Sesame Street
Air date December 16, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors S, T, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan and Mr. Hooper discuss how it's Big Bird's turn to feed Barkley; they hope he doesn't forget. Over at his nest, Big Bird feels as though he's forgotten something. He looks around and sees some clues - a bone, a dog food bag, a bowl and some biscuits. When Susan arrives with Barkley, Big Bird believes he has the items to discuss the letter B. He also notices Barkley looks hungry and suggests someone should feed him.
Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(First: Episode 0768)
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
Muppets Pageant: "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" — Cookie Monster, playing the heroine in this year's pageant, can't seem to grasp the concept of going "around" until Prairie Dawn lures him with a—guess what?
(First: Episode 0907)
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
2061 crane
Film A crane is shown, with a shovel and a wrecking ball.
(First: Episode 1164)
SCENE 2 Forgetful Jones invites Clementine on his picnic, which he senses something is missing from. He studies what he has and realizes he's forgotten the most important thing - the food! Clementine gives him a food order, which he then gives to Mr. Hooper (though he jumbles up all the items).
Muppets Ernie & BertBert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
Cartoon A man demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 0276)
Celebrity Arthur Ashe shows over and under.
(First: Episode 0809)
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
SCENE 3 Oscar thinks he can name more Grouchy "S" words than Maria can name nice ones. A tally appears above them as they each list of words. Oscar racks up more points until Maria ends the competition with her own S word - STOP!
Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.
(First: Episode 0685)
SCENE 4 Oscar tries to rope Maria into a rematch, this time naming words beginning with T. Maria feels she has better things to do with her time and tells Oscar "take a trip!"
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets As ominous music plays, The Count walks around his castle, checks out the mirror (he has no reflection), and greets his bats. The mailman (Jim Henson) arrives, with a bunch of letters for Count. The mailman wonders why there are so many letters. The Count says that he wrote them all himself, so he could count them... and then he does.
(First: Episode 0420)
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Film Things in a kitchen become CLOSED.
(First: Episode 1337)
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
Insert Various things in a kitchen become CERRADO. (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 1343)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper is about to throw out a bag of trash, but Big Bird begs him to stay. He worries that if Mr. Hooper leaves the store, he might find some new store he likes better and never come back. Mr. Hooper assures him no matter how long he goes out, he'll always come back to his store. He demonstrates by throwing out his trash, then coming right back. He shows this again by stepping out for an even longer time. While he's out, he's caught in a sudden downpour until Susan ushers him inside. Big Bird isn't surprised Mr. Hooper is back - he'll always come back to his store. He does wonder why Mr. Hooper is soaking wet.
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "dance" at a disco.
(First: Episode 1395)
Film A woman repairs wires for the telephone company.
(First: Episode 0771)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Suzie Sunset are hired to find a missing rope needed for the 10th Street Olympics' round of tug-o-war.
(First: Episode 1170)
Film A gymnast demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0517)
Pinball 09
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Muppets "I Love a March"
(First: Episode 0985)
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
Cartoon Typewriter: S for spring
(First: Episode 0792)
SCENE 6 Mundi is sleeping over at Big Bird's nest, but Big Bird has a problem - he doesn't know how he and Mundi will be able to tell their slippers apart. Maria points out that they're clearly different sizes. Big Bird now realizes he'll have a similar issue with his other sleepover guest - Mr. Snuffleupagus, whose items are gigantic.

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