Sesame Street
Poco Loco's cracker trick
Air date May 21, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors P, R, 8
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Everyone Feels a Little Shy Sometimes
Insert Susan greets Big Bird walking down Sesame Street in a slump because he wanted to talk to Luis's grandmother on the phone in New Mexico, but he couldn't think of anything to say. He's told that he was just shy, and she sings to him "Everyone Feels a Little Shy Sometimes".
(First: Episode 0964)
1736g
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
GroverGoThroughPainting
Muppets The Magic Painting Lady shows off her magic painting of a doorway which will help show "through". Three Anything Muppets in the painting come through the doorway. When it comes time for Grover's turn, he ends up breaking through the painting.
(First: Episode 0580)
Noimage
Film A gymnast shows over and under.
(First: Episode 0517)
Toon.R.Robber
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
2059q
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
1710n
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1499)
2head.PR
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster fights over the letters P and R, one of them displaying P foods and the other one displaying R foods (and a radio). They have a picnic, which is cut short due to rain.
1090-18
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0764)
1244-Drums
Insert Ray Barretto and his band demonstrate their different kinds of drums.
(First: Episode 1006)
Ptoon
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
1271.potatoes
Film A girl and her mother go on a journey to find out where potatoes come from.
(First: Episode 0984)
2341t
Muppets Grover talks about the sign "ONE WAY."
(First: Episode 0993)
2682p
Cartoon A mysterious little box on a tightrope entraps a bird, a train, and a cat, which can still be heard. A large frog eats the box, and makes all of the sounds inside.
(First: Episode 1518)
Noimage
SCENE 1 Maria invites the Count to watch a new game she has for the kids. She traces a number on each of their backs (which are illustrated onscreen with a telestrator) and they guess which number she's made. She then draws an 8 on the Count's back and he responds by drawing a number on Maria's - 34,969 to be exact.
OG.8cows
Cartoon 8 cows
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1531)
No8b
Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
Smocks
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
1708o
Cartoon A moving truck takes the number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
1447-Whales
Film Kids narrate footage of whales.
(First: Episode 1266)
DavidHerryShoes
Muppets / Cast "Dandy David" sings a song about "Tying Your Shoelace" as Herry watches. He then asks him to tie the laces on all the shoes in his collection.
DucklingDress
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
Noimage
Insert Olivia comes across Big Bird practicing on his toy piano and she remarks how she used to dream of being a concert pianist. She and Big Bird imagine her playing piano for a live audience in concert.
(First: Episode 1349)
2356-32
Cartoon The Ringmaster #8
(First: Episode 1291)
300009
Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0541)
Animaldoctor
Film / Song "At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet
(EKA: Episode 1016)
1800-7
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
(First: Episode 0876)
Film-TrainSong
Song "Riding on the Train"
(First: Episode 0423)
1736g
Film A voiceover lists many R words. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0661)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Poco Loco desperately wants some crackers, but Maria is too busy doing work at the Fix-It Shop. He mimics Maria's voice and phones Hooper's Store, where a harried David abandons his large breakfast crowd to bring over a box of crackers. Once he arrives at the store, he and Maria argue over the situation, while Poco tries opening the box. They realize what's happened and share a good laugh about it.
2061 p
Cartoon Sand P / p
(First: Episode 0634)
Pagaent.butterfly
Muppets Pageant: Butterfly.
(First: Episode 1443)
0011.R.Radio
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
Noimage
SCENE 3 To make up for the trick he pulled, Poco has been roped into helping out at Hooper's. David assigns him to dry the wet dishes while he announces the sponsors. Poco drops the plate on the floor.


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