Sesame Street
Air date January 20, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors O, Q, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird, Olivia and the kids flip through her photo album and identify the different jobs he's pictured people doing. Big Bird has a picture of his own, one of Olivia. In response, Olivia takes a picture of Big Bird.
Film-boysshovels
Film Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment: Three boys (including Brian Henson) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery and how the boys' arms and mouths work.
(First: Episode 0003)
Sesame Street 5 The Harlem Globetrotters
Celebrity The Harlem Globetrotters briefly demonstrate their basketball stunts.
(First: Episode 0536)
2pies
Cartoon "Two headlights, two eyes, two schoolbooks, two pies..."
(First: Episode 0926)
1186u
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 1
Counting to 2 is not very exciting.
(First: Episode 1156)
AnimalCamouflage
Film Animal camouflage (kid VO's)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
1186v
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 2
Nobody's favorite number is 2.
(First: Episode 1156)
500016
Film A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
1186x
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 3
The huge visual aid falls on Grover.
(First: Episode 1156)
1041starfish
Film One of These Things (3 starfish and 1 crab)
(First: Episode 0516)
2682h
Muppets A little boy explains how he can be a son, a brother, a paperboy, a friend, and a grandson all at the same time.
(First: Episode 0691)
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SCENE 2 Deena wants to play with Oscar, who promises to play after his package arrives. Deena struggles with patience as they wait. The package is finally delivered to Oscar, who suggests they now play post office. Oscar takes the role of the letter carrier and asks Deena to wait for her letter...for at least three days.
Seesawtoon
Cartoon A small man tries to use a seesaw, but can't get his associate (a very large man) to go up.
(First: Episode 1121)
Maria conductor
Cast Maria, dressed as conductor Hubert von Carryoff, instructs David, Luis and Gordon in a performance of "Concerto for Cigar Box, Washtub and Jug". David should play first, Luis should play next, and Gordon should play last.
(First: Episode 1222)
Lastforchow
Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
(First: Episode 0666)
Hardworkindog
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Madeline Kahn working dog
Celebrity Madeline Kahn (in limbo) comments on the previous segment. "Well, that's really a hard working dog. I wonder what he gets paid."
(First: Episode 1110)
Animalseatcrunchy
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
Film-FeetFirst
Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
2341z
Muppets Alphabet Chat: O
Mr. Chatterly tries to deliver a lecture about the letter O, but is distracted by several things that don't begin with O, like a rabbit walking with a cow. The Anything Muppet producers decide to cancel the show and take down the set.
(First: Episode 0837)
2341v
Cartoon Sand O/o.
(First: Episode 0621)
HaveANiceDay
Insert Bob sings "Have a Nice Day."
(First: Episode 1022)
1186c
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
ShipboardEmotions
Muppets On a boat to Hawaii, a Muppet girl is surprised to see a fish jump out of the water, but a Muppet boy isn't as thrilled and continues to be sad in response to the girl's various emotions. She asks why (Hawaii is so beautiful) and he says it's because he was supposed to be on a boat to Alaska. She responds... surprise!
1706i
Cartoon Two giraffes (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1468)
ProblemSleeper
Cast Luis tosses and turns in bed. Gordon hawks a sure-fire method of getting to sleep - counting. Luis orders Gordon to leave the bedroom in ten seconds, then falls asleep after counting.
1957-Lines
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
E&Bdoyoulikeme
Muppets Ernie asks Bert, "Do You Like Me?"
(First: Episode 1234)
0573v
Film Joe Raposo: Swinging Gibbon
(First: Episode 0009)
Count-candles
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
5ladybugs
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird tells Susan about his problem - he wants to stay on the block to play with the kids, but Barkley insists on playing in the park with him. Susan can't think of a solution, when one of the kids proposes they all play in the park.
1091-21
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
CookiediscoTV
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Cookie Disco."
(First: Episode 1054)
DontbeaSnerd
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Noimage
Celebrity Richard Pryor demonstrates body parts.
(First: Episode 0794)
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
Grover.lumberjack
Muppets Grover the lumberjack thinks he is the first to arrive for supper, but he gets trampled by a gang of French-Canadian lumberjacks who get to the food table before he has a chance to get his snow boots off. By the time he finally gets them off, a grizzly bear grabs the last plate of food.
(First: Episode 1343)
Spanishtoon.Opera
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
Toon-ZipperBridge
Cartoon A zipper is unzipped across the screen.
(First: Episode 0291)
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SCENE 4 Oscar, carried by Bruno the Trashman, calls out for everyone to participate in a street-wide clean-up. Susan can't believe he wants things clean, then discovers he wants everyone to give him the trash they've picked up. Olivia announces the sponsors.


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