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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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Picture Segment Description
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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.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(First: Episode 0634)
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Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
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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)
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Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
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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).
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Animation Sand Y/y
(First: Episode 0626)
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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)
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Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "Β‘Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
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Cartoon A man demonstrates Spanish words that start with the letter Y.
(First: Episode 0470)
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Insert Bob and Olivia talk with two kids about names, then sing "I Like My Name."
(First: Episode 1169)
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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)
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Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
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Film A trip to the chewing gum factory
(First: Episode 0498)
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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)
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Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
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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.
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Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
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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)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 3 high-flying felines (cats to us) who fall into a barrel of water.
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Song "Three Is My Favorite Number"
(First: Episode 0429)
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Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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)
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Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
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Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0823)
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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!"
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Film One of These Things (3 starfish and 1 crab)
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
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Cast / Celebrity Olivia and the Hines Brothers (Gregory and Maurice) sing "Don't Walk".
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Cartoon The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
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Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
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Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
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Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Transition Bridge #14 - Hourglass Slow/Fill
(First: Episode 0303)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird pretends to be a doctor and gives Radar an examination.


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