Sesame Street
Air date February 12, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, R, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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.
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 A girl gets a pair of earrings, intercut with shots of other people's earrings.
(First: Episode 0422)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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)
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
Animation Sand A/a
(First: Episode 0628)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
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.
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher."
(First: Episode 0553)
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Film A gorilla chases a woman, who registers her protest by shouting "No." She triumphantly drags the gorilla off.
(First: Episode 0546)
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
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)
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Cartoon Can a horse fly? No.
(First: Episode 0794)
Cast Mr. Macintosh does a soft-shoe routine down the street as he recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1464)
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)
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)
Animation Stop-motion: A bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
(First: Episode 1463)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Three cannonball men switch spotlights as they dance.
(First: Episode 1469)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
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)
Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
(First: Episode 0666)
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.
Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert and Sherlock Hemlock ask John-John if he wants to count, and John-John enthusiastically rises to the occasion.
(First: Episode 1474)
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
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)
Cartoon A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1004)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
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.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)
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)
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Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
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)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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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