Sesame Street
Big Bird guards a freshly painted Hooper's Store
Air date March 16, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors D, L, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Ferlinghetti Donizetti and Deena perform the "Rhymer Rag."
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Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert has a present for his Aunt Matilda, but Ernie thinks that the present is for him, so he makes several guesses about what it is first, then unwraps it.
(First: Episode 0165)
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Cartoon Kids count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 1, as the numbers are displayed over colored lights.
(First: Episode 0931)
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Film Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a green Muppet hand that learns to spin a top.
(First: Episode 0362)
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Cartoon A girl sorts everything she finds which is alive and not alive.
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Cast Maria plays Crazy Betty, whose warehouse is holding a clearance sale on various shapes. Susan, Gordon and Luis play her harried workers, bringing in more and more new shapes, then drag Crazy Betty out.
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0324)
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Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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Insert Susan and the kids sing "My Little Game," a song with loud and soft parts.
(First: Episode 1186)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster displays six marvelous monkeys who do stunts.
(First: Episode 1289)
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Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
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Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
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Muppets Super Grover
When a boy has trouble finding the gate in a fence, Super Grover attempts to bend the pickets. But eventually, the boy finds an EXIT sign.
(First: Episode 0746)
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Film EXIT
(First: Episode 0935)
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Film Finding round things in a supermarket (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 0434)
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Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0471)
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Cast Linda shows Damion how to sign "WET PAINT".
(First: Episode 1073)
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Film A wall painter on a high-rise spells and paints the word "WET PAINT" in red, but accidentally puts his hand on one of the painted letters and looks at his hand, all painted red, and shouts, "WET PAINT!"
(First: Episode 1036)
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Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
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Cartoon A cleaning lady (reminiscent of Carol Burnett's character) wanders into a music rehearsal room, plays each instrument, and puts all the sounds back into the wrong instruments.
(First: Episode 0774)
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Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
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Muppets "There's a Hole in the Bucket"
(First: Episode 0834)
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Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
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Film David (in voice-over) finds rectangles.
(First: Episode 0481)
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Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Cartoon "L" for "Large" and "l" for "little"
(First: Episode 1455)
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SCENE 2 Maria uses a "WET PAINT" sign in a guessing game with Telly Monster.
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Cartoon A painter pops out of a box and paints a lion, then hangs a "wet paint" sign on it.
(First: Episode 1397)
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Celebrity A Mummenschanz performer changes their paper facial reactions as they deal with a fly.
(First: Episode 1108)
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Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird guards the front door of Hooper's Store, which has just been painted. Mr. Snuffleupagus recommends using a sign alerting folks of the wet paint instead and goes off to make it. Big Bird waits for an hour until Snuffy returns with a long note asking people to avoid the door.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
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Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
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Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
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Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
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Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
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SCENE 4 Snuffy sneezes, getting debris stuck to the drying door.


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