Sesame Street
Big Bird makes a beach on Sesame Street
Air date April 2, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors B, F, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 On their way to Hooper's Store, Gordon and Susan run into Big Bird, who carries a bucket. He's on his way to the nearby construction site to collect some sand. The couple tells this to Mr. Hooper and they all recall similar, beach-related things Big Bird has done lately (trying on a swimsuit, acquiring a beach umbrella, etc.). They look out on the block and discover that Big Bird isn't planning a trip to the beach, but he's made his own beach right on Sesame Street!
Cartoon A mad scientist teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot", and "Friday."
(First: Episode 1162)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Dialing for Prizes Movie."
(First: Episode 0629)
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1200)
Film Joe Raposo: Elephant (instrumental).
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon A cat tries to teach the alley cats to play music in harmony.
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings “This Frog.”
(First: Episode 0944)
SCENE 2 Everyone hangs out on Big Bird's pretend beach, though Gordon finds the whole idea silly. Luis and the kids have brought some toys, Mr. Hooper brings food and even Oscar gets in on the act by bringing the water (sprayed from a hose into Gordon's face).
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about six snails.
(First: Episode 0324)
Herbert and Grover 2
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(First: Episode 0192)
Animation Six spaceships are counted, then subtracted.
(First: Episode 1245)
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Cartoon One of These Footprints ...
(First: Episode 0518)
Muppets A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
(First: Episode 0691)
Cartoon Little Andy doesn't understand why everyone's noses turn pink when he greets them. He comes to realize that he didn't take a bath.
(First: Episode 1289)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 3 The kids make a sandcastle with Susan and Mr. Hooper's help.
Cartoon A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1347)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
Cartoon Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate between.
(First: Episode 0795)
Cast Maria and Bob find a pair of doors, one marked "EX" and the other marked "IT." They take the letters off and make the word "EXIT" on the wall between the doors; the two burst through the wall to leave the scene.
(First: Episode 1302)
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
1041newsflash Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: In a take on the "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme, Kermit the Frog interviews Natalie the cow and her cat manager as she prepares to jump over the moon. Natalie plans to break the usual cow stereotype by doing this jump. After the cat plays a fanfare on his fiddle, she makes the jump and crash lands back to Earth, where she is praised and congratulated for her jump.
(First: Episode 0634)
Cartoon A mouse is squashed between two elephants.
(First: Episode 0779)
Insert Oscar orders Michael Christensen and Paul Binder to set up his bowling alley. The two instead start juggling the pins, but struggle to get the sixth one off the ground and into the air.
(First: Episode 1026)
Cartoon Danger (0:46)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Cartoon f flower
Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(EKA: Episode 0834)
Muppets A Muppet cowpoke gives a musical warning about the "Danger Sign."
(First: Episode 1295)
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Film Kids identify a squash in close-up.
SCENE 4 Big Bird has found a shell and tries to listen for the ocean in it. Instead, he hears a fire engine siren, some cars honking and an airplane, all of which are from their surroundings. He tries again and now hears the sound of a boat. Gordon shakes a shell and a toy boat falls out.
Film Counting six oryx
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Ernie & BertLefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon An apple, an orange, and a pear learn they can cooperate by rocking and rolling.
(First: Episode 0555)
Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
SCENE 5 Oscar has some shells set out from his Grouch beach party at the Dreadful Dunes. The kids find shells in the sand that are the same shape as Oscar's.
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 6 As the sun sets, everyone packs up from the beach and heads home. Big Bird hopes that in the summer, they can all get together and make a snowman.

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