Sesame Street
Air date December 24, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, C, 2
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Deena wants to play with Barkley, who is currently resting. She wakes him up and assumes his growling means he's pretending to be a ferocious lion. Gordon tells Deena that she should leave Barkley be while he tries to sleep. She plays with the sleeping dog anyhow, making him "Sleeping Beauty" as she blows kisses to try and wake him up.
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
Muppets Ernie has a bag of cookies, and locks them in a safe to protect them from Cookie Monster. When the monster discovers that the cookies are locked up tight, he eats the safe.
(First: Episode 0581)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent movie of a girl is stuck IN the quicksand.
(First: Episode 0511)
Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
(First: Episode 0337)
Film In a gymnasium, a teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon.
(First: Episode 1088)
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
(First: Episode 0158)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a swan.
(First: Episode 1118)
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 2 Olivia sets up a bar that the kids and Big Bird go under. She lowers it to a point where the kids crawl under, but Big Bird is much to big to fit; he instead goes over the bar. The kids start doing the same.
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Muppets Cookie Monster tells his little cousin monster to get him something special that starts with the letter C. He hopes she'll bring him a cookie, but she brings a carrot, a cucumber, a cauliflower, and an ear of corn. Finally, she realizes that cousin also starts with C, and assumes he was referring to her.
(First: Episode 1319)
Cartoon The Typewriter: C for Cat
(First: Episode 0779)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)
Cartoon A hand draws a telephone booth.
(First: Episode 0791)
SCENE 3 Gordon sings "Day of Rainbow," pointing out a rainbow forming after a rainfall.
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1287)
Maria trains Bob and David to be waiters
Cast Maria trains Bob and David to be waiters in a restaurant by showing them which door to go IN and which to go OUT. She uses a few sung 'jingles' to help them remember which is which. Bob 'catches on,' but David has a hard time doing so.
(First: Episode 0786)
Animation Arthur and Annie look for the letter A, while a shadowy figure observes all the A words they say.
Features the voice of Jim Thurman
(First: Episode 0781)
Richard Pryor plays with cars
Celebrity Richard Pryor uses his hat to participate in playing cars with kids.
(First: Episode 0779)
Cartoon An orchestra conductor asks "May I have an A, please?" at which point a giant letter A falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Grover wants to play a game with Oscar. Oscar decides to play a sound game, in hope that the sounds will be so annoying that Grover will want to go away.
(First: Episode 0615)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) tries to get his dog to speak, but it makes other animal noises instead.
(First: Episode 1407)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(First: Episode 0593)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs attempt to exit a roller skating rink.
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster are fighting over a bicycle, when Kermit suggests they share it. The two monsters cooperate, and devour the bicycle together.
(First: Episode 0978)
Cartoon Little Red Riding Hood is prepared for her trip to Grandma's.
SCENE 4 Big Bird sees Barkley's back legs and tail sticking out from a barrel, as he howls and whines. He also watches Bob and the kids attempting to get him out. Big Bird starts piecing together what's going on and realizes Barkley must be stuck, just as Bob and the kids free him (and the ball he went after). Big Bird sees Barkley next to him and thinks he wasn't stuck after all - "Well, anyone can make a mistake!"
Cartoon Uncle Ned likes to make a "Twenty Pickle Pie."
(First: Episode 1244)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
2061 art
Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
Film A man and children observe the life along the river.
(First: Episode 0409)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Brian demonstrate the parts of the face.
(First: Episode 0126)
Cartoon Two giraffes (Swedish animation)
SCENE 5 Oscar snickers as he peers into a box. Telly Monster begs that he wants to see, prompting Oscar to hand him the many letter Cs in the box.

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