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Bob thinks he's been burgled
Air date January 16, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors B, P, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
Insert Oscar the Grouch caters to Maria and David at "Chez Oscar" in front of his trash can.
(First: Episode 1215)
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Film Horses compete in a contest to see who can pull the most cement.
(First: Episode 0556)
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Film A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0064)
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Cartoon A boy and girl have different feelings about Stanley.
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of Peter's family, whose names all begin with a common letter. At the end, Peter Piper's cousin states that Peter Piper is in Portland pressing pants.
(First: Episode 1342)
Cartoon "Nelly 1-10 / 10-1": Kids count numbers in a parade, but they are interrupted by other participants.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0629)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
(First: Episode 0423)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: P for Pencil
(First: Episode 0782)
Film A young girl mashes away at the keys of a piano. As the years go by, she practices more and more until she's an adult playing at a recital.
(First: Episode 0637)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot invents a complicated machine, to test Cookie Monster's problem-solving abilities. Cookie Monster needs to pull the string to raise the glass cover off the plateful of cookies at the other end -- but when he lets go to retrieve the cookies, the cover will fall again. Herbert hears Cookie Monster approaching, and hides to observe him. Cookie investigates the machine for a moment, then gets the cookies by karate-chopping the glass cover.
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon A man uses a wheelbarrow to carry blocks needed to make a staircase.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1335)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
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Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
SCENE 1 Bob returns from his concert tour and Big Bird reports he did a good job watching his apartment while Bob was gone, with some help from Mr. Snuffleupagus. They arrive at Bob's place to find everything is missing. Big Bird explains that he and Snuffy got bored while watching the stuff, so they brought it all to Snuffy's cave while they played there. Bob is instead convinced somebody broke in and stole everything. He resolves to call the police, despite Big Bird's protests.
Cartoon Words that rhyme with BALL (voices of Bob Arbogast and Daws Butler)
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets A group of female Anything Muppets sing about the many things "Women Can Be."
(First: Episode 0773)
Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
(First: Episode 0403)
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0690)
Cartoon 9 Ants
Owe Gustafson
Muppets Forgetful Jones and Buster the Horse brush each other's teeth.
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a 9.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
SCENE 2 Bob uses the phone, the only thing left behind, to call the police about his situation. In the meantime, Mr. Hooper and the kids bring up the table and chairs from the yard for Bob to use. Luis and Linda then arrive with Linda's small couch. Officer Landon (Dale Soules) arrives and thinks she's in the wrong place - Bob's report said his apartment was empty, but it looks pretty full to her.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: HAT
(First: Episode 1349)
SCENE 3 As Bob describes the scene to Landon, Oscar (aided by his pet elephants) bring him one of his old, ratty pianos to replace his "stolen" one. Bob is very grateful and begins playing the piano, which is very out of tune. Officer Landon can hardly believe what she sees.
Cartoon "Nelly 1-10 / 10-1": Kids count numbers in a parade, but they are interrupted by other participants. (repeat)
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0629)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
Song "Sticky"
(First: Episode 1352)
Cartoon A needle and spool of thread cooperate to fix the king's torn pants.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and Snuffy have pushed all of Bob's furniture outside the building. Snuffy darts off, late to supper back home, just as Bob and Officer Landon exit the building. Bob is surprised that all his furniture is returned and has a hard time explaining Big Bird's side of the story to the officer.

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