Sesame Street
Hal, the pilot
Air date January 7, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Ray Sipherd
Sponsors A, B, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Olivia introduces Big Bird and the kids to her special (romantic) friend, Hal (Hal Williams), an airline pilot.
Muppets Muppet lettuce, bread, cheese, butter, and ham argue on who an Anything Muppet girl should have for a snack. They all cooperate to make a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1204)
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
Cast David sings "Mary Had a Little Lamb" while Linda signs it.
(First: Episode 1157)
Cartoon A man visits the police department to report a lost person and make sure the officer's sketch matches what he describes.
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
Muppets Old West: Five good men are needed to form a posse and catch Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West. The sheriff counts five men in the saloon, and tries to organize them. But it turns out that there are only four good men -- one of them is Bad Bart!
(First: Episode 0554)
Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper listens as Hal and Olivia chat about his job. The two leave him alone for his nap, where he tells the viewer that he's always wished to be an airline pilot too. He imagines himself as a pilot who eventually tries to land. In reality, Olivia and Hal see him flat on his fanny out of his chair.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit tries to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs, but five pigs show up. He realizes he's encountered the wrong group of pigs -- one of these pigs went to market, one stayed home, and so on (alluding to the game of "This Little Piggy"). Just as he gets things straight, the Big Bad Wolf shows up and, determined not to have his fun spoiled, huffs and puffs Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0737)
Cartoon A nutty dragon blows 5 puffs of smoke, which are blown away by a fan-hatted man.
(First: Episode 0980)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
Maria kids fractured b
Cast Maria and the kids (including Joey) put together a fractured B.
(First: Episode 0922)
Cartoon I am crying / estoy llorando (David and Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 1041)
Cast Gordon sings "Let Your Feelings Show."
(First: Episode 0934)
Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Film Tomatoes grow in a field. (edited)
(First: Episode 0084)
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
Muppets Anything Muppet dentists deliver a musical message about how important it is to "Brush Your Teeth."
(First: Episode 1067)
SCENE 3 Big Bird darts through Hooper's Store wearing a beanie cap with a propeller, believing it can make him fly like a helicopter. Hal spins the propeller as fast as he can; the beanie takes off on its own.
Cartoon Can you see the car, frog and bird in the picture?
(First: Episode 1479)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has gone shopping -- buying bread for himself, and peanut butter for Bert. They realize that it's dull to eat what they have separately, and they decide to cooperate, so they can each have a peanut butter sandwich.
(First: Episode 0279)
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
SCENE 4 Olivia and Hal make plans for dinner before he takes off for another flight, when a paper airplane soars over the doors between them. Inside, Big Bird admits that if he can't fly, he can at least make something that can. Hal offers a way Big Bird can actually - in an airplane with him.
Muppets Mr. Johnson has been served a bowl of soup, but flags down his waiter to make a complaint. He asks Grover to inspect the fly that's in his soup, but Grover looks under; next to; and above the soup before he agrees to bring out a new bowl. The kitchen is all out of what Mr. Johnson ordered, so he brings him Cream of Mosquito.
(First: Episode 1134)
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
George ontopof
Film George the Farmer shows on top of.
(First: Episode 0242)
Animation Sand A/a
(First: Episode 0628)
Film A film shows parts of a flower.
Music: Vivaldi's Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
SCENE 5 Oliva, Mr. Hooper and the kids watch the skies above - Hal and Big Bird went to the airport and procured a small plane for a short ride. Overhead, they see the plane go by as Big Bird rejoices over finally being able to fly.

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