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Sesame Street
Playing with puppets
Air date March 23, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, V, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The kids help Luis move some lumber in the Fix-It Shop. Poco Loco watches, appearing as though he wants to participate. Telly Monster enters and is permitted to help by holding some boards as Luis nails them. Poco tickles Telly in the process, causing him to drop the boards and lose his nerve. Luis catches onto Poco, who admits he feels left out. Luis points out that if Poco wants to help, all he has to do is ask. Poco asks if he can help and Luis confirms. However, Poco doesn't actually want to help - he just wanted to know if he can.
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Caveman Days
King Ernie needs to clean his yucky teeth. The Royal Smart Person brings a big brush (used for sweeping), then a middle-sized brush (used for brushing hair), then a smaller brush (used for painting), and finally a really small brush (a toothbrush). Just as Ernie proclaims that he'll "brush every tooth in the entire kingdom," a saber-toothed tiger comes in, seizes the toothbrush, and begins to use it himself!
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)

Insert Big Bird is grooving to his "Rubber Duckie" disco record when Snuffy asks what disco is. Big Bird explains that discos are for grown-ups and take place at night, so they aren't able to see it first-hand. But, they can imagine it! In their imaginations, Big Bird's nest area has become a discotheque. After a couple dances on the lighted floor, Snuffy and Big Bird get their chance to show their stuff. Back in reality, Snuffy has learned a lot about disco and Big Bird compliments his big imagination.
(First: Episode 1261)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "dance" at a disco.
(First: Episode 1395)
Cartoon The Ringmaster #8
(First: Episode 1291)
Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(First: Episode 0524)
Cartoon A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
(First: Episode 0783)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Pied Piper has trouble luring mice with his music, but Kermit the Frog lures them by whistling.
(First: Episode 0519)
Cartoon 8 cows
Artist: Owe Gustafson
SCENE 2 Oscar leads the Grouchketeers in the interactive musical game, "Going to Bruno's Junkyard" (to the tune of "Going to Kentucky").
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
(First: Episode 0773)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "One of These Things."
(First: Episode 0174)
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
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Celebrity Edith Ann talks about being happy and sad.
(First: Episode 0992)
Film A giant panda walks around.
(First: Episode 0920)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
Muppets Sally Sanchez can speak English and Spanish. Her pet cat, Gato, is bi-lingual too, speaking both cat and dog (with a hint of cow).
(First: Episode 1437)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
SCENE 3 Big Bird attempts to disguise himself with some glasses, a mustache, beard and lowering his voice. However, Luis, Olivia and a kid see right through it. Barkley is fooled and starts barking at the stranger. Big Bird removes the items to show Barkley it's really him and the dog starts nuzzling him. "Sometimes it sure nice is nice to be recognized," says Big Bird.
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)

Film Joe Raposo sings "Look at This" over footage of something ... can you guess what it is?
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(First: Episode 0524)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” The Count asks Ingrid to teach him how to count to 20 in Spanish.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(First: Episode 0925)
Insert Bob sings "I'm Going Somewhere."
(First: Episode 1178)
Cartoon A trash can in the park dictates a letter about the scenery that surrounds her.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1486)
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing about being "Sad."
(First: Episode 0584)
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
SCENE 4 Big Bird shows the viewer his new bird puppet, Phoenix. As he has a conversation with it, Mr. Snuffleupagus makes his way to the nest. He overhears the two talking about being best friends and Snuffy angrily barges in to see who's taking his place. Big Bird explains Phoenix is merely a puppet and converses with Snuffy using it. Snuffy becomes friendly with Phoenix, inviting him to come over and play sometime.
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tells Ernie to put away his toys, and Ernie devises a system of arranging them. Unfortunately, all the categories he names apply only to his toy fire engine.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
SCENE 5 Big Bird introduces the kids, who put on a paper bag puppet show.

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