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Sesame Street
Gordon's exercycle
Air date January 19, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors M, U, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar calls over Gordon, Susan and the kids to judge his "Oscar the Grouch Look-a-Like Contest." Three Grouches, including Osvaldo, el GruΓ±Γ³n, are assembled and they compare how they look to Oscar. Osvaldo resembles Oscar the most, so the judges suggest he be the winner. Oscar, however, assumes the role as entry #4 and declares himself the winner, since no one looks more like him than himself. The adults and kids all leave, while the Grouches propose doing the trick again next week.
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Muppets Grover teaches the campers at Camp Wannagohoma about trees.
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Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
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Cartoon A trash can in the park dictates a letter about the scenery that surrounds her.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
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Cast Linda signs the word "snow", and David gets caught in the snow.
(First: Episode 1325)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(First: Episode 1295)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Kate talk about rain.
(First: Episode 0777)
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Cartoon U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Cast Linda signs the word "rain", and David gets rained upon.
(First: Episode 1325)
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Film The Steam Shovel
(First: Episode 1144)
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Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
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Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
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Film Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
(First: Episode 1026)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird watches Gordon workout on his exercycle. Gordon explains how it works differently than a normal bicycle. Big Bird thinks it's better than a real bike - it cuts down on the travel time when going home.
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Cartoon Letter U salesman
(First: Episode 0202)
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Muppets The Beetles are "Thinking of U."
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Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
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Cast Linda signs the word "pie", and David anticipates getting hit with one ... but it happens to Linda instead.
(First: Episode 1325)
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Animation Today's Secret Drawing is a fireman.
(First: Episode 0200)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird pedals the exercycle while Telly Monster sits on the handlebars. They imagine riding all around the world, where Telly gets anxious seeing all the different types of animals.
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Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
(First: Episode 1422)
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Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
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Cast While reading the paper outside the Lincoln Center (near Henry Moore's Reclining Figure), Bob's attention shifts to three musicians. They play the recorder, bassoon, and guitar as Bob vocalizes from their sheet music.
(First: Episode 1266)
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Film Things that start with M
(First: Episode 0620)
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Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
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Insert David is in a bit of a grumpy mood, so Harriet and Mr. Macintosh cheer him up by having them all do a soft-shoe dance routine in their seats.
(First: Episode 1369)
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Muppets Marshal Grover and Fred the Wonder Horse are hot and thirsty, so they stop in at the Short Branch CafΓ© for a nice cold glass of milk. The bartender is distressed to see Grover riding his horse right inside, knocking over tables. "I just redecorated the place, too," he sighs. Grover orders a glass of milk, and the bartender asks if he wants the big glass, the bigger glass or the biggest glass. Fred tells the bartender that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference, so the bartender shows off all three sizes. Marshal Grover and Fred come behind the bar to get a closer look, breaking bottles and glassware. The annoyed bartender shouts at Grover to choose a glass, and Grover picks the biggest glass. The bartender asks if Fred wants anything, but Fred says, "No thanks, I'm drivin'." As Grover rides his horse out of the cafΓ©, the bartender asks who's going to pay for all this stuff. Grover says he'll be back to pay for it tomorrow. Panicked, the bartender says not to come back; it's on the house!
(First: Episode 0683)
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Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)
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Film In stop-motion, assorted furniture places themselves in a classroom.
(First: Episode 0647)
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Muppets A group of Anything Muppet children wander into a classroom and wonder where they are. They lift up their desks and find the letters forming "SCHOOL" on them.
(First: Episode 1391)
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Muppets / Celebrity Johnny Cash sings "Nasty Dan" to Oscar.
(First: Episode 0558)
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Cartoon A boy puts together the word "MOM." His own mom comes out to thunderous applause and gives him some milk.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1465)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
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Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
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Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
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Muppets Four monsters sing "We Are All Monsters."
(First: Episode 1405)
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Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh". The other kids tell him that they heard the expression on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird and the kids keep Gordon company as he cycles by riding around on their tricycles (and Big Bird's unicycle).


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