Sesame Street
Firemen on Sesame Street
Air date May 14, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors L, Q, 4
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird wakes from his nap and catches a whiff of smoke. He guesses there must be a barbecue in the area, then hears the sounds of a siren. He thinks now some policemen and fireman have been invited to it, but as he keeps listening, he deduces there's been a fire on Sesame Street! Big Bird rushes out to the sidewalk, where the adults watch the firemen put out a fire across the street.
1095r
Cartoon "Have you seen my NO?"
(First: Episode 0773)
EB.NOsign
Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign. Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!", and eventually gets the joke. He tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
(First: Episode 0416)
Pinball 04
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #4
(First: Episode 0984)
CamelsEating
Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
Cosby4Kids-2
Celebrity Bill Cosby tries to count 4 kids.
(First: Episode 0176)
Scanimate4
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
1257-Hands
Film There Once Was a Hand series: the right hand plays with a ping-pong ball and tricks the left hand into thinking an egg is one.
(First: Episode 0668)
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SCENE 2 The firemen continue their job. Big Bird thinks they should help out, but Susan and David point out that it's a hard job and they should let the professionals do it. After footage of the firemen at work, Big Bird grabs various items to be a firefighter - a step ladder, garden hose, a toy helmet and hatchet, and a bucket of water with a ladle. The adults let him down easy and inform him none of those things can truly help a fireman. One of the firemen does make use of Big Bird's bucket of water and ladle - to get a drink from.
1041E&Bclean1 Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment. (First: Episode 0010)
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Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
1041E&Bclean2 Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place. (First: Episode 0010)
Filmfair q
Cartoon A duck sings about all the reasons why q should be remembered.
(First: Episode 0789)
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Film Sea Horse
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0183)
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Cartoon A man chases a runaway "no."
(First: Episode 0794)
Cowboys-HereThere
Muppets Anything Muppet cowpokes sing about the difference between here and there.
(First: Episode 1384)
Toon-HereThereTail
Cartoon A girl trains her dog on here and there.
(First: Episode 0769)
Film-BabyEagle
Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
Five balls try to play basketball
Muppets Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
(First: Episode 0267)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 3 Bob and the kids imagine the front wall of 123 Sesame Street is a fire engine that they ride on. One of the real firemen lets them know the fire has been put out and thinks they'll all make good firemen one day.
FindElephant
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
Ssnews.holiday
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and a witch -- they are all confused about who they are and what holidays they belong in.
(First: Episode 0711)
Film.bees
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
Noimage
Celebrity The Hines Brothers (Gregory and Maurice) can't agree on a style of dancing to do, when a voice from above suggests they cooperate.
(First: Episode 1398)
100006
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
400020
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the Wise Man to demonstrate "here" and "there." He does so by throwing his household items off the cliff.
(First: Episode 0769)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(First: Episode 1227)
Notababy
Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
100007
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
3139l
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
Noimage
Insert Maria and Olivia sing "Walk Proud."
(First: Episode 1150)
ThelmaThumb-SandCrab
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: At the beach, a man’s hat falls onto a crab, who crawls into a boy’s sandcastle. The man wants to destroy the sandcastle to get his hat back, but instead Thelma asks the crab to return the hat.
Smocks
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Marshalgrover-countbackwards
Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
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SCENE 4 David and Mr. Hooper provide complimentary coffee for the firefighters. Mr. Hooper brags to one firefighter about the many precautions he has in case of a fire in his store, unaware that the toast he has in the toaster is burning.
SesameQuestionSong
Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
2040d
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Countingbackflips
Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
1297-lion
Cartoon L for Lion
(First: Episode 0798)
L-Luz
Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
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SCENE 5 The fireman shake hands with the street residents while enjoying some coffee and donuts.


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