Sesame Street
Plot Welcoming back Buffy and family
Air date December 28, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors Y, Z, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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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...
Surpriseinmyhand
Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
Bertsnose
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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)
4fiddle
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
(First: Episode 0300)
Stopwater
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)
Noimage
Insert Big Bird and children pretend they are rowing a boat.
(First: Episode 1158)
Footprints
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)
1836p
Film Raposo: Stop! (kids dancing)
(First: Episode 0681)
Noimage
Cartoon The IT know all about tricycles.
(EKA: Episode 1160)
VisualThink-SS Muppets Visual Thinking: A hipster and a square imagine shapes.
(First: Episode 0361)
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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.
SPR
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)
1037k2
Cartoon The Dog & The Bone
(EKA: Episode 0828)
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
1041Zebra
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Itsanotter
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon-eat a Z
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
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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.
Newsflashinvisible
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)
Toon.ZigZag
Cartoon Zig...zag...zoom...zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
1041skate Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
1257-STOP
Cartoon A STOP sign commands a train to stop.
(EKA: Episode 0893)
Witches
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)
1261-Shapes
Insert David (in voice-over) spots shapes in and around the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 0481)
Stopjuggling
Cartoon A man juggles until he is told to STOP.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
2head.manners.spoon
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
200013
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
1800-11
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
ZforZebu
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
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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.
2125m
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
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Celebrity Globetrotters - Pass Bridge #2 (1:17)
Y.Yawn
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
ErnieBertPizzaGrapeJuice1
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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)
Typewriter.Y
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0769)
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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.
0926e
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
PovertyZ
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)
Noimage
Celebrity Globetrotters - Pass Bridge #3 (0:17)
(First: Episode 0787)
Madpainter4
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Smashglass
Transition Glass smashes.
(EKA: Episode 0276)
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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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