Sesame Street
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.
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Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
1041library.jpg 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)
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Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
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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 0278)
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Cast Big Bird conducts a choir of Susan, Mr. Hooper, Gordon and Mr. Macintosh, who say the "S" sound in "SONG."
(First: Episode 0932)
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Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Cartoon Typewriter: S for spring
(First: Episode 0792)
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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.
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Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon An inchworm teaches a boy about measurements.
(First: Episode 1512)
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Film A young girl mashes away at the keys of a piano. As the years go by, she practices more and more until she's an adult playing at a recital.
(First: Episode 0637)
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Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie tells Bert about his so-called "boring" day at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Insert Olivia sings "Children of the World."
(First: Episode 1012)
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Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
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Animation See the lion walk.
(First: Episode 0993)
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Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
(First: Episode 0498)
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Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
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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)
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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.
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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)
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Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
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Cast / Celebrity Bob tries to sing "Es lebt' eine Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein" from Die lustige Witwe, accompanied by Victor Borge.
(First: Episode 1175)
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Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover and Tanya talk about the word "HELP."
(First: Episode 1435)
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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."
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Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
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Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
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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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