Sesame Street
Barkley gets in Gordon's car
Air date April 22, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors H, V, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon is about to give Maria a ride on his way to school, when Barkley hops into the VW, rests on the horn and howls along with the noise. Nobody can get him out, until Big Bird asks him nicely. Barkley stops the horn and gets out...but gets back in soon after.
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Cartoon A man uses drinking glasses on his eyes and pours water over his seeing glasses.
(First: Episode 0485)
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Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(First: Episode 1157)
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Muppets Grover climbs a mountain and counts from one to ten with his own echo.
(First: Episode 0949)
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Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
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SCENE 2 Oscar loves the noise being made by Barkley and the car, so he joins in with his own horn. Barkley prefers the sound of Oscar's horn and starts hanging around him instead, to Oscar's dismay.
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Cartoon "Jazz #7"
(First: Episode 0136)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog describes a black rotary dial telephone that is skinny in the middle, has a round base, and a big circle with a lot of little circles, and has cords at the back. Cookie Monster describes the same telephone and adds that it is delicious. He eats the receiver, and it rings inside him.
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Cartoon "Jazz #7" (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0281)
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Celebrity Suzanne Farrell takes small and big steps, then has a little lunch and a big lunch.
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Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon A man goes to the grocery store to buy apples, but he can't decide how many to get. This frustrates the grocer, who has to keep adding and subtracting the amount of apples on his scale.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
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Cast Olivia sings a disco song about the "Don't Walk" sign with Susan and Maria as backup.
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Cartoon A race announcer doubles as the man who holds up the START and STOP sign.
(First: Episode 0623)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
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Cartoon Light and heavy (ball and seal)
(First: Episode 0785)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird learns about dental floss from Mr. Hooper. He asks to borrow some rope, which would be the perfect floss for Mr. Snuffleupagus.
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Animation Sand H/h
(First: Episode 0630)
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Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Muppets / Cast Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with the oilman and street cleaner.
(First: Episode 0817)
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Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
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Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition. (version one)
(First: Episode 0412)
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Cartoon A girl and elephant show heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0785)
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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)
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Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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Song "Sticky"
(First: Episode 1352)
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Insert Bob meets C-3PO and R2-D2 and sing the alphabet together with the kids (and droids).
(First: Episode 1396)
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Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit and Grover demonstrate the difference between heavy and light. Grover carries heavy objects, and Kermit carries light objects. Grover gets tired, and asks Kermit if he can carry something light for a change. Kermit obliges. He carries a giant sandwich... while Grover picks up a helium balloon, which carries him away!
(First: Episode 0900)
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Cartoon A man can't lift heavy barbells.
(First: Episode 0785)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't decide which of the two different shelves he should place a large vase on, so Bert tells him to use his imagination. Ernie imagines the vase falling off the little shelf and Bert kicking him out of the apartment. Then, Ernie imagines putting the vase on the big shelf, and Bert rewarding him with a big surprise party.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
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SCENE 4 Maria and the kids witness Alphabet Bates write a V in the sky.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks Kimberly to identify geometric shapes.
(First: Episode 0899)
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Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
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Song Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
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Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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SCENE 5 Everyone enjoys the peace and quiet of the street, when they hear Gordon's horn going off again. Barkley is now on the curb, howling along, while Gordon is in the car, lamenting that the horn is stuck. Maria and Gordon begin to disconnect it, while Oscar ads to the noise with his trumpet.


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