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Sesame Street
C-3PO and R2-D2 visit Sesame Street, part 2
Air date March 17, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Directed by Jon Stone
Production November 1, 1979
Sponsors U, V, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases HBO Max


Episode 1396 is the second of two episodes in which C-3PO and R2-D2 from Star Wars visit Sesame Street. The droids first appeared in Episode 1364.

Noggin originally showed this episode uncut, but later reruns were edited.

Picture Segment Description
SS-1396-S1.JPG SCENE 1 Big Bird is at the bus stop to wait for C-3PO and R2-D2. When the bus arrives he sees them again but he gets into the bus as it keeps moving!
Cartoon Bus Stop
SuperGrover BusStop.JPG
Muppets Super Grover: A boy is confused -- his mother told him to take a bus home, but he doesn't know where to find the bus. Super Grover arrives, and they soon discover a sign that says "Bus Stop". The boy believes they found the answer, but Super Grover insists that his mother told him to take a bus home, not a sign.
(First: Episode 0708)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1157)
Russian dolls.JPG
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(First: Episode 0540)
SS-1396-S2.JPG SCENE 2 Bob meets C-3PO and R2-D2 and sings the alphabet along with the kids (and droids).
Cartoon Caterpillars Never Wear Brown Boots
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0809)
Bugs GW Stamp.JPG
Muppets The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 0776)
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
Film The Steam Shovel
(First: Episode 1144)
Cartoon Dog and the lower-case 'u'
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Grover reads "The Cursed Prince" (David turns into Kermit)
(First: Episode 0969)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
This segment was removed from later Noggin airings.
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 3 Linda meets C-3PO and R2-D2.
Cartoon A boy imagines staying in the jungle at night when he goes to sleep.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
This segment was removed from later Noggin airings.
Muppets Ernie & BertBert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
Film / Song "At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet
(First: Episode 1016)
This segment was removed from later Noggin airings.
Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
Muppets Biff hangs numbers under Salvador Dada's paintings in an art museum.
(First: Episode 0707)
SS-1396-S4.JPG SCENE 4 R2-D2 falls in love with a fire hydrant.
Bugsbigandsmall.jpg Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Hamburger - Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger. The restaurant offers two sizes: the big hamburgers and the small hamburgers. When the small hamburgers are too small, he orders a big one, but because there have been some problems with the big hamburger, Grover tries to convince him to order several small ones.
(First: Episode 0705)
Cartoon We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
Film Marching Band forms a square
(First: Episode 0514)
This segment was removed from later Noggin airings.
Cartoon Kids wait for the bus to arrive.
(First: Episode 0632)
Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Harvey Kneeslapper goes to a man and asks, "Can I take a picture of U?" The man gives him permission, but Harvey tells him that his shoes are untied, and when the man looks down, Harvey slaps the letter U on top of his head and takes a picture of it.
(First: Episode 0468)
Cartoon A U train spells the words Unite, U-turn, Underground, Up, and Universe.
(First: Episode 0624)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
Pinball 02.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
(First: Episode 0987)
SCENE 5 Big Bird and C-3PO plan to go to the park but R2-D2 doesn't want to go there because it's raining right now.
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
Cartoon Hats
(First: Episode 0773)

SCENE 6 After a brief rainy day, C-3PO finds out that it's not raining anymore. Big Bird, C-3PO and R2-D2 are finally going to the park. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Bob holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Olivia holds up the CTW sign.

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