Sesame Street
Big Bird goes to the doctor
(repeat of 1339)
Air date February 23, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors X, Y, 3
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Picture Segment Description
1339 01
SCENE 1 Gordon witnesses Oscar's scientific creation - Charles, a grouch robot. The robot is able to tell Gordon to "get lost," then turn himself into a heap of trash by falling apart.
Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
(First: Episode 1452)
Count narrates counts three kids
Insert The Count (in voiceover) counts three kids who arrange themselves in different configurations with three boxes.
(First: Episode 1352)
Cartoon Three tigers dance and play music.
Muppets Super Grover tries to stop a fight between Sammy and Frankie, who are fighting over an apple.
(First: Episode 0682)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
1339 02
SCENE 2 Gordon, Susan and the kids spot Alphabet Bates flying overhead and try to guess the letter he's making (the letter Y). Charles guesses too, only making completely wrong guesses (he has no neck to look upwards).
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
Muppets Caveman Days: EXIT sign
(First: Episode 0300)
Cartoon A man finds many ways to "EXIT", which slowly irritates him.
(First: Episode 1301)
Insert Maria and the kids sing "The Alphabet Song" with the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1606)
Film A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(First: Episode 1119)
Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon A boy says he has a big surprise in his hand.
(First: Episode 0557)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert has a present for his Aunt Matilda, but Ernie thinks that the present is for him, so he makes several guesses about what it is first, then unwraps it.
(First: Episode 0165)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0769)
Celebrity Stevie Wonder performs his hit single "Superstition".
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Sporty 3 demonstrates his agility in various sports.
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is interviewing Cinderella and Prince Charming, who are dancing at the ball. After Cinderella leaves, she leaves one glass slipper behind. The prince wants to find he can have the other glass slipper.
(First: Episode 0516)
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
1339 03
SCENE 3 It's time for Big Bird's annual physical and he's feeling a little nervous. Susan assures him it'll be fine and begins escorting him to the doctor's. Big Bird brings along Radar for company.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie's doctor comes over. Ernie keeps trying to tell the doctor why he called him, but the doctor is too occupied with checking on Ernie, hardly allowing him to get a word in edgewise.
(First: Episode 0137)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Sidewinder Snake
(First: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Film The Alphabet Dancers make a letter X.
(First: Episode 0456)
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
1339 04
SCENE 4 Big Bird is still nervous as his physical begins. The doctor checks his weight (300 pounds) and height (8 feet, 2 inches), then his eyes, ears, heart, etc. Big Bird gets dramatic when it's time for his booster shot and doesn't even notice when it's administered. The doctor concludes Big Bird is a healthy bird and sends him off. On the way out, Big Bird assures a baby with their mother that "there's nothing to it!"
Animation I see a 3! Do you see a 3?
(First: Episode 1611)
Song Luis sings "Follow the Arrows" as a man does so.
Cartoon Three doctors cure a sick 3.
(First: Episode 1627)
Muppets Muppet and Kid Moments: Grover and Eric observe the differences between fur and skin.
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
1339 05
SCENE 5 Big Bird pretends to be a doctor and gives Radar an examination.

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