Sesame Street
Gordon and Susan wash cars
(repeat of 1196)
Air date March 12, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors I, Q, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar is upset that Gordon and others are picking up all the litter left by a windstorm. The Amazing Mumford believes he can help Oscar and magically litters the street again. Gordon insists the mess be cleaned up, while Oscar wants even more. Mumford thinks of a compromise - he magically cleans the street and places all the trash into Oscar's trash can, now overflowing with trash.
Statue10birds
Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
Song.frogstruggle
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
SSnews.tinkletable
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Dr. Nobel Price wants to show off his latest invention, a piano, but it's already been invented. Kermit even knows how to play it.
(First: Episode 1477)
2096b
Cartoon A boy acts out his feelings as animals. ("There's a zoo in me!")
(First: Episode 0783)
2293g
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0414)
Stack12cans
Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Big Bird peers over his doors to greet friends passing by while waiting for Mr. Snuffleupagus to come over. Snuffy is impressed with this and wants to try it too, only he's not tall enough. Susan passes by and recommends one uses boxes to see over the doors. Snuffy stands on a couple of boxes and can see over the doors, only nobody is around to greet.
Song.Capital.I
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
Kidsi
Film the kids form a capital I.
(First: Episode 0462)
3161s
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
Tshirtsalesman2
Muppets Kermit the Frog goes to a T-shirt shop, The Wonderful World of T-Shirts, to pick up another personalized "Kermit the Frog T-Shirt". However all the shirts have the wrong name (Kermit the Gorf, Kermit the Forg, and Kermit the Grof).
(First: Episode 1494)
Kidsdancing
Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
Filmfair q
Cartoon A duck sings about all the reasons why q should be remembered.
(First: Episode 0789)
Little chrissy you're alive
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "You're Alive."
(First: Episode 1482)
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
AMs-Reading
Muppets Two children, who can only read some words, resolve their fight over a large book by helping each other and reading alternate words.
(First: Episode 0297)
Noimage
Celebrity George Benson plays some "happy" chords on his guitar.
(First: Episode 1401)
Pinball 12
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" (#12)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)
HandDealsCards-12
Film A pair of hands deal cards marked with the numbers 12 to 1.
(First: Episode 0433)
Film-Leopard
Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
Sposethatsmexico
Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet cowboy shouts across a canyon to hear the echo. "Yippee ki-yi-yo!" is repeated back to him perfectly. When he shouts "One!", the echo repeats back, "¡Uno!" The cowboy is startled. "Two!" he shouts, and the echo repeats, "¡Dos!" "You s'pose that's Mexico over there?" he asks. He continues to count to ten, with the echo repeating the numbers back in Spanish. Frustrated, he shouts, "How are you?" "¡Muy bien, gracias!" is the reply. "Oh, this is ridiculous," the cowboy says, and throws his cowboy hat into the canyon. A sombrero is thrown back in return.
(First: Episode 0698)
1261-LowercaseI
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0033)
2423-Sprout
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
3balloons
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)
KermitGrover-Snowman
Muppets Kermit and Grover build a snowman. The snowball head is big, the next snowball is even bigger, and the one on the bottom is biggest.
(First: Episode 0336)
Toon-Tall-er-estTrees
Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Herry Monster uses his doll, Elizabeth, to demonstrate close to and away from. He prefers being close to her.
0926j
Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
Noimage
Cast Maria plays a TV huckster in an advertisement for the word COLD.
(First: Episode 1499)
1247-Bath
Cartoon Goldilocks' bath is first too HOT, then too COLD, then just right.
(First: Episode 1232)
1499-COLDReport
Muppets Telly Monster delivers a weather report on WORM-TV, but can't recognize the word "COLD" on the map. Oscar gives him clues about the word using a wind machine, a block of ice and some snow. Telly finally catches on and Oscar teases tomorrow's weather report on the "H-O-T" forecast.
(First: Episode 1499)
Boyflowers
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
Noimage
SCENE 4 Gordon and Susan give their VW Bug a wash. Big Bird requests that they also wash his toy car. He's pleased with their work and asks if they can do the same with his friends' cars as well. The two assume this means washing more toy car, when they see a line-up of real cars filing in behind theirs, all while Big Bird directs them.
1220-CarWash
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
Raposo.Eating
Song Joe Raposo sings "Eating" while animals eat.
(First: Episode 0106)
BCayard.Sheep
Cartoon The story of sheep, or where wool comes from.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 5 The Count pulls up in his Countmobile to count the many cars lined up to be washed...157, including his own.


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