Sesame Street
Air date December 3, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors W, Y, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis welcomes the viewer as he opens the Fix-It Shop for the day. Poco Loco already knows the topics for today - the letters Y and W and "surprise," though he's not sure what the latter means. Luis gives an explanation and soon, Poco starts surprising him.
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Cartoon A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1358)
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Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)
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Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
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Muppets Count von Count and the Countess sing their "Transylvania Love Call."
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Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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Muppets Two twin Anything Muppets find they're identical, except for their voices.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Animation Sand Y/y
(First: Episode 0626)
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Celebrity The Mummenschanz play a clam who gets onto a box, then eats an object.
(First: Episode 1108)
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Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird shows the kids his new invention, which he believes will soon be in every American home. The box will help them figure out the number of the day, activated when they count up to the number. Big Bird and the kids make it to 9, when the box opens, shooting out balls, snakes, smoke, balloons, flags and confetti.
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Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie to put his rollerskate away. Ernie imagines what would happen if Bert would step on it... he would most likely slide out the door, and fetch him an ice cream cone on the way!
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Film Photographic collage demonstration of ALL, MOST, SOME and NONE of an apple.
(First: Episode 0979)
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Film Addition and subtraction using three trapeze artists (version "B")
(First: Episode 1041)
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Cast Luis and Gordon have a hard time picking apples by themselves, but all it takes is cooperation.
(First: Episode 1399)
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Cartoon A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)
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Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Kimberly talk about how they're "different" and the "same."
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Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBig Bird and Scottie read a "Don't Walk" sign.
(First: Episode 0994)
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Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
(First: Episode 0498)
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Muppets "The Ten Commandments of Health" (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 1139)
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Cartoon A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0783)
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Muppets Leslie Mostly takes us to Charlie's Restaurant for an interview with Grover about being a waiter.
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Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
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Film A panda tries to scratch an itch.
(First: Episode 0931)
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Celebrity The Fonz walks out of the "Guys" room and points to the "W" flag, reminding him of a W word he forgot before leaving the bathroom...
(First: Episode 1182)
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SCENE 3 An Anything Muppet girl (Karen Prell) overhears Luis speaking Spanish on the phone and wishes she could too. Luis sings a song that teaches her a few phrases.
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Cartoon A woman looks at a line-up of shapes to find her purse.
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Celebrity Richard Pryor sits on a park bench with a basket of strawberries; a kid wants him to share them....
(First: Episode 1141)
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Film A male frog hops around and bulges his throat.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Muppets Both heads of the Two-Headed Monster surprise each other with cakes.
(First: Episode 1335)
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Cartoon Animals walk.
(First: Episode 0926)
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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)
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Celebrity Lily Tomlin performs "Sing" while signing the lyrics for a pair of deaf children.
(First: Episode 0901)
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine. (repeat)
Artist: Bud Luckey
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie is wearing winter gear, and asks Bert to guess what is in his gloves and hat.
(First: Episode 1300)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the story of Jack and Jill. Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First he chooses Mervin, then Francine and Gladys the Cow. Finally Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
(First: Episode 1071)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
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SCENE 4 Luis announces the sponsors with the help of Poco Loco, who still surprises him.
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CLOSING SIGNS Linda holds up the Sesame Street sign, while she and Bob hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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