Sesame Street
Barkley chases a bug
Air date March 31, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors A, Z, 8
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar gets a call from the Grouch Cab Company requesting him to pick up somebody from the local dump. However, Barkley is asleep in front of the Sloppy Jalopy. Oscar yells at the dog to get him to move, but David informs him that a quieter, gentler tone will get Barkley's attention. Barkley moseys over to David and Oscar takes off, leaving the two in a cloud of exhaust.
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0255)
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell an 8 to Ernie, who ran out of money buying some 9s. Ernie then offers to sell Lefty his 9s.
(First: Episode 0079)
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about small things. A man thinks about small things, and lists them. A sea monster thinks it is small, especially when compared to its father!
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon The Ringmaster #8
(First: Episode 1291)
SCENE 2 Big Bird swings by Hooper's Store for a favor, but Mr. Hooper is in the middle of sweeping. He promises to help Big Bird when the work is done and two cooperate. Big Bird tells Mr. Hooper to keep hold of the broom and dustpan, since Big Bird needs help sweeping his nest.
Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive green GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
Film Kids count ten buses as they drive by.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0406)
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Genelle counts to 10 for Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon What would happen I popped this balloon?
(First: Episode 1312)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
(First: Episode 0403)
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
SCENE 3 Oscar moans over the lack of wind, which he needs for his windmill-powered grouchy-go-round. Soon enough, a breeze begins and Susan watches the Grouches ride inside Oscar's trash can, covering her ears from the horrid music it plays.
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out "feet," and then the camera pans back to reveal a pair of live feet on some grass.
(First: Episode 1289)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Cast In a circus routine, Luis the ringmaster demonstrates "before" and "after". Freeze-frame technology allows his assistant, Linda, to show each action as she jumps through a hoop, slips on a banana peel, and gets a bucket of water thrown at her face.
(First: Episode 0728)
Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
SCENE 4 Big Bird quizzes the kids on the letters between A and Z in the alphabet.
Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
(EKA: Episode 0823)
Muppets Grover talks about the sign "ONE WAY."
(First: Episode 0993)
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Big Bird and Scottie read a ONE WAY sign.
(First: Episode 1051)
Cartoon Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0639)
Film Tomato (0:56)
Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie looks after Hooper's Store, Bert asks him for something to drink. Ernie starts out with a glass of unflavored soda water, tastes it, and decides it's too dull for his ol' buddy Bert. To Bert's dismay, Ernie then adds some strawberry syrup to the soda water, then a scoop of ice cream, and finally, some whipped cream. Now it's an ice cream soda, which Bert doesn't want... but Ernie does.
(First: Episode 0539)
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(EKA: Episode 0814)
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
SCENE 5 Barkley follows a bug as it scurries from Big Bird's nest all around the block. Big Bird and the others follow Barkley in his pursuit, which ends when the bug crawls under the garage door.
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon He, She and It - The IT knows all about lightbulbs.
(First: Episode 1170)
Dot Bridge 04 third red
Cartoon Dot Bridge (third dot wants to be red)
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 The gang plays a bee-bee game on the stoop, when Barkley bumps into David; his chase with the bug has resumed.

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