Sesame Street
Air date February 12, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, R, 3
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly tells the viewer he and Maria are about to go on a picnic, but Maria says they can't. Telly wonders what the problem could be, whether it's ants, poison ivy or even bears. Telly has something prepared to take care of all these issues. Maria instead points out it's because of the rain. Telly has prepared for this too - inflating a life raft in case the park floods.
Cookie10
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
Film-Earrings
Film A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
Alligatortoon
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
3159i
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Grover and Debo to identify his letter A. Grover has no idea. When Dabo says "A," Kermit says "Ay" to someone offscreen.
(First: Episode 0629)
1220-CarWash
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
SandA
Animation Sand A / a
(First: Episode 0628)
1095e
Muppets The Amazing Mumford's Suspension Act
(First: Episode 0292)
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird volunteers to help Mr. Hooper prepare a cake. Mr. Hooper believes in cleaning up the messes made as they go along, preventing the need to clean up afterwards. As Mr. Hooper sets out the ingredients on the counter, Big Bird cleans up by putting them away.
Song.countithigher
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
CatBark
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Gorilla-no
Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
2795z
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Whichcomesfirst
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
EBwarm
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(First: Episode 0418)
Noimage
Cartoon Horse Fly No (0:27)
(First: Episode 0794)
Noimage
Insert Mr. Macintosh does a soft-shoe routine down the street as he recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1464)
NobleOstrich
Cartoon "The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0998)
GroverBoat1
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Bunnychickblocks
Animation Stop-motion: A bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
(First: Episode 1463)
GroverBoat2
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
3Cannonballmen
Cartoon Three cannonball men switch spotlights as they dance.
(First: Episode 1469)
GroverBoat3
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
3136zb
Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
HickoryDickory-Printing
Film A woman helps some kids write down their version of "Hickory Dickory Dock," which they then bring to the Acorn Press to have printed.
(First: Episode 1456)
Lastforchow
Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
(First: Episode 0666)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Snuffleupagus looks for his snuffle warmer to keep his cold under control. He and Big Bird split up to look for it. Snuffy eventually finds it on his own, but sneezes it off. It lands on Big Bird, who comments that the warmer found him.
FirstMiddleLast
Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
Bertjohnjohnsherlock
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Sherlock Hemlock ask John-John if he wants to count, and John-John enthusiastically rises to the occasion.
(EKA: Episode 1474)
Lastleaf
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
DonMusic--YankeeDoodle
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog helps Don Music finish the "Yankee Doodle" song, then because Don finds the idea of calling feathers macaroni ridiculous, they rewrite it to be a song in which Yankee Doodle stays at home cooking for his pony, puts "fat spaghetti" in a pot and calls it macaroni. Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats then come in and perform the song with Don.
(First: Episode 0876)
FleaCamp
Cartoon A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1004)
No3
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 4 Oscar celebrates today's number, 3, by inviting three guests (Maria, Susan and Luis) for a special treat. He's prepared a lovely display with three flowers and three banana splits (each with three scoops of ice cream). The table it all rests upon has only three legs and tips over as they try to dig in.
Pinball 03
Cartoon Pinball #3
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
ErnieBertBananaEarPart1
Muppets Part 1: Ernie is holding a banana in his ear. Bert tries to tell him that he does so, but he can't hear him because of it.
(First: Episode 0258)
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
ErnieBertBananaEarPart2
Muppets Part 2: Ernie reveals that he has a banana in his ear in order to keep the alligators away. He uses Bert's denial of any on Sesame Street as proof that his method works.
(First: Episode 0258)
RattlesnakeFilm
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake
(First: Episode 0514)
1736n
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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SCENE 5 Oscar gets some exercise with the help of Bruno the Trashman, who jogs around the street with his can.


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