Sesame Street
Air date May 19, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors B, Z, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon describes what a surprise is as he sets out a sweet potato pie on the windowsill, which he intends to surprise someone with. Big Bird discovers it and calls the kids to share it with him.
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, Cloud and Sun, who gave the tree rain and sunshine, and Marty Table and Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Six pigs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1472)
SCENE 2 Gordon wonders where the pie has gone and Big Bird realizes he's made a mistake. He figures his only option is to leave Sesame Street forever to avoid any confrontation with Gordon. He packs his meager belongings (Radar) and bids farewell to the various things around his nest. Gordon comes by and reveals the pie was meant as a surprise for Big Bird, who is happy he can stay.
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
Cartoon A girl puts imaginary things in a jar, which makes her laugh.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1304)
Celebrity Fonzie and Richie Cunningham count to 10.
(First: Episode 1160)
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie returns home from Camp Winnewonga, to Bert's surprise. Ernie shows Bert all the things he brought back from camp, such as some rocks and a paper clip.
(First: Episode 1048)
Animation A car drives through blocks.
(First: Episode 1446)
SCENE 3 The cast plays catch with the kids. Monica, who is blind, wants to play. David wonders how, when they all sit on the ground and roll the ball to each other instead.
Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (part two)
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon-eat a Z
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
Film Silent film: Two men (played by Richard Belzer and Brian Doyle-Murray) are about to share a picnic lunch, but first decide to try rowing a boat on the lake. A brown dog arrives and starts to eat the sandwiches. Panicking, the men try to steer the rowboat back to the shore but they can't direct the boat. Eventually, they realize that to return they must cooperate. They get back just in time to take back the last wrapped sandwich out of the dog's mouth.
(First: Episode 1120)
Cast Maria, David and Olivia compete to see who can jump the farthest.
(EKA: Episode 1497)
Mama Busca
Cartoon A child runs through a crowd shouting for MAMA.
(First: Episode 0458)
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
(First: Episode 1482)
Cartoon A kid names his own body parts.
(First: Episode 0809)
SCENE 4 Big Bird wonders how he can talk with two kids who are deaf, especially since Linda is with them and he has no one to verbally translate. They all write their names to properly introduce themselves and the kids invite Big Bird to draw with them.
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B. (edited)
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1147)
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Kimberly discuss body parts.
(First: Episode 1300)
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
Muppets A barbershop quartet sings a song about the letter B.
(First: Episode 1394)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie's lost the nickel he was going to use for candy, so Shola gives him another one.
(First: Episode 0565)
Film A group of kids enter a door marked ENTRADA.
(First: Episode 0939)
SCENE 5 Monica helps David go over the items he needs for a picnic. There's one thing she can help provide - someone to go with.
Cartoon Fred, a singer, fails to figure out the words that rhyme with his name in the song he sings.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0977)
Muppets Grover tries to demonstrate first and last by being first in line, but the other monsters keep switching on him.
(First: Episode 1307)
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
Cast Bob, dressed as a clown, sounds out the word ENTER by grouping two doors together.
(First: Episode 0939)
Cartoon The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
(First: Episode 0939)
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
SCENE 6 David and Monica turn a rope for the others to play jump rope with. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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