Sesame Street
Air date December 20, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors R, S, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria introduces Big Bird to a telescope, which amazes him. He aims it toward the park and can spot Mr. Snuffleupagus lying down for a nap. Maria peers through and thinks he's merely a pile of sand (since his face is hidden).
Superman S
Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Ali Baba, who can't seem to figure out the magic word starting with the letter S to open the door to the cave. When Kermit says goodbye to the viewers, he accidentally blurts out "open Sesame (Street News)," to which the rock opens and forty thieves come out, stealing Kermit's watch and all his clothes.
(First: Episode 1179)
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Joe Raposo counts 20 antique cars.
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
SCENE 2 Big Bird sees Snuffy is no longer in the park, but going to his nest. Big Bird tries to get Maria to come see him, but she has other things to do. Big Bird meets up with Snuffy and talks about the telescope.
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Celebrity Victor Borge: "Pardon my back...pardon my front, but that's the way I'm built."
(First: Episode 1219)
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
SCENE 3 Olivia and the kids think of words that begin with S. Oscar chimes in with several to get them to leave - scram, scoot, ske-daddle...
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Cartoon A large bird munches on rectangle edges, forming the word "BIRD."
(First: Episode 1173)
Cast Big Bird conducts a choir of Susan, Mr. Hooper, Gordon and Mr. Macintosh, who say the "S" sound in "SONG."
(First: Episode 0932)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator demonstrates front and back by telling the passengers on his elevator where to stand.
(First: Episode 0469)
Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Insert Bob Tries to Talk to Linda (2:20)
(First: Episode 1072)

Muppets / Cast Jeffery tells Olivia a monster is chasing him, which she interprets as fear. Olivia tells him a story about a brave little girl who found out how nice monsters are, even when everyone else was afraid of them. As it turns out, Jeffery is playing hide-and-seek with a monster.
(First: Episode 1208)
Cartoon Sign Man: OINK
(First: Episode 1163)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
FIX-IT Shop(AbiertoCerrado)
Insert Luis places an "ABIERTO" sign in the window of the Fix-It Shop. Business doesn't seem active, so he changes it to "CERRADO" and steps out. While he's gone, Bob and Susan try to stop by and discover the shop is closed. Luis returns and opens the shop, where business still seems slow.
(First: Episode 0948)
Film A CERRADO sign spins around. A girl tries opening the door, but it's closed.
(First: Episode 0937)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
Film Close-ups of a tomato are shown, as kids try to guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0389)
Jose Feliciano Swallowed a Fly
Celebrity José Feliciano sings "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly."
(First: Episode 0763)
Cartoon A bird displays the front and back of a turtle.
(First: Episode 0789)
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
Ice Skating Whistle
Muppets Ice Follies: Oscar blows his whistle, then goes into hiding, causing the other Muppets (Big Bird, Bert, Betty Lou, Grover, Cookie Monster and the Count) to find the source.
(First: Episode 0939)
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
SCENE 4 David and the kids recite some S-word tongue twisters. Oscar wants them gone and makes a deal with David - if he can recite one of Oscar's tongue twisters, he has to leave. Oscar's tongue twister is simply "Grouches are green," which isn't difficult for David to say, but gets rid of him nonetheless.
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Susie Sunset help Wrong Way Willie find four landmarks for a school assignment.
(First: Episode 1233)
Song "Sawmill" - Folk singers detail how lumber is made into usable wood. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 0657)
SCENE 5 Maria and the kids now hang around Oscar, naming different parts of the body and what they do. Oscar can't stand this anymore. They all encourage Oscar to cooperate for once, so he names some body parts - feet, for walking away from his can, and hands, for waving goodbye.

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