Sesame Street
WORM-TV's questions of the day
Air date April 16, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors Q, R, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 On a rainy day, Oscar reports for WORM-TV to ask some passerby their three questions of the day, which will earn them a grand prize. Oscar makes Luis stand out in the rain as he asks the three questions. Luis gets them all right and earns a filthy towel.
Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)

Muppets Ernie & BertThe Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(First: Episode 0941)
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over At Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 2 Big Bird gives Snuffy a snuffle-warmer. Big Bird then receives a beak warmer from him. Since neither of their's is the right length, they trade warmers.
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Cast Maria, Gordon, Luis and the kids put together a fractured letter R.
(First: Episode 0531)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Snow in the city
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon The word SALIDA exits through a white square.
(First: Episode 0718)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man sings about the word "Salida"...and refuses to stop.
(First: Episode 1300)
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
SCENE 3 Oscar introduces Luis and David to Slimey's rock group - Earth, Rain and Mud. They perform their newest song, "Gimmie Mud."
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup, roast beef, and peach pie, wants them to be presented in that order (one at a time). Grover doesn't understand the order, keeps bringing wrong item. Upon seeing pie (twice), explains he after "everything else," prompting bring everything else on menu.
(First: Episode 1318)
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
Celebrity Carol Burnett demonstrates "what you can do with your nose."
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(First: Episode 0516)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Madeline Kahn working dog
Celebrity Madeline Kahn (in limbo) comments on the previous segment. "Well, that's really a hard working dog. I wonder what he gets paid."
(First: Episode 1110)
Cartoon A blue triangle looks for his friend in a museum.
(First: Episode 1522)
SCENE 4 Deena wants to play with Susan and David, who encourage her to sit and think instead. Deena chooses to think about playing!
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
Cast Maria and Linda sew quilts with a Q on them.
(First: Episode 1508)
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
Film Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
Cartoon Can you see the car, frog and bird in the picture?
(First: Episode 1479)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Christopher talk about what love is.
(First: Episode 1484)
Cartoon Love #1 (1:13)
(First: Episode 0292)
Insert Buffy sings "Don't Be Shy."
(First: Episode 1354)
Bridge no.6 - 4 Corner 42sec
Transition Bridge #6 - 4 Corner D
(First: Episode 0282)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit tries to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs, but five pigs show up. He realizes he's encountered the wrong group of pigs -- one of these pigs went to market, one stayed home, and so on (alluding to the game of "This Little Piggy"). Just as he gets things straight, the Big Bad Wolf shows up and, determined not to have his fun spoiled, huffs and puffs Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0737)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Cartoon An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1274)
Insert Three of These Kids are jumping rope, but the fourth one is sitting down and reading a book.
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Five Worms In An Apple
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1502)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0279)
Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
SCENE 5 A Honker comes to Hooper's Store to buy 5 apples and bananas, communicating the number by honking 5 times. He starts honking more when he asks for peanuts, faster than David can count.
Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(First: Episode 0859)
Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0369)
SCENE 6 A weary David finishes bagging over 800 peanuts for the Honker. Suddenly, another Honker comes in and the process starts all over again, only now with raisins.

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