Sesame Street
Visting Grandma Harriet's farm
Air date January 15, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Directed by Bob Schwarz
Sponsors C, S, 4
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria, David, Big Bird, and the kids are waiting for the bus to take them to Grandma Harriet's farm for the day. They invite Oscar along for the trip, but he has no interest in watching little kids have fun all day. Just as everyone boards the bus, he realizes the Grouchy potential a trip to the farm has (such as seeing pig stys and broken farm equipment). He misses the bus, so he makes the trip on foot (while in his can).
Cartoon A man talks about going to the city, without noticing he's walking right through it.
(First: Episode 0770)
Film A flower opens and closes.
(First: Episode 0441)
Muppets / Celebrity José Carreras sings "He Lost His Duckie" as Ernie acts out the opera.
1095o Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)


SCENE 2 The gang arrives on the farm to Harriet's delight. She sends most of the group inside for some fresh cider, while Big Bird goes to dine with his country cousins in the chicken coop. Oscar, having run the entire trip, has also just arrived and Harriet leads him to the barn where there's a nice, big mess.
Muppets Kermit, Farmer Grover and a horse show how a horse-and-cart works.
(First: Episode 0590)
Cartoon How many legs does a horse have?
(First: Episode 1523)
Kids build scarecrow
Film Kids put together a scarecrow.
(First: Episode 1577)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
SCENE 3 Maria rests in the hay, assuming the farm life is one of perpetual relaxation. She starts to sing about it, while David interjects with his own verses about the many chores one does on the farm.
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
Cast "Theater Without Words" presents Linda enacting the story of "The Farmer and the Seed" with some voice-over by Bob.
(First: Episode 1030)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
(First: Episode 0537)

Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 1 of 2
The Country Mouse lives peacefully on the farm when his cousin, the City Mouse, comes to visit. The City Mouse is appalled that his cousin lives in a haystack, eats acorns, and listens to birdsong. He invites his cousin to come visit him in the city.
(First: Episode 0314)
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 4 Maria observes Harriet and the kids as they feed the animals, then as Grandma milks their goat. Maria is hesitant to give it a try.
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)


Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 2 of 2
The Country Mouse visits the City Mouse's apartment, and finds that his cousin eats pizza, doesn't mind traffic sounds, and listens to groovy music on his stereo. The Country Mouse is startled when he hears a cat. The City Mouse sighs, "Oh, that's just the cat. That means he's hungry, and he wants to catch us and eat us for dinner." Horrified, the Country Mouse goes back to the country, where he's safe. The City Mouse offers the cat a bite of pizza.
(First: Episode 0314)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Brian talk about loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0126)
Celebrity The Deadly Nightshade plays a song using a kazoos and variety of other instruments.
(First: Episode 0932)
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (balloons and blackbirds).
(First: Episode 1393)

Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Three chickens eat grain, and become full, fuller and fullest.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0506)
Film Kids identify a piece of cabbage in close-up.
(First: Episode 0368)
SCENE 5 David and the kids look for Oscar in the barn. They find his trash can, where he says (from inside) that he's hanging with a new friend - a chicken that happens to be sitting on his head. The chicken flies out when they open the lid and find it's laid an egg on Oscar's head. He plans on eating it now.
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)
Muppets "City-Country Song"
(First: Episode 0681)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates noisy and quiet.
(First: Episode 0241)
SCENE 6 Grandma provides the gang with plenty of produce as they begin their pilgrimage back to Sesame Street. Oscar, following behind the tractor in his trash can, announces the sponsors. A country version of the theme, previously used in the New Mexico episodes from season 7, plays over the Barkley credit sequence.

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