Sesame Street
Olivia's darkroom
Air date January 24, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors N, O, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon goes down to the basement laundry room of 123 Sesame Street. He thinks Olivia has come to help him, but she's just on her way downtown to develop some photos. Gordon thinks she needs a darkroom closer to home and points out how the basement would make for an idea space.
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
Song "Spring Song"
(First: Episode 1295)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
Pinball 03
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
SCENE 2 Buffy sings a "Snuggle Song" to Cody.
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets Benny and his boss have been waiting for Lefty for a long time. Benny wonders how they will know when it's Lefty at the door, so he reminds him that Lefty will knock three times - their secret knock to enter their hideout. Lefty forgets the number, and has to be hinted from his boss what the number of knocks are to gain access, finally giving the correct amount. When they let him in, the boss reprimands him for his poor memory, and warns him that he'll be in big trouble if he forgets again. To test his memory, the boss and Benny lock themselves out, telling him not to let them in until they give the secret knock. Despite the boss' warning, Lefty forgets once again, and finally having enough, he fearfully runs out the back door, leaving the other two stranded outside yelling, "Let us in!" as they angrily pound on the door trying to get in.
(First: Episode 0722)
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Buffy help set up Olivia's new darkroom. As they check the plans, they see they have all the things they need, except for one thing Olivia notices; she flicks off the lights.
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets "Would You Like to Buy an O?"
(First: Episode 0364)
Cartoon These Are Your Parts: The host interviews a hand.
SCENE 4 Olivia shows Big Bird the process of developing a photograph using a picture she took of him.
Film Three dolphins jump together.
(First: Episode 0222)
Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates the letter O.
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset solve the case of the midnight voices.
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1183)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a swan.
(First: Episode 1118)
Muppets Ernie has two bags of cookies, one of which has several cookies, and one that only has one cookie. Ernie asks Cookie Monster which he'd rather have, and Cookie Monster naturally chooses the bag with many cookies. However, Cookie is disappointed that his cookies are very small, while Ernie's one cookie is very big, so Ernie breaks his cookie into several small pieces.
Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon Only one of the two footprints can belong.
(EKA: Episode 0573)
SCENE 5 Buffy shows Big Bird and the kids some old, Native American drawings, from back when there weren't any cameras.
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
Animation Sand N/n
(First: Episode 0633)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a bone, Old Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a stone, a throne, and finally a phone (which the dog uses to order take-out from a Chinese restaurant).
(First: Episode 0642)
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and friends show none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0615)
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
SCENE 6 Gordon and Buffy bring down a surprise for Olivia - a large board with some baby photos on them. Olivia recognizes the photo of young Cody and learns the other images are baby pictures of herself, Gordon, Bob, Linda, Maria and Mr. Hooper. Big Bird rushes down with his own baby picture, depicting a large egg.

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