Sesame Street
Air date March 16, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors O, V, 8
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper opens the front window of Hooper's Store to listen to the sounds of the street. He's startled by the sound of a roaring lion, which turns out to be Poco Loco.
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Cartoon Various alien creatures perform in an otherwordly music performance conducted by a trumpet-nosed creature.
(First: Episode 1181)
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Muppets Clementine reminds Forgetful Jones to call his cousin on her birthday (even though he's got a ribbon tied to his finger and to the phone). When he calls, his equally forgetful cousin doesn't remember having a cousin, and asks him to describe what he looks like.
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Film A farmer takes care of baby calves.
(First: Episode 0784)
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Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats the ice cream that Bert was saving for later, so he tries to pass off a smashed up banana with ice and gravy as a substitute. Bert expresses his disgust just as Oscar the Grouch comes in with two ice cream cones. He intends to give only one of them away, but swaps the other in exchange for the smashed banana with cold gravy.
(First: Episode 0213)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird believes that he's going on Maria and David's day-off picnic, but they gently tell him that even though they do like him, they want to be alone - just the two of them. Big Bird ponders over this, when Olivia invites him to dinner. Big Bird realizes how David and Maria feel when he remembers his dinner with Mr. Snuffleupagus is tonight.
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Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
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Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids. The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
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Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon First, Middle, Last (men on horse)
(First: Episode 0827)
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Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
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Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
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Cartoon A playground is destroyed by bad weather, and a teacher has her class rebuild it from memory.
(First: Episode 1453)
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SCENE 3 Oscar makes sure a child is worthy of becoming a member of the Grouchketeers.
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Cartoon Igor listens as Dr. Frankenstein names body parts in creating another Igor.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1637)
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Muppets The Count sings about bones.
(First: Episode 1386)
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Cartoon Some kids wander into the word OPEN, where there's a party going on.
(First: Episode 0394)
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Film Two glasses are filled with fluid, but one glass overflows as a hand keeps pouring into it. The same thing happens using salt shakers and bowls of nuts. Finally, the glasses are filled again, only one glass barely fills up as fluid is poured into it. The camera pulls out, revealing the glass is filling into another one below, which overflows as before.
(First: Episode 0576)
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Cartoon Open/Close Box (1:10)
(First: Episode 1521)
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Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
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Muppets Anything Muppet kids and upside-down 8
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon Candy Man
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
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SCENE 4 David adds four Honkers, who become very noisy as he tries to read.
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Cartoon Seven chicks plus 1 alligator makes 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1510)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Young George Washington
(First: Episode 0916)
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Cast / Celebrity Bob tries to sing "Es lebt' eine Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein" from Die lustige Witwe, accompanied by Victor Borge.
(First: Episode 1175)
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Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a piano and decides to play it. The left half wants to play short notes, while the other half prefers to run his fingers across the keyboard. They decide to cooperate, and both use their notes to play "Chopsticks".
(First: Episode 1366)
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SCENE 5 Oscar has a hard time counting his pet elephants, as their trunks are jumbled and hard to keep track of. He finally orders Emily to grab hold of a handkerchief so he has a proper starting and ending point. Oscar counts their eight trunks, now knowing how many peanut butter and anchovy sandwiches to make.
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Film Counting 11 eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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Muppets A barbershop quartet sings about counting floors when they go up and down in an elevator.
(First: Episode 0889)
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Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
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Film A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0388)
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Cartoon Un circulo
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin (repeat)
(First: Episode 0052)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper hears the sound of a monkey, which again turns out to be Poco Loco. The sound of an elephant is then made. Mr. Hooper assumes Poco is behind this, when they spot Fluffy's trunk peeking through the window.


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