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Sesame Street
Big Bird and Bob become handcuffed to one another
Air date May 19, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors B, P, 9

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Picture Segment Description

Insert Gladys the Cow livens up Luis' dull lecture about milk with a glitzy musical number about it.
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Film A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of his family, whose names all begin with a common letter. At the end, Peter Piper's cousin states that Peter Piper is in Portland pressing pants.
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Cartoon P for Pack
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Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
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Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Insert Oscar the Grouch caters to Maria and David at "Chez Oscar" in front of his trash can.
(First: Episode 1215)
Cartoon Words that rhyme with BALL (voices of Bob Arbogast and Daws Butler)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a TELEPHONE, and reads the word.
(First: Episode 1569)
Cartoon "Nelly 1-10 / 10-1": Kids count numbers in a parade, which are interrupted by other participants.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
(First: Episode 0629)
Film A young girl mashes away at the keys of a piano. As the years go by, she practices more and more until she's an adult playing at a recital.
(First: Episode 0637)
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Cartoon A boy and girl have different feelings about Stanley.
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
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SCENE 1 Bob and Big Bird play a guessing game in the arbor using a hat left behind by his friend. Big Bird guesses that his friend might be a mailman or a firefighter, but finally guesses a policeman when Bob handcuffs himself to Big Bird. When Big Bird asks how his friend might un-handcuff himself when he wants to go bowling or something, Bob realizes that he's misplaced the key.
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
Song "Do the Wash"
(First: Episode 1423)
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
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SCENE 2 Wondering how to get out of the handcuffs, Bob and Big Bird are approached by Gordon who's looking for his flute lesson. To avoid missing his dentist appointment later, Gordon offers to have Susan drive down to the police department and retrieve the key from Officer Krupky. On her way, Susan discovers that her carburetor is faulty and begins working on the car.
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0512)
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0690)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Muppets Cookie Monster and the Crumbs Unlimited Orchestra perform "Me Going to Munch You, Munch You, Munch You."
Cartoon Nine penguins slide down a hill.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1532)
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SCENE 3 Bob attempts to give Gordon a flute lesson in his apartment, but Big Bird β€” still handcuffed to Bob β€” keeps pulling him away to all the things in the room he finds interesting. They keep wondering where Susan is, but on the street below, Susan is still working on her car engine.
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
(First: Episode 1166)
Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
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Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
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SCENE 4 Following Gordon's flute lesson, Bob and Big Bird β€” still handcuffed together β€” make their way to the street where they find Susan still working on the car. She learns of their predicament and offers to drive them to the police station. As she starts up the car, it stalls again, and they find themselves back where they started.
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
(First: Episode 0403)
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(First: Episode 1495)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
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SCENE 5 Bob and Big Bird sit defeated on the steps of 123 Sesame Street, still handcuffed together while Susan continues to work on the car. Gordon rushes up exclaiming that he found the keys, finally freeing Bob and Big Bird.

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