Sesame Street
Air date April 21, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors I, U, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly Monster listens to the commotion of Oscar and Buffy's morning routine. Telly worries about Buffy's well being, but she assures him she's fine - "It's just another morning at Oscar's."
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Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
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Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Exit" as the audience leaves the room.
(First: Episode 0666)
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Film EXIT
(First: Episode 0935)
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Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
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Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
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Cartoon The letters H, E, L and P try to arrange themselves to form the word "Help" while stuck on an island.
(First: Episode 1176)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1479)
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Cartoon The IT knows how a magnifying glass works.
(First: Episode 1169)
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SCENE 2 Gordon hands out some orange seeds to the kids and describes how oranges are grown. Telly swallows his seed and fears that soon, an orange tree will grow inside him. Gordon calms him down and lets him know that's not possible. Telly is relieved: "Thank goodness I didn't eat any dirt!"
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Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie makes some loud noises while he eats his candy bar and peanuts and drinks his soda. Bert loses his temper and shouts at Ernie to be quiet, at which point the usher enters and throws Bert out.
(First: Episode 0536)
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Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
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Cast The Alphabet Dancers: Lowercase i
(First: Episode 0462)
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Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Insert David sings "Street Fever" as he finds rhythms in doing ordinary tasks, such as sweeping and hammering, around the city.
(First: Episode 1230)
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Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Tanya to explain what "exit" means.
(First: Episode 1522)
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Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
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Cast Linda shows Damion how to sign "WET PAINT".
(First: Episode 1073)
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Muppets The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
(First: Episode 1291)
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Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
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Cartoon A man goes to the grocery store to buy apples, but he can't decide how many to get. This frustrates the grocer, who has to keep adding and subtracting the amount of apples on his scale.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets / Cast Bob tells the story of a mother who had a loud child (who screamed all the time) and a quiet child (who whispered all the time). The Amazing Mumford casts a spell to reverse their afflictions.
(First: Episode 0305)
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Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
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SCENE 3 Oscar has agreed to an hour of quiet time a day while Buffy's around, and he can't stand it. He finally counts down the seconds until the hour is up and loudly celebrates now being able to speak in his "natural voice."
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Film Tomato Field Revised #2 (0:42)
(First: Episode 0302)
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Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Susie solve the wig robbery.
(First: Episode 1186)
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Muppets Grover appears in a library to tell the viewers about what a library is. The librarian, however, keeps telling Grover to be quieter, until he can barely even be heard.
(First: Episode 0287)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: GROW
(First: Episode 1120)
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Muppets / Celebrity Suzanne Farrell supervises as Herry and two monsters (Telly and Kermit the Forg) practice stretching on a barre. She then calls for lunch and the monsters chow down on the barre.
(First: Episode 1387)
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Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Film Kids identify a squash in close-ups.
(First: Episode 0368)
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Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird realizes he hasn't seen Buffy much since she got to Sesame Street, suspecting because he doesn't spend a lot of time with Oscar. Unbeknownst to him, Buffy gets a book from Hooper's Store to spend some quality time with Big Bird. Back at the nest, Big Bird starts to think Buffy would rather hang out with Oscar than him and he becomes furious. Buffy arrives and Big Bird tells her he never wants to see her again if she's going to spend all her time with someone else. Buffy reveals she was just going to spend time with Big Bird, who then asks her to come back in so he can give her a proper, happy greeting.
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Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet girl tells two different monster marching bands to play the same song and march together.
(First: Episode 1450)
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Cartoon A U train spells the words "unite," "U-turn," "underground," "up," and "universe."
(First: Episode 0624)
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SCENE 5 Buffy tells Big Bird about life in Oscar's can, especially the food options. Big Bird too finds the idea of candied clams and broccoli ice cream horrid and offers to let her stay for dinner. Buffy isn't too keen on what's being served - cabbage stuffed with birdseed.


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