Sesame Street
Air date May 4, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors J, L, 6
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird tells the viewer to sit quietly so they won't disturb David as he studies. Big Bird starts getting antsy and opts to stand quietly, then walk and hop as quietly as he can, though this still distracts David. He finally relents and offers to do some activity with Big Bird, who instead now feels like sitting quietly and reading.
Borrowing a Vacuum
Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
IntoTheGarden
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Herecomedejudge
Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0009)
AYGYGYNoseMonster
Muppets A Jimmy Durante-type monster sings about the importance of the nose.
(First: Episode 1517)
Angrygoat
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
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SCENE 2 Maria sings the "Calypso Symbol Song," asking the kids to cross out the item that doesn't belong. Ferlinghetti Donizetti appears and challenges them to find another item that doesn't belong, this time finding the one that doesn't rhyme with the others.
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Muppets Biff sings "This Is My J."
(First: Episode 1169)
Alaluna
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
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Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(First: Episode 0475)
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Cast Bob takes an incredible, long journey through the wilds to find Kermit the Hermit, the wise man of the forest. When Bob finally reaches Kermit, he asks to know the meaning of life. Kermit responds, "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ." Bob angrily points out that's merely the alphabet, so Kermit makes Bob the new wise man.
(First: Episode 0974)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
2623-Scuba
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
ElephantBearBridge
Cartoon An elephant and a bear try to cross a bridge to deliver their packages, but they're in each other's way. All voices by Hal Smith.
(First: Episode 0538)
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SCENE 3 Deena thinks the baby David is feeding is a doll, but he tells her it's a real baby he's watching for the moment. Deena wants to feed the baby too and brings in her lunch. David explains babies can't eat solid foods like that and points her toward a film about it...
1257-Animals
Film Baby animals are fed milk.
(First: Episode 0238)
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Muppets Two-Headed Monster: MOM.
(First: Episode 1481)
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Cartoon The 'J' Train
(First: Episode 1169)
Linda-JWords
Insert David names some J words, which Linda then acts out with her hands.
(First: Episode 1410)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
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Cartoon Abierto: Ali Baba arrives a bit late and gets run over by the 40 thieves leaving.
(First: Episode 0467)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to use a scale to divide the cherries evenly, but he characteristically eats them all. Bert screams and faints.
(First: Episode 1386)
No6b
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 4 Ferlinghetti needs someone to rhyme with, but David is too busy. Ferlinghetti instead spots Alphabet Bates flying over head and finds a rhyme for the letter he draws - L.
L-Lion.Hale
Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Ssnews.rapunzel
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on Rapunzel, who has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, and she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
(First: Episode 0409)
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Milk
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
Laundry-16
Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
6redballs
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 5 Forgetful Jones can't remember why he's on Sesame Street today. Maria points out that he has a laundry bag, soap power and a bunch of quarters. He finally remembers he came to make use of the local laundromat. Maria offers to carry his bag, which she finds to be very heavy. The bag is full of various, non-clothing items to entertain Forgetful while he waits for the wash, including his television, typewriter and guitar. He realizes he forgot to pack in his laundry!
1297-lion
Cartoon L for Lion
(First: Episode 0798)
Erniebertjellybeans
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
Snakesmakeshapes
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(First: Episode 1506)
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Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 1.
Pinball 06
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
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Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 2.
(First: Episode 1521)
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Cartoon Six camels
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1503)
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Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 3.
(First: Episode 1463)
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SCENE 6 Maria keeps Forgetful's stuff in the Fix-It Shop while he darts back to the ranch for his laundry. He returns and reveals he only needs to wash his socks - he doesn't have any other clothes because he typically forgets to change the ones he's wearing.


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