Sesame Street
Plot Rob the Drummer plays the drums
Air date April 30, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors I, Y, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Robert Gottfried, Gordon, Maria and the kids clap along to the theme while sitting on the stoop. Big Bird recognizes Robert as a well-known drummer and wonders where his drums are. He points out one can drum on anything, anywhere. He gets everyone to slap a rhythm on their knees and starts playing things on the street with his drumsticks, until he reaches his drum kit in the arbor.
Cartoonyoyo
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
1041library
Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(First: Episode 0926)
1800-5
Film A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(First: Episode 0952)
0871z
Cartoon Sand "Y"
(First: Episode 0626)
Film.PettingZoo
Film A film of two kids at a petting zoo is narrated in English and Spanish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0486)
Borrowing a Vacuum
Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
YakYes
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Rob plays the drums while children around him move to the rhythm.
2356-25
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
EBPeanutButter
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie has gone shopping -- buying bread for himself, and peanut butter for Bert. They realize that it's dull to eat what they have separately, and they decide to cooperate, so they can each have a peanut butter sandwich.
(First: Episode 0279)
1257-5
Cartoon 5s go through a space-shredder and produce 5 objects.
(EKA: Episode 0864)
Noimage
Cast On, In, Under Quickies (1:22)
(First: Episode 0807)
OohDanny!
Cartoon Millie and Molly find a place for their picture of their favorite rock star, Danny.
(First: Episode 1295)
Noimage
Muppets Headball: Alphabet
(First: Episode 0988)
Toon.OPENword
Cartoon Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(First: Episode 0394)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird introduces types of weather (wind, thunder and rain) as Rob emulates their sounds with his drumkit. Big Bird now asks for the sounds of sunshine, but Rob points out that there is no sound for that. "Oh well, two out of three isn't bad," he says, cueing a rimshot from Rob.
0573u
Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
PointSis-Alph
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing the "Swingin' Alphabet."
(First: Episode 0773)
1563t
Film You can't see the wind.
(EKA: Episode 1077)
Folge2271-7
Muppets Bob asks a blank-faced Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet how he feels. The Muppet answers, "I don't feel anything." Bob sticks a nose and angry eyes on the Muppet, who then starts to feel mad. He walks off in a huff, and we hear a crash off-screen. The Muppet comes back and ad-libs, "It's okay, Bob, I just dropped my watch!"
(First: Episode 0491)
BabyMonkey
Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
Istandup
Muppets Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(First: Episode 0916)
Typewriter-I
Cartoon The Typewriter: I for Ink
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0847)
1450-UnderWonder
Cast Captain Under-Wonder (Luis) shows how he goes under an umbrella, a table and the tire swing (the latter by shrinking himself down).
(First: Episode 0508)
Film.Blanket
Film A girl gets on, in, and under a blanket in a park.
(First: Episode 0406)
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SCENE 4 In a split-screen, Rob drums slow and fast, then puts both rhythms together.
2pies
Cartoon "Two headlights, two eyes, two schoolbooks, two pies..."
(First: Episode 0926)
1186u
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 1
Counting to 2 is not very exciting.
(First: Episode 1156)
0926d
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
1186v
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 2
Nobody's favorite number is 2.
(First: Episode 1156)
ThatsMyLetterI
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
1186x
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 3
The huge visual aid falls on Grover.
(First: Episode 1156)
1186w
Cartoon He, She and It show how a faucet works.
(EKA: Episode 1161)
Kidsi
Film the kids form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
2parrots
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
2257zf
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
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SCENE 5 Maria enjoys the gentle, soft drumming of Rob, but Oscar wants him to play loud. Rob goes back and forth between their requests, until he finds some middle ground, which neither of them enjoy the sound of.
1455-Body
Song "Watch the Dance": A singer points out the body parts of a dancer.
(EKA: Episode 0752)
Yellowyahoo
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Noimage
Film Widow birds
(First: Episode 0391)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird requests that Rob imitate something while playing soft, loud, fast and slow. Rob starts playing his drums as if he is a train starting its route. Gordon announces the sponsors.


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