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Sesame Street
Air date January 28, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, D, 7
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 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.
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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)
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Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
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Celebrity Whitman Mayo's Animal Guessing Game #1 (Lions)
(First: Episode 0778)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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)
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Cartoon Words that begin with A, ending with ambulance (Spanish soundtrack)
Animated by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0371)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0551)
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Cartoon Words that begin with A, ending with ambulance
Animated by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
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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).
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Cartoon A girl trains her dog on here and there.
(First: Episode 0769)
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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)
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Film The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
(First: Episode 0179)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
(First: Episode 0770)
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Celebrity Whitman Mayo pretends to be a penguin.
(First: Episode 1167)
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Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
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Cast Bob asks Janice to to identify the letter A and the corresponding picture of an apple.
(First: Episode 1107)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
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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.jpg Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
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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)
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Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Marlena observe their knees.
(First: Episode 1162)
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Cartoon Round and angled pegs fit into their respective holes.
(First: Episode 1452)
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Muppets Herry Monster sings "Furry Blue Mommy of Mine."
(First: Episode 1052)
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Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
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Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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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)
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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)
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Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet asks another "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
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Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive green GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
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Film "Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body. (title card cut)
(First: Episode 0024)
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Cast / Muppets Olivia sings about her "One Two Blues" with two Anything Muppets.
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Muppets A young girl bangs her stick across 7 fenceposts, which turn out to be the teeth of a large monster.
(First: Episode 1401)
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Cartoon Seven rabbits
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover learns what Kate wants to be when she grows up.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and Susan play basketball with the kids.


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