Sesame Street
Plot Playing the Mirror Game
repeat of 1157
Air date February 21, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors V, W, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob meets Linda's dog, Snoopy, who understands sign language commands very well. "This dog puts me to shame," Bob remarks.
2682y
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1347)
Countingbackflips
Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
EBSharingaCookie
Muppets Ernie & BertBert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
MrHooper
Insert Mr. Hooper reminisces about his childhood and sings "When I Was as Little as You Are."
(First: Episode 0697)
ImaginationV
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
1186r
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
Three Monsters
Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
Jazzyspies3
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
V-van
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
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SCENE 2 Linda teaches the kids how to sign the alphabet. Alphabet Bates then appears in the sky to write a letter V.
TypewriterV
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
Film-AnimalMoves
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
3280.SandV
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
Foursports
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
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Film School (1:13)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot invents a complicated machine, to test Cookie Monster's problem-solving abilities. Cookie Monster needs to pull the string to raise the glass cover off the plateful of cookies at the other end -- but when he lets go to retrieve the cookies, the cover will fall again. Herbert hears Cookie Monster approaching, and hides to observe him. Cookie investigates the machine for a moment, then gets the cookies by karate-chopping the glass cover.
(First: Episode 0132)
Octopusband
Cartoon "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
HerryChris
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and Christopher explore the ways they're the same and different.
(First: Episode 1200)
SameDifferentHat
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
Carassembly
Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
E&B-Bart
Muppets Ernie & BertBert expects a visit from his identical twin brother Bart. Ernie notes that they're alike in many ways, but their major difference is that Bart has a sense of humor.
(First: Episode 0594)
200007
Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
0598.Appletree
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
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SCENE 3 Oscar learns some Grouchy signs from Linda so he no longer has to rely on Bob to get his rotten message across.
Peligrodynamite
Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive green GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
1448-SUN
Muppets The letter S joins U and N to make the word SUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in beach gear to bask in the sun.
(First: Episode 0453)
Film-Baboon&Baby
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Toon.Table
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
Noimage
Celebrity Richie Havens sings "It's Pouring."
(First: Episode 0765)
UncleGus
Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
(First: Episode 0926)
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SCENE 4 Bob, Linda and the kids play "The Mirror Game," where they act like each others' reflections.
Pinball 03
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
Harvey3Sticks
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is looking down and saying "Three sticks!" A man asks "Three sticks where?" Then Harvey says "3 sticks right here!" and sticks a number 3 on the man's head.
(First: Episode 0570)
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Film Kid voiceovers identify a horse's body parts (shown one at a time), then the complete animal.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird looks for something to do, when Bob tells him about the mirror game they just played. Big Bird acts like Bob's reflection...and won't stop.
1800-17
Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(First: Episode 0387)
Monstersgrowup
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, doing a "slow-breaking human interest story," asks monsters at a day care center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to his scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy bridge of false teeth.
(First: Episode 1322)
W-Wash
Cartoon W for Wash
(EKA: Episode 0537)
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Transition Bridge #1 - Zipper (0:14)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird and Bob read newspapers together. Bob insists the game is over, but Big Bird keeps reflecting him. Big Bird tells Bob that he's getting tired of playing the game and recommends they stop; Bob breaks down.


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