Sesame Street
A visit from Sue
Air date January 8, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors H, V, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria has made a birdhouse for a friend of hers from the country, who is coming to visit Sesame Street today. Biff and Sully enter the Fix-It Shop, where Biff assumes the birdhouse is instead a boat and a racecar.
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)

Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to keep an eye on his pyramid of blocks. The Count walks by, and counts the blocks, moving them out of the pyramid shape. Then he counts them again, putting them back into the pyramid. Bert yells at the Count for moving Ernie's blocks, so the Count counts the blocks again, taking the pyramid apart.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film Six children go down a slide.
(First: Episode 0600)
Cartoon A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(First: Episode 0765)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
(First: Episode 0565)
Cartoon Various demonstrations of DOWN and UP
(First: Episode 0847)
SCENE 2 Maria tells Big Bird that her visiting friend is named Sue, who is blind, thus will be bringing her guide dog, Todd. Big Bird rushes out to prepare some birdseed, unaware that she's not a bird. Sue (Sue Harden) and Todd depart from the bus as Todd leads her toward the Fix-It Shop. As she and Maria greet each other, Big Bird returns with the birdseed and realizes Sue is a human. He politely tells Maria she must have gotten things mixed up.
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Film A gymnast demonstrates 'around'.
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
Celebrity Arthur Ashe demonstrates up and down.
(First: Episode 0750)
Cartoon 1-10, 10-1 count with stripes.
(First: Episode 0926)
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
SCENE 3 Sue is pleased with the birdhouse, which hasn't been painted yet. Biff suggests a modern, stylish purple, while a cow believes yellow is the way to go. The two argue, when Big Bird claims that the color should be chosen by Sue. Even though she's blind and wouldn't be able to see it, she insists that she still wants it to look nice and has already picked out the color scheme (white with a green roof).
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
George overunder
Film George the Farmer demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0230)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Some Muppet kids (including Farley) plan to decorate their clubhouse, but each one is only able to find one item. They are upset at their individual failures, until they see what a difference each item makes when they're all hung up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: At the beach, a man’s hat falls onto a crab, who crawls into a boy’s sandcastle. The man wants to destroy the sandcastle to get his hat back, but instead Thelma asks the crab to return the hat.
(First: Episode 1438)
Cast Luis tosses and turns in bed. Gordon hawks a sure-fire method of getting to sleep - counting. Luis orders Gordon to leave the bedroom in ten seconds, then falls asleep after counting.
(First: Episode 1487)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)

Insert Big Bird is grooving to his "Rubber Duckie" disco record when Snuffy asks what disco is. Big Bird explains that discos are for grown-ups and take place at night, so they aren't able to see it first-hand. But, they can imagine it! In their imaginations, Big Bird's nest area has become a discotheque. After a couple dances on the lighted floor, Snuffy and Big Bird get their chance to show their stuff. Back in reality, Snuffy has learned a lot about disco and Big Bird compliments his big imagination.
(First: Episode 1261)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert urges Ernie to go to sleep, but Ernie won't go to sleep until the person living upstairs drops his other shoe. When the shoe finally drops, Ernie wakes Bert up to tell him about it.
(First: Episode 0176)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
SCENE 4 The Count bemoans the fact that he's run out of things to count, when he discovers something he's yet to count before - doggy tail wags by using Todd. Sue informs him that Todd is working at the moment and can't do any play activity. She tells him that she plans on removing his harness and letting him play a little later, which the Count tries to wait patiently for.
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
Muppets After fighting with each other, the Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Love" and forgets their feud.
(First: Episode 1282)
Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
(First: Episode 1453)
SCENE 5 The Count checks in for the sixth time if Todd is ready to be counted - not yet, to his dismay.
Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets Kermit the Frog performs "Disco Frog."
(First: Episode 1407)
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
SCENE 6 Sue thinks it's time to give Todd a break and removes his harness. The Count and the kids rush in immediately. The kids all pet him while the Count counts his tail wags. He struggles to keep up, but loves counting nonetheless.

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