Sesame Street
Gordon practices the flute
Air date March 29, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Ray Sipherd
Sponsors T, Y, 2
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird tries whistling like his fellow bird friend, but isn't getting the knack of it. Gordon encourages him to keep trying and assures him that with practice, he'll be able to whistle. Big Bird then sees Gordon's old flute, which he found stored away in the garage since he was young. He tries blowing a note to show how he's not able to play much anymore, but Big Bird spins Gordon's lesson back at him and has him keep trying.
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Animation Big, bigger, biggest (oxen pulling rocks)
(First: Episode 0764)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1479)
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Animation Sand T/t
(First: Episode 0636)
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Muppets Clementine hears water running, which reminds Forgetful Jones that he was about to do something. Using the clues at hand (a bar of soap, a backbrush, and a towel), Forgetful remembers that it's bath time. Buster's bath, that is...
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Cartoon Three turtles present the letter T.
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Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
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Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
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Muppets The Count has a lapse in his counting memory and asks the musical question, "What Comes After Three?"
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Animation The mountains make a snack for a bird, but he forgets to brush his teeth afterward.
(First: Episode 1429)
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Insert Telly, dressed in a derby hat, plays a game with Olivia - she asks him a series of "yes or no" questions and he gives his answer by pointing to her "YES" and "NO" signs. He then asks her some questions regarding spaghetti. She claims one doesn't wear spaghetti, when Telly reveals he's wearing a plate under his hat (he wasn't able to find his lunchbox).
(First: Episode 1608)
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Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)
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Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
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Cartoon Two Elephants
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1457)
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Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
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Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
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SCENE 2 Maria listens in on Gordon's flute practice, but he tells her he has a long way ahead before he can play her any music. Bob comes by and offers some lessons. As Gordon continues practicing, a Honker appears behind him and offers some help in getting the last two notes of the piece correct.
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Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
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Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
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Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1499)
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Muppets / Cast "We're a Family"
(First: Episode 1165)
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Celebrity Edith Ann talks about being happy and sad.
(First: Episode 0992)
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Animation 2 farmers
(First: Episode 1599)
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SCENE 3 Simon Soundman pays a visit to the Fix-It Shop, where Maria is preparing to install the new smoke detector. He tries guessing what sound it makes by imitating things like telephones or cows. A loud, honking sound is heard, which actually comes from one of the Honkers.
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Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)
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Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
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Muppets Super Grover: Young Willy Nilly is scared to get his hair cut. Super Grover tells Willy that haircuts are scary, but he must be brave. However, Max the barber shows them both that haircuts do not hurt, and soon they are no longer afraid of hair cuts.
(First: Episode 0717)
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Film A girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
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Celebrity The Deadly Nightshade plays a tune with the kids accompanying on various instruments.
(First: Episode 0896)
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Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Bert is reading, Ernie tries to scare him by dressing up as a ghost. When Ernie notices that Bert left his chair while he fetched a white sheet, Ernie sits down in the chair and relaxes, until Bert enters the room and startles him.
(First: Episode 1448)
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Film A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
(First: Episode 0028)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird checks to see how Gordon is coming along. Every time Gordon tries to start his piece, Big Bird interrupts and calls over more people to hear. Gordon plays his music for everyone, as Big Bird joins in whistling.


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