Sesame Street
Air date May 1, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors I, M, 11
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Picture Segment Description
Insert Bob and Olivia talk with two kids about names, then sing "I Like My Name."
(First: Episode 1169)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says they'd better find the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. The doctor is found, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it a mosquito bite? Should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holliday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon He, She and It: The IT knows about locks and keys.
(EKA: Episode 1212)
Song A girl invites the listener to "Swing Up High."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie finishes his conversation with Grover on the telephone, Bert comes inside with a package containing an antique telephone because he won't have to wait for Ernie to finish his turn using the phone.
(First: Episode 1394)
Cartoon ifwedare
Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
SCENE 1 Oscar has run out of mud (contained in a jar marked with the letter M) for his mud pie. He knows he can get more in the park, but can't stand the sight of all the happy kids and pedestrians. He spots David sweeping nearby and thinks he can trick him into getting the mud instead. Oscar offers to help sweep if David helps him out. David brings Oscar a jar of meatballs instead (which also start with M), then hands Oscar the broom and heads off to the park to enjoy himself. "Zinged again," Oscar sighs.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
(First: Episode 0523)
Film The Great Chango, man of one thousand costumes, puts on outfits of various professions.
(First: Episode 0518)
Muppets A furry, purple creature whooshes to the counter of Hooper's Store and counts 5 apples. He subtracts one, leaving 4.
(EKA: Episode 0400)
Cartoon Two men hammer a stake into a hole.
(First: Episode 0785)
Beginning end hot dog
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets The creature returns to subtract one more apple, leaving 3.
(EKA: Episode 0400)
Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
Beginning end paint picture
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man paints a picture.
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Again, the creature appears to remove another apple, leaving 2.
(EKA: Episode 0400)
Film A boy talks about what his little sister can do now that she's not a baby anymore.
(First: Episode 1402)
Muppets Another apple is subtracted, thus leaving only 1.
(EKA: Episode 0400)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
Muppets The creature takes away the last apple, leaving 0.
(EKA: Episode 0400)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot explains what the letters M and W look like with a very uncooperative letter that keeps switching itself. The letter eventually stops switching, and Herb solves the problem by rotating the camera angle, turning the letter upside down.
(First: Episode 0155)
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 2 On the roof of 123 Sesame Street, Maria trowels some mud from a flower pot into Oscar's jar. Suddenly, Alphabet Bates lands on the roof and draws the letter M onscreen. He notices the "M" on Oscar's mud jar and takes it with him as he ascends into the sky.
Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0841)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie declares that he's "the world's greatest counter of numbers". To prove it, he counts from 1 to 10, but every time Bert interrupts him, Ernie starts over again. This slowly drives Bert crazy.
(First: Episode 0107)
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Cartoon "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Celebrity James Galway plays the alphabet of notes (which only goes up to G) as Big Bird identifies them.
Cartoon Two guys row their oars in different directions, until they decide to cooperate and row together.
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
Cartoon Speech Balloon - I: An iron irons the word.
(First: Episode 0314)
Celebrity Actor James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Cast Maria, Luis, Bob and David, dressed as scarecrows, sing about the ankle, shoulder and knee.
(First: Episode 0711)
Stop-motion sandwich
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
(First: Episode 0387)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
SCENE 3 Deena wants to play with Oscar. He has her promise to leave him alone if he agrees to a game. He starts a Grouchy game of "copycat," where Deena does everything Oscar does. However, she won't stop and he can't get rid of her.
Cartoon Sign Man: OINK
(First: Episode 1163)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Animation The mountains make a snack for a bird, but he forgets to brush his teeth afterward.
Bridge no14 - Hour Glass Slow Fill Bridge
Transition Bridge #14 - Hourglass Slow/Fill
(First: Episode 0303)
SCENE 4 Deena keeps copying Oscar, even as he announces the sponsors.

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