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Big Bird goes to the library
(repeat of 1117)
Air date March 11, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors F, K, 7


Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and the kids practice writing their full names, as they intend to get library cards and need to sign their names on them. Big Bird also makes sure David can sign his own name, since he needs a responsible adult to help him apply for a card.
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
Film A man does various leg stretches while standing in a lake.
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie plays doctor and makes Bert be the patient for his check-up. He checks Bert's heart, mouth and more. At the end, Bert wonders how he is feeling, but Ernie can't tell him that until he's a real doctor, twenty-three years from now. Bert faints after Ernie's answer and Ernie wonders if there's a doctor in the house.
(First: Episode 0937)
Cartoon A self-proclaimed "handsome" fly (voiced by Casey Kasem) is indignant about appearing in a segment about the letter F with a "fat and ugly" frog. The frog solves the problem by eating the fly.
(First: Episode 0034)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird excitedly finds his library card has been sent to him in today's mail. "This may be the most important day of my life!"
Song "Winter Song"
Cartoon He, She and It: The IT knows about locks and keys.
(First: Episode 1172)
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "ยฟEsto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "ยกHola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
(First: Episode 1165)
Insert Bob waits for the Canadian Brass to arrive, as they were supposed to duet and they're late. Once they arrive, they communicate their situation using their instruments. The Brass plays as Bob sings "Play a Simple Melody."
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
Games Around the World Throwing.jpg
Film Various sporting events involving throwing things are shown from around the world.
(First: Episode 0809)
Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1160)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird is overwhelmed at the amount of interesting books the library has to offer. He carries just one book with him to the check-out desk and points to the several others he wants to check out all stacked on the surrounding tables.
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #1)
(First: Episode 0100)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets Count von Count sings about what hands can do.
Film A screwdriver slowly drives a screw into the ground.
(First: Episode 0796)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird bumps into his friends and various street fixtures while keeping his nose in a fascinating book. Ironically, the book is titled "How to Avoid Accidents."
New Bridge no5 Bounce.jpg
Film New Bridge #5 - Bounce
(First: Episode 0105)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup and a sandwich, and says that he wants the sandwich before the soup. When Grover comes with the sandwich, Mr. Johnson has changed his mind and wants the soup first. When Grover comes with the soup, Mr. Johnson has decided that he wants the sandwich first. Grover ends up giving Mr. Johnson both the soup and sandwich, so he can decide what to eat first. Mr. Johnson tells Grover that he has decided to get a cup of coffee, then the soup and the sandwich.
(First: Episode 1330)
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
Cast / Celebrity Olivia and George Benson sing "A Friend for All Seasons."
(First: Episode 1314)
Cartoon A girl puts imaginary things in a jar, which makes her laugh.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1304)
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Cartoon "Geometry of Circles" (complete)
Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Bert tells John-John that he's lost his paper clips, and he feels sad. He asks John-John to show how he looks when he feels sad. Then Bert feels angry about losing his paper clips, and John-John acts out that emotion. Bert remembers where he left his collection, and John-John acts happy, too.
(First: Episode 0443)
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird, with a book of "Jack and the Beanstalk," sits down near David, who is reading a romance novel entitled "Made for Each Other." Big Bird's loud, then muffled reading distracts David as he tries to read. Big Bird loses interest in his own book and starts reading David's over his shoulder. David has had his fill of Big Bird's antics and suggests Big Bird stick to his own book, citing what a great story it is. Big Bird senses David likes the story more than he does, so he switches the books they're reading.
Muppets "At the Bus Stop Sign"
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SCENE 6 The librarian prepares to close up the library, relieved after a long day...until Big Bird returns with a shopping cart full of the books that he checked out that now need to be reprocessed. The sponsors are announced.

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