Sesame Street
Air date March 25, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Syndication T, Z, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar, aided by his cameraman Frankie, hosts "Grouch Breakfast on the Air" at Hooper's Store. His surprise guest is Mr. Hooper, in that it is a surprise to him that he is a guest on the show. Oscar helps remind Mr. Hooper to do various things to prepare breakfast, causing each item to be ruined, making it the perfect Grouch breakfast.
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Film I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
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Film Kids identify a cabbage in close-ups.
(First: Episode 0368)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
(First: Episode 1050)
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Film The camera zooms out on an onion as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0357)
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Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
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Celebrity The Hines Brothers, Gregory and Maurice, demonstrate near and far.
(First: Episode 1347)
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Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
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Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 2 Gordon sings "A Hug" to the kids.
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Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
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Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
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Cartoon Bus Stop
(First: Episode 1396)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flies on Animals" over footage of animals bugged by pests.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Muppets Four monsters sing "We Are All Monsters."
(First: Episode 1405)
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Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
(First: Episode 1453)
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SCENE 3 Bob starts writing a letter to his grandmother before his trip to the park with Deena. She keeps interrupting him and he instructs her to act out the same situation, with their roles reversed. Deena sees things from Bob's point of view now and even starts writing her own letter to her grandma.
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Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
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Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
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Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
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Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
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Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his rhyming magic trick, making three things come out of his hat that rhyme with "knee". Grover guesses the first one (key), but doesn't get the last two (ski and tree) right.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Film A girl explains her life in a motor home.
(First: Episode 1235)
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Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
(First: Episode 0926)
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SCENE 4 Oscar is disgusted by the postcard he's received from Buffy in Hawaii - it's all nice and perfect. Telly Monster has also received a postcard, but his is all beat up and he spilled jam on it. Oscar suggests that they trade, but Telly passes; he thinks he might accidentally ruin the perfectly nice postcard as well.
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Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
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Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
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Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
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Cartoon A girl draws her version of a (stick-figure) man. A boy draws his version of a woman - the Mona Lisa.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Celebrity James Earl Jones counts to 10.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
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Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
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Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
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Animation An opened egg is put back together.
(First: Episode 1454)
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Muppets "The Dirtiest Town in the West"
(First: Episode 1461)
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Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird shows off a paper-plate clock he's made. Bob and the kids point out something is missing from it - the number 10. Big Bird now realizes what time it is - time to get a new clock!


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