Sesame Street
Air date January 23, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors N, R, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Linda welcomes the viewer in sign language and teaches Olivia and others how to do it as well.
KermitMonsterTest--5
Muppets Kermit tests two blindfolded monsters and asks them which number they're feeling. Herry Monster minus his blindfold describes how he knew the number was a five and in the process breaks the five into pieces. Cookie Monster attempts to feel the number and Kermit tells him that he can't since its broken. Cookie Monster devours the pieces and tells Kermit it tastes like a five.
(First: Episode 1200)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster #5: Five fantastic floating fools fall from the big blue blimp.
(First: Episode 1310)
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Film EXIT
(First: Episode 0935)
5swans
Cartoon Five Swans
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1460)
Forgetful-Book
Muppets Clementine finds Forgetful Jones once again in a situation where he has no memory. She has him assess the clues to remember - he's sitting in a great chair for reading, has a lamp for reading and a book. Forgetful finally remembers - Buster was reading him a book.
(First: Episode 1465)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
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Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
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Muppets Biff and Sully move a piano. Biff tries to play a scale and talks about practice. While Biff is away, Sully plays a full concert piece.
(First: Episode 0911)
RunRun
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
RCollection
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
(First: Episode 0014)
JudyCollins Fishermen
Muppets / Celebrity Judy Collins sings "The Fisherman Song" with several Anything Muppets.
(First: Episode 0796)
Toon differentmes
Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0772)
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SCENE 2 Bob finishes a music lesson with a child. Deena wants to play too - play tag, that is.
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
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Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
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Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: R for Rope
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0764)
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Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Ernie-Katie
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Katie find the many similarities between each other.
Film-SameDiffBoxes
Film Two box-beings make each other look same and different by piling different objects on each other.
(First: Episode 0226)
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SCENE 3 Maria observes Oscar preparing "Five Grouch Goulash." The name is not derived from the fact that Oscar uses five of each ingredient. Instead, it feeds five Grouches. Maria takes a whiff and gives five rotten opinions of it.
Bert purple hand
Muppets Ernie & BertBert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
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Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
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Cast Luis and the kids put together a fractured N.
(First: Episode 0938)
Carrot
Cartoon The Carrot
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1132)
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SCENE 4 Telly Monster overhears Bob speaking in Japanese and thinks he will no longer be able to speak English, thus ending their friendship. Maria calms him down and points out many people can speak two languages. Telly is relieved and hugs Bob, knowing their friendship is in tact.
I'mpretty-original
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
SimonTransportationSounds
Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
TrainExit
Cartoon A white furball catches a train going through a door marked EXIT.
(First: Episode 0800)
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Film Wild geese (to madrigal music)
(First: Episode 0935)
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Insert Susan and Gordon sing "There's More Than One Way for a Family to Be."
(First: Episode 1002)
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Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)
CMCousinRejectsCookies
Muppets Cookie Monster discovers Cousin Monster doesn't want cookies and would rather eat Ernie's healthy food.
(First: Episode 1240)
Toon.Table
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
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SCENE 5 The kids play ball in the arbor as the sponsors are announced.


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