Sesame Street
A doghouse for Barkley
Air date May 20, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors V, W, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird mopes on the stoop with nothing to do, so Maria encourages him to play using his imagination. Joined by Barkley, Big Bird imagines riding his horse, Shane, and encounters desert winds, a rattlesnake, a thunder storm and wolves. They seek shelter in a cave (the stoop), where Maria encounters them and asks why Big Bird hasn't tried playing anything yet.
Wild wind
Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
(EKA: Episode 0407)
Muppets "I'm Between"
(First: Episode 1233)
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
(First: Episode 1377)
Cartoon A hand draws a castle with a growling dragon inside, which scares the princess until her knight in shining armor leads the dragon away.
(First: Episode 0932)
Celebrity Flip Wilson shows how his teacher, Miss Johnson, taught the ABCs.
(First: Episode 0151)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb — A friend of Marcia's is in danger: he's riding his bike at night without lights. Thelma asks the fireflies for help.
(First: Episode 1171)
SCENE 2 David, Mr. Hooper, Maria and Big Bird have a special lunch to try new foods together. Everyone turns green when Big Bird reveals his offerings - peanut butter and birdseed sandwiches.
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Rhyme With BUY
Muppets Cookie Monster comes to the bakery looking for something delicious that rhymes with BUY. He tries the I (from the MIKE'S BAKERY sign) and the baker's TIE, both of which aren't that delicious. Finally, Guy Smiley comes in and loudly announces that he would like to BUY a PIE. Cookie then knows what he can get in the bakery that rhymes with BUY and is delicious: it's GUY! A chase ensues, and Cookie requests for the baker to send him the bill.
(First: Episode 0481)
Pinball 09
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola illustrate "between."
(First: Episode 0542)
Cartoon The Wise Man tries to illustrate "between."
(First: Episode 0926)
Cast Big Bird stands by a door marked "ENTRADA," as Luis and David enter through the door. Maria helps Big Bird understand the word's meaning as the two head inside.
Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(First: Episode 0939)
Muppets Four monsters sing "We Are All Monsters."
(First: Episode 1405)
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Debo if he knows what a W is.
(First: Episode 0563)
Film Addition and subtraction using three trapeze artists (version "A")
(First: Episode 1036)
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie answers the telephone. Bert overhears the conversation, which involves a baseball game, a rainy day, and a gorilla stealing a bologna sandwich. When Bert asks who just called, Ernie says it was a wrong number.
(First: Episode 0305)
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
Insert Olivia resents being looked after by her brother Gordon, now that she's a grown-up. She sings "I'm a Big Girl Now", where she explains that even though Gordon helped her a lot when she was younger, she's all grown up and doesn't need it as much.
(First: Episode 0973)
Cartoon A man illustrates 'between' in various situations throughout his work day.
(First: Episode 0779)

Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
(First: Episode 0395)
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
SCENE 3 Luis is putting together a doghouse for Barkley, but Big Bird doesn't think the pieces look like a doghouse to him. Luis puts them together to show Big Bird, when Barkley bounds in and wrecks it.
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
Muppets Kermit the Frog talks about horns as a film of animals with horns plays behind him.
(First: Episode 0112)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Film Olivia briefly narrates a film of re-paving a street.
(First: Episode 1161)
Muppets Grover asks The Amazing Mumford if he could make his carrot disappear, provided that some smoke appears. Mumford performs the trick and Grover is impressed by the puff of smoke, however he fails to notice Mumford chomping on his carrot. When Grover asks Mumford to make the carrot reappear, he replies that he can't because he ate it ("You didn't say anything about magic!").
(First: Episode 1210)
Cartoon What if my hair were grass?
(First: Episode 0514)
SCENE 4 Luis finishes painting the completed doghouse and prepares a "WET PAINT" sign for it. Maria fails to notice it and leans her hand on the house, covering her hand with paint. Big Bird hangs the sign from her hand so nobody will touch it.
Cartoon The Typewriter: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)
Film "I Am a Letter" - Vocalists sing a song describing the process of how mail is sent. (re-edited with a new song track)
(First: Episode 0143)
Cartoon Uncle Ned likes to make a "Twenty Pickle Pie."
(First: Episode 1244)
Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
(First: Episode 0556)
SCENE 5 Everyone calls out for Barkley to try the doghouse, They spread out and look for him, not noticing his arrival. He inspects the house, goes inside and goes to sleep.

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