Sesame Street
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."
Surpriseinmyhand
Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
ErnieBert--Bert'sPresent
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)
Toon-ChildrenCountBackwardForward
Cartoon A child voice-over counts backwards from 10 to 1, then back up to 10.
(First: Episode 0931)
GreenHandSpinTop
Film Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a green Muppet hand that learns to spin a top.
(First: Episode 0362)
Alive.Notalive
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 sings about six snails.
(First: Episode 0324)
No6b
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
1186h
Insert Susan and the kids sing "My Little Game," a song with loud and soft parts.
(First: Episode 1186)
Ringmaster.6monkeys
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays six marvelous monkeys who do stunts.
(First: Episode 1289)
Film-MomRhino
Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
6piglets
Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
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Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
Sgrover.exit
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)
2125r
Film EXIT
(First: Episode 0935)
Roundthings
Film Finding round things in a supermarket (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 0434)
GoodMorningDoctor
Film A trip to the doctor's office.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0471)
LindaWetPaint
Cast Linda shows Damion how to sign "WET PAINT".
(First: Episode 1073)
WetPaint-Billboard
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)
100006
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon music hall
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)
TheresaHoleintheBucket
Muppets "There's a Hole in the Bucket"
(First: Episode 0834)
Raccoon
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
David-Rectangle
Film David (in voice-over) finds rectangles.
(First: Episode 0481)
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
AlphabetDancers-L
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.
Lion.Wetpaint
Cartoon A painter pops out of a box and paints a lion, then hangs a "wet paint" sign on it.
(First: Episode 1179)
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Celebrity Mummenschanz - The Fly
(First: Episode 1108)
1576l
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
2675-Truck
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.
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Foursports
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
Dalmatiand
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
DionYou!
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)
IntoTheGarden
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Daddyddream
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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