Sesame Street
Air date January 22, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors T, W, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria, Luis and David set up the arbor for Olivia's surprise birthday party. They run home to change and wrap gifts, while Count von Count volunteers to hang around and put the candles on her cake. When Olivia arrives, she's taken aback by the cake, which has 126 candles on it.
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Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
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Film A woman repairs wires for the telephone company.
(First: Episode 0771)
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Cartoon Tool Quickie - Vacuum Cleaner (0:09)
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Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
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SCENE 2 Maria, Luis, Big Bird and the kids play "Estatuas," a game where they spin, then freeze in a pose like a statue and other guess what they look like. Big Bird's turn has him forming a statue of Mr. Snuffleupagus.
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Cartoon Subtracting three mules
(First: Episode 0767)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0319)
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Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
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Cast On the rooftop of 123 Sesame Street, Bob sings "Lazy Summer Day" to the kids.
(First: Episode 1198)
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Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Song "Come into the Garden"
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Cartoon An owl flies, carrying a sign that says "PELIGRO."
(First: Episode 0787)
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Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Cartoon "Presenting -- the saw!"
(EKA: Episode 0597)
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Insert Oscar buys every cleaning item in Hooper's Store so no one on Sesame Street can clean.
(First: Episode 1135)
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Cartoon "Presenting -- the hammer!"
(First: Episode 0614)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog helps Don Music finish the "Yankee Doodle" song, then because Don finds the idea of calling feathers macaroni ridiculous, they rewrite it to be a song in which Yankee Doodle stays at home cooking for his pony, puts "fat spaghetti" in a pot and calls it macaroni. Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats then come in and perform the song with Don.
(First: Episode 0876)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: MONEY
(First: Episode 1185)
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Celebrity George Benson sings "The Alphabet Song."
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Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
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Cast Sleeper (David) tries to wake up in the morning.
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Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
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Muppets Three monsters (Billy, Fenwick, and Pamela) demonstrate big, bigger, and biggest.
(First: Episode 0474)
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Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)
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SCENE 3 Oscar is writing a song for the Grouch Follies. He sings the song ("A Grouch Ballad") to Olivia, who thinks it's cute and gives him a kiss.
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Cartoon A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor.
(First: Episode 0839)
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Muppets Grover watches The Amazing Mumford practice a trick, making a rabbit come out of his hat. Mumford has trouble getting a rabbit to come out of the hat, and both are oblivious to the fact that Grover is turning into a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon A girl wonders what it would be like if elephants were as easily frightened as bugs.
(EKA: Episode 0595)
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Celebrity George Benson and the kids sing "London Bridge."
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Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
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Film Scenes of individuals running from around the world.
(First: Episode 0669)
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SCENE 4 Maria tells the kids about how Spanish names sound in English and vice versa. Big Bird likes the sound of his Spanish name - "El Pajaro Grande."
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Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
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Insert Michael Christensen and Paul Binder demonstrate high, higher, and highest with their juggling clubs.
(First: Episode 1008)
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Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #14: Dots line up at the same time as some squares who ultimately dominate the board
(First: Episode 0297)
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SCENE 5 Barkley has fallen asleep in Big Bird's nest. Big Bird sighs and makes an attempt to sleep on a blanket on the ground like Barkley.


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