Sesame Street
An evening with Howlie the Owl
Air date January 14, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors K, L, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird sings about "Wheels on My Feet" while roller skating down the street.
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Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon Small, smaller and smallest men will cut a log with a saw.
(First: Episode 1243)
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Song "The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down"
(First: Episode 0773)
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Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
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Muppets Alphabet Chat: Lord Chatterly's poem on the letter L ends in chaos as usual.
(First: Episode 0762)
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Animation Sand L/l
(First: Episode 0632)
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Video Scanimate kids intro.
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Maria, Big Bird and the kids plant an imaginary garden.
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Cartoon "L Look Around Song"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog helps Don Music finish the "Yankee Doodle" song, then because Don finds the idea of calling feathers macaroni ridiculous, they rewrite it to be a song in which Yankee Doodle stays at home cooking for his pony, puts "fat spaghetti" in a pot and calls it macaroni. Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats then come in and perform the song with Don.
(First: Episode 0876)
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Cartoon A small frog unveils a smaller man, who unveils the smallest elephant.
(First: Episode 0786)
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Muppets A furry, purple creature whooshes to the counter of Hooper's Store and counts 5 apples. He subtracts one, leaving 4.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
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Muppets The creature returns to subtract one more apple, leaving 3.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Film Kids at school help make cornbread.
(First: Episode 1218)
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Muppets Again, the creature appears to remove another apple, leaving 2.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset search for Aunt Nellie's dog, Meatbone, not knowing that the sneaky dog has been following them the whole time.
(First: Episode 1296)
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Muppets Another apple is subtracted, thus leaving only 1.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
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Muppets The creature takes away the last apple, leaving 0.
(First: Episode 0400)
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Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
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Cartoon Various sounds are demonstrated, including an alarm clock, a baby crying, a telephone, a faucet dripping, and a boy sneezing.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
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Film Traffic light.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
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Muppets A barbershop quartet sings "When You Cooperate."
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SCENE 3 Bob and Maria tuck Big Bird into bed for the night. He's woken up by a loud, screeching sound. He comes face to face with Howlie, an owl. He demonstrates his owl call, disturbing the others in the neighborhood.
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Muppets Grover, Big Jeffy, and a Lavender girl have fun scatting to handclapping.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (hand)
(First: Episode 0147)
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Muppets Ernie plays a game of "Touch Your Face" with the viewer.
(First: Episode 0869)
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Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
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Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has been kept up all night by Howlie and requests the owl do something quiet so he can get some sleep. Howlie decides to have something to eat. Big Bird considers having a midnight snack as well, until he sees what Howlie has brought - various bugs.
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Film A marching band counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0504)
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Cartoon A kitten is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Muppets Grover asks Frazzle about his day, and Frazzle responds with growls to demonstrate how he felt.
(First: Episode 0491)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
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Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
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Cartoon A cat, bird and worm illustrate small, smaller and smallest.
(First: Episode 0834)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 5 Now morning, Big Bird and Howlie both decide to turn in for the day. Suddenly, Big Bird is awoken by his alarm clock. Bob stops by to drop off his breakfast before Luis and Maria tell him they'll be waiting at the bus stop for their trip to the amusement park. All the commotion doesn't stir Howlie, who is fast asleep.


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