way back to New York; Oscar hopes for a bumpy landing.
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SCENE 3 The gang finally makes it back to Sesame Street, which is seemingly empty. Everyone is immediately taken a back by the freezing weather, unlike the warm heat of Puerto Rico. Gordon and Mr. Hooper welcome them all back and have some hot chocolate prepared in Hooper's Store.
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Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 1 of 2
The Country Mouse lives peacefully on the farm when his cousin, the City Mouse, comes to visit. The City Mouse is appalled that his cousin lives in a haystack, eats acorns, and listens to birdsong. He invites his cousin to come visit him in the city.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 2 of 2
The Country Mouse visits The City Mouse's apartment, and finds that his cousin eats pizza, doesn't mind traffic sounds, and listens to groovy music on his stereo. The Country Mouse is startled when he hears a cat. The City Mouse sighs, "Oh, that's just the cat. That means he's hungry, and he wants to catch us and eat us for dinner." Horrified, the Country Mouse goes back to the country, where he's safe. The City Mouse offers the cat a bite of pizza.
(First: Episode 0314)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird shows Gordon the various things he's collected from Puerto Rico - seashells, postcards and pebbles. He has seven of each and counts them in Spanish. He explains that he has only seven of each because that's as high as he was able to count in Spanish.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper of Hamelin has trouble luring mice -- but Kermit doesn't!
(First: Episode 0519)
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SCENE 5 Oscar hangs a "Se Habla Espanol" sign from his can, claiming to have learned a lot of new, Grouchy phrases from Osvaldo. However, Oscar discovers the phrases he's learned are actually nice and friendly ones. Oscar gives the sign over to her and Luis for the Fix-It Shop while he learns some actual Grouch Spanish.
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Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
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SCENE 6 Out in the cold, Bob presents the letter F. He asks Big Bird to give some F-words, which he inadvertently does by reacting to the cold.
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Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(First: Episode 0768)
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SCENE 7 Luis finds Oscar wrapping up a snowball in paper with the intention of mailing it to Osvaldo, who's never seen one before. Luis points out that by the time it reaches Puerto Rico, it will have melted and just leave a wet mound of paper...which is just what Oscar intends.
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SCENE 8 Luis and Maria bemoan the large workload they have to change up on in the Fix-It Shop following their trip. Big Bird, needing his radio fixed, perks them up saying, "All that work everyone's bringing in, just goes to show how much everybody on Sesame Street really needs you!"


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