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Sesame Street
Herry moves the mailbox
Air date December 3, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors R, T, 10
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Picture Segment Description
Insert Susan and the kids sing "My Little Game," a song with loud and soft parts.
(First: Episode 1186)
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” It's late at night and Bert isn't home yet. Ernie worries that he may have been abducted by monsters and is being forced to party with them... maybe even having fun. When Bert gets home, Ernie shares his stream of emotions he felt when he'd imagined something had happened to Bert: fear, sadness and anger. Bert assures him that he was fine -- he never has fun.
(First: Episode 0929)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs, the one who built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow it down, but the house is actually strong.
(First: Episode 0551)
Transition Bridge #11 - Bricks Bridge B
(First: Episode 0286)
SCENE 1 Maria helps Forgetful Jones remember the right way to put on his coat.
Cartoon An aviator and his son cooperate to start their plane.
(First: Episode 1476)
Song "What Do People Do All Day?"
(First: Episode 1511)
Muppets Various letter Ts have a T party.
(First: Episode 1544)
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
SCENE 2 As Olivia does a photo shoot with Grundgetta, Herry Monster interrupts with an important message regarding teeth and the weather. He brings in a chart showing a sink connected to a lake and explains that because there hasn't been much rain lately, one must be careful when brushing their teeth to not waste much water. Olivia is already privy to this information, putting Herry in another ecological conundrum - he's wasted paper on his lesson!
Muppets Baby Rocky performs "Cry" from his crib.
(First: Episode 1107)
Film T is for toes.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets / Cast Professor David lectures his class on trees. He says they are only good for looking at and leaning against, but they mention other uses for them.
Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
(First: Episode 0291)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit the Frog, Shola and Fannie have just finished watching the previous film. Shola hugs Kermit, and he comments, "She learned a lot from the octopus ... how to squeeze!"
(First: Episode 0534)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
SCENE 3 Oscar enjoys having the Two-Headed Monster as a customer in his taxi, as the monster argues over whether to go to the opera or the disco. Bob comes by and suggests they draw straws to make a fair choice. Oscar instead recommends the two flip a coin and they start arguing again over which method to use.
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Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
Film Jerry Nelson introduces the letters U and N. Other letters join them and become SUN, RUN and FUN.
(First: Episode 0230)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Insert Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
Cartoon A man sells five pies. He unwittingly eats one, then believes he's been robbed. As he mopes, a potential customer steals a pie and eats it.
Artist: Fred Crippen
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Cast Mr. Macintosh does a soft-shoe routine down the street as he recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1464)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A woodpecker drills through a tree to demonstrate entrada and salida.
(First: Episode 0808)
Film Kids pick green beans in the field. Later their mom cooks the beans, and they eat them.
(First: Episode 0944)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 4 Maria calls Herry into the Fix-It Shop to help with a problem - she's too busy to leave the store and needs to mail a letter. Instead of going to the mailbox down the block, Herry brings the mailbox into the Fix-It Shop.
Cartoon "Uncle Gus and all of us went for a ride to Ho-Ho-Kus". Features a Snuffleupagus cameo.
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
Cartoon A snake displays shapes, which are identified in Spanish.
Film Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (tire)
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 5 Outside the shop, Maria makes Herry promise not to remove the mailbox from its original place. He darts inside to answer her phone and she worries he'll rip it right from the wall. Herry instead leaves the phone intact...until he hangs up. Maria consoles a remorseful Herry as Forgetful announces the sponsors.

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