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Sesame Street
Air date January 15, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors Y, Z, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly Monster is building a castle of blocks in the arbor, but he's afraid to put the last one on for fear that it will fall. Gordon approaches and asks if he can help, and together they sing "Lending a Helping Hand."
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie tries to use a scale to divide the cherries evenly, but he characteristically eats them all. Bert screams and faints.
(First: Episode 1386)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit explores the lab of Professor Nucleus Von Fission, who has just built a robot called the Six Dollar Man, out of parts which cost him six dollars total. The robot destroys the lab, while Von Fission laughs. Kermit is horrified, but Von Fission explains, "What do you expect for six dollars?"
(First: Episode 0933)
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, and tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if it'll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, and a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesn't like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, and buzzes off with the Z.
Cartoon-eat a Z.jpg
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Christopher talk about what love is.
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(First: Episode 0791)
SCENE 2 Deena waits for Maria to describe several Latin instruments: maracas, a gΓΌiro, and bongos. At the end of the demonstration (through which Deena has been begging to play), they play the instruments together while the Kids dance.
Cartoon At the circus, Tommy Trueheart displays his 11 trick-performing lions.
(First: Episode 0816)
Muppets Ice Follies version of Grover is asked by Kermit (voiceover only) to demonstrate Near and Far.
(First: Episode 0904)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
Film Footage of wolves.
(First: Episode 0982)
Muppets / Cast Olivia sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with the veterinarian and taxi driver
(First: Episode 1028)
He She It - heart.jpg
Cartoon He, She and It - The IT knows all about the heart.
(First: Episode 1168)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl reads the word "hug" with Herry.
(First: Episode 1084)
Transition Bridge #1 - Zipper
(First: Episode 0291)
Celebrity James Galway plays his flute for the Kids on Sesame Street featuring music about emotions.
(First: Episode 1437)
Cartoon A man demonstrates how letters sound by playing them as instruments.
(First: Episode 0964)
Muppets Game Show: "Say the Word"
(First: Episode 1373)
Film A STOP sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0930)
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the Wise Man to demonstrate "here" and "there." He does so by throwing his household items off the cliff.
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets Anything Muppet cowpokes sing about the difference between here and there.
(First: Episode 1384)
Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
SCENE 3 Dr. Nobel Price has gathered Mr. Hooper and the kids in the arbor to unveil his latest invention: The Groovey Table. While covered under a sheet, as he explains how it works, Mr. Hooper has already guessed what it is. He tells him that he has a record player at home just like it. Dr. Price goes from angry to sad while Mr. Hooper consoles him.
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
Film A boy and girl pretend to be the parents of a constantly-crying baby doll. The "father" proceeds to feed the baby and change its diaper.
(First: Episode 1388)
Itzhak Perlman Bach Partita.jpg
Celebrity Itzhak Perlman plays the "Gavotte en Rondeau" from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 3 for the kids (Jessica Marrero, Kathleen Reilly, Jodi Stahl, Matthew Schwartz, and David Patent) between the garage and the fire escape of 123 Sesame Street.
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Song "Pig's Love Song" (live-action version)
(First: Episode 0572)
Cartoon A can opens to reveal 10 sardines.
(First: Episode 1295)
SCENE 4 Big Bird asks Maria why they're speaking English if the Fix-It Shop sign says that Spanish is spoken there. Maria begins speaking Spanish, but Big Bird can't keep up and decides he can at least speak English with Poco Loco. Instead, Poco continues on in Spanish with Maria as the episode's sponsors are announced in voice over.

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