Sesame Street
Pretend penguins
Air date January 27, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors I, M, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 As the kids play in the snow, Bob sings "Snowflakes."
Pinball 02
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
Cartoon A bear counts bees.
(First: Episode 0083)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
Muppets Ice Follies: Grover and Cookie Monster get into zany antics as they try to play leap frog.
(First: Episode 0795)
Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
Film A man karate chops 5 boards.
(First: Episode 0469)

SCENE 2 Everyone gathers in Big Bird's nest to see some home movies from Zero's trip to Club Flipper. They invite Zero to try going down the big slide at the playground and Zero sheepishly runs off to "see a man about a fish."
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Jack Be Nimble can't figure out how to jump over the candlestick.
(First: Episode 0723)
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon Typewriter: M for magic
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0841)
Film Animal camouflage (kid VO's)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0366)
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)
Muppets Pageant: The Four Seasons
(First: Episode 1165)
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
(First: Episode 0276)

SCENE 3 Big Bird and Zero divide up the chores - Big Bird will make lunch while Zero does their laundry. He accomplishes this by making a pool in his igloo, dumping the clothes in the water with detergent and swimming around in circles. Big Bird sets the table for lunch. Zero brings out the laundry, which is all frozen stiff. Big Bird decides they should swap roles tomorrow.
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man has magnificent muscles.
Music: Dick Lavsky and Alan Cagan, Narrator: Allen Swift
(First: Episode 0207)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot explains what the letters M and W look like with a very uncooperative letter that keeps switching itself. The letter eventually stops switching, and Herb solves the problem by rotating the camera angle, turning the letter upside down.
(First: Episode 0155)
Cartoon Sign Man: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
Cast Luis and Gordon play roommates. On a chilly night, Luis wants to keep the window CLOSED, but Gordon prefers having it OPEN. Gordon finally agrees to keep it shut, then smashes up the surrounding walls.
(First: Episode 1220)
Cartoon The word SALIDA exits through a white square.
(First: Episode 0718)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man sings about the word "Salida"...and refuses to stop.
(First: Episode 1300)
Cartoon A voiceover asks kids to name where a fireman and policewoman work.
(First: Episode 1463)
SCENE 4 Bob dresses in his finest tuxedo to sing in a concert. Zero mistakes him for a penguin at first and muses about having some other penguins around to play with. Bob and the kids get lessons on how to act like a penguin from Zero. She leads the kids to Hooper's Store for some raw fish, while Bob heads off to his concert (moving like a penguin would), eliciting strake looks for Maria.
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie to put away his toys, and Ernie devises a system of arranging them. Unfortunately, all the categories he names apply only to his toy fire engine.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)
Bank Teller film
Film Kids narrate a film about bank tellers and the machines they use.
(First: Episode 0783)
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0837 05b
Insert Biff and Sully set their toolbox by 123 Sesame Street. They've been instructed to check the pipes under the street to make sure they're not freezing up in this cold weather. Biff reads his instructions, but he wonders out loud how they'll ever find the sewer lid if everything's covered in snow. While he tries to figure it out on his own, Sully has used his measuring tape to find and uncover the lid. Once he's done monologuing, Biff spots the cover and commends himself for finding it.
(First: Episode 0837)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)

Film Future careers: footage of a kid acting out a certain job, followed by an adult doing "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
Cartoon I-Ink (angry bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets An old colonel explorer meets Simon Soundman and describes his world trip to him, dozing off several times in the process due to his lack of sleep. As the colonel talks about the bad weather, Simon provides the appropriate sounds.
(First: Episode 1440)
Cartoon A boy gets lost, and encounters a man with a yo-yo, who tells him to remember everything he passed.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 5 Maria asks Olivia where the kids are, having invited them to lunch but none showed up. They check by Big Bird's nest, where Big Bird directs them to Zero's igloo. Zero claims there's no one inside "but us penguins," as the kids emerge acting like penguins. Zero announces the sponsors as Olivia and Maria crawl inside the igloo.

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