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Sesame Street
Oscar hosts the worm circus
(repeat of 1280)
Air date February 20, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors G, H, 8
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Picture Segment Description
Everyone Feels a Little Shy Sometimes.jpg
Insert Susan greets Big Bird walking down Sesame Street in a slump because he wanted to talk to Luis's grandmother on the phone in New Mexico, but he couldn't think of anything to say. He's told that he was just shy, and she sings to him "Everyone Feels a Little Shy Sometimes".
(First: Episode 0964)
Cartoon Olga the lonesome robot
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie gets Bert to participate in a rhyming game, but Ernie ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it.
(First: Episode 0798)
Cartoon Eight spiders subtract themselves.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(First: Episode 1481)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
(First: Episode 0437)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
SCENE 1 Oscar call out for his neighbors to see "the creepiest, crawliest show on Earth." David, Olivia and Mr. Hooper gather as Slimey the Great makes his entrance. Oscar introduces three tricks Slimey will do - a somersault, climbing a pole and jumping into a bowl of mud. The last trick is Oscar's favorite, as it results in everyone receiving a face full of mud when Slimey lands.
Cartoon A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
Muppets Ernie has two bags of cookies, one of which has several cookies, and one that only has one cookie. Ernie asks Cookie Monster which he'd rather have, and Cookie Monster naturally chooses the bag with many cookies. However, Cookie is disappointed that his cookies are very small, while Ernie's one cookie is very big, so Ernie breaks his cookie into several small pieces.
(First: Episode 1359)
Cartoon H for hair
(First: Episode 0475)
Cast Bob, Linda and Luis assemble a lowercase h.
(First: Episode 1056)
Cartoon man weighs scale.jpg
Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: Thelma saves an ice fisherman when the ice around him cracks.
Artist: John Korty
SCENE 2 Oscar and Slimey practice his new trick - being shot from a cannon. Oscar fires the cannon and Slimey flies into a bowl of fruit at Hooper's Store.
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Some fruits in a bowl sing a "Bilingual Fruit Song" about their Spanish names, and agree that two names are better than one.
(First: Episode 1306)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
Insert Swan Like Ballet (1:23)
SCENE 3 Big Bird reads a poem entitled "The Turtle," leading to...
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon A boy counts 10 stairs as he climbs them with his sack of toys.
(First: Episode 0997)
Grover mountain.jpg
Muppets Grover climbs a mountain and counts from one to ten with his own echo.
(First: Episode 0949)
Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
(First: Episode 0549)
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)
Cast Linda helps a boy sign "DON'T WALK."
(First: Episode 1061)
Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
(First: Episode 0538)
Muppets Forgetful Jones tries singing the "Song of Forgetful Jones" to Clementine, but needs help remembering the song's original context.
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
G film.jpg
Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
SCENE 4 Oscar looks very ill and he feels he's come down with the Grouch Grippe. His friends dote on him and do what they can to cure him.
Cartoon Seven chicks plus 1 alligator makes 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl exercises in preparation for coaching her team as they play. The team turns out to be three string musicians and she's their conductor.
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
(First: Episode 0775)
Games Around the World Throwing.jpg
Film Various sporting events involving throwing things are shown from around the world.
(First: Episode 0809)
Cartoon Words that rhyme with BALL (voices of Bob Arbogast and Daws Butler)
(First: Episode 0773)
SCENE 5 Oscar rests, as the others vow to stay by his side until he's well. Their chatter wakes him up and they find he's back to his old self, yelling at them to get away from his can.

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