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Sesame Street
C-3PO and R2-D2 visit Sesame Street, part 1
Air date January 31, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Written by Tony Geiss
Directed by Jon Stone
Production November 1, 1979
Sponsors J, Z, 4
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases HBO Max


Episode 1364 is the first of two episodes in which C-3PO and R2-D2 from Star Wars visit Sesame Street. The droids returned in Episode 1396.

Noggin originally showed this episode uncut, but later reruns were edited.

Picture Segment Description
SS-1364-S1.JPG SCENE 1 Big Bird sees a flying saucer land in the yard behind the courtyard, and two metal men getting out. The adults just think it's his imagination, but are soon shocked when two droids from Star Wars (C-3PO and R2-D2) quickly shuffle (and roll) by.
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0916)
Film A boy imagines seeing everything in slow-motion.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0507)
This segment was removed from later Noggin airings.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Tortoise and the Hare: When the race begins, the hare dawdles, since the tortoise is so slow he'll have time to win. Kermit rushes to the finish line so that he can see the results... and is crowned the winner.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon The 'J' Train
Voice: Daws Butler
(First: Episode 1169)
SS-1364-S2.JPG SCENE 2 Big Bird, David, Maria and Luis meet C-3PO and R2-D2. R2 is on a secret mission to deliver a message to someone on Sesame Street. Maria and Luis get some oil from the Fix-It Shop to help the droids relax after their long journey.
Film Baby animals are fed milk.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” It's late at night and Bert isn't home yet. Ernie worries that he may have been abducted by monsters and is being forced to party with them... maybe even having fun. When Bert gets home, Ernie shares his stream of emotions he felt when he'd imagined something had happened to Bert: fear, sadness and anger. Bert assures him that he was fine -- he never has fun.
(First: Episode 0929)
Cartoon A dog pulls its master, who keeps begging "STOP!" until they reach the word STOP.
(First: Episode 0706)
Song "What Can You Do with a Burro"
This segment was removed from later Noggin airings.
cut from the HBO Max version
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
SS-1364-S3.JPG SCENE 3 R2-D2 gives clues to David and two kids to guess who his message is for. When they learn it is for Oscar the Grouch, they take the droids to see him. R2-D2 delivers his message to Oscar -- it's a hologram sent from Lothar the Grouch, billions of miles away. Lothar's message: "Oscar the Grouch, get lost!" Oscar replies, "What do you know? There is intelligent life in outer space."
Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Muppets "Bein' Green" with Kermit and Lena Horne
(First: Episode 0637)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
Film A gymnast demonstrates slow.
(First: Episode 0507)
cut from the Noggin version
Transition Bridge #2 - Scoring
(First: Episode 0291)
SS-1364-S4.JPG SCENE 4 Big Bird asks C-3PO and R2-D2 if robots have feelings. C-3PO says that they do and recounts a time when he and R2 got separated in the desert. Next, he tries to get R2 to show an angry expression. However, he gets no avail, until Big Bird points out how this makes C-3PO feel.
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
Kingfireman-bob.jpg Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
(First: Episode 0278)
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Animation Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
Film An itchy wombat scratches its four legs.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0008)
SS-1364-S5.JPG SCENE 5 Big Bird, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the kids play Blind Man's Bluff. Big Bird thinks he found R2, but it was just the mailbox. Next, when he tries to find C-3PO, he touches the lamppost instead. After he finally touches R2, an exhausted Big Bird suggests hopscotch instead...
Busted.JPG Muppets Grover the Salesman tries to sell Kermit toothbrushes.
(First: Episode 1325)
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
Film Milk! (From Farm To Market To Home)
(First: Episode 0795)
Cartoon Imagination (Boy Imagines Being Zoo Animals)
(First: Episode 0383)
Muppets The Anything Muppets perform a "Handclapping Number".
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
SS-1364-S6.JPG SCENE 6 C-3PO and R2-D2 head back to outer space; this time, to deliver Lothar the Grouch a gift from Oscar. As Big Bird and his adult friends bid the droids good-bye, C-3PO announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon holds up the CTW sign at the end. C-3PO adds "Well, how should I know what the Children's Television Workshop is?"

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