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Sesame Street
Air date April 14, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors A, X, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
Insert N.Y. 67 - Hide & Seek (2:07)
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated from their group, teaching a lesson in counting backward.
(First: Episode 0006)
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
Muppets Super Grover: Janet Fringle needs help carrying many boxes. Super Grover suggests gluing them together, but she eventually figures out that taking them one at a time will work.
(First: Episode 0588)
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
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Insert The Count (in voiceover) counts three kids who arrange themselves in different configurations with three boxes.
(First: Episode 1352)
Animation A car drives through blocks.
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird learns about disabilities from Itzhak Perlman and Rafael.
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)
Muppets / Cast After hearing a fairy tale from Maria, Cookie Monster imagines himself as a king who wants the biggest cookie his servants can get. Back in reality, he finds himself munching down on the book instead.
(First: Episode 1393)
Animation Lollipop and feathers - what goes where?
(First: Episode 0772)
Cast "Hot Lips Hooper," "Second Wind Susan" and "Great Lungs Gordon" compete in The Big Blowout to see who can blow up a balloon the biggest.
(First: Episode 1204)
Cartoon A boy witness a snake slither in and out of some holes. His imagination likens the sight to a train going through a tunnel.
(First: Episode 0373)
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(First: Episode 0934)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Agua
(First: Episode 0510)
Celebrity George Benson and the kids sing "London Bridge."
(First: Episode 1357)
Cartoon Millie and Molly argue over whether to get a pet cat or a dog, so their mom gets them a turtle instead.
(First: Episode 1314)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Three owls blink.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1469)
Muppets The Martians discover a radio. They tune into three different styles of music, none of which they like. Then they tune into some static, which they start joyfully dancing to.
(First: Episode 1329)
Cartoon A drowsy wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart, and converting it back again.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(First: Episode 1217)
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)
SCENE 1 Telly Monster watches Oscar's trash can while he goes out grocery shopping. Buffy emerges and vents about the terrible, dirty living conditions inside. Telly begins thinking of a way he can help her out.
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Part 1: Ernie is holding a banana in his ear. Bert tries to tell him that he does so, but he can't hear him because of it.
(First: Episode 0258)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Muppets Part 2: Ernie reveals that he has a banana in his ear in order to keep the alligators away. He uses Bert's denial of any on Sesame Street as proof that his method works.
(First: Episode 0258)
Cartoon Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(First: Episode 0926)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and the kids hear a series of unusual sounds coming from inside Oscar's can - vacuuming, sewing, scrubbing, etc. They're surprise to see Telly pop up and he reveals his plan - he's cleaning up the can to cheer up Buffy. He rebuffs Big Bird's claim that Oscar will be mad, thinking Oscar will love it when he sees it.
Cartoon How do frogs make more frogs? The birth and growth of a frog is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown frog hops in the middle of a field and calls out, "Hey, Kermit!"
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1232)
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
Cartoon A boy has fun with his wood plank.
(First: Episode 1503)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Heather talk about rhyming.
(First: Episode 0789)
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
SCENE 3 Buffy returns from Maria's apartment after taking a shower and Telly reveals his surprise. The rest of the cast filters in as Telly describes his efforts. Buffy appreciates the effort, but is certain Oscar won't like it and explains to Telly that he should've thought about Oscar's interests instead since it's his home. Telly realizes he's in trouble, until everyone volunteers to restore the can to his original condition.
Muppets "Disco Toothbrush"
(First: Episode 1314)
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Cartoon A caterpillar escapes a hungry bird by turning into a butterfly.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0639)
SCENE 4 Oscar returns and suspects something is up by the way everyone acts. He goes into the can to check on things and finds something out of the ordinary - someone has shined up one of his brass doorknobs.

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