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Sesame Street
Big Bird at camp, part 2
Air date November 23, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Tony Geiss
Production August 16-20, 1982 (remote)
October 7-8, 1982 (studio)
Sponsors C, V, 3
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 It's the first morning at Camp Echo Rock and Aunt Mae heralds it by (badly) playing โ€œThe Reveilleโ€ on the bugle to wake everyone up. Big Bird wakes from his makeshift nest and briefly forgets that he's not on Sesame Street anymore and he, Mickey, and the kids get up on time for breakfast... except for Rusty, who would rather sleep. Mickey tries to convince Rusty to get out of bed, but Rusty isn't used to cabin life yet and requests he get his food from a restaurant instead. He's finally convinced to get up when Mickey lists all the delicious offerings they have.
Muppets "Frazzle" with Frazzle and The Frazzletones
(First: Episode 0846)
Cartoon V for violin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1157)
Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
(First: Episode 0440)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
cut from the Noggin version
Celebrity Richard Pryor plays all the parts in a scenario of two kids meeting a new kid who wants to play.
(First: Episode 0779)
V in space
Cartoon V in Space
(First: Episode 0481)

SCENE 2 After breakfast, Mickey leads Big Bird and the kids to the field to play baseball. Big Bird doesn't want to play and prefers to go bike-riding, confessing that he doesn't know how to play baseball, so Mickey offers to teach him. While Mickey makes sure Radar has a good seat, Big Bird takes his place in center field. ("I'll be Bucky Dent!" he exclaims.) Though he has trouble catching any of the balls, eventually he hits a home run. Big Bird later informs Radar that it might be better for him to stay in the cabin - he's going to be very busy.
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets "Body Rhythms" by Little Jerry and the Monotones.
(First: Episode 1399)
Cartoon A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1510)
cut from the Noggin version
Film "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
SCENE 3 Itโ€™s rest period, but since none of the campers feel like taking a nap Mickey offers them postcards to write home. Big Bird asks Mickey how to write a postcard to someone. Back on Sesame Street, Maria, on her lunch break, writes a postcard to Big Bird. They both sing "I Am Fine, How Are You?" while writing to each other.
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
C- Cap
Cartoon C for Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(First: Episode 1641)
Cartoon C for Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
HerryJohnJohn loudsoft
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Herry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
cut from the Max version
Song "What to Do Before We Eat?" We wash our hands, not our feet.
Animation: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1594)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 4 After a fun first full day at camp, everybody but Aunt Mae is exhausted. She rouses everybody in a dinner chant and everyone digs in. Big Bird finds that there are all kinds of new foods for him to try: hamburgers, mashed potatoes, and peas. While the small peas remind him of birdseed, he finds it difficult to eat the potatoes and ends up with a dollop of them stuck to his beak.
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
cut from the Noggin version
Pinball 03
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #3
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0978)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Muppets A Lavender Anything Muppet and a choir sing "Lonely."
(First: Episode 1165)
Cartoon Three mice (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1504)
Film People jumping.
(First: Episode 0774)
Cartoon Rocks aren't alive, so it must be a turtle.
(First: Episode 1519)


SCENE 5 It's nighttime, and Big Bird realizes how homesick he is. He imagines what Maria and Mr. Hooper would be doing if he were back on Sesame Street, and begins to cry when it becomes too much to think about. Mickey tells him it's natural to be homesick, and that it's okay to cry. Rusty overhears the conversation and claims to Big Bird that his "friend" is homesick too, and they end up crying together. They feel better afterward, and Big Bird compliments Rusty's crying ability.
Film The Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
cut from the Max version
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep".
(First: Episode 1705)
Cartoon A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat - which promptly sinks.
(First: Episode 0614)
SCENE 6 โ€œTapsโ€ is being played on the bugle, which Mickey explains means lights out. Although a big day is planned for tomorrow, Big Bird and Rusty talk for a little bit before drifting off to sleep in Cabin 10. Mickey whispers the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Olivia holds the Sesame Street sign, while Susan holds the CTW sign.


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