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Sesame Street
Oscar's Spanish sign / Elmo and the letter H
Air date May 15, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Production February 19, 1980
Sponsors H, R, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 In their apartment, Gordon and Susan go over a list of chores that they have to do today. They decide that the best way to get through them is to cooperate. As they go through the list, they each negotiate an item β€” "I'll do this if you do this" β€” ending with Gordon promising to take out the garbage if Susan... gives him a kiss.
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
SS-1396-S4 Insert R2-D2 falls in love with a fire hydrant.
(First: Episode 1396)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Cartoon A baby cries whenever he gets a beso.
(First: Episode 0433)
Muppets Ernie and Lefty the Salesman have an argument over the letters "R" and "P."
(First: Episode 0129)
Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
Insert The Count counts five children as they rearrange their positions.
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish-sounding music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
SCENE 2 Oscar the Grouch has placed separate orders for signs from Maria and Luis. Luis delivers his sign to Oscar's trash can first; it reads "casa" which is Spanish for "house." Maria's sign arrives next, which just reads "Vete a la." She's confused why Oscar would order such a sign until they're placed together to read "Go home" in Spanish. Oscar: "what's the matter, can't you read Spanish? Go home!"
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(First: Episode 0787)
Monday family
Film A little boy narrates the various activities his family partakes in on a typical Monday.
(First: Episode 0127)
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)

SCENE 3 Gordon and the kids guess what letter Alphabet Bates is writing in the sky: the letter R (First: Episode 0014).
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog is about to talk about the letter R, until Cookie Monster karate chops one of the legs off, turning it into a P. When Kermit threatens to tell the monster's mommy, Cookie reassembles the broken letter back to the letter "R".
(First: Episode 0129)
Cartoon A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets Ernie plans on copying Bert's felt board template called "Cookies on a Plate in a Room with a Window" which features just that. Ernie goes through various pieces, seeing which ones match Bert's. Once he finishes, Cookie Monster enters the apartment and complements the picture, but likes Bert's more and rips the cookies of the picture and eats them. Ernie sobs, as now his picture is different from Bert's, so Cookie solves everything by eating the cookies off of Ernie's picture.
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
(First: Episode 0764)

Insert Sitting at the counter in Hooper's Store, Big Bird wonders what it would be like to be short, so he tells Mr. Hooper he's going to do some imagining. He closes his eyes and Big Bird sees himself small enough to walk around on the counter where he interacts with, compared now to his tiny stature, is a large bowl of ice cream and large squeak toy which scares him now because he's so small. When Mr. Hooper cleans up, Big Bird notes that he's now too small to notice, so he imagines himself back to reality. Mr. Hooper leans in to Big Bird from overhead to excuse himself, making Big Bird wonder if he's still imagining. The camera pulls back to reveal Mr. Hooper standing on a step ladder, and Big Bird resolves to being his normal size again.
(First: Episode 0212)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: BINGO
(First: Episode 1171)
Film A gymnast demonstrates close to and away from.
(First: Episode 0513)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
George nearfar
Film George the Farmer is near when he's on a barrel; he's far when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
SCENE 4 In Susan's kitchen, Big Bird plays a TV show host using a broom as a microphone, and asks Susan to sort kitchen table items together. She places pairs of things on three placemats and three glasses on the remaining mat; she is then coached on choosing which of the groups does not belong. She chooses the glasses, and Big Bird awards her correct answer with a broom. Susan tells him she thought that was his microphone, but Big Bird laughs at her imagination, "Why would we have a microphone here in your kitchen?"
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
Muppets Ice Follies sketches β€” Kermit the Frog (in voice-over) instructs Grover to skate near and far.
(First: Episode 0904)
Chicken Five
Film A woman holds a painting of five chickens.
(First: Episode 0769)
Insert Bob sings "I Get a Nice Feeling" to Linda with help from Timi.
(First: Episode 1016)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing is a mailman.
(First: Episode 0220)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon A showman hawks his invisible chicken, which turns out to be a duck.
(First: Episode 1020)
SCENE 5 Maria finds Elmo (Brian Muehl) in the yard polishing a metallic letter H. She greets him, interprets his mumbles, and tells him that it's the letter H. Following more mumbles, she assumes he wants to know the sound of the letter H, so she produces it. The two keep repeating the letter's sound close to the H, and Elmo uses a rag to polish the spot they just breathed on. Maria does a take to the camera.
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
Song Marilyn Sokol sings "Pockets" over a montage of different types of pockets.
(First: Episode 0764)
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
SCENE 6 Luis and Gordon play basketball in the yard with the kids. Susan announces the sponsors

CLOSING SIGNS Olivia and a kid hold the Sesame Street sign, while Luis holds the CTW sign.

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