Sesame Street
A day at day care
Air date April 9, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors D, E, 11
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon and Bob are about to take the kids to the day care center, when they see it's about to rain. Oscar pulls up in his Sloppy Jalopy and offers them all a ride to avoid getting wet. He has the kids pile in the backseat while Gordon and Bob pull up the taxi's roof, which only goes far enough to cover the backseat. Oscar starts the car, which causes the roof to fall back down. They sense it will be a pattern, then the only option they have - the kids sit under the roof as Bob and Gordon push the car.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
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Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways."
(First: Episode 1443)
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Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
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Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes, which he lets Cookie Monster eat after he finishes displaying each one to the viewer.
(First: Episode 1158)
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Cartoon Sign Sounds: Hand
(First: Episode 1179)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads the word "Pop" and blows up a balloon so they can pop it.
(First: Episode 1569)
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SCENE 2 At the day care center, Gordon and Bob help the kids make clay versions of all the letters of the alphabet. Oscar collects them and has them put in a bucket of mud for his pet pig Spot to play in (calling it "alphabet mud," like alphabet soup).
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Celebrity 14 Karat Soul sings "The Alphabet Song," followed by "The ABCs of Love."
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Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
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Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
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Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0002)
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Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet girl exercises in preparation for coaching her team as they play. The team turns out to be three string musicians and she's their conductor.
(First: Episode 1510)
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Cartoon E for End
(First: Episode 0460)
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SCENE 3 Telly and Brian compare the ways they are different and the same. After seeing how much they have in common, Telly asks Gordon to lend Brian his scarf - he doesn't want Brian's mommy confusing the two when she comes to pick them up.
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Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet discusses the concept of "same" using her reflection in the mirror. The reflection begins speaking on its own. The girl faints and the reflection decides to do the same.
(First: Episode 0376)
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Cartoon A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1378)
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Film A still of construction equipment fades into a shot of a parrot.
(First: Episode 1535)
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Muppets Twin Anything Muppets find they're identical, except for their voices.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
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SCENE 4 Biff and Sully visit day care to play a game of "One of These Things" using some tools and a banana.
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Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola demonstrate happy, sad, scared and mad.
(First: Episode 0469)
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Animation In stop-motion, blocks stack and arrange themselves to form zoo cages, arches, and a whole city.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 1459)
1041dangertheater.jpg Film Children in a movie theater tell a man on the screen not to open a door that says "DANGER" on it. He opens it, and there's an explosion.
(First: Episode 0526)
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Muppets A Muppet cowpoke gives a musical warning about the "Danger Sign."
(First: Episode 1295)
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Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
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SCENE 5 The Count promises to be quiet as he counts the kids taking naps, only his thunder and lightning wakes them all up. He the begins counting the steps it takes to get out of there.
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Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
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SCENE 5 cont'd Bob has gotten the kids back to sleep, when the Count walks back in, still counting steps and winds up waking everyone up again with his thunder.
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Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
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Film While walking and reading the newspaper, a man nearly avoids DANGER on three occasions, but then gets hit by a revolving door.
(First: Episode 0656)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird gives a lecture to the kids about the letter E, claiming everything begins with it. Gordon and Bob point out words that don't start with E, when Big Bird clarifies that he meant the word "everything" starts with E. Bob announces the sponsors as the kids draw them on Big Bird's easel.


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