Sesame Street
Air date January 28, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, D, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In the premiere edition of Ask Oscar, Telly Monster reads a letter from Yucchina Blechman of Sandusty, Ohio, who wishes to know about on and in. Oscar thinks Telly should help with the demonstration. He produces a box, which he puts on his head, then has Telly put his head in the box. He repeats this using a bucket, to Telly's chagrin. Telly wishes to switch roles in the proceedings. Oscar puts some ripped-up newspaper in a box, then throws the pieces on Telly.
SPR
Muppets A woman (Jim Henson) volunteers to assist The Amazing Mumford in his surprise magic trick. Mumford makes her disappear – but when he tries to make her reappear, Herry Monster pops up, saying "SURPRISE!"
(First: Episode 0381)
1220-CarWash
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
1037f
Celebrity Whitman Mayo's Animal Guessing Game #1 (Lions)
(First: Episode 0778)
1090-03
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays doctor and makes Bert be the patient for his check-up. He checks Bert's heart, mouth and more. At the end, Bert wonders how he is feeling, but Ernie can't tell him that until he's a real doctor, twenty-three years from now. Bert faints after Ernie's answer and Ernie wonders if there's a doctor in the house.
(First: Episode 0937)
Bigacartoon
Cartoon Words that begin with A, ending with ambulance (Spanish soundtrack)
Animated by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0371)
EB.Shola.A
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Ernie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0551)
Bigacartoon
Cartoon Words that begin with A, ending with ambulance
Animated by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Gordon and Susan take the kids on a pretend swim. Susan then spots a "whale" coming at them (Barkley).
Toon-HereThereTail
Cartoon A girl trains her dog on here and there.
(First: Episode 0769)
GroverMariaDavid
Muppets / Cast Maria and David help Grover understand that there can refer to anyplace that you are not, no matter how far away you may be.
(First: Episode 0885)
Song.ilovebeingapig
Film The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
(First: Episode 0179)
Typewriter.A
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0770)
Noimage
Celebrity Whitman Mayo pretends to be a penguin.
(First: Episode 1167)
2485d
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
1287-Apple
Cast Bob asks Janice to to identify the letter A and the corresponding picture of an apple.
(First: Episode 1107)
Aisforape
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
TwoHeadBath
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(First: Episode 1449)
Owlbirdcompromise Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
Detective11-20
Film Detective Fred (Joe Raposo) is sent by his boss (Danny Epstein) to locate the number 20. Throughout the office and on the streets of New York, Fred tracks down the numbers 11 through 18 in numerical order by spying his surroundings. When he finds his way to Apartment 19, he discovers it is occupied by a gorilla, who leads him directly to the elusive 20.
(First: Episode 0277)
Horsingaround
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)
KermitMarlena
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Marlena observe their knees.
(First: Episode 1162)
1452-Pegs
Cartoon Round and angled pegs fit into their respective holes.
(First: Episode 1452)
Song.furrymommy
Muppets Herry Monster sings "Furry Blue Mommy of Mine."
(First: Episode 1052)
Toon.Dogonchair
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Stockard
Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Alligatorking2
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Beat The Time
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
KidFatherBuild
Animation A kid's father tells him what can be built out of the wheels and things he found.
(First: Episode 0268)
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Insert Herry is angry because he doesn't know how to put his new barbells together.
(First: Episode 0808)
Dalmatiand
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
2040o
Muppets An Anything Muppet asks another "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
Peligrodynamite
Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive green GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
HeadToToePuzzle
Film "Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body. (title card cut)
(First: Episode 0024)
OneTwoBlues
Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
AMs-SevenTeethMonster
Muppets A young girl bangs her stick across 7 fenceposts, which turn out to be the teeth of a large monster.
(First: Episode 1401)
7rabbits
Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
GroverKate-Jobs
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover learns what Kate wants to be when she grows up.
(First: Episode 0783)
1186i
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Dot Bridge 06 raspberry
Cartoon Dot Bridge (raspberry)
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and Susan play basketball with the kids.


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