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Sesame Street
Herry Monster lifts 4,000 tons
(repeat of 1225)
Air date March 6, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors E, F, 8
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 Herry Monster calls everyone over to witness a never-before-seen feat - he will lift a 4,000 ton weight! He struggles immensely to even move it, but with encouragement from his friends, Herry finds the strength to lift the weight.
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Cartoon Baseball Squares (1:13)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
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Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator: Only five people are allowed on the elevator at one time, so Grover counts out five passengers. But then he's not allowed on the elevator himself; he would make six.
(First: Episode 0462)
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Cartoon Roxanne and Violet Gorflatch are alike in many ways, but different in others.
(First: Episode 1480)
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Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
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SCENE 2 Gordon blends together the parts of Barkley's name.
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Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
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Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates a figure 8.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids "fix" an upside-down 8.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Film A toymaker makes an airplane out of wood.
(First: Episode 0762)
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Insert A group of children put together a scooter following a model.
(First: Episode 0922)
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Cartoon A mad scientist (voiced by Daws Butler) teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot", and "Friday."
(First: Episode 1162)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird dons some fake facial hair and glasses in an attempt to fool Mr. Snuffleupagus into thinking he's somebody else. Sure enough, when Snuffy arrives, he believes the disguised Big Bird as an entirely different bird. He notes the similarities and differences between the two until Big Bird reveals himself. Snuffy is glad to see his friend - "Things just aren't the same when you're not around."
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Cartoon A man shows the difference between a regular slice of bread and a toasted one.
(First: Episode 1497)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie notices Bert looking sad for no reason. Ernie lists a number of reasons to be sad, and then Bert feels better, but now Ernie has become sad for no reason.
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Film Footage of a Chinese noodle factory.
(First: Episode 0984)
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Cartoon "Mi casa es su casa."
(First: Episode 0794)
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Muppets Leslie Mostly has a brief interview with the word CASA.
(First: Episode 1457)
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Animation Can you find the hidden objects in the picture?
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Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
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SCENE 4 Maria sits out on the stoop with her newspaper and a carrot. The Count happens by and starts counting the bites she takes. She asks that he not do this and he conceals himself behind the railing, still able to count the loud crunches. His thunder-and-lightning tips off his location.
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Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways".
(First: Episode 1443)
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Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about being happy and healthy.
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
(First: Episode 1482)
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SCENE 5 Everyone plays ball around Oscar's trash can. Oscar gets upset and wishes he were all alone. He imagines being the only one on Sesame Street and soon finds it's not as appealing as he thought. When his fantasy ends, he's glad his friends are still around so he can tell them to scram.
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Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
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Muppets Forgetful Jones sings "Who Could Forget the Day That We Met" to Clementine.
(First: Episode 1497)
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Film Traffic lights
(First: Episode 0131)
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Celebrity Victor Borge explains that the keys on a piano aren't perfectly white because the elephant whose tusks were used to make them didn't brush after each meal.
(First: Episode 1178)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
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Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
(First: Episode 0291)
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Muppets Old West: A saloon full of horses try to figure out what is making Weepin' Willie cry.
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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