Sesame Street
Buffy returns to visit
Air date March 27, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, E, 7
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird writes a letter to Buffy and the others chime in with things to write. To their surprise, Buffy and Cody turn up on the block that very moment! Despite this, Big Bird goes off to send the letter anyhow.
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1390)
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
Song "Summer Song" - A singer describes what happens in the summertime.
(First: Episode 1304)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks a boy, Michael, if he can name some people that he loves.
(First: Episode 1038)
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(First: Episode 0486)
Film A still of construction equipment fades into a shot of a parrot.
Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
SCENE 2 Maria, who usually houses Buffy and family in her spare room, informs Buffy that her cousin Mercedes is visiting from Puerto Rico, so there's no room. The others have apartments too small to accommodate anyone else, but Oscar touts he has plenty of spare rooms in his trash can.
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
1041E&Bclean1.jpg Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 1) Bert tells Ernie to clean up the messy apartment. (First: Episode 0010)
Animation Three balls compare sizes. An orange ball (voiced by Daws Butler) boasts that he's the smallest, until his little brother comes onto the scene.
(First: Episode 0786)
1041E&Bclean2.jpg Muppets Ernie & Bert — (Part 2) Ernie has finished cleaning up the apartment, but the toy chest is still a mess, so he throws toys all over the place. (First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)

Cast In a spoof of the famous Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial, football player Big Murray (Gordon) accepts a number 7 from a young fan, whom he rewards with a towel that also has a 7 on it.
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon A witch turns a little girl into a variety of things, but the girl insists "I'm still ME!"
(First: Episode 0793)
Film Kids with special needs do gymnastics at the Mamaroneck Co-Op Camp.
(First: Episode 0953)
Cartoon 7 Starfish
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1473)
SCENE 3 Oscar prepares Buffy's room (unmaking the bed), but Buffy struggles to get her suitcases through the can's opening. She resolves to just empty out the items into it one by one.
Cartoon Kids around the world say "ME."
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Anything Muppet cowpokes sing about the difference between using you and me.
(First: Episode 1294)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
Film Sea Horse
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
Film Kids go roller-skating in a playground as ragtime music plays.
(First: Episode 1234)
Countdown launch success.jpg
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
SCENE 4 Maria introduces everyone to her teenage cousin Mercedes, who only speaks Spanish. The last stop they make is to see Oscar. Instead, out from the can pops a messy Buffy, who acts just as grouchy as Oscar would.
Muppets Ernie watches as the Twiddlebugs cut down the pretty flowers in their yard. Once they've realized the environmental mistake they've made, they undo their action by creating giant flowers from wrappers.
(First: Episode 1512)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)

Celebrity A Mummenschanz performer wears a headpiece with a face made from yarn. The kids pull it apart, then try to make a new face.
(First: Episode 1108)
Animation Arthur and Annie look for the letter A, while a shadowy figure observes all the A words they say.
Features the voice of Jim Thurman
(First: Episode 0781)
SCENE 5 Oscar asks David and Olivia to measure his pet pig, Spot. The pig measures out to 48 inches. Oscar explains that due to Buffy and Cody's presence, he's had to shift around some of the animals and Spot is confirmed now to fit in Oscar's bed.
Song "What Do People Do All Day?"
(First: Episode 1511)
Cast Maria as Chaplin looks in a mirror and sees "ME." Maria's reflection is played by Linda.
(First: Episode 1032)
The A box!.jpg
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
SCENE 6 David passes by Oscar's can and wishes Buffy and Cody a good night (and good luck). Spot, however, won't sleep in Oscar's can and prefers to be outside. Oscar asks David to cover Spot with his blanket, then give him a goodnight kiss.

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