Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird learns the xylophone
Air date December 24, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors C, I, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird wants to show away from by putting distance between himself and Barkley, who would much rather be close to his feathered friend.
AwayFrom
Muppets Salesman Harvey Kneeslapper asks Tony if he gets attacked by monsters and run over by crowds. Herry Monster attacks him and a crowd walks all over him, so the answer is yes. Harvey has a simple solution for Tony: AWAY FROM! The next time those things happen to Tony, he can get AWAY FROM them.
(First: Episode 0278)
1090-06
Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Hardworkindog
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Cayard.kittykitty
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
SusanBobMaria.addition
Cast Susan, Bob, Maria, and Luis give a lesson on addition and subtraction.
(First: Episode 0633)
Mind.Box
Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0271)
10CommandmentsofHealth
Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health"
(First: Episode 1139)
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SCENE 2 The word "AMOR" appears in front of Oscar's trash can. Olivia, Barkley and the kids explain the word means to Oscar by showering him with kisses.
Aliens.AMOR
Cartoon Two green martians fight over a flower, until they see a monolith crumble to form the word AMOR.
(First: Episode 0821)
Ssnfalphabet
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music successfully "writes" the Alphabet Song, with help from his surroundings.
(First: Episode 1227)
Sandi
Cartoon Sandbox I/i.
(First: Episode 0619)
Pelicans
Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
Ringmaster10
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feats of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
KermitandTracy10
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy count to 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
ChickenCloud
Cartoon Clouds that look like things.
(First: Episode 0211)
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SCENE 3 Alphabet Bates lands on the block again and makes the letter I with his finger.
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Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0033)
Invisibleicecream
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone; Ernie pays for it with an invisible nickel.
(First: Episode 0689)
Signman.DIRTY
Cartoon Sign Man: DIRTY
(First: Episode 1121)
CarRepair
Film A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(First: Episode 1112)
PaulSimonElCondorPasa
Celebrity Paul Simon sings "El Condor Pasa."
(First: Episode 1036)
Film.Ibeam
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
Bananashare
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
Cartoon I idea
Cartoon I for idea
(EKA: Episode 1196)
MariaDavid-PingPong
Cast Luis serves as the announcer for a ping pong match between Maria and David, who can't his paddle. Once they're ready to go, they're pelted by several dozen ping pong balls.
(First: Episode 0683)
Pinball 10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
100025
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0140)
400021
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
2namesarebetter
Muppets Some fruits in a bowl sing a "Bilingual Fruit Song" about their Spanish names, and agree that two names are better than one.
(First: Episode 1306)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird comes to Bob's apartment with a piccolo, hoping Bob can teach him to play it. Bob notes that Big Bird doesn't have lips, thus won't be able to play it. Big Bird chooses a guitar instead, but doesn't quite have the hands for it. He fears he won't be able to play anything, until Bob introduces him to a xylophone.
SB--CCarrot
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
Film-Geese
Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
(First: Episode 0388)
Cat toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Cookiema
Muppets Cookie Monster introduces the word "AMOR".
(First: Episode 0601)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2 (0:09)
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird has been practicing the first few notes to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" for three hours now, a weary Bob observes. Big Bird wants to keep practicing and not move on ("It's better to stick with a sure thing."). Bob intervenes and plays a tune of his own - the closing theme, prompting Big Bird to announce the sponsors.


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