Sesame Street
Meet Aristotle
Air date November 24, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors M, N, 7

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SCENE 1 Telly introduces Maria, Luis and Big Bird to his best friend Aristotle ("Ari" for short), a fellow monster who loves helping, collecting items and is also blind. By the sound of their voices, Aristotle is able to tell that Maria is big, Luis is bigger and Big Bird is the biggest of them all. He invites Big Bird to be a member of his "giant collection" (which includes a whale, panda and Dr. J).
Pinball 07 Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
Muppets Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1550)
Cast Mr. Hooper adds 3 chairs as a sportscaster narrates.
(First: Episode 0288)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 1.
(First: Episode 1561)
Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 2.
(First: Episode 1521)
Animation An opened egg is put back together.
(First: Episode 1454)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 3.
(First: Episode 1463)
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SCENE 2 Telly gives Aristotle a tour around the block. Aristotle uses his hands to study the tree and trashcan. He also finds a fire hydrant, which he tries to take him with (not to collect, but to work out with and build his muscle collection).
Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
Song "What Do People Do All Day?"
(First: Episode 1511)
Cartoon M for Moon
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(First: Episode 1025)
Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
Kids build scarecrow
Film Kids put together a scarecrow.
The Greatest Love of All
Celebrity George Benson sings "The Greatest Love of All" (with Michael Masser on piano) to some children.
(First: Episode 1309)
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)

Muppets Telly Monster hosts "Cooking with Telly," where he demonstrates where the plate should go when serving a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1450)
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.
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Busted Muppets Grover the Salesman tries to sell Kermit toothbrushes.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
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SCENE 3 Big Bird holds up a word ("ME") and asks Mr. Snuffleupagus to guess what it is by giving him clues (about Snuffy himself).
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
Muppets "The Opposite Song"
(First: Episode 1111)
Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a piano and decides to play it. The left half wants to play short notes, while the other half prefers to run his fingers across the keyboard. They decide to cooperate, and both use their notes to play "Chopsticks".
(First: Episode 1366)
Cartoon A boy puts together the word "MOM." His own mom comes out to thunderous applause and gives him some milk.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1465)
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SCENE 4 Aristotle finds a broken football helmet by Oscar's trash can, a perfect addition to his broken sports gear collection. Oscar appears and informs Ari that the helmet belongs to him. The two get to talking and find they both have a broken sports gear collection and are willing to do some trading. Oscar leads him inside his trash can to see his collection.
Muppets Pageant: Butterfly
(First: Episode 1443)
Cartoon Bus Stop
(First: Episode 1396)
Muppets On a boring day, two hipsters sing "Meet Me at the Bus Stop" and decide to do so.
(First: Episode 1451)
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SCENE 5 Oscar has offered to take Aristotle back home in the Sloppy Jalopy, which is loaded with several items Ari will take home with him. Luis gives him some regular balloons as well and Oscar realizes Ari isn't a Grouch like him despite his interest in broken items. "Nobody's perfect," Oscar remarks and they drive off, while Luis announces the sponsors.

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