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Sesame Street
Elmo learns Spanish / Oscar's lunch
Air date January 2, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Directed by Ozzie Alfonso
Production September 14, 1980
Sponsors H, T, 9


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird looks over the doors of his nest and welcomes the viewer. He talks to the birds and wishes everyone a nice day as he leaves to do his exercises, humming, "Oh, it's a beautiful day in my neighborhood..."
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
Muppets Judy Finstermacher has broken her bag of groceries, and Super Grover tries to find a way for her to get the groceries to her home.
(First: Episode 1289)
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
Song Bob sings "Can Do" with the kids about all the things they know how to do.
(First: Episode 1083)
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Muppets Old West: Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp to give her a big surprise. The terrified townspeople try to warn Marshal Earp -- but Bad Bart explains that a surprise is something that someone doesn't expect. He orders them not to say a word. It turns out the big surprise is a cake for Marshal Earp's birthday.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
Film African children play in a village, and in a modern playground.
(First: Episode 0159)
SCENE 2 At the Fix-It Shop, Luis shows Elmo the word "casa" which is Spanish for "house." Elmo mumbles his acknowledgement which turns into a questioning mumble. Luis assumes he's asking to learn how to write it, so he spells the word out on a card. Elmo mumbles quizzically again, so Luis explains that he just has to practice writing it over and over again. Elmo mumbles his understanding and darts off; Luis says that should keep him busy for a while.
Film Circles in everyday objects.
(First: Episode 0464)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash β€” Warren Wolf reports on Dr. Nobel Price's microphone invention.

SCENE 3 In the yard, Elmo mumbles admiringly at the side of 123 Sesame Street onto which he has written "casa." Luis comes over with a bucket and sponge, and acknowledges that Elmo has been practicing a lot of writing. He mumbles excitedly, then apologetically when Luis informs him that it's wrong to write on walls. Agreeing in mumbles that he'd like to correct his mistake, Elmo is instructed on how to use soapy water to clean the graffiti off the side of the building... and all the "casa"s he wrote everywhere.
Cartoon Millie and Molly build a bookshelf.
(First: Episode 1287)
Cups and Saucers
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie stacks cups and saucers in order to count them, making Bert quite nervous. Luckily, they're glued together.
(First: Episode 0586)

Film Joe Raposo sings "Look at This" over footage of something ... can you guess what it is?
(First: Episode 0514)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Kimberly discuss body parts.
(First: Episode 1300)
Cartoon A boy recites his own body parts.
(First: Episode 0809)
Muppets / Celebrity Malcolm imagines a walk in the woods based on the music James Galway plays on his flute. His imaginary walk tuckers him out, so James plays him a lullaby.
(First: Episode 1423)
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
Insert Big Bird narrates as some and more leaves fall on Susan while she reads.
(First: Episode 1399)
Cartoon "Three Waltzing Chickens"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1183)
Muppets The Count croons "Count Up to Nine."
(First: Episode 1134)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
Film A mother rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 4 Olivia sits on the stoop of 123 Sesame Street and presents a message from the letter H, which is superimposed on the screen.
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Brush Your Teeth."
(First: Episode 1067)
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(First: Episode 0632)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
(First: Episode 1164)
Cartoon Two cavepeople find a way to get around a dinosaur on their log bridge.
Film A boy and his dad build a bookshelf out of wood.
(First: Episode 1029)

SCENE 5 Olivia is making Oscar eat a nice lunch consisting of fish, a container of milk, an apple, and a banana. He complains his way through the meal while Olivia eagerly awaits the leftover garbage. Mr. Hooper observes this backwards behavior and asks what's going on. Olivia explains that she promised to photograph some garbage for Oscar to hang as an art print in his can, but made him promise to eat the healthy lunch first.
Cartoon Sign Sounds: BURP
(First: Episode 1119)
Muppets Polly Darton sings "Wavin' Goodbye to You with My Heart."
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copy cat.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(First: Episode 0952)
SCENE 6 Olivia produces the photo of garbage for Oscar, who says it's really ugly; he loves it. He says that for this kind of art he'd eat turkey or roast beef, and asks if she'd photograph some peach pits sometime. Olivia says that if he eats the peaches, she'll shoot the pits. Oscar groans at the idea as Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors, and the credits follow.

CLOSING SIGNS Olivia and a kid hold the Sesame Street sign, while Luis holds the CTW sign.

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