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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

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

SCENE 1 Big Bird takes a stroll down Sesame Street, admiring the usual sunny day. Suddenly, he hears something and sees a flying saucer land in the yard behind the fence! He tells David, Luis, Maria, and the kids what he just witnessed: when the spacecraft landed, two bizarre creatures came out. One was tall and humanoid, the other was short and rolled around. David thinks he's mistaking reality for a movie he saw, while Luis suggests he go back to his nest to calm down his wild imagination.
SCENE 1 cont'd A few moments later, everybody is shocked when they see two droids quickly shuffle (and roll) by. "Who's imagining now?!" Big Bird exclaims.
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 β€” Kermit wins the race between tortoise and the hare.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon The 'J' Train
Voice: Daws Butler
(First: Episode 1169)

SCENE 2 Big Bird and the others befriend the two droids, who introduce themselves as C-3PO and R2-D2. They have arrived because R2 is on a secret mission to deliver a message to someone on Sesame Street, but first they are in need of refreshments. Rather than getting some food at Hooper's Store, Maria and Luis get some oil from the Fix-It Shop to help the droids relax after their long journey. Maria pumps an oil can to lubricate C-3PO's various joints, while Luis pours a glass of brake fluid into R2-D2, who thanks them with a synthesized burp.
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 Max version
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)

SCENE 3 With C-3PO translating, R2-D2 gives clues to David and two kids to guess who his message is for: someone who is shaggy, lives outdoors and indoors at the same time, and is very rude. David and the kids realize they mean Oscar the Grouch, and take the droids to see him. R2-D2 delivers his message to Oscar via a hologram sent from Lothar the Grouch, millions of miles away from one of the moons of Zircon. Lothar's message: "Oscar the Grouch... get lost!" Oscar replies, "Man, oh, man! What do you know? There is intelligent life in outer space!"
Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)
Film Two kids help an old man (Taro Yashima) 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)

SCENE 4 Big Bird asks C-3PO and R2-D2 if robots have feelings, likening them to his friend Sam the Robot. C-3PO explains that they do, and recounts a time when he and R2 got separated then reunited that made them feel both sad and happy. Next, C-3PO tries to encourage R2 to show an angry expression. However, R2 doesn't feel like getting upset, which irks C-3PO enough to begin to rant; this helps Big Bird learn that droids can also get angry.
Cartoon A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(First: Episode 0800)
Kingfireman-bob 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)

SCENE 5 Big Bird, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the kids play Blind Man's Bluff. Luis helps blindfold Big Bird for the game, but Big Bird has trouble trying to identify his new droid friends by touch alone, mistaking R2-D2 for the mailbox and C-3PO for a lamppost. After he finally touches R2 (confusing him for the mailbox again), an exhausted Big Bird lifts his blindfold and suggests hopscotch instead...
Busted 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)

SCENE 6 C-3PO and R2-D2 are prepared to head back to outer space, this time to deliver Lothar the Grouch a gift from Oscar. David inspects the suspicious can of candy, which of course contains snakes that spring out everywhere. C-3PO is sure Lothar will appreciate the grouchy gesture, and he and R2-D2 board their ship. As Big Bird and his friends bid the droids good-bye, C-3PO announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon holds the CTW sign. R2-D2 gives an inquisitive bleep, and C-3PO adds "Well, how should I know what the Children's Television Workshop is?"


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