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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StreetScenes
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.
OxRocks
Animation Big, bigger, biggest (oxen pulling rocks)
(First: Episode 0764)
TwoHeaderSandwich
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1479)
400008
Animation Sand T / t
(First: Episode 0636)
ForgetfulJonesBathTime
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...
3Turtles
Cartoon Three turtles present the letter T.
Womaninburningbuilding.HELP!
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Turtle.Hale
Cartoon T for Turtle
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1146)
Song.whatcomesafterthree
Muppets The Count has a lapse in his counting memory and asks the musical question, "What Comes After Three?"
2342-BirdTeeh
Animation The mountains make a snack for a bird, but he forgets to brush his teeth afterward.
(First: Episode 1429)
Noimage
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)
WomanFarmSounds
Cartoon A woman identifies farm animals by their sounds.
(First: Episode 1476)
Marchingband2
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
TwoElephants
Cartoon Two Elephants
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1457)
MeganCast
Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
400012
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.
2362-Telefono
Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
Pillow
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)
0871n
Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
(First: Episode 0513)
1710n
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1499)
WereaFamilySong
Muppets / Cast "We're a Family"
(First: Episode 1165)
Noimage
Celebrity Edith Ann talks about being happy and sad.
(First: Episode 0992)
1706d

2Farmers
Animation 2 farmers
(First: Episode 1599)
Noimage
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.
1576f
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
SignManMilk
Cartoon A man rearranges a LIMK sign to make the word "MILK".
(First: Episode 1116)
400029
Cartoon A rabbit crosses the STREET, and almost gets run over.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 0778)
Sgrover.barber
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)
2342-Lobster
Film A girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
Noimage
Celebrity The Deadly Nightshade: Shuffle Intro with Kids (2:15)
(First: Episode 0896)
YakYes
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
EBScaringBert
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)
0028.fishingboat
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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