Sesame Street
Barkley gets sick
Air date February 1, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors D, G, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird presents the letter D, then a dog - Barkley, who pounces on his child audience.
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Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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Film Things you can carry
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0515)
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Insert Buffy sings "I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl."
(First: Episode 1129)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
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Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: BINGO
(First: Episode 1171)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
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SCENE 2 Olivia has the numbers 1 through 8 attached to a large board. She tries to count them, but the 8 keeps falling off. A Muppet monster enters and (in grumbly, monster talk) tells her she's been putting it on upside-down. Olivia decides to give it a try and puts it on the opposite way, which actually works. After she counts them all again, the monster congratulates himself and walks off. She counts them all again, when all the numbers but 8 fall off.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
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Cast Maria and Gordon sort shapes by type and color.
(First: Episode 1244)
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Cartoon A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
(First: Episode 1042)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: To demonstrate "through", Kermit tries to get Cookie Monster to run through a piece of tissue paper. Instead, Cookie offers other alternatives, ultimately choosing to go around it. He helps Kermit with his demonstration by passing the tissue paper through Kermit.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
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Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird introduces Olivia and Bob playing a piano duet.
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Muppets After fighting with each other, the Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Love" and forgets their feud.
(First: Episode 1282)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: D -- Dog (role reversal between man and dog)
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cast In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA, but all the pumps are dry.
(First: Episode 0680)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird brings Barkley a dish of water, but Barkley avoids it, shivers and growls at Big Bird. He tells Maria about Barkley's strange behavior and they believe he may be sick. They want to take him to the vet's office, but find it hard because Barkley sees to growl at anyone getting too close. Big Bird has a heart-to-heart with him, putting Barkley at ease. He, Maria and Barkley start their trip.
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Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
(First: Episode 0556)
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Muppets The letter R joins U and N to make the word RUN. Anything Muppets run into the scene and take the letters.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(First: Episode 1009)
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Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0293)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
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SCENE 5 At the clinic, the veterinarian (Linda Delgado) tells Maria and Big Bird that Barkley merely has a cold and recommends they treat it the way they would treat their own colds. On their way out, Big Bird tells the vet he'll recommend her services to Mr. Snuffleupagus.
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Cartoon A green man demonstrates dark and light.
(First: Episode 1129)
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Muppets Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(First: Episode 0192)
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Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
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Muppets Anything Muppet kids and upside-down 8
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 6 Barkley is situated in Big Bird's nest with blankets, food and water. Big Bird fusses over him a little and Olivia and Maria recommend leaving him be for a bit. As they all head out, Barkley faintly barks to indicate wanting Big Bird to stay.
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
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Cartoon G is for Goat
(First: Episode 0085)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird has finally gotten Barkley to sleep with the help of his teddy bear. As he and his friends play some jump rope, Barkley is seen resting in the nest. Olivia announces the sponsors.


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