Sesame Street
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.
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Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
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Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
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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.
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Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
(First: Episode 1307)
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Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
Producer: Ken Snyder; Music: Billy Taylor
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a triangle.
(First: Episode 1265)
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Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
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Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
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Cartoon Clouds blow things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie tells Bert about his so-called "boring" day at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon A football player talks about his favorite sport.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
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Insert Song: "There's More Than One Way for a Family to Be"
(First: Episode 1002)
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Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
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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)
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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)
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Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
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Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
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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.
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Cartoon Letter E ("See me... eating a peach...")
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
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Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
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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)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
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Cast In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
(First: Episode 0680)
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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.
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Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0002)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit talks with Chris about teaching his little sister, Stephanie, to talk. Chris practices the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0495)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake
(First: Episode 0514)
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Celebrity Edgar Kendricks plays and sings a song about counting to 10.
(First: Episode 0912)
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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.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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 1153)
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Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers form a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
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Film Addition and subtraction using three trapeze artists (version "A")
(First: Episode 1036)
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Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
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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)
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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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