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Sesame Street
Air date April 8, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors K, Y, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar needs a rotten piece of wood from the Fix-It Shop. The one provided by Maria is too long and Oscar uses Slimey to measure it to the right length (five Slimeys long). Afterwards, Maria invites Slimey to stay, sensing his talents are much better suited at the shop than Oscar's place.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Wicked Witch from the Snow White story plans to fool the mirror into saying that she is the fairest -- but she hasn't counted on Kermit hiding behind a curtain. When she sees him, she realizes that he really is pretty good-looking.
(First: Episode 0685)
Cartoon A man appears out of a yo-yo string and narrates two poems about over, under, around, and through: one about a fish swimming around the wreck of the good ship Mary Lou, and another about a worm who eats through the center of an apple.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1389)
Film SCHOOL: the sign spins around.
(First: Episode 0685)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster gets MAD when it sees the word.
(First: Episode 1513)
Cartoon The Ringmaster treats us to the balancing feet of ten brown bears.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1336)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert tells Ernie to put his rollerskate away. Ernie imagines what would happen if Bert would step on it... he would most likely slide out the door, and fetch him an ice cream cone on the way!
(First: Episode 1453)
Insert Bob and Olivia talk with two kids about names, then sing "I Like My Name."
(First: Episode 1169)
Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1160)
Muppets Kermit the Frog attempts to talk about the letter K, but it falls off the wall.
(First: Episode 0044)
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Kermit attempts to talk about the letter K again, but the top half of the K collapses.
(First: Episode 0044)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0522)
Cartoon He, She and It: The IT educates the two on how mirrors work.
(First: Episode 1173)
Muppets Game Show: Mystery Mix-up Game
(First: Episode 0834)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0140)
SCENE 2 Big Bird looks at a baby photo of Mr. Snuffleupagus. Big Bird shows Snuffy a photo of him as a baby, still in his egg. Snuffy can't believe this was once Big Bird, who decides to show him a home movie of the day he hatched. Snuffy is proud of his best friend for being able to hatch all by himself like that.
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie lies in bed and starts talking about what a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle. He then starts to ponder how many sides a circle has, and goes to sleep. Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, but ends up not being able to sleep.
(First: Episode 0132)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0230)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Me."
(First: Episode 0421)
Cast Buffy and Mr. Macintosh perform a song and dance about the letter K.
(First: Episode 0912)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
SCENE 3 Maria plays "One of These Things" with the viewer, asking them to make an X (via telestrator) over the item that doesn't belong. Cowboy X arrives, having caught word they need an X-maker. He's disappointed to have missed the game, but finds other things that don't belong in the group around the street and starts making Xs over them.
Cartoon The numbers keep changing from 1 to 20 as corny music plays in the background.
(First: Episode 1465)
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
Muppets Telly sounds out the word COLD and is struck with a snow storm.
Cartoon A cat follows its ears to a squeaking noise, which he thinks is coming from mice, but it's coming from swings.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1518)
Cast Postman David goes to collect some mail from a mailbox, but finds there's more and more each time he opens it.
(First: Episode 0533)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cast The mailbox is emptied, but how will David get all the mail to the post office? He lets the mail back into the hammerspace-like mailbox, then takes that with him.
(First: Episode 0533)
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #2)
(First: Episode 0101)

Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0916)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
(First: Episode 0905)
SCENE 4 Oscar offers to take Barbara and Ricci for a ride in the Sloppy Jalopy, but insists they buckle up first. The car shakes and bounces before Oscar shuts it off; that was the ride.
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
Muppets Biff asks Sully to recite the alphabet, but recites the whole thing without giving him a chance to speak.
(First: Episode 0873)
Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
SCENE 5 Oscar calls out for any other passengers who want a ride. Barkley hops into the backseat. Gordon thinks this is another fake-out ride, but the car takes off down the block. He then announces the sponsors.

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