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Sesame Street
Deena sleeps over at Maria's
Air date December 5, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors L, M, 7


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis and the kids come across Dr. Nobel Price's latest, concealed invention: the string-winder. Dr. Price describes it for them - it has three wheels, two pedals and handlebars. The invention doesn't wind string very well, but Luis shows him a better use for it - as a tricycle.
Animation Finding shapes in colored pixel-blocks
Muppets Sally Sanchez can speak English and Spanish. Her pet cat, Gato, is bi-lingual too, speaking both cat and dog (with a hint of cow).
(First: Episode 1437)
Cartoon After the big game, a bird skeleton and an elephant skeleton get their skins mixed up in the locker room. The coach helps them out.
(First: Episode 0774)
Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot wants to demonstrate the letter M. Grover enters, making "Mmmmm" noises, so Herbert uses Grover to help him tell a story using M words. When the story is over, Herbert discovers that Grover's mouth is stuck together after eating peanut butter.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
Snocone.jpg Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "Β‘Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: One Way
(First: Episode 1125)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns to use manners while eating with a spoon.
(First: Episode 1340)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
Muppets Grover talks about the sign "ONE WAY."
(First: Episode 0993)
Film Things that start with M
(First: Episode 0620)
Celebrity James Galway plays the alphabet of notes (which only goes up to G) as Big Bird identifies them.
(First: Episode 1429)
Square cartoon.jpg
Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
(First: Episode 0316)
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Everything is getting wet, because it's raining and a window is stuck open. But Ernie explains that he can't fix it now because he'd get wet in all that rain. When the rain stops, he explains to Bert that since it's not raining anymore, nothing's getting wet, and there's no reason to fix it.
(First: Episode 0344)
Cartoon "Jazz #7"
(First: Episode 0136)
Muppets / Cast Bob finds a Liver and Onion candy bar wrapper dropped on the ground by Oscar, who denies seeing it. Bob picks it up and puts it to Oscar's face until he admits it's his. Bob explains it's not right to throw trash on the ground and he should pick it up, though Oscar is quick to point out Bob's already done that for him.
(First: Episode 1197)
Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(First: Episode 0537)
Song "Three of These Kids" (barbells)
(First: Episode 0474)
Film In time-lapse footage, a construction crew builds a house and paints it green, and a family moves into it.
(First: Episode 1171)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert has six jellybeans, and Ernie has seven. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
Muppets Big Bird builds a model of himself and calls it "ME."
(First: Episode 0635)
Cartoon The Sesame Street Vaudeville Theater presents "Near and Far," two performers, one of which is always near and the other is far. When the two switch places so "Far" can be more recognized, the act becomes "Wet and Dry" and "Far" gets doused with water.
(First: Episode 1185)
Song "Watch the Dance": A calypso singer points out the body parts of a dancer.
(First: Episode 0654)
Muppets Two competitive flowers in a garden fight to be the tallest and the smallest.
1095i.jpg Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 2 Deena is spending the night at Maria's and immediately wants to play in the kitchen while she cooks dessert. Maria comes up with "The Same Game," where Deena will mimic her cooking, but Deena points out the items she's been given (a bowl and spoon) aren't exactly the same as Maria's. She also points out her pot isn't burning like Maria's is now.
1095i.jpg Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0279)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon "L" for "Large" and "l" for "little"
Film Kid voiceovers identify a horse's body parts (shown one at a time), then the complete animal.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
Cartoon The Typewriter: L for lion
(First: Episode 0762)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
SCENE 3 It's Deena's bedtime, but she still wants to play. Maria has a game in mind: "Counting Sheep." Maria counts the imaginary sheep, while Deena bores herself to sleep. Deena wakes up to shoo away the pretend sheep on the bed.
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
Cast Olivia sings "Everything Grows."
(First: Episode 0998)

SCENE 4 Maria comes up with another game, simply called "Sleep," where they each "pretend" to sleep to see who's the best. Deena ends up actually falling asleep, to Maria's delight, though she doesn't think she'll be able to sleep with Deena's snoring. Luis announces the sponsors. The Barkley credit crawl follows with the nighttime version of the theme music playing over it.

CLOSING SIGNS Olivia holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Susan holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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