Sesame Street
Holly Near visits
Air date May 18, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors H, T, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Timi introduces Big Bird to her sister, Holly. Big Bird messes up her name, calling her Molly and Polly, among other names. Timi, Holly and Linda stress the H sound to ensure Big Bird remembers. He finally gets her name right, but addresses her as Isabelle as he exits.
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(First: Episode 1167)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Film A girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
Pinball 05
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
Cartoon Five butterflies
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1471)

SCENE 2 Timi and Holly talk to the kids about sisters. The two then sing their sisters song, "You've Got Me Flying."
Cartoon B ... US! We're on the bus!
(First: Episode 0785)
SuperGrover BusStop
Muppets Super Grover: A boy is confused -- his mother told him to take a bus home, but he doesn't know where to find the bus. Super Grover arrives, and they soon discover a sign that says "Bus Stop". The boy believes they found the answer, but Super Grover insists that his mother told him to take a bus home, not a sign.
(First: Episode 0708)
Animation Three rocks use different methods to get across a lake.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 1459)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
Animation A ball looks for its match on a brick wall.
(First: Episode 1470)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert, and Shola demonstrate "big," "small," "smaller, and "smallest" with four balls.
(First: Episode 0544)
SCENE 3 Big Bird tells Mr. Snuffleupagus the news about Holly's visit. They both wish they could have a sister, when Big Bird cooks up the idea to ask Holly to be their sister as well. She tells Big Bird that she can't be his sister by family relation, but she can be their sister as in a very close friend. Big Bird and Snuffy are very delighted to be a part of a big family.
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
Flip Wilson arms and legs
Celebrity Flip Wilson talks about arms and legs.
(First: Episode 0174)
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
Cast Luis tosses and turns in bed. Gordon hawks a sure-fire method of getting to sleep - counting. Luis orders Gordon to leave the bedroom in ten seconds, then falls asleep after counting.
(First: Episode 1487)
Cartoon "Name That Food" game show hosted by Don Carrot
Artist: Elwood Smith
(First: Episode 1491)
SCENE 4 Timi finds Oscar's head coming up and down from his trash can. Oscar explains he's jumping on his trampoline, with a final landing in the pool. Timi steps out of the way and avoids being splashed, to Oscar's dismay.
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
(First: Episode 0523)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Film "Three of These Kids" — Football and Baseball
(First: Episode 0536)
Film A young girl paints a picture of her ranch.
(First: Episode 1460)

SCENE 5 Holly asks the kids if they want to hear any songs. Oscar immediately chimes in and asks to hear Holly's own song, "Water Come Down." The song ends with Oscar pouring water over Holly, Timi and Linda.
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be. (re-recorded music)
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets Ernie and Cookie Monster name the things they eat at "Breakfast Time."
(First: Episode 1280)
Cartoon Five tail feathers are subtracted from a peacock.
(First: Episode 1449)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A widow bird flies from one tree to another.
(First: Episode 0391)
Cartoon A girl imagines herself as a car that rescues fire victims.
(First: Episode 0513)
SCENE 6 Timi, Holly and Linda have a bucket of water ready to return the favor to Oscar, who sings "Water Come Down" in his can. He very delighted when they water ruins his sand collection, which is not the reaction they hoped for.

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