Sesame Street
Air date March 31, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors F, U, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar is about to toss a tin can on the sidewalk, which he loves the sound and sight of. He anticipates how Bob and Olivia will react, believing they'll somehow turn the tables on him and make him think they like having a can on the sidewalk. He thinks they'll then shower him with balloons, flowers and kisses. Bob and Olivia finally stop by and are baffled as Oscar refuses to throw the can down and talks about their celebration.
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Muppets An Anything Muppet girl (Kathryn Mullen) imagines she's a doctor, movie director or firefighter.
(First: Episode 1454)
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Cartoon A kid travels through an extra-dimensional map inside a mono-wheeled box while a narrator reads a series of One Way signs.
(First: Episode 1172)
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Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon Typewriter: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0781)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to rewrite the "Sesame Street Theme". He succeeds and is joined by Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats.
(First: Episode 1310)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
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Film Kids narrate a film about bank tellers and the machines they use.
(First: Episode 0783)
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Cartoon Four motorcycle-riding chickens hatch out of an egg.
(First: Episode 0796)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird finds David asleep in Hooper's Store, with one of his law books in his hand. David dreams himself in a courtroom, where he plays the lawyer, judge and the accused, who proves on the stand that he can in fact recite the alphabet. Big Bird wakes David up so he can order some food. David suggests some alphabet soup, though he wonders why that was the first thing to come to mind...
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Muppets Grover sounds out the word FALL. A nearby house and tree fall over, then he faints.
(First: Episode 1348)
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Cartoon Round and angled pegs fit into their respective holes.
(First: Episode 1452)
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Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
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Cartoon Three chickens eat grain, and become full, fuller and fullest.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0506)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
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Film A boy narrates a film about how cheese is made.
(First: Episode 1124)
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Cartoon "Mi casa es su casa."
(First: Episode 0794)
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Film A man (Barry Simpson) puts on snowshoes to bring his trash out.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0281)
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Celebrity Ray Barretto talks with Maria and the kids about las claves.
(First: Episode 0966)
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Cartoon A mad scientist (voiced by Daws Butler) teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot", and "Friday."
(First: Episode 1162)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0093)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Big Bird and Crystal demonstrate big and little.
(First: Episode 0559)
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Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings โ€œThis Frog.โ€
(First: Episode 0944)
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Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1162)


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Cast David sings "Name That Game" over scenes of Susan, Gordon and the kids jumping rope.
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon A stubborn hippo sits on a girl's ball, and she tries to figure out how to get it back.
(First: Episode 0765)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby tries to count 4 kids.
(First: Episode 0176)
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Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
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Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
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Cartoon U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
(First: Episode 0468)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie sings "Happy Birthday" to a letter U, which blows out the candle on the cake.
(First: Episode 1306)
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Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
(First: Episode 0634)
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SCENE 3 On a windy day, Bob sings a song about the wind.
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Animation Carrot subtraction (4-1)
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Muppets Game Show: "Dialing for Prizes Movie": Guy Smiley gives the lucky caller a group of monsters as a prize.
(First: Episode 0629)
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Cartoon Four elephants at the circus
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1489)
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Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
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SCENE 4 As wind continues to blow, Bob plays with the kids in the yard.


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