Sesame Street
The Big Trip
(repeat of 1079)
Air date February 27, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors B, P, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria finishes repairing a TV set. She tests it out just in time to see the ending of "The Big Trip," where a contestant dressed as a slice of pizza has just won a trip to Paris. Maria explains to David that the show awards people who show up in amazing costumes. Host Guy Smiley teases tomorrow's program, where the grand prize is an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Hawaii. Big Bird thinks he can get on the show and win the trip for himself and Mr. Snuffleupagus. Maria thinks if she and David go along too, and bring more of their friends, they might have a better chance of winning the trip for Big Bird.
Cartoon Millie and Molly argue over whether to get a pet cat or a dog, so their mom gets them a turtle instead.
(First: Episode 1314)
Pigeon Book
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie doesn't think pigeons are able to laugh at Bert's pigeon jokes, but he's wrong ...
(First: Episode 1287)
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(EKA: Episode 0452)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Heather and Grover stand up, then sit back down.
Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
Film The Fabulous Four Flying Flatirons, a group of trapeze artists, demonstrate up and down. (edited)
(First: Episode 1039)
Muppets Full-body versions of Bert and Betty Lou ice skate together.
(First: Episode 0847)
2061 p
Cartoon Sand P / p
(First: Episode 0634)

SCENE 2 Big Bird dresses like a cowboy for the game show. Snuffy can't think of something he'd like to be dressed as, but cites Shirley Temple as someone he likes to pretend to be. Big Bird gives him the right things he needs to look like her. Snuffy does a tap dance number not unlike those Temple was famous for.
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Muppets On a very slow day of counting, The Count plays some funky music that is irresistible to dance to. He then counts 6 dancing children that come by.
(First: Episode 0868)
Film In a gymnasium, a teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon.
(First: Episode 1088)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Cookie Monster: Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)

SCENE 3 Maria dresses as a raggedy clown and asks Oscar if he has anything she could use, including a hat, tie and shoes. Oscar isn't certain she'll be picked on the game show, though - "They always pick some ding-a-ling in a crazy costume. You look gorgeous!"
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates up/down with two ladders.
(First: Episode 0239)
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
Rosey Grier phonebooth
Celebrity Rosey Grier and a kid both enter phone booths and with their unique sizes, they each help the other retrieve their dropped dime.
(First: Episode 0886)
Animation The profile of a woman's head changes shape to the sounds of a Moog synthesizer.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
Cartoon La palabra cerrado
(First: Episode 0481)

SCENE 4 Gordon, Susan, Maria and Big Bird wait for David to come out with his costume. He finally arrives, dressed as a Christmas tree. They all can't figure out how to fit in Susan's car, so Gordon offers a solution - Big Bird rides in the car with himself and Susan, while Maria and David can take the bus. David feels embarrassed to be be in public dressed as he is.
Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1147)
Muppets "City-Country Song"
(First: Episode 0681)
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon A boy leads his sister up and down a staircase.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0526)
Film Animal camouflage (kid VO's)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
Dot Bridge 02 late
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot is late and travels through the others)
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 5 Everyone is in the audience at "The Big Trip" studio. Big Bird tries pointing out Snuffy to the others, who instead think he's referring to some other audience members.


SCENE 5 cont'd The show begins and Guy Smiley details the lovely Hawaiian trip they're giving away today. Guy scans the crowd for a contestant and chooses Big Bird, thinking he's actually an elaborate bird costume. Big Bird is given the challenge of finding five things that begin with the letter B. Big Bird heads into the audience and borrows a bell, banana, bow, and belt (a rope Maria is using as one). Guy points out that's only four items, when Big Bird notes his own name begins with B. Guy declares him the winner and Big Bird earns the free trip for two. Everyone celebrates as Oscar announces the sponsors.

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