Sesame Street
Barkley has fleas
Air date December 5, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors F, G, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David can't find the key to open Hooper's Store and becomes very angry. He angrily tells Big Bird to leave him alone. Big Bird begins to cry, thinking David is angry at him. David calms him down and explains the situation. He then sings "I'm Not Angry at You." Afterwards, Big Bird shows David the key he found left in the Hooper's door last night.
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Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
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Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0279)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what an angry face looks like.
(First: Episode 0144)
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Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
(First: Episode 0905)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Maria holds onto the kids as they play a skating game - they each skate over to Gordon, retrieve a balloon, then skate over to Susan.
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
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Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon He, She and It: The IT knows all about the workings of a harmonica.
(First: Episode 1185)
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Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
(First: Episode 0293)
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Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie looks after Hooper's Store, Bert asks him for something to drink. Ernie starts out with a glass of unflavored soda water, tastes it, and decides it's too dull for his ol' buddy Bert. To Bert's dismay, Ernie then adds some strawberry syrup to the soda water, then a scoop of ice cream, and finally, some whipped cream. Now it's an ice cream soda, which Bert doesn't want... but Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0539)
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Cartoon A girl goes around the city to look for her lost kitty, and sees its image in a variety of signs and in nature.
Artists: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Prince Charming kisses Sleeping Beauty, intending to wake her up. To his astonishment, she turns into a frog and hops off with Kermit.
(First: Episode 0453)
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Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 3 Oscar gets all the adults together so he can take their photo for an upcoming event at the Grouch Club. He snaps a photo as his flash pan causes a large boom of smoke and noise. The resulting picture is of the adults all looking terrified, which is exactly what Oscar needed (the even is "Fright Night").
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
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Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
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Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
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Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(First: Episode 0634)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird reads a book about how to do the waltz. He keeps his beak in the book as he practices, bumping into things. Susan recommends he practice in his nest where it's safe, but he winds up crashing into his toy chest.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
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Muppets The Count croons "Count Up to Nine."
(First: Episode 1134)
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Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
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Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
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Cartoon Can a horse fly? No.
(First: Episode 0794)
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SCENE 5 The adults hear a strange, thumping sound coming from outside Hooper's. Big Bird reports that Barkley has been itching for an hour. David inspects the dog and concludes he has fleas. They all split up and get the items they need to give him a flea bath. Big Bird comes up with the most important item - a rubber duckie.
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster are fighting over a bicycle, when Kermit suggests they share it. The two monsters cooperate, and devour the bicycle together.
(First: Episode 0978)
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Cartoon "Cracks"
A girl lying in bed imagines seeing cracks in the wall turning into animals and a monster.
(EKA: Episode 0818)
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Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
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SCENE 6 Barkley feels content after his bath, showing no sign of having fleas. However, everyone else starts scratching and realizes the fleas have moved onto them!
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Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(EKA: Episode 0833)
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Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
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Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
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Muppets "In My Neighborhood"
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
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SCENE 7 The kids keep knocking on Oscar's trash can. He tells them a secret (the sponsors) to get them to leave him alone.


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