Sesame Street
A very hot day on Sesame Street
Air date February 10, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production October 23, 1980
Sponsors G, T, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis and Olivia greet the viewer on a very hot day on Sesame Street. Olivia comments that it's so hot, one could fry an egg on the sidewalk; Oscar does just that.
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about small things. A man thinks about small things, and lists them. A sea monster thinks it is small, especially when compared to its father!
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
Gorilla toon2.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
Cartoon G is for Goat
(First: Episode 0085)
SCENE 2 Big Bird invites Mr. Snuffleupagus over to cool off with his electric fan. The fan only keeps the side facing it cool, so they keep switching whether their front or back is to the fan. They don't feel completely cooled this way, so they resolve to spin around constantly. This keeps them cool all over, as well as dizzy.
Cartoon A man demonstrates front and back using his sneakers.
(First: Episode 0826)
Muppets Marshal Grover asks Fred the Wonder Horse why he's walking backwards -- he can only see where he's been, and not where he's going. He also wants to know what happened to Fred's head. Fred explains that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference between front and back. "That is a terrible, mean, cruel thing to say to me, Fred!" Marshal Grover exclaims. "It is true, but..." Fred tells Grover that he's facing backward, and if he turns around, he'll see Fred's head. Grover turns around, and cries: "Oh, Fred! I've missed you! Oh, it's good to see you!" Fred says that if he stays turned around, he'll be able to see where he's going. Grover tries it, and he's proud to know the difference between front and back. Unfortunately, now his head is resting on the saddle, with his feet in the air.
(First: Episode 0629)
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
Film Iguanas
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
(First: Episode 0775)
SCENE 3 Luis is unable to fix the air conditioning in Hooper's Store. He and Mr. Hooper think of alternate ways to keep cool, to no avail. Luis finally comes up with an idea - he and Mr. Hooper pour cold glasses of water over themselves.
Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)
Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Cast The two Chaplins (Maria and Linda) find ways to balance both sides of a see-sawing park bench.
(First: Episode 1181)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(First: Episode 0548)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and the kids imagine chilly scenarios in an effort to keep cool.
Film A scuba diver collects shells, which some kids count in voice-over.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0474)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola count fingers.
(First: Episode 0464)
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Five Worms In An Apple
Owe Gustafson
Insert Various things in a kitchen become CERRADO. (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 1343)
Cartoon La palabra cerrado
(First: Episode 0481)
Muppets Caveman Days
King Ernie needs to clean his yucky teeth. The Royal Smart Person brings a big brush (used for sweeping), then a middle-sized brush (used for brushing hair), then a smaller brush (used for painting), and finally a really small brush (a toothbrush). Just as Ernie proclaims that he'll "brush every tooth in the entire kingdom," a saber-toothed tiger comes in, seizes the toothbrush, and begins to use it himself!
(First: Episode 1388)
SCENE 5 Everyone sings "I Wish It Would Rain," hoping some precipitation will cool things down.
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
Muppets Farley explains things one can do with their mind - he plans on going to the door, he imagines who's knocking at it, he remembers it's not his mother and he hopes there's not a scary monster at the door. Herry Monster surprises him by bursting through the door, frightening Farley away. Herry's sorry Farley ran away; he wanted to play.
(First: Episode 0180)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Cartoon A circle becomes a clock, balloon, sun, etc.
(First: Episode 0358)
SCENE 6 The gang tunes into the radio weather broadcast, reporting the hottest day on record for the city with only a 10% chance of rain. Suddenly, they hear thunder and spot a dark cloud over head. Rain begins pouring. Telly Monster thinks they should all head inside before they catch a cold, but everyone takes pleasure in the relief from above.

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