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Sesame Street
Air date January 15, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors Q, R, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria can't remember where she put the book she borrowed from the library. After retracing her steps in her memory, she realizes it's been in her bag all along.
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
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Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
Voice: Daws Butler
(First: Episode 0770)
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Muppets Kermit describes the beginning, middle and end using a cookbook with assistance from Cookie Monster.
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Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (hand)
(First: Episode 0147)
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Cast Olivia, Susan, and Maria sing "Swingin' Alphabet."
(First: Episode 1052)
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Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
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Insert The Count (in voiceover) counts three kids who arrange themselves in different configurations with three boxes.
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
(First: Episode 0387)
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Muppets / Cast "We're a Family"
(First: Episode 1165)
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Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
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SCENE 2 The Count enters the Fix-It Shop in distress - he's run out of things to count. Luis asks him to watch the store for a few moments. The Count becomes happy counting the rings of the telephone he neglects to answer.
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Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
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Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.
(First: Episode 0387)
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Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
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Insert Buffy sings "Country Song."
(First: Episode 0842)
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Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Film A giant panda walks around.
(First: Episode 0920)
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Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1124)
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Song "Sticky"
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SCENE 3 Big Bird finds a dollar bill on the ground and heads to Hooper's Store to spend it. David instead recommends Big Bird ask around to see who lost it. Big Bird asks the people in the yard and the dollar turns out to be Luis'. Big Bird feels bad for not being able to keep the money, but after Luis gives him praise for his deed, Big Bird feels better knowing he did the right thing.
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Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
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Cartoon A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates beginning and end.
(First: Episode 0532)
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Transition Bridge #11 - Bricks Bridge B
(First: Episode 0286)
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SCENE 4 Luis lies down on a large sheet of paper as Maria and the kids draw his outline. They proceed to outline one of the kids next as Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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