Sesame Street
Air date January 21, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors I, J, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird attaches signs reading "Front" and "Back" to Mr. Snuffleupagus' front and back to help him remember which is which. However, he's unable to see either sign. Big Bird notes that he may not be able to read them, but others will.
Cartoon Two men compete to be in front.
(EKA: Episode 0858)
Super Grover Joanie Jenkins
Muppets Super Grover: Little Joanie Jenkins can't figure out how to get into her new school. As Super Grover blunders through many solutions, Joanie realizes she can use the door marked "IN" to get inside.
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Film Snow in the city
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0838)
Insert Mr. Hooper teaches Cookie Monster about the number 12 using eggs, plates and spoons. Cookie asks that the demonstration be done with cookies, which he "counts" by eating them all at once.
(First: Episode 1133)
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Cartoon Sign Man: TAXI
(First: Episode 1136)
Celebrity The Hines Brothers, Gregory and Maurice, demonstrate near and far.
(First: Episode 1347)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Gnomes flower vase
Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(First: Episode 0634)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSnuffy and Joey say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0671)
Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0009)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then Ernie shows Bert an empty page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now and the cow went home.
(First: Episode 0030)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Marlina demonstrate what the number 12 looks like. Grover is supposed to send up a balloon with the number 12 on it; however, he sends up balloons with the number 3, 9, a letter "A", and Cookie Monster before he finally gets it right. To celebrate that he sends up another balloon with a drawing of himself, but he doesn't let go of the string, so he floats away with the balloon.
(First: Episode 1177)
Cartoon A man demonstrates front and back using his sneakers.
(First: Episode 0826)

SCENE 2 Big Bird and Snuffy head to the rooftop of 123 Sesame Street for some sunbathing. Snuffy, however, cannot fit his whole body through the door. Big Bird sets a timer so Snuffy can alternate sticking his front and back through the door to get an even tan.
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Celebrity Victor Borge: "Pardon my back...pardon my front, but that's the way I'm built."
(First: Episode 1219)
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
(First: Episode 0773)
Cast Mr. Hooper adds 3 chairs as a sportscaster narrates.
(First: Episode 0288)
Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
SCENE 3 The Count is heading off to the Transylvanian Liberation Day Parade, but can't get his Countmobile to start. Gordon offers to give him a push, but the Count would much rather count his attempts to start the stalled car.
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0187)
Film Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)
Muppets / Cast Bob holds an American bullfrog and asks Kermit to talk about frogs. However, due to living a somewhat different life than normal frogs, what Kermit says about frogs is somewhat incorrect; for example, Kermit believes that frogs eat fried chicken and pizza, and live in apartment houses.
(First: Episode 0277)
Games Around the World Throwing
Film Various sporting events involving throwing things are shown from around the world.
(First: Episode 0809)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)

SCENE 4 Oscar calls everyone to see Slimey's new act - doing various tricks while flying through the air. Oscar propels him into the air with a teeter-totter, but he doesn't seem to land. On on the edge of the rooftop parapet, Slimey takes his bows.
Cartoon I idea
Cartoon I for idea
(EKA: Episode 1077)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to figure out what time it is at night. It's too dark to see the clock, so Ernie has a new solution: he pokes his head out the window and sings some loud, off-key opera ("O SOLE MIO, O SOLE YOU-OH") which causes everyone to wake up and yell at him to stop singing, and even mention what time it is. It's 3:00 AM.
(First: Episode 1153)
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
Dot Bridge 16 crumpled
Cartoon Dot Bridge #16: The dots kick aside a crumpled object.
(EKA: Episode 0306)
SCENE 5 Oscar worries over where Slimey can be, when Maria finally spots him crawling down the front of 123. The Count announces the sponsors.

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