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Sesame Street
Returning home from Puerto Rico
(repeat of 1321)
Air date February 8, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors E, F, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Maria and friends bid farewell to her family as their board their bus back to the airport. Oscar and Osvaldo also part ways, causing Oscar to miss the bus. He chases after it in his can until it stops and Olivia and Luis help him on. Soon, they've reached the airport and take off.
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
Muppets Construction worker Sally Smith is the surprise contestant of the on-location game "This Is Your Lunch." Sally must guess the contents of her lunchbox correctly after each food item gives her clues.
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
SCENE 2 The plane makes it way back to New York; Oscar pesters Maria questions the whole way, and he hopes for a bumpy landing.
Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1179)
Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat - which promptly sinks.
(First: Episode 0614)

SCENE 3 The gang finally makes it back to Sesame Street, which is seemingly empty. Everyone is immediately taken aback by the freezing weather, a stark contrast to the warmth of Puerto Rico. Gordon, Susan and Bob welcome them all back and have some hot chocolate prepared in Hooper's Store.
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"

Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
(First: Episode 0784)
Film A group of kids play follow the leader and go over, around and through various obstacles, but one of them takes a while to catch on.
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Howard Coolsell finds out about exercise.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
SCENE 4 Big Bird shows Gordon the various things he's collected from Puerto Rico - seashells, pebbles and postcards. He has seven of each and counts them in Spanish. He explains that he has only seven of each because that's as high as he was able to count in Spanish.
Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the prince kissing Sleeping Beauty, but rather than waking her up, falls asleep himself.
(First: Episode 0483)
Geometry of Circles 2 - Seven Circles with Designs.png
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #2 "Seven Circles with Designs"
(First: Episode 1394)
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Celebrity Fonzie and Richie Cunningham relate the ABCs.
(First: Episode 1176)
Cartoon Snacks on Parade: Peanut Butter
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1301)
Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
SCENE 5 Oscar hangs a "Se Habla Espanol" sign from his can, claiming to have learned a lot of new, Grouchy phrases from Osvaldo. However, Oscar discovers the phrases he's learned are actually nice and friendly ones. Oscar gives the sign over to Maria and Luis for the Fix-It Shop while he learns some actual Grouch Spanish.
Cartoon The 'b' in 'beso' kisses an apple and a duck.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0461)
Film Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0424)
Cartoon A girl sorts everything she finds which is alive and not alive.
(First: Episode 1526)
Muppets "The Word Family Song": ET family
(First: Episode 0139)
Cartoon Six turtles plus one man equals seven.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1515)
Film Footage of birds swimming, including flamingos, swans and ducks.
(First: Episode 0981)
Cartoon F for fire, fountain, face, farmer, etc.
(First: Episode 1614)
SCENE 6 Out in the cold, Bob presents the letter F. He asks Big Bird to give some F-words, which he inadvertently does by reacting to the cold.
Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F.
(First: Episode 0094)
Cartoon An elephant (voiced by Marshall Efron) asks Nesbitt (voiced by Don Arioli) for directions to the zoo, but won't listen to him long enough.
Artist: Janet Perlman
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
Film Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
SCENE 7 Luis finds Oscar wrapping up a snowball in paper with the intention of mailing it to Osvaldo, who's never seen one before. Luis points out that by the time it reaches Puerto Rico, it will have melted and just leave a wet mound of paper...which is just what Oscar intends.
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets Ernie tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie Monster by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
(First: Episode 1232)
Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
SCENE 8 Luis and Maria bemoan the large workload they have to change up on in the Fix-It Shop following their trip. Big Bird, needing his radio fixed, perks them up saying, "All that work everyone's bringing in, just goes to show how much everybody on Sesame Street really needs you!" Bob announces the sponsors.

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