Sesame Street
Plot Silly walking / Oscar's birthday
Air date May 8, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors P, S, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon, Maria and Linda present a WALK sign in their own ways (English, Spanish and sign language). After Big Bird asks how they'd describe a duck-like walk he does, the grown-ups, kids and Big Bird do various types of silly walks. Big Bird goes to fetch Mr. Snuffleupagus, who does the silliest walk of all. Everyone else silly-walks over to Hooper's Store before Snuffy arrives. He does his silly walk for Big Bird, who finds it very funny.
S-Snail
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
1041library Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(First: Episode 0926)
Pelicans
Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
Hubley.snake
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
1220-Song
Cast Big Bird conducts a choir of Susan, Mr. Hooper, Gordon and Mr. Macintosh, who say the "S" sound in "SONG."
(First: Episode 0932)
0597.Santa
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
Typewriter-S
Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(First: Episode 0792)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Snuffy silly-walk over to Big Bird's nest, but they argue over who will go in first. They struggle going in at the same time, when Snuffy suggests they go to his place instead.
Hubley.stop
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
2073h
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
Noimage
Cartoon An inchworm teaches a boy about measurements.
(First: Episode 1512)
Noimage
Film A girl practices and becomes an accomplished piano player.
(First: Episode 0637)
JuicePops
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
1800-30
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert about his so-called "boring" day at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0020)
1056d
Insert Olivia sings "Children of the World."
(First: Episode 1012)
Bunnychickblocks.Tea
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
Number10
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
3169.LionWalk
Animation See the lion walk.
(First: Episode 0993)
1453-Walk
Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
(First: Episode 0498)
ToonABClunchbox
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
TwiddlebugsRain
Muppets Ernie watches the Twiddlebugs, who are about to head for Hooper's Store in the rain, but they notice that they need something to keep themselves dry. Tessie remembers that an umbrella helps, so they take one.
(First: Episode 1342)
20Moonlight
Cartoon Moonlight count to 20
(First: Episode 1456)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird is tired of drawing all by himself and recruits the kids to make a collaborative drawing. They all draw a person together by each drawing a different part of the body.
ErnieCMCookieSizes
Muppets Ernie has two bags of cookies, one of which has several cookies, and one that only has one cookie. Ernie asks Cookie Monster which he'd rather have, and Cookie Monster naturally chooses the bag with many cookies. However, Cookie is disappointed that his cookies are very small, while Ernie's one cookie is very big, so Ernie breaks his cookie into several small pieces.
(First: Episode 1359)
Pinball 10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
Bob-Borge
Cast / Celebrity Bob tries to sing "Es lebt' eine Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein" from Die lustige Witwe, accompanied by Victor Borge.
(First: Episode 1175)
1285-Beans
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
Tanya-HELP
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Tanya talk about the word "HELP."
(First: Episode 1435)
Oscar not my birthday
SCENE 4 Oscar the Grouch lets the viewer in on a secret - today is his birthday. But, he doesn't want anyone around to know and try throwing him a celebration. Thus, he's hung a sign on his can reading "Today is NOT My Birthday." He shouts this very loud to make sure the message gets across, cueing the rest of the cast to appear with tons of birthday items. Oscar appears moved, but remarks, "I don't know what Grouches have to do to keep a secret around here."
P-paintonglass
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Rhymiesatsea
Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
3141z
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
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SCENE 5 Everyone sings "Grouchy Birthday" to Oscar, who is displeased with the proceedings at first. However, he brightens up when he receives some presents - a stinkweed plant, old shoes and a spring-loaded can of snakes, plus a fishcake with mud frosting.


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