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Sesame Street
Air date December 18, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors P, R, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar lets the viewer in on a trick he's about to pull on Olivia - he has an ordinary pitcher of regular grape juice, but the glass he has is full of holes. Olivia suspects something is up and correctly discovers the glass is rigged. Maria comes by and sips from it, getting juice all over her; she blames Olivia.
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
Film A girl goes to the shoemaker and watches him as he repairs her shoes.
(First: Episode 0987)
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
Cartoon He, She and It - The IT knows all about lightbulbs.
(First: Episode 1170)
SCENE 2 Mr. Macintosh does a soft-shoe routine down the street as he recites the alphabet.
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon Five tail feathers are subtracted from a peacock.
(First: Episode 1449)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
Muppets An Anything Muppet man sings about the word "Salida"...and refuses to stop.
(First: Episode 1300)
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 3 Big Bird finds Bob in the midst of some carpentry, complaining about his sore thumb. Big Bird rattles off some silly stories about how he hurt this thumb, but Bob admits he hammered it by accident. Big Bird reveals he knew this all along; the stories were to take Bob's mind off the pain. Bob sees that Big Bird's method worked, but then drops the hammer on his foot.
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
Film Sea Horse
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0183)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "How Do You Get From Here to There?"
(First: Episode 0374)
Cartoon Millie and Molly argue over whether to get a pet cat or a dog, so their mom gets them a turtle instead.
(First: Episode 1314)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Herry Monster and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "Fall" and leaves fall on them. Then, they fall over.
(First: Episode 1319)
SCENE 4 Gordon challenges Monica, who is blind, to find the shoe in a group of four that doesn't belong.
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Muppets Luis reads "The King Banishes the Letter P."
(First: Episode 0712)
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Bus Stop
(First: Episode 1396)
Film "I'm Your Friend," with film of kids playing.
(First: Episode 1341)
Insert Luis sings "Como Estas."
(First: Episode 1080)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” With the help of his magic wand, Ernie shows Bert how to turn the letter P into the letter R.
(First: Episode 1151)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
Celebrity Kids narrate as they watch the Mummenschanz performers act as an angular being, trying to figure out which piece is actually the head.
(First: Episode 1108)
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
SCENE 5 Gordon supervises as the kids make a body by drawing one part at a time.

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