Sesame Street
Air date March 24, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors T, V, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly Monster sings "If Buses Didn't Run" as he watches Gordon at the bus stop. Once the bus actually arrives and Gordon gets on, Telly's worry shifts to whether Gordon got on the right bus or if he'll ever return.
Pinball 09
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Muppets The Count croons "Count Up to Nine."
(First: Episode 1134)
Elephant film
Film Elephants (African percussion soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBert & Ingrid count backwards from ten to one.
(First: Episode 0530)
Cartoon Two men work at a manhole; one is tired of the same day-in-day-out routine of it. The other says the boss has planned a surprise for them. A jack-in-the-box pops from the manhole.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Cartoon Nine penguins slide down a hill.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
SCENE 2 Telly comes to Hooper's Store with the idea that it might rain, so he orders some hot soup to keep warm. Mr. Hooper is certain it won't rain, leading Telly to think it'll snow instead, so he switches his order to hot chocolate. Seeing the sun shining, Telly thinks a heat wave will come instead and orders lemonade. Mr. Hooper, flummoxed and frustrated, assures Telly that today will be a perfectly fine day; Telly cancels all his orders now.
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1485)
Animation Sand T/t
(First: Episode 0636)
Muppets "Do the Wash"
(First: Episode 1309)
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
SCENE 3 Telly draws a picture of an owl, but feels there's something else in there as well. Susan and the kids identify the letter V embedded within, which is now all Telly can see and he wonders where the owl went.
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(First: Episode 0657)
Film Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
Muppets Game Show: "Say the Word"
(First: Episode 1373)
Cast Linda helps a boy sign "DON'T WALK."
(First: Episode 1061)
Cartoon Sign Man: DON'T WALK
(First: Episode 1162)
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and him cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon He, She and It: The IT knows about locks and keys.
(First: Episode 1172)
SCENE 4 Forgetful Jones and Clementine introduce a segment about remembering.
Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(First: Episode 0768)
Film A conductor yells "STOP" to his off-key violinist trying to play Vittorio Monti's "Czardas".
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(First: Episode 1301)
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
SCENE 5 Big Bird sees Susan carrying tons of groceries back from the store. She is very annoyed because Gordon was supposed to help her, but he was nowhere to be found. Gordon comes in from the other way, having gone to a separate grocery store; he echoes Susan's frustrations.
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
Muppets "City-Country Song"
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
SCENE 5 cont'd Susan and Gordon both realize they've made an error and wonder what to do with their huge load of groceries. They decide to invite Big Bird and Mr. Hooper over for a big meal.

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