Sesame Street
Buffy and Cody go home
Air date May 7, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors J, V, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar is happy because today, Buffy and Cody are heading back to Hawaii and no longer are staying in his can (allowing his pet pig Spot to get back their room). Telly Monster, on the other hand, hates goodbyes and is sad to see Buffy leave. Buffy shows him one good thing about goodbyes - receiving a hug and kiss, which he enjoys.
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Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
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Muppets A boy looks for his V.
(First: Episode 1480)
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Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
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Film A boy talks about feeding sheep in the winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0786)
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover, Kimberly, and Kermit demonstrate first and last.
(First: Episode 1388)
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Cartoon A photographer shows off his first picture of cows, his next picture of ducks, and his last picture of a pig.
(First: Episode 1245)
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Film Animal camouflage with kid voiceovers.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
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Muppets Cookie Monster encounters a green napkin. Every time he squeezes the napkin, a new number appears, allowing Cookie to count up to twenty. This creeps him out, but what's even more creepy is when Kermit shows up inside the napkin at the end of the bit -- he's also green, after all.
(First: Episode 0619)
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SCENE 2 Everyone gathers to see Buffy off as they prepare to head back to the airport in the Sloppy Jalopy. As usual, it stalls and pieces fall off, but now the engine falls off, meaning they can't leave.
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Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
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Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
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Cartoon Nine Striped Cats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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SCENE 3 Buffy and Cody now try to catch a cab to the airport, but none seem to stop. Maria lets out a loud whistle to get one's attention, but instead summons Alphabet Bates' driver Dominique with her motorcycle. She agrees to give them a ride to the airport. But, when she starts the bike, she takes off, while the sidecar with Buffy and Cody remains in place.
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Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Muppets "Near Far Monsters"
(First: Episode 1521)
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SCENE 4 With no other options, Buffy puts all their luggage back into Oscar's trash can, followed by herself and Cody. Bruno the Trashman skates in and carries the can off to the airport.
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Film A showcase of J words
(First: Episode 0631)
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Cartoon J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't decide which of the two different shelves he should place a large vase on, so Bert tells him to use his imagination. Ernie imagines the vase falling off the little shelf and Bert kicking him out of the apartment. Then, Ernie imagines putting the vase on the big shelf, and Bert rewarding him with a big surprise party.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
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Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
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Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
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Muppets A shark sings about his "Perfectly Pearl-White Teeth."
(First: Episode 1446)
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Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
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Cast Big Bird waits at a bus stop in the city (with Jon Stone as a bystander). Big Bird sees "No Standing" on the sign and assumes that means he can't stand still. He walks around, then dances (singing "Hava Nagila") before sitting down on the curb. Gordon pulls up in his car and clarifies that "No Standing" means no cars can be parked there. The bus pulls up and honks at Gordon to move.
(First: Episode 1277)
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Muppets The Count croons "Count Up to Nine."
(First: Episode 1134)
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Cartoon A man makes a CASA for both him and his dog, who then makes a CASA for a bird.
(First: Episode 0586)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and Laurie identify different shapes.
(First: Episode 0881)
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Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1394)
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SCENE 5 Oscar and his can have been returned to Sesame Street. Oscar strangely starts to feel sad now that Buffy and Cody are gone and launches into song ("People, Who Needs 'Em?"). He confesses to Spot, "If I wasn't a Grouch, I'd think I missed them."
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Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster gets MAD when it sees the word.
(First: Episode 1513)
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Cartoon A hand draws a guitarist serenading a maiden, as well as the background.
Artist: Whitney Lee Savage
(First: Episode 0791)
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Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What Is it?," with panelists Grover, Biff and Prairie Dawn. They must guess what mystery object Little Sammy Pottle has brought to the studio (a red rubber ball).
(First: Episode 1042)
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Cartoon Nine Striped Cats (repeat)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 6 Oscar is still feeling down about Buffy and Cody being gone, until he takes notice of the mess left behind after their trip.


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