Sesame Street
A visit from David's grandmother
Air date February 7, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Written by John Glines
Sponsors J, L, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David comes into Hooper's Store and finds some broken eggshells sitting on the counter. He wonders who could've left them behind, when Sherlock Hemlock arrives to solve the mystery. David finds more clues - a used bus ticket and a baby photo of himself. While Sherlock believes this is the doing of a traveling chicken, David realizes that his grandmother Harriet has come for a visit!
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch).
(First: Episode 0493)
Muppets Biff sings "This Is My J."
(First: Episode 1169)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
SCENE 2 Harriet has brought a present for Oscar - a nice straw hat. Oscar is repulsed, until Harriet tosses it on the ground and stomps on it before giving him it.

Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie's doctor comes over. Ernie keeps trying to tell the doctor why he called him, but the doctor is too occupied with checking on Ernie, hardly allowing him to get a word in edgewise.
(First: Episode 0137)
Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)
Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(First: Episode 0367)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover demonstrates high and low by asking Heather to scratch his back.
(First: Episode 0732)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
SCENE 3 Harriet finds Big Bird in a state of sadness - his teddy bear has lost an eye due to Herry Monster's rough playing with him. She pulls out some old buttons from her purse and finds the right one to sew onto the bear.
Muppets Bert sings "Doin' the Pigeon".
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive green GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
Cast Maria as Chaplin deals with an unruly "Don't Walk / Walk" signal.
(First: Episode 1166)
Cartoon Sign Man: DON'T WALK
(First: Episode 1162)
SCENE 4 Harriet gives an exercise class for David, Big Bird and others.
Cartoon Cooperation Ride (1:24)
Film A scuba diver shows up and down.
(EKA: Episode 0526)
Cast Luis comes across a table with only three legs, yet still stands up fine. He searches in his box of junk for a proper leg.
(First: Episode 1033)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Only five people are allowed on the elevator at one time, so Grover counts out five passengers. But then he's not allowed on the elevator himself; he would make six.
(First: Episode 0462)
SCENE 5 David and his grandmother dance together.
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Film One of These Things (3 starfish and 1 crab)
(First: Episode 0516)
Cartoon The Typewriter: L for lion
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0762)
Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates high and low notes.
(First: Episode 1186)
Cartoon Various demonstrations of DOWN and UP
(First: Episode 0847)
Animation Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
Dot Bridge 05 all red
Cartoon Dot Bridge (all the dots turn red)
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 David says goodbye to his grandmother as her bus approaches. Big Bird gives her some birdseed to snack on during the trip. David admits he doesn't have a gift, but Harriet assures him visiting him is enough of a gift.

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