Sesame Street
Maria and the cow
(repeat of 1150)
Air date February 22, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors L, P, 7
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Picture Segment Description
Insert Susan and Gordon sing "There's More Than One Way for a Family to Be."
(First: Episode 1002)
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Coffee
(First: Episode 1169)
Muppets The Count sings "One Potato" while counting the items vendors are selling.
Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(First: Episode 0639)
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 1 Maria takes a lunch and relaxation break outside the Fix-It Shop. Elsewhere, Olivia needs to ride to a job, but her bike is broken. She sees Maria is relaxing and hesitates asking for help. She eventually does and Maria gladly helps out. Maria concludes that it feels good to relax and to help out a friend.
Imagination Gum
Cartoon A girl imagines what would happen if she were a piece of gum.
(First: Episode 0519)
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(First: Episode 0934)
Muppets Some fruits in a bowl sing a "Bilingual Fruit Song" about their Spanish names, and agree that two names are better than one.
(First: Episode 1306)
Cartoon What if a turtle and rabbit switched appearances?
(First: Episode 0483)

Cast David and Bob play firemen at the fire station. The alarm signals a fire and they rush to get ready. Bob has trouble finding his axe in his messy locker. When he finally does, he notices he's also missing his boots and starts searching through his locker again.
(First: Episode 1255)
Ice cream top of cone
Animation A scoop of ice cream makes its way to the top of a cone.
(First: Episode 0505)
Film Wild geese (to madrigal music)
(First: Episode 0935)
SCENE 2 Big Bird is in a tizzy - he expects company soon and slept in by accident, leaving him little time to clean up his nest. The Amazing Mumford helps out using some magic. Big Bird is grateful and invites Mumford to stay and meet Mr. Snuffleupagus. Mumford passes, not wishing to deal with the imaginary friend nonsense. Snuffy arrives and Big Bird tells him about Mumford. Snuffy finds the idea of a real-life magician ridiculous.
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Pinball 07 Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
(First: Episode 1304)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
SCENE 3 Maria names some P words. A Muppet cow strolls in and claims her name starts with P - Peter. Maria points out that's a boy's name and she's a female cow. The cow changes her name to Polly, which Maria claims is a name associated with parrots. The cow settles on Penny now.
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0764)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of his family, whose names all begin with a common letter. At the end, Peter Piper's cousin states that Peter Piper is in Portland pressing pants.
(First: Episode 1342)
Typewriter P
Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon Fred, a singer, fails to figure out the words that rhyme with his name in the song he sings.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0977)
SCENE 4 Maria now discusses L words, when the cow returns, claiming her name is Lenny. She tries changing it to other names, but keeps picking male ones.
Film Field of hay (kid voice-overs)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets The Martians discover a radio. They tune into three different styles of music, none of which they like. Then they tune into some static, which they start joyfully dancing to.
(First: Episode 1329)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Film Counting eleven eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
Dot Bridge 03 early
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot shows up early)
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 5 Maria announces the sponsors as the cow keeps trying out various L-names.

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