Sesame Street
Plot David and the missing E
Air date December 18, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors E, F, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David has made a board to use outside Hooper's Store to advertise the specialty items each day. As he carries it to the store, the "E" in "HOOPER'S LUNCH" falls off, unbeknownst to David. Big Bird finds it and, not knowing the source of it, decides to play with the letter.
2059h
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
Film.Dragonkite
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0806)
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Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
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SCENE 2 Linda comes into Hooper's, not to order anything, but to tell David the "E" on his sign in missing. David begins a frantic search for it.
Eforerase
Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
FirstLastRemake
Muppets Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
(First: Episode 1307)
Gurucountsto20
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
Producer: Ken Snyder; Music: Billy Taylor
(First: Episode 0276)
Shapedancers.triangle
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a triangle.
(First: Episode 1265)
1041triangles
Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
1707h
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
1800-17
Cartoon Clouds blow things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
1800-30
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert about his so-called "boring" day at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0020)
200012
Cartoon A football player talks about his favorite sport.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
Noimage
Insert Song: "There's More Than One Way for a Family to Be"
(First: Episode 1002)
Painter5
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Toon-LittleAndy
Cartoon Little Andy doesn't understand why everyone's noses turn pink when he greets them. He comes to realize that he didn't take a bath.
(First: Episode 1289)
Characters.twiddlebugs
Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to figure out how to get to the zoo. They notice it's too far to walk, swim, or fly. Then they notice their Twiddle-car. (short intro)
(First: Episode 0603)
AwwNuts
Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
PsychABC
Cartoon Psychedelic alphabet
(First: Episode 0345)
GroverJonJon20
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
2356-25
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
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SCENE 3 David keeps looking for the missing E. Maria's responses of "Oh" and "see" make David think she's referring to the letters O and C. The two have a brief tussle before making up and going to the store, where Maria points out the missing letter on David's sign.
Eatingapeach
Cartoon Letter E ("See me... eating a peach...")
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Song.indianbabybath
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
DucklingDress
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
2678-Itchy
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
1041library
Muppets Cookie Monster: At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(First: Episode 0926)
Fiddler5
Cartoon Country Fiddler #5
Animation by Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0441)
Luis-agua
Cast In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
(First: Episode 0680)
Agua.desert
Cartoon A Spanish-speaking man seeks agua in the desert. A cowboy gives him a glass, and he uses it to wash his hands.
(First: Episode 0928)
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SCENE 4 Sherlock Hemlock arrives on the scene to investigate the missing letter, as be begins looking for footprints. David and Olivia glance at each other in exasperation.
2059f
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
0573zd
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit talks with Chris about teaching his little sister, Stephanie, to talk. Chris practices the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0495)
RattlesnakeFilm
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Noimage
Celebrity Edgar Kendricks Counting (2:06)
Lastforchow
Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
(First: Episode 0666)
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SCENE 5 Sherlock spots some footprints on the ground, belonging to Big Bird, but he believes they are the letter E's. He follows the footprints into Big Bird's nest area, where Big Bird is in the midst of a game with the E. Big Bird points out the tracks are his own feet, then mentions finding the letter E on the sidewalk earlier. Sherlock dismisses the E a the one he's looking for - it doesn't have any feet.
E&Btimeofnight
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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 1160)
EforEel
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
ShapeDancers.rectangle
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers form a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
Filmacrobats
Film Trapeze artist addition and subtraction
(EKA: Episode 1041)
Squarestring
Cartoon The Square
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Count-candles
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
Jazzyspies5
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird returns the E to a grateful David. Since lunch is over, he brings the board back inside, not noticing an "H" has fallen off now...


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