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Sesame Street
Air date May 4, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors J, L, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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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.
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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)
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Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
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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)
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Muppets A Jimmy Durante-type monster sings about the importance of the nose.
(First: Episode 1517)
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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)
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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 plays an explorer named Faversham Svedwick who spends twenty years searching all over the globe for Kermit the Hermit, the wise man of the forest. When he finds him, he challenges him to a game of tag.
(First: Episode 0974)
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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)
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Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
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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...
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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 with commentary by Daws Butler
(First: Episode 1169)
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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 & Bert β€” Ernie tries to use a scale to divide the cherries evenly, but he characteristically eats them all. Bert screams and faints.
(First: Episode 1386)
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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.
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Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
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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)
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Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
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Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
(First: Episode 0419)
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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!
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Cartoon L for Lion
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie 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)
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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.
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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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