Sesame Street
Air date March 18, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors B, D, 5
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob works on his stamp collection, when Big Bird arrives. He cites how clumsy Bob can be and brings some pillows he can wear in case Bob drops something on himself. He also brings a telephone to call a doctor, and finally Susan in case he can't reach a doctor right away. Bob pounds the table insisting he's fine, when it collapses on him, cueing Susan to help.
Film-CarFactory
Film Kids narrate a visit to an automobile factory, and watch a taxi being made.
(First: Episode 0186)
Planning Ahead
Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
1706c
Animation Sand D/d
(First: Episode 0640)
1090-10
Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
DiscoD
Muppets Three polyester-clad Anything Muppets sing "Disco D."
(First: Episode 1148)
1186.DforDinosaur
Cartoon D - dig, deep, dinosaur
(First: Episode 1148)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Susan shows the kids a BUS STOP sign and has them underline the words as she says them.
Bunnychickblocks.Tea
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
KermitSholaFranGiraffes
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit, Shola and Fannie talk about giraffes, leading to...
(First: Episode 0570)
0010.giraffes
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Giraffes.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0010)
Warmandcold3
Muppets Kermit at Home: Grover is outside in the snow, freezing. He keeps knocking on Kermit's door, asking how to get warm, and Kermit keeps telling him to come inside. Grover, missing the point, tries ideas of his own to get warm, but they don't work. Finally, Kermit tells Grover that if he wants to get warm, he should come inside. Excited, Grover pulls Kermit aside and slams the door, locking Kermit outside. Grover goes to sleep in Kermit's armchair while the frozen frog scrapes at the window.
(First: Episode 0598)
5roadpaint
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
5flies-nose
Cartoon Five flies land on a kid's face.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1449)
1201-Closed
Cast Linda and a boy sign the word "CLOSED."
(First: Episode 1082)
Fox and crow
Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
Watch factory
Film Workers in a watch factory work on watches.
(First: Episode 1029)
CountErnie
Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
Lost5cartoon
Cartoon A lost number 5 looks for his brother.
(First: Episode 0934)
Noimage
Cast David and Luis come across two sets of boxes - a pyramid of 10, and a single box. Numbers appear above, misattributing the value of each set. Instead of correcting the amount of boxes on each side of the screen, they simply remove the 0 from the 10 and move it to the other side.
(First: Episode 1281)
LampAssembly
Animation A kerosene lamp assembles itself in stop-motion.
(First: Episode 1473)
Bforbat
Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
1195-Ray
Celebrity Ray Charles sings his own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 1060)
Bisforbath
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
0597.Triangles
Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
(First: Episode 0538)
Herry and Kimberly shapes
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks Kimberly to identify geometric shapes.
(First: Episode 0899)
BCayard.bear
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Film-ChefDrawsCake
Film A baker draws a kitchen and utensils to bake a birthday cake.
(First: Episode 0427)
Erniebeforeafter
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
FruitCart-English
Cartoon Before and after: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears.
(First: Episode 0631)
FruitCart-Spanish
Cartoon Antes y despues: Several kids are sad, but become happy when a fruit vendor appears. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0631)
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SCENE 3 A pair of lips recites the alphabet with the voices of Gordon, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird, Luis, Susan, Oscar the Grouch and Telly Monster. The camera pulls back revealing the lips are Susan's. Gordon compliments her great mouth, while Susan compliments their great alphabet.
Ddart
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
2061 art
Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Dconstruction
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
HIYL.Tooth
Muppets Here is Your Life
Disguised as a dentist, Guy Smiley surprises a tooth at a dentist's office. The tooth is reunited with healthy food (represented by Carl Carrot and Melvin Milk), his dentist, and toothbrush/toothpaste pair Bristly and Pastey.
(First: Episode 1057)
1092-23
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
Building five
Cartoon Two red curtains are dropped to reveal a number 5 covered in colorful dots that vibrate and disperse.
(First: Episode 0940)
Fish Cowboy Hat
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
PeacockMath
Cartoon Five tail feathers are subtracted from a peacock.
(First: Episode 1449)
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SCENE 4 The kids play "Brinca la tablita" together.


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