Sesame Street
Air date November 25, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors M, Q, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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SCENE 1 Bob happens into today's Grouchketeer meeting, where Oscar teaches the members about loud and soft. At first, they bang pots and pans loudly, then not at all, providing enough quiet for Oscar to loudly tell Bob to scram.
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Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit asks a man (Jim Thurman) on the street if he can help demonstrate the difference between loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0546)
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Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet sings a "Pretty Little Song" with a canary, but neither of them can figure out when it ends.
(First: Episode 1298)
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Cartoon In still photographs, a boy asks his friend what his mother does. The mother's shoes become animated, as she describes what she did today. She turns out to be a policewoman.
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Cartoon A man finds and eats five apples, counting the number left after each one.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Brian show soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0432)
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Celebrity Diana Ross sings "Believe in Yourself" to Big Bird and the kids.
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Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
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Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: The man unscrambles the letters in a HELP sign.
(First: Episode 1118)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock tries to figure out why there is a mess outside. He speculates that the Twiddlebugs made a mess after a Twiddlebug dance.
(First: Episode 0178)
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Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
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Insert The kids play hopscotch on the streets of New York City.
(First: Episode 1307)
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Film A man talks about his working horses.
(First: Episode 1466)
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Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Muppets Grover gets under his blanket, pretending that he is on the moon.
(First: Episode 1309)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
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Film Kids dancing.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Cartoon A pirate gives a girl a treasure map, where X marks the spot.
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SCENE 2 Big Bird invites Maria and David over for lunch and polite chit-chat. He's prepared some birdseed recipes for them, such as birdseed burgers and birdseed stew, and reminds them of the important of trying new foods. They each sample some birdseed treats and find that they like it. Big Bird, however, is getting his lunch from Hooper's Store (a hamburger and french fries).
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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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Cast Gordon preaches the importance of rain as it starts to do so in his office.
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Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)
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Muppets Western: Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon Thelma Thumb: A soap box racer loses its front wheel. Thelma comes to the rescue by pulling the racer.
(First: Episode 1516)
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Muppets Grover and Oscar the Grouch recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0229)
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Animation Sand Q/q
(First: Episode 0623)
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Film "There's a Bird On Me" (Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0416)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
(First: Episode 0440)
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Film 1-20 Ice Skaters
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0451)
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Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
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Song "In the Water, Splashing Around" (camera tricks)
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SCENE 3 Bob and the kids play a matching game. They've set out three horns and see who fits in with the group - a Honker or a Dinger. The Honker belongs and starts playing with the horns, while the Dinger rings along.


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