Sesame Street
Plot Winkle's flower nursery
Air date May 2, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors S, U, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 After being bothered by the kids, Oscar meets Winkle (Mary Wickes), a woman from upstate who claims to be in "the dirt business" and is looking to sell her wares in the big city. Oscar is immediately invested and promises to watch her bag of dirt as she gets more of her stuff to set up shop nearby.
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Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(EKA: Episode 0598)
E&Btimeofnight
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to figure out what time it is at night. It's too dark to see the clock, so Ernie has a new solution: he pokes his head out the window and sings some loud, off-key opera ("O SOLE MIO, O SOLE YOU-OH") which causes everyone to wake up and yell at him to stop singing, and even mention what time it is. It's 3:00 AM.
(First: Episode 1160)
UforUniform
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0728)
Harvey
Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
1839ze
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Noimage
Celebrity Big Bird pretends that James Galway is his grandmother, finding his flute music similar to the way Granny Bird sings to him.
Toon-WhatsThatCircle
Cartoon Kids guess what two circles drawn onscreen will become. They turn out to be the eye of a friendly monster.
(EKA: Episode 1301)
SimonTransportationSounds
Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
I'mpretty-original
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
BobMariaSpies
Cast Bob and Maria are spies who meet under a street lamp, and sing "One of These Things."
(First: Episode 0592)
Raindance
Animation The inhabitants of a farm feel like celebrating when it rains during a hot, dry summer.
(First: Episode 1403)
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SCENE 2 Oscar is appalled to discover Winkle's business is actually a flower nursery. He regrets allowing her to set up by his can and starts thinking of a way out of his predicament.
MagicPig
Cartoon "Magic Pig Calypso Song"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
1244-Mail01
Cast Postman David goes to collect some mail from a mailbox, but finds there's more and more each time he opens it.
(First: Episode 0533)
Ringmaster2
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1287)
Onionzoomout
Film The camera zooms out on an onion as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0357)
Pinball 02
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
1244-Mail02
Cast The mailbox is emptied, but how will David get all the mail to the post office? He lets the mail back into the hammerspace-like mailbox, then takes that with him.
(First: Episode 0533)
Snocone
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
Cookiebunny
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster appears to Ernie as the Cookie Bunny.
(First: Episode 1147)
Signman.DIRTY
Cartoon Sign Man: DIRTY
(First: Episode 1121)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird has caught word of the nursery and comes by looking for babies. Winkle corrects him and teaches him about plant care. He picks a seedling to take home with him and observes how much plant care is like infant care - "Except I won't have to change any diapers."
Sheep-1232
Film A boy talks about feeding sheep in the winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(EKA: Episode 0825)
Toon-Cracks
Cartoon A girl lying in bed imagines seeing cracks in the wall turning into animals and a monster.
(EKA: Episode 0818)
DonMusic-OldMacDonald
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music successfully writes "Old MacDonald," with the help of Kermit and several barnyard animals.
(First: Episode 0923)
Superman-sesame
Cartoon Superman tells why S is his favorite letter.
(First: Episode 0136)
Toon-NestingDolls10-1
Film Russian nesting dolls 10-1
(First: Episode 0563)
3059.Sand-S
Animation Sand S / s
(First: Episode 0622)
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SCENE 4 Winkle's business has been slow, which means she still hangs around Oscar's can. He brainstorms that the best way to get rid of her is to get business booming. He recruits Barkley to become "a walking billboard."
Dollhouse
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
1451-Trees
Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)
GroverJonJon20
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
FutureJobs01

FutureJobs02
Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing."
(First: Episode 0796)
EBFan
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air!
(First: Episode 0544)
Utrain
Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
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SCENE 5 Oscar and Winkle adorn Barkley with flowers and a sign reading "Winkle's Downtown Nursery - Next to Oscar's Can." Sure enough, he runs around the block and brings in potential customers (Olivia, Mr. Hooper and Gordon).
2860.FatCat
Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)
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Film Cerrado (Brugnoni) (0:20)
(First: Episode 0937)
BabyRocky
Muppets Baby Rocky performs "Cry" from his crib.
(First: Episode 1107)
Udogcartoon
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Ernie.CM.Ukelele
Muppets Ernie displays a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
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SCENE 6 Winkle has cleaned out her stock. Oscar is glad that she'll be gone, until she states that she'll be coming back as soon as she can get more plants from her upstate home - business in the big city is great!


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