Sesame Street
Grundgetta's birthday
Air date November 27, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Ray Sipherd
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors I, T, 10
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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Insert The cast sings "What's the Name of That Song?"
(First: Episode 0666)
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Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts the game show "What's My Part?". The contestant is Mr. Nose. The panelists -- Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic and Cookie Monster -- don't know what a nose is, because none of them have noses.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
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Cartoon Different uses of a triangle
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SCENE 1 Olivia draws some letter Ts and asks the kids to find any hidden Ts in a picture.
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Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
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Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
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Celebrity Suzanne Farrell takes small and big steps, then has a little lunch and a big lunch.
(First: Episode 1422)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie reads a story for Bert that he's written on his typewriter. It turns out to be a dramatic reading of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1112)
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Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
(First: Episode 0028)
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SCENE 2 Luis sings the "Calypso Symbol Song," where the kids circle, cross and underline what he instructs.
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Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(First: Episode 0955)
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Muppets Grover climbs a mountain and counts from one to ten with his own echo.
(First: Episode 0949)
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Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
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Cast The two Chaplins open umbrellas.
(First: Episode 1174)
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Muppets A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet closes everything.
(First: Episode 1270)
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Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
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Muppets Old West sketches: The town doctor ("Doc") comes to a saloon to meet Mean Manny and his gang, even though Manny is the toughest guy in town and plans to have a "shootin' party." Manny and his posse arrive on time and meet with Doc and his medicine...he gives them all measles shots.
(First: Episode 1166)
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Animation Sand I/i
(First: Episode 0619)
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Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
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Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
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SCENE 3 Oscar has the feeling that today is a special day, but can't remember the occasion. Grundgetta coyly gives him some clues, but he never catches on that today is her birthday. She explodes and leaves, as Oscar recognizes the trouble he's in.
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Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a bone, Old Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a stone, a throne, and finally a phone (which the dog uses to order take-out from a Chinese restaurant).
(First: Episode 0642)
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Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
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SCENE 4 Oscar has hastily made some preparations for Grundgetta's surprise party - a pair of broken skates and a mushy cake, neither of which he deems truly rotten enough. Luis and Olivia offer to help.
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Muppets Ernie sings "Do What I Do" with Sandy the Snake in an effort to explain how actions can express emotions. However, Sandy finds it difficult to do what Ernie does, since snakes don't have limbs.
(First: Episode 1277)
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Film Counting the circus clowns
(First: Episode 0501)
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Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
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Cast Maria as Chaplin finds a HAT sign near a hatrack with a new hat. He tries replacing his crummy, worn-out one with it, but the sign falls apart each time.
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Song "Llama at Dentist"
(First: Episode 1241)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
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SCENE 5 Grundgetta is pleased with the skates and cake, as everyone sings her a short, rotten birthday song. A rainstorm is heard from above, making this a perfect birthday in Grundgetta's book. Grundgetta then announces the sponsors.


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