Sesame Street
Big Bird goes to the doctor
Air date December 27, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors X, Y, 3
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
1339 01
SCENE 1 Gordon witnesses Oscar's scientific creation - Charles, a grouch robot. The robot is able to tell Gordon to "get lost," then turn himself into a heap of trash by falling apart.
Song.frogstruggle
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Cookie Ernie hat boxes
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
Gnomes flower vase
Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(First: Episode 0634)
2682j
Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Daellenbach tuba Oscar
Celebrity Charles Daellenbach of the Canadian Brass shows the kids how a tuba works. Oscar, attracted to the noise, sits in with his trombone.
(First: Episode 1284)
2096b
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
1339 02
SCENE 2 Gordon, Susan and the kids spot Alphabet Bates flying overhead and try to guess the letter he's making (the letter Y). Charles guesses too, only making completely wrong guesses (he has no neck to look upwards).
0871z
Cartoon Sand "Y"
(First: Episode 0626)
KermitNews-KingCole
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit witnesses as Old King Cole calls for his pipe and bowl (both of which he rejects), followed by his fiddlers three (along with a drummer, a saxophone player, and a bass player).
(First: Episode 0922)
Snocone
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
0600-Y
Cartoon A man demonstrates Spanish words that start with the letter Y.
(First: Episode 0470)
LikeMyName
Insert Bob and Olivia talk with two kids about names, then sing "I Like My Name."
(First: Episode 1169)
1708h
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(First: Episode 1288)
Toon.Yak
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
Film--ChewingGumFactory
Film Chewing gum factory
(First: Episode 0498)
Hooper un family
Cast Mr. Hooper takes a journey through the "un" family. He's chroma keyed into backgrounds that correspond to words ending in "un" on his cue cards.
(First: Episode 0251)
2lines
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
2073h
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
1339 03
SCENE 3 It's time for Big Bird's annual physical and he's feeling a little nervous. Susan assures him it'll be fine and begins escorting him to the doctor's. Big Bird brings along Radar for company.
Entradatoon
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
Harvey3Sticks
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is looking down and saying "Three sticks!" A man asks "Three sticks where?" Then Harvey says "3 sticks right here!" and sticks a number 3 on the man's head.
(First: Episode 0570)
Ringmaster3
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 3 high-flying felines (cats to us) who fall into a barrel of water.
Artist: Jeff Hale
Raposo-3isMyFavoriteNumber
Song "Three is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
Dog.Yowl
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
Erniebeforeafter
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
Milk
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
FruitCart-English
Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
FruitCart-Spanish
Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0823)
1339 04
SCENE 4 Big Bird is still nervous as his physical begins. The doctor (Gonzalo Madurga) checks his weight (300 pounds) and height (8 feet, 2 inches), then his eyes, ears, heart, etc. Big Bird gets dramatic when it's time for his booster shot and doesn't even notice when it's administered. The doctor concludes Big Bird is a healthy bird and sends him off. On the way out, Big Bird assures a baby with their mother that "there's nothing to it!"
1041starfish
Film One of These Things (3 starfish and 1 crab)
(First: Episode 0516)
Xnightsky
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Olivia and Hines bros Don't Walk
Cast / Celebrity Olivia and the Hines Brothers (Gregory and Maurice) sing "Don't Walk".
Typewriter.X
Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
Cornfield
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
PaddleballCount
Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
LeftyAlphabet
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
1339 hourglass transition
Transition Bridge #14 - Hourglass - Slow Fill (0:17)
1339 05
SCENE 5 Big Bird pretends to be a doctor and gives Radar an examination.


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