Sesame Street
Linda returns from Japan
Air date November 28, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors H, I, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird introduces Linda, who has just returned from touring Japan with the National Theatre of the Deaf. She signs two different haikus, and teaches everyone how to sign "thank you" in Japanese sign language.
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers: Lowercase letter i.
(First: Episode 0462)
George ontopof
Film George the Farmer demonstrates on top of.
(First: Episode 0242)

Muppets Telly Monster hosts "Cooking with Telly," where he demonstrates where the plate should go when serving a sandwich.
Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
(First: Episode 0685)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Lisa complement each other's noses. Lisa also likes Grover's (big) mouth.
(First: Episode 1415)
1095f Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)

SCENE 2 Bob and Big Bird look at the photos Linda took while in Japan.
Pinball 06 Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl tells two different monster marching bands to play the same song and march together.
Cartoon Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(First: Episode 0394)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
(First: Episode 1422)
Song "What Can You Do with a Burro?"
(First: Episode 1364)
SCENE 3 Telly's portable radio isn't working and thinks he'll have to throw it away, until David merely replaces the batteries, then shows him how to turn it on and tune into a station. Just as he finds some music he likes, Bob returns to take back his radio, having lent it to Telly.
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
Cartoon The Typewriter: H for Hand
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0771)
Film Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)
Celebrity Judy Collins performs "Song for Judith."
(First: Episode 0854)
Cartoon A girl thinks about what might happen if she popped a balloon behind her friend Donald.
(First: Episode 1312)
SCENE 4 Linda wants to help David out and he jokingly asks her to move a large crate down to the store, though he thinks it's too heavy for her. Oscar heckles her as she struggles, but she gets an idea - the kids loan her their skateboards, which they put under the box and roll it to Hooper's Store.
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Muppets The Count sings about bones.
(First: Episode 1386)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about being happy and healthy.
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
Cast Captain Under-Wonder (Luis) shows how he goes under an umbrella, a table and the tire swing (the latter by shrinking himself down).
(First: Episode 0508)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
Mad Little Jerry
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones perform "Mad".
(First: Episode 0240)
Cartoon A man slips on his daughter's skate, and she points out that it makes him feel angry.
(First: Episode 0542)
Muppets Four monsters sing "We Are All Monsters."
(First: Episode 1405)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)

SCENE 5 Big Bird observes some chopsticks Linda brought back with her. He doubts anyone can eat with them, but Bob points out everyone doing just that. David announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Grover holds up the Sesame Street sign, while the Count holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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