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.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
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.
Q.Quarter.BudLuckey
Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
Sg-grocerybag
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)
0871j
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0787)
Film-Toymaker
Film A toymaker makes an airplane out of wood.
(First: Episode 0762)
Fox and crow
Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
Scanimatekids
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
HerryExercises
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)
Noimage
Insert Luis and a street band perform "Alegria."
(First: Episode 1196)
Ringmaster7
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1312)
3853-09
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)
6turtles1man
Cartoon Six turtles plus one man equals seven.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1515)
Film.Gazelle
Film A gazelle runs fast across a plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0478)
2234-SameDifferent
Cartoon Things that are same and different.
(First: Episode 0300)
Ernie-Katie
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Katie find the many similarities between each other.
(First: Episode 1490)
1755.planes
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
(First: Episode 0798)
SesameQuestionSong
Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
0871l
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
HerryChris
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and Christopher explore the ways they're the same and different.
(First: Episode 1200)
0871o
Cartoon Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
(First: Episode 0675)
1836o
Muppets Game Show: Say The Word
(First: Episode 1373)
1836p
Film Stop! (kids dancing)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0681)
Blockcivilization
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.
Character.brad
Muppets Ernie & BertBert 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)
Signman.OINK
Cartoon Sign Man: OINK
(First: Episode 1163)
2107-Stretch
Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)
1593-Music
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.
AMs-BusStop
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)
Coconutgather.old
Film A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(First: Episode 1125)
Borge-Oscar
Muppets / Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates how to "handle a Grouch" by being grouchier than Oscar.
(First: Episode 1181)
400012
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Commercial-Toothbrushing
Muppets Two plaque creatures attempt to infect a human mouth, until a mighty toothbrush frightens them off and begins cleaning.
(First: Episode 1482)
OLP18
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?"
Film.nursingpigs
Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
AM-SortFamily
Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
Toon-ZipperBridge
Cartoon A zipper is unzipped across the screen.
(First: Episode 0291)
Gymnast up down
Film A gymnast illustrates 'up' and 'down.'
(EKA: Episode 0596)
400013
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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