Sesame Street
Returning from Hawaii
(repeat of 1096)
Air date March 10, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors P, S, 8
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Susan, Gordon, Luis, Linda and David hop on a bus to the airport to meet their friends as they return from Hawaii. Not long after their bus departs from Sesame Street, another bus arrives, dropping off Maria, Olivia, Bob, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch from the airport. They wonder where everyone is and wish they were around to greet them.
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Sunset help out Wrong Way Willie for the big bike race by showing him signs he might encounter. He ends up losing the race for not realizing he can advance beyond the STOP sign.

SCENE 1 cont'd The gang sulks in Hooper's Store, wondering where the others could be. Just then, their bus pulls up and they rant about where the travelers were. They notice Oscar's can is back and the two groups share a nice reunion. Oscar can't take all the pleasantries.
Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
(First: Episode 0549)
Film SCHOOL: the sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0685)
Muppets A group of Anything Muppet children wander into a classroom and wonder where they are. They lift up their desks and find the letters forming "SCHOOL" on them.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(EKA: Episode 0316)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 1031)
Muppets The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
(First: Episode 1291)
SCENE 2 Oscar has brought back some gifts for Gordon, Susan and David, which he hopes they'll find so yucchy. He gives Gordon a hunk of volcanic rock, which Gordon finds fascinating and intends to use as a paperweight. Susan is given a jar of Hawaiian mud, which she thinks may help grow some pretty flowers. Finally, David receives the prickly top of a pineapple, which he will plant and grow another pineapple from. "I'm going back to bed," a defeated Oscar exclaims.
Cartoon A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1358)
Song "What Can You Do with a Burro?"
(First: Episode 1364)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock helps Ernie discover how his window got broken. Ernie finds that the only evidence is a baseball, and together with Sherlock Hemlock try to find out how who broke Ernie's window. It turns out that Sherlock Hemlock, who is the number five player of the Sesame Street Sluggers, hit a home-run which caused the baseball to go through the window.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
Celebrity The Deadly Nightshade plays a song using a kazoos and variety of other instruments.
(First: Episode 0932)
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Muppets Herry Monster looks for a triangle. He first spots a rectangle. Grover tells Herry it isn't a triangle, and becomes frustrated. Next he spots a square, Grover tells him it isn't a triangle, and once again is frustrated. Grover suggests that Herry should cut the square in half and make two triangles.
(First: Episode 0195)
Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
(First: Episode 0538)
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Film Addition and subtraction using three trapeze artists (version "B")
(First: Episode 1041)
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Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0764)
SCENE 3 Bob, Maria and Mr. Hooper are feeling jet-lagged, but Luis convinces them to participate in a game of "Three of These Things." On the art board, Luis has pictures of things used for sleeping and a bicycle. The three of them start dozing off during the song and as the kids make their guesses. Luis, Linda and David escort the sleepers back to their homes.
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(EKA: Episode 1187)
Muppets Anything Muppets perform an opera about front and back (to the tune of "The Blue Danube").
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
Celebrity Paul Simon performs "St. Judy's Comet."
(First: Episode 1055)
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Muppets Marshal Grover asks Fred the Wonder Horse why he's walking backwards -- he can only see where he's been, and not where he's going. He also wants to know what happened to Fred's head. Fred explains that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference between front and back. "That is a terrible, mean, cruel thing to say to me, Fred!" Marshal Grover exclaims. "It is true, but..." Fred tells Grover that he's facing backward, and if he turns around, he'll see Fred's head. Grover turns around, and cries: "Oh, Fred! I've missed you! Oh, it's good to see you!" Fred says that if he stays turned around, he'll be able to see where he's going. Grover tries it, and he's proud to know the difference between front and back. Unfortunately, now his head is resting on the saddle, with his feet in the air.
(First: Episode 0629)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
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Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
Animation Sand S/s
(First: Episode 0622)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 4 Big Bird sleeps in his nest surrounded by the various things he brought back from Hawaii. Olivia announces the sponsors.

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