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Sesame Street
Meet Samantha the Eel
Air date December 16, 1981
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Ray Sipherd
Sponsors Q, T, 7
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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SCENE 1 As Gordon fixes the leaky faucet attached to the garage, Telly ponders what it would be like in a world without water. Just as Gordon finishes the job, a downpour begins. Maria comes by to get Telly out of the rain, and he begins calling for various things to collect the water in, knowing how important it is to save it.
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Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
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Muppets Super Grover: Judy Finstermacher has broken her bag of groceries, and Super Grover tries to find a way for her to get the groceries to her home.
(First: Episode 1289)
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Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0787)
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Film A toymaker makes an airplane out of wood.
(First: Episode 0762)
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Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets Herry Monster asks the kids at home to do simple exercises with him like moving eyebrows, touching toes with fingers, and running in place. Kermit the Frog cameos during the running in place exercise.
(First: Episode 0808)
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Insert Luis and a street band perform "Alegria."
(First: Episode 1196)
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Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
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Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
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Cartoon Six turtles plus one man equals seven.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1515)
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Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
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Cartoon Things that are same and different.
(First: Episode 0300)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie and Katie find the many similarities between each other.
(First: Episode 1490)
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Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
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Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Herry Monster and Christopher explore the ways they're the same and different.
(First: Episode 1200)
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Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
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Muppets Game Show: Say The Word
(First: Episode 1373)
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Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
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Animation In stop-motion, blocks stack and arrange themselves to form zoo cages, arches, and a whole city.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 1459)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird introduces Maria to Samantha the Eel, who wants to help out around the Fix-It Shop. She proposes she hold the wooden chair steady as the glue dries, but Maria has a wood clamp for that. Samantha then tries answering the phone, but accidentally swallows the receiver. Maria tends to Gordon's call by speaking into Samanatha's mouth.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is preparing to give his nephew Brad a bath, but Ernie chastises him for not providing any bath toys. He brings so many toys that Bert feels there is no longer room for Brad. So as not to waste the water, Ernie hops into the tub.
(First: Episode 1134)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: OINK
(First: Episode 1163)
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Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)
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SCENE 3 Samantha tries to join Bob's music group, but can't really play any of the instruments. She discovers she can be a dancer as they play some music.
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Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
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Film A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(First: Episode 1125)
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Muppets / Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates how to "handle a Grouch" by being grouchier than Oscar.
(First: Episode 1181)
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Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
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Muppets Two germs attempt to infect a human mouth, until a mighty toothbrush frightens them off and begins cleaning.
(First: Episode 1482)
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SCENE 4 Samantha tells Big Bird that she wants to be friends with everyone on the street, but isn't sure how. Big Bird sings to her the key phrase she'll need to know - "May I Be Your Friend?"
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Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
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Transition Bridge #1 - Zipper
(First: Episode 0291)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates up and down.
(First: Episode 0526)
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Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
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SCENE 5 Maria and Gordon tuck in Big Bird and Samantha, both asleep in his nest.


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