Sesame Street
Introducing Ferlinghetti Donizetti
Air date December 19, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors M, N, 10
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Big Bird introduces Luis, Linda and Bob, who show different emotions in their own languages.
1186c
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
Dp toychest
Muppets Pearl gets Deena to put away her toys by making a game of it. When the room is clean, Deena wants to play again, so she throws all her toys back on the floor.
Toon-Mmom
Cartoon A boy puts together the word "MOM." His own mom comes out to thunderous applause and gives him some milk.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
2096o
Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0429)
1845h
Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(First: Episode 0793)
Geeflegonk
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Bob sings "It's All Imagination" to Sheila.
OxRocks
Animation Big, bigger, biggest (oxen pulling rocks)
(First: Episode 0764)
Biggestman
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam is looking for the biggest man in the saloon. The frightened customers point him towards Big Barney, who's cowering under the table. When Sam discovers that Barney is the biggest man there, he gives him a hat: "This ol' hat here don't fit me. I thought maybe you could use it, huh? I'll see you, fellers." Sinister Sam leaves the baffled customers behind. "Now, that's a nice gesture," one says. "He's a little weird, but he's okay after all, isn't he?"
(First: Episode 0281)
Misformoocow
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Film-TrainSong
Song "Riding on the Train"
(First: Episode 0423)
1710z
Cartoon What would happen I popped this balloon?
(First: Episode 1312)
KermitDrawsTriangle
Muppets Kermit the Frog uses his "magic finger" to make triangles.
(First: Episode 0798)
MagicalHerman
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
(First: Episode 0773)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Deena wants to play with Linda, who has an activity in mind. They put together the parts of the word HUG. Linda then shows her the sign for hug. Finally, the two share a hug.
ThelmaThumb-Baseball
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: During a baseball game, a kid's baseball falls into a rabbit's hole. Thelma travels through the hole to get it back.
Forgetful-Book
Muppets Clementine finds Forgetful Jones once again in a situation where he has no memory. She has him assess the clues to remember - he's sitting in a great chair for reading, has a lamp for reading and a book. Forgetful finally remembers - Buster was reading him a book.
Jazz10
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Noimage
Insert Olivia comes across Big Bird practicing on his toy piano and she remarks how she used to dream of being a concert pianist. She and Big Bird imagine her playing piano for a live audience in concert.
(First: Episode 1349)
Slushabouts
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Dr. Nobel Price reveals Slushabouts, but Kermit explains they're just galoshes.
2234-Counting
Cartoon The numbers keep changing from 1 to 20 as corny music plays in the background.
0573s1
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
Gypsy-feliciano
Celebrity José Feliciano sings "The Gypsy."
(First: Episode 0763)
Toon.M.MyMusic
Cartoon A conductor conducts a choir to hum his music ("My Music").
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1207)
ErnieGadget
Muppets Grover watches as Ernie loads various things into a machine that start with M and N. The machine then displays the letter it begins with. Since Grover is a monster, he decides to go in the machine, causing a mess.
(First: Episode 1201)
4124u
Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)
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SCENE 4 Bob meets Ferlinghetti Donizetti, a hep cat who rhymes everything in their conversation.
1092-16
Cartoon The Typewriter: N for Nose
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0793)
Film-TwoRhinos
Song "Me and You," over footage of rhinos in love
(First: Episode 0940)
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
AMs-IAmMe
Muppets Anything Muppet cowpokes sing about the difference between using you and me.
(First: Episode 1294)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Ferlinghetti drives Oscar bananas as he rhymes everything the grouch says.
Painter10
Film The Mad Painter #10.
(First: Episode 0328)
2963-A6
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John and Herry Monster count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0441)
Pentagon
Cartoon A rolling circle becomes a square, then a triangle, and various other shapes.
Noimage
SCENE 6 Oscar announces the sponsors, which Ferlinghetti finds rhymes for.


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