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Sesame Street
Welcoming back Buffy and family
Air date December 28, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors Y, Z, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria frets that because she's been so busy at the Fix-It Shop, she hasn't had time to prepare dinner for Buffy and family, who are coming in on a flight soon. Everyone agrees to help out by bringing different things. Big Bird volunteers to bring his pineapple upside-down cake and wonders where he can buy upside-down eggs, flour...
Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie holds a hanky while Bert sneezes -- and Bert's nose comes off in Ernie's hand. Ernie teases Bert by putting his nose back in the wrong places.
(First: Episode 0026)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
Insert Big Bird and children pretend they are rowing a boat.
(First: Episode 1158)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon The IT know all about tricycles.
(EKA: Episode 1160)
VisualThink-SS.jpg Muppets Visual Thinking: A hipster and a square imagine shapes.
(First: Episode 0361)
SCENE 2 Big Bird, donning a chef's hat, sets out the two things he needs to fully prepare his dessert - a cake and a pineapple, which he sticks on the cake. The camera then rotates 180 degrees, making the whole scene upside-down.
Muppets A woman (Jim Henson) volunteers to assist The Amazing Mumford in his surprise magic trick. Mumford makes her disappear – but when he tries to make her reappear, Herry Monster pops up, saying "SURPRISE!"
(First: Episode 0381)
Cartoon The Dog & The Bone
(First: Episode 0772)
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters.jpg
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon-eat a Z.jpg
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
SCENE 3 David has made three types of sandwiches for tonight, each one a different shape. The kids sort the sandwiches on different plates by their shape.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
1041skate.jpg Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
Cartoon A STOP sign commands a train to stop.
(First: Episode 0493)
Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
Insert David (in voice-over) spots shapes in and around the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 0481)
Cartoon A man juggles until he is told to STOP.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
SCENE 4 Up in Maria's apartment, everyone waits for Buffy's family to arrive. Maria finishes a call with the airport, who inform her that the plane is scheduled to land soon, but there are several other planes ahead of it. In the meantime, Big Bird proposes they eat a little. Everyone lunges for the food.
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Celebrity Globetrotters - Pass Bridge #2 (1:17)
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0769)
SCENE 5 It's now one o'clock in the morning and Buffy waits with her family at a taxi stand. Oscar pulls up in the Sloppy Jalopy to take them to Sesame Street, knowing they're tired and cranky, thus making them the perfect passengers.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Celebrity Globetrotters - Pass Bridge #3 (0:17)
(First: Episode 0787)
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 6 The Sloppy Jalopy reaches Sesame Street by dawn now that Buffy and Sheldon have been pushing it most of the way. They head upstairs and find everyone asleep. It turns out they're all pretending and they yell, "Surprise!"

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