Sesame Street
Air date April 9, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors L, T, 11
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Buffy tries to run to the store, but forgets her bag in Oscar's trash can. Oscar refuses to get it once she uses the word "please." This soon erupts into an argument between the two, where Buffy admits she dislikes when Oscar yells. She strikes a deal with him - she agrees not to say "please" as much and be loud sometimes, as long as Oscar keeps down the noise and says "please" once himself.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks Ernie to help him carry his heavy groceries, but Ernie is too busy thinking about all the things he can do as he sits in a chair: breathing, listening, and smelling.
(First: Episode 1449)
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Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
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Cartoon At the circus, Tommy Trueheart displays his 11 trick-performing lions.
(First: Episode 0816)
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SCENE 2 Cody assists in today's edition of Ask Oscar, handing Telly the letters. After answering a question about water polo, Telly reads another letter, asking for help counting to 20. Oscar refuses to participate this time, leaving Telly up to the task. Cody helps Telly count up to 20, to Oscar's disgust.
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Wind-up toy
(First: Episode 0255)
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Film A metal crane and a real crane look alike.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit and Grover demonstrate "here" and "there."
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
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Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
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Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
(First: Episode 0784)
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Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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SCENE 3 Oscar stops by Hooper's Store to do some grocery shopping. He hands David the list of items, such as candied clams and peas in chocolate sauce. With each item David doesn't have in stock, he crosses them out on the list. Oscar has him cross out the whole list afterwards. He then celebrates another successful shopping trip; although he didn't buy anything, he does get a nice piece of trash to take home - the crumpled list ("And I didn't spend a penny!").
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Cartoon L for Lion
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
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Song "Beet Beet, Sugar Beet."
(First: Episode 1171)
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Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
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Muppets Various letter Ts have a T party.
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Cartoon La letra T es para tigre, tomate, taxi, toro, telefono, televisión, y el terrible tiburon.
(First: Episode 0351)
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SCENE 4 Oscar asks Maria to help him with something, promising her a nice, special gift when she's through. She attaches new vanity license plates (reading SCRAM) to the front and back of the Sloppy Jalopy. As she works on the back, parts of the car fall off. Oscar tells her to open the trunk to find her reward - a perfect, yellow rose, which gets tarnished by the exhaust as Oscar drives off.
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Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
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Cartoon A voiceover asks kids to name where a fireman and policewoman work.
(First: Episode 1463)
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Film Cornfield - Revised #2 (1:12)
(First: Episode 0314)
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Celebrity Itzhak Perlman plays the "Gavotte en Rondeau" from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 3 for the kids (Jessica Marrero, Kathleen Reilly, Jodi Stahl, Matthew Schwartz, and David Patent) between the garage and the fire escape of 123 Sesame Street.
(First: Episode 1484)
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Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
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Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in.
(First: Episode 1412)
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Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
(First: Episode 1452)
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Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon Two dots play hide-and-seek amongst different shaped blocks.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Trey talk about how to get from one place to another.
(First: Episode 0548)
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Cartoon The weary traveler asks the Wise Man to demonstrate "here" and "there." He does so by throwing his household items off the cliff.
(First: Episode 0769)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird finds out how many feet Mr. Snuffleupagus has.
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Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(First: Episode 1471)
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Muppets Pageant: Tooth
(First: Episode 1160)
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Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
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Film Kids climb in and out of a tire.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
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Cartoon I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
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SCENE 6 As Oscar and Buffy dine in the can, they each speak to the other as they previously agreed upon. Maria and David pass by and overhear Buffy speaking grouchy and Oscar speaking nicely; the two can barely believe it.


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