Sesame Street
Air date November 30, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors J, K, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Macintosh needs someone to watch his fruit stand while he runs to the post office. Big Bird volunteers, then suddenly finds he needs to use the restroom. He assigns various others to take his place, but replaces them when he imagines potential problems they might run into. Eventually, Mr. Mac returns and Big Bird asks him to watch the stand while he's gone.
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 1.
(First: Episode 1561)
Cartoon How do frogs make more frogs? The birth and growth of a frog is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown frog hops in the middle of a field and calls out, "Hey, Kermit!"
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1232)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 2.
(First: Episode 1521)
Cartoon A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(First: Episode 0572)
Muppets Honkers attempt to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on their noses.
Part 3.
(First: Episode 1463)
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
(First: Episode 1195)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert plan to go to the zoo tomorrow, but Ernie can't make up his mind. What would happen if Ernie bought a balloon, but then lost it when he gets frightened by a buffalo? Then he remembers that the zoo is closed on Wednesdays.
(First: Episode 0137)
SCENE 2 David shows the kids how to do "The Arm."
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Jennifer bend their knees. Grover comes out of a hole in the ground, and Jennifer invites him to join them, but Grover remarks, "When you start talking about noses, give me a call."
(First: Episode 1166)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets Two twin Anything Muppets find they're identical, except for their voices.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and a witch -- they are all confused about who they are and what holidays they belong in.
(First: Episode 0711)
Cartoon A man in a bowler hat hears different sounds behind each door.
(First: Episode 1409)
Insert Oscar orders Michael Christensen and Paul Binder to set up his bowling alley. The two instead start juggling the pins, but struggle to get the sixth one off the ground and into the air.
(First: Episode 1026)
Animation Children's voiceovers (in English and Spanish) dictate how to draw a male's body.
(First: Episode 0528)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1378)
Insert David names some J words, which Linda then acts out with her hands.
(First: Episode 1410)
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(First: Episode 0632)
Robin Hood Ernie Harvey Kneeslapper
Muppets Ernie (playing Robin Hood) auditions Anything Muppets to be his Merry Men. After screening two individuals who don't meet the requirements, Harvey Kneeslapper is sent in laughing. Ernie thinks he's found a merry man and hires him immediately, but following a string of incessant jokes, decides he's too merry after all and fires him.
(First: Episode 0480)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
SCENE 3 Maria sounds out the word "COW," cueing an appearance by Gladys the Cow. She then sounds out "CAR," as Gladys returns, pretending to be a car (claiming the real car is in for repairs). Gladys turns up again when Maria sounds out "CAT," claiming the cat is also nowhere to be seen. A cat appears and frightens Gladys away.
Pinball 07
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon Seven Starfish
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1473)
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
K for kite
Cartoon K for Kite
(First: Episode 0489)
Kermit Draws K
Muppets Kermit draws the letter K on the screen with his "magic finger."
(First: Episode 0515)
Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1160)
Muppets An old colonel explorer meets Simon Soundman and describes his world trip to him, dozing off several times in the process due to his lack of sleep. As the colonel talks about the bad weather, Simon provides the appropriate sounds.
(First: Episode 1440)
SCENE 4 Big Bird comes across Maurice Monster, who is in the midst of his daily exercises. Big Bird can't remember today's number and asks Maurice for a clue. Maurice illustrates the number, seven, by doing seven of various exercises until Big Bird finally catches on. Maurice, exhausted from the workout, passes out when Big Bird mentions tomorrow's number - 143.

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