Sesame Street
Preparing for a visit from Osvaldo
Air date December 6, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors H, I, 10
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
ABCDisco
Muppets "ABC Disco"
0871d
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
2293c
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Blowapple!
Cartoon A red man tries to get apples from a tree by himself, while a yellow man builds a ladder.
(First: Episode 0779)
Mayo-Alphabet
Celebrity Whitman Mayo recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0886)
Cartoon I idea
Cartoon I for idea
(EKA: Episode 1077)
E&b-applestand
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie decides to set up an apple-selling stand, and has everything he needs, leaving out the apples.
(First: Episode 1219)
Noimage
SCENE 1 Linda demonstrates signs for various modes of transportation for Gordon and the kids.
2257zc
Cartoon Speech Balloon - I: An iron irons the word.
(First: Episode 0314)
Istandup
Muppets Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(First: Episode 0916)
George fastslow
Film George the Farmer demonstrates "fast" and "slow" by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
Toon.Inkbird
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
I'mpretty-original
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Sandi
Cartoon Sandbox I/i.
(First: Episode 0619)
GoldenAn
Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
(First: Episode 0523)
Woodpecker.entrada
Cartoon A woodpecker drills through a tree to demonstrate entrada and salida.
(First: Episode 0808)
Noimage
Celebrity Arthur Ashe demonstrates slow and fast.
(First: Episode 0781)
ThatsMyLetterI
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Big Bird lectures about slow, pointing to Gordon and his lunch as an example. He cites the ketchup bottle as the slowest aspect of lunch, as it usually takes time for the ketchup to run out of the bottle. Gordon gives the bottle a shake to speed up the process, getting ketchup over his entire meal instead.
FastandSlowCookies
Muppets Ernie promises Cookie Monster that he's not going to be tricked out of his plate of cookies this time. Cookie Monster asks Ernie if he's going to eat his cookies fast or slow and demonstrates by eating the plate of cookies, and in the process finishes the entire plate.
(First: Episode 0989)
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
1091-28
Film Where the buffalo roam ...
(First: Episode 0510)
Pinball 10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
2040q
Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
Countingbackflips
Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Orange-Opera
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
Noimage
SCENE 3 A Muppet phone operator mediates a long-distance call between Oscar the Grouch and Osvaldo, el Gruñón, who is going to visit New York City tomorrow.
1041sad
Cartoon I am crying / estoy llorando (David and Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 1041)
InventionofPaper
Muppets Caveperson Days: King Ernie has a problem -- the cavemen write everything on rocks, which are too heavy to carry around. He calls upon the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on.
(First: Episode 0409)
Noimage
Animation Triangles (0:48)
CayardCats
Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1179)
Song.EverybodyEats
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
Hairtoon
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
Beep
Muppets An Anything Muppet teaches another to count by singing "Beep."
(First: Episode 0768)
Noimage
SCENE 4 The sound of elephants is heard in Oscar's trash can, as Oscar instructs them on how to make a mess. He explains about Osvaldo's visit to Luis, who is dubious of the fact that there's actually a herd of elephants in the can...until a trunk reaches out and starts snacking from Luis' bag of peanuts.
1708t
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
1708r
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
0926u
Cast David and Maria cooperate to reach the top of the mountain.
(First: Episode 0901)
Noimage
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4 (0:19)
1452-Zebras
Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(First: Episode 0367)
2485i
Cartoon Snacks On Parade: The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
400032
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Oscar makes some adjustments to the Sloppy Jalopy in anticipation for Osvaldo's visit. Although Osvaldo's flight isn't coming in until tomorrow, Oscar gets a head start for the airport, knowing how difficult it will be in his car.


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