Sesame Street
Cabbage eating contest
Air date February 11, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors D, E, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird helps Mr. Snuffleupagus get ready for a big cabbage-eating contest later today. They practice by feeding him cabbage after cabbage after cabbage...
Film Shopping for soup ingredients.
(First: Episode 0545)
Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
SCENE 1 cont'd Snuffy has now consumed 43 cabbages and is still up to practice some more...
Cartoon Millie and Molly build a bookshelf.
(First: Episode 1287)
Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
0316 04c
Muppets Cookie Monster demonstrates that egg starts with the letter E; he swallows the egg and faints.
(First: Episode 0316)
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)
SCENE 1 cont'd Snuffy has eaten all 70 cabbages, but is now too bloated and nauseous to compete.
Muppets Ernie & BertLefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1287)
Film While walking and reading the newspaper, a man barely avoids DANGER on three occasions, but then gets hit by a revolving door.
(First: Episode 0656)
Grover danger sign
Muppets Grover reads a sign that says DANGER and looks around for said danger. He doesn't find it anywhere until he trips and falls on the sign.
(First: Episode 0182)
Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
(First: Episode 0413)
Insert Hooper Insert: Milk II
(First: Episode 1074)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit tries to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs, but five pigs show up. He realizes he's encountered the wrong group of pigs -- one of these pigs went to market, one stayed home, and so on (alluding to the game of "This Little Piggy"). Just as he gets things straight, the Big Bad Wolf shows up and, determined not to have his fun spoiled, huffs and puffs Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0737)
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(EKA: Episode 0814)
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Muppets A Muppet cowpoke gives a musical warning about the "Danger Sign."
(First: Episode 1295)
SCENE 2 Maria is feeling especially hungry and orders the biggest thing David can whip up. He touts a new hero sandwich he's created and shows her how he makes it. The sandwich winds up being too big to even fit in her mouth.
Cartoon A mouse is squashed between two elephants.
(First: Episode 0779)
Film "Three of These Kids" — Football and Baseball
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ...
(EKA: Episode 0821)
Film A gymnast demonstrates "between."
(EKA: Episode 0573)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Bath Precautions
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings an umbrella, a flashlight, and Bert's bowling ball to the bathtub, just in case the electricity goes out, the roof leaks, and somebody shows up asking to borrow a bowling ball. Bert thinks that Ernie is being ridiculous -- but everything happens, just as Ernie predicted.
(First: Episode 0269)
Cartoon Children Count Back/Forward (1-10/10-1) (0:34)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
Cartoon A red man tries to get apples from a tree by himself, while a yellow man builds a ladder.
(First: Episode 0779)
SCENE 3 Biff and Sully deliver a piano to Oscar's trash can. While Biff goes to retrieve the work order from the truck, Sully plays a nice tune, to Oscar's disgust. Biff returns with Gordon help get it into the can. Gordon doesn't believe they'll be able to do this, until he sees that they tear the piano apart and bring it in piece by piece.
Cartoon The Typewriter: E-Ear
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0807)
5 Cookies
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
Insert Bob sings "I Don't Always Like the Rain."
(First: Episode 0905)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon A man sets up a bus stop sign so that a giant can eat the buses that come.
(EKA: Episode 1264)
Muppets Anything Muppets (including Farley) shout "E!"
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A woman displays a BUS STOP sign to a crowd.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
SCENE 4 Gordon tells Maria about what happened earlier and she can't believe the piano would actually function now, when they hear Oscar playing inside his can.

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