Sesame Street
Plot Building stairs and a platform for the Fix-It Shop
Air date April 11, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors L, Q, 11
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird scopes out the emptied Fix-It Shop. He hears his words repeated back to him, making him think there's an echo. He realizes it's Poco Loco, who gives clues at to where he is hiding (in the sink). He then continues repeating everything Big Bird says.
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Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
(First: Episode 0784)
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Film Riding on the Train (Song)
(First: Episode 0423)
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Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0787)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(First: Episode 0440)
Sand-alphabet q
Animation Sand Q/q
(First: Episode 0623)
Logcabinfilm
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
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SCENE 2 Luis shows Gordon and Susan the plans for some stairs and a platform going into the shop. As he goes off to the lumber yard, Gordon thinks they can work on it now. In pixilation, he and Susan put together the platform, but aren't sure where it goes. Then, they see a beam is missing compared to the plans. They say it's not an important piece, just as the platform collapses.
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Cartoon A witch turns a little girl into a variety of things, but the girl insists "I'm still ME!"
(EKA: Episode 0867)
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Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
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Muppets Two-Headed Monster: One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1390)
Rattlesnakes.Longshort
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
(EKA: Episode 0955)
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Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)
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Insert A girl does tricks while doing some double dutch jump rope.
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Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0768)
Film.Babyturtle
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
PrettyLittleSong
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings a "Pretty Little Song" with a canary, but neither of them can figure out when it ends.
(First: Episode 1298)
Olivia-JumpRope
Insert Olivia joins a group of girls in a round of double dutch jump rope.
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Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
Policehorses
Film Two kids visit the police department and watch a policeman prepare some horses for a parade happening in New York City. The kids even get to ride the horses and watch the parade.
(First: Episode 1243)
GroverLisa-Body
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Lisa complement each other's noses. Lisa also likes Grover's (big) mouth.
Film.Rollerskating
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
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SCENE 3 Oscar offers a pie to Gordon, who is certain there's some sort of trick involved. Oscar promises the pie is fit for human consumption and he won't toss it in Gordon's face. He does, however, place it in Gordon's hands upside-down.
Ivelostmypet
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(First: Episode 0764)
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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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Celebrity Madeline Kahn thinks giraffes make good pets for those with high ceilings.
(First: Episode 1139)
TwoPlusOne
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3.
(EKA: Episode 0832)
Noodlefactory
Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
Ringmybell
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
Anim-TwoPlusTwoHouses
Animation 2 houses plus 2 equals 4.
(EKA: Episode 0298)
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Celebrity Bob sings "Silver Song" with James Galway on flute.
3plus1equals4
Cartoon A boy solves a math problem: 3 + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0516)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3 (0:25)
JuicePops
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
Newsflashinvisible
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
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SCENE 4 Poco chatters endlessly as Luis finishes off the stairs. Poco promises to keep quiet for the day. Luis wonders where his hammer is and can't get an answer from Poco, who keeps his beak shut.
Cartoonsignlanguageabc Cartoon Signing Alphabet,” an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
(EKA: Episode 1056)
2933-Woodpecker
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
AlphabetDancers-L
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
Erniebertstring
Muppets Ernie & BertBert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
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SCENE 5 Everyone helps out in making alterations to the Fix-It Shop until Luis stops work for the day. He produces some food, lemonade and music so they can celebrate a good day's work, then sees everyone else has fallen asleep from working so much.


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