Sesame Street
Air date March 17, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors A, V, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird leads the kids on a "circle tour" of Sesame Street, pointing out various circles on the block.
Cartoon circle
Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
(First: Episode 0780)
SuperGrover BusStop
Muppets Super Grover: A boy is confused -- his mother told him to take a bus home, but he doesn't know where to find the bus. Super Grover arrives, and they soon discover a sign that says "Bus Stop". The boy believes they found the answer, but Super Grover insists that his mother told him to take a bus home, not a sign.
(First: Episode 0708)
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
Gator pointing
Cartoon A for apricot, alligator, acrobat, accordion, artist, airplane.
(First: Episode 1586)
SCENE 2 Luis and the kids draw circles (with the use of a telestrator) around some items he has that have wheels. Big Bird also asks to be circled, since he too has wheels (on his rollerskates).
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(First: Episode 0791)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a horse.
(First: Episode 0908)
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "I'm Cold" in the middle of a blizzard.
(First: Episode 0368)
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
Cast Bob asks Janice to to identify the letter A and the corresponding picture of an apple.
(First: Episode 1107)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a cow.
(First: Episode 0630)
Cartoon A man sees a giant OUT, yells the word, and everyone runs out of it.
(First: Episode 0550)
Grouch Symphony Hall 01

Muppets / Celebrity Bob and Maria take their seats at Grouch Symphony Hall, sitting amongst an audience of grouches. They're there to see Oscar the Grouch who will be sharing the stage with Itzhak Perlman; Maria: "not the Itzhak Perlman?!" They'll be playing Johann Sebastian Blech's "Double Sonata for Violin, Vacuum Cleaner, Policeman's Whistle, Fire Engine Siren, Jackhammer, Automobile Horn, Elephant Jumping into Swimming Pool, and Nose." Maria thinks it's got to be a mistake.

The lights dim and Telly Monster takes the stage to introduce the musicians. Oscar enters in his trash can and Perlman arrives in a dirty tuxedo. As they prepare for the performance, Bob and Maria are astonished by the juxtaposition of a violin being tuned with that of the likes of a vacuum cleaner (and other oddities). Perlman plays several short selections intercut with Oscar's contributions (with help from Penelope inside the can). The piece ends with Perlman loudly blowing his nose into a handkerchief and dead roses thrown on stage from the audience.

Cartoon Two men debate whether or not a ladder has 5 steps.
(First: Episode 1538)
Cast Big Bird talks about noses and beaks, and what his beak can do. He tells Olivia, "I'm awful sorry about your nose."
(First: Episode 1246)
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
Muppets On a cold day, the Twiddlebugs try to figure out what they should close to make themselves warm. After they try closing a book, a lunchbox and their mouths, Tina sees they must close the door. Once they're warm, they decide to go outside, but can't find what they should open.
(First: Episode 1621)
Cartoon Nine birds land in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1501)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Cartoon "Dinner for Nine"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Muppets On a boring day, two hipsters sing "Meet Me at the Bus Stop" and decide to do so.
(First: Episode 1451)
SCENE 3 Forgetful Jones stands around in the Fix-It Shop, waiting for a bus to arrive. Luis reminds him that buses stop at bus stops. Forgetful makes his own bus stop sign, not quite getting the point.
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Letter for Ernie
Muppets Ernie tries to help a Pumpkin Anything Muppet mailman deliver a package to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset search for Aunt Nellie's dog, Meatbone, not knowing that the sneaky dog has been following them the whole time.
(First: Episode 1296)
SCENE 4 Oscar can't stand having David and Linda hang around his can signing to each other. He gives them a rope, which is attached to the sofa in his trashcan. They pull on the rope to try and lift it up so he can move his coffee table underneath, but Oscar really enjoys that their hands are now not being used for conversation.
Cartoon Fruta Manzana
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
Muppets Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
Dot Bridge 03 early
Cartoon Dot Bridge (last dot shows up early)
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 5 David and Linda tie the rope off, having figured out it was a trick the whole time. Oscar is pleased to see his plan not only got them quiet, but got them to leave. He undoes part of the rope and gets dragged into the can by the weight of the sofa falling.

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