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Sesame Street
Big Bird and Bob look after the Fix-It Shop
Air date February 12, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors E, Q, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird wonders about Luis' strange behavior inside the Fix-It Shop. Luis explains that he's learning to do T'ai Chi and shows Big Bird how it's done. He mentions a class he'll be taking today on it and assures Big Bird that Maria will mind the store while he's gone. She then phones the shop to let Luis know she's come down with the flu and is staying home. Instead of letting Luis cancel his lesson, Big Bird and Bob volunteer to mind the store.
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0343)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
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Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
(First: Episode 0293)
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Cartoon A duck sings about all the reasons why q should be remembered.
(First: Episode 0789)
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Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter Q with a quart of milk; Cookie Monster drinks the milk.
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird and Bob have things under control at the shop, taking messages from potential customers. David comes by to pick up his scale, but they're not sure if has been fixed. David claims that if he uses the scale and shows his correct weight (145 pounds), they'll know it's fixed. Big Bird steps on the scale and instead sees it read 300 pounds; he assumes it's broken.
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Cartoon A kid travels through an extra-dimensional map inside a mono-wheeled box while a narrator reads a series of One Way signs.
(First: Episode 1172)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids.

The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)

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Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 3 high-flying felines (cats to us) who fall into a barrel of water.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1339)
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Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Insert Herry Monster is angry because he doesn't know how to put his new barbells together.
(First: Episode 0808)
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Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(First: Episode 1232)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "One of These Things."
(First: Episode 0174)
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SCENE 3 Oscar wishes to buy a radio from Hooper's Store. He doesn't like the one David currently is playing some disco music. He asks David to turn it off and show him another one, which plays classical music. Oscar wants that turned off and is shown another radio, tuned to a country and western station. Oscar doesn't like any radios, until he turns them all on at the same time.
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
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Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 1: Harvey Kneeslapper hangs an "OPEN" sign on a closet and has filled it with so many toys that when somebody opens it, all of the toys in the closet will fall on that person. A girl opens the closet, but none of the toys fall out. When Harvey opens it after she leaves, they fall all over him.
(First: Episode 0552)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates slow.
(First: Episode 0507)
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Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 2: Harvey has refilled the closet. A boy tries to open it, but the door is stuck. When the boy has left, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys land on him again.
(First: Episode 0552)
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Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
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Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 3: Harvey has refilled the closet again. The boy and girl come by again and open the door. Instead of toys falling, the closet leads to another place. After the two of them have gone through and closed the door behind them, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys fall on him.
(First: Episode 0552)
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Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
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SCENE 4 Bruno the Trashman carries Oscar over to the Fix-It Shop to collect the daily trash Maria and Luis usually give him.
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Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” While Ernie looks after Hooper's Store, Bert asks him for something to drink. Ernie starts out with a glass of unflavored soda water, tastes it, and decides it's too dull for his ol' buddy Bert. To Bert's dismay, Ernie then adds some strawberry syrup to the soda water, then a scoop of ice cream, and finally, some whipped cream. Now it's an ice cream soda, which Bert doesn't want... but Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0539)
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Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 5 Damien needs a new flag attached to his bike. Bob doesn't know how, but Big Bird does, only he doesn't know how to use a wrench. Remembering what he's observed Luis do, Big Bird describes the process as Bob attached the new flag.
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Cartoon He, She and It show how a faucet works.
(First: Episode 1161)
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Cast / Muppets Olivia sings "Three is So Curvy" with Crumbs Unlimited.
(First: Episode 0980)
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Animation Sand E/e
(First: Episode 0642)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 6 Luis returns, pleased to see how well they've gotten by without him. He demonstrates some of the T'ai Chi moves he learned as Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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