Sesame Street
Big Bird at camp, part 3
Air date November 24, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production August 16-20, 1982 (remote)
October 7-8, 1982 (studio)
Sponsors H, Y, 8
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 Aunt May does special inspections of the cabins. Big Bird and the kids fix their beds neatly, but Big Bird and counselor Mickey need to urge Rusty to fix his.
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing their hit "Proud."
(First: Episode 0408)
Film Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Film A male voice instructs three kids in stretching exercises.
(First: Episode 1013)
cut from the Noggin version
Animation Sand Y/y
(First: Episode 0626)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and him cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
SCENE 2 Telly tells Oscar about how he misses Big Bird. Oscar isn't happy either, because Big Bird is probably breathing fresh air, making friends, and having fun.
Film Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice."
Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to draw the letter Y.
(First: Episode 1288)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is good for.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0783)

SCENE 3 Aunt May does a mail call. Big Bird thinks about what Snuffy is doing on Sesame Street, and almost misses getting a huge postcard from him. The other campers getting mail are Lisa Simon, Joan Ganz Cooney, Emily Squires, Ozzie Alfonso, Dulcy Singer, Janet Shapiro (researcher), Jon Stone, Thelma Moses, Al Hyslop, Jeff Moss, and Danette Morganelli.
Cartoon A boy learns to put his mom's letter in the mailbox all by himself (with a little help).
(First: Episode 1497)
Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
cut from the Noggin version
Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1552)
Muppets The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
(First: Episode 1291)
SCENE 4 Big Bird gets his free period looking around the whole camp. He talks about the differences between the city and the country.
Cartoon A Number 8 truck carries away the Number 8.
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad because it's raining, and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
SCENE 5 The kids head over to the dock and help Big Bird learn how to paddle in a canoe.
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover informs Mr. Johnson that the restaurant is out of a lot of items that are on the menu. The only thing still at the restaurant is milk... but there are no glasses.
(First: Episode 0976)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)

SCENE 6 The kids, Big Bird, and Rusty all go over to the lake to learn to swim!
Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(First: Episode 1232)
Cartoon Peacock 1–20
(First: Episode 0406)
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)

SCENE 7 After swimming, Big Bird, Rusty, and the kids dry themselves off and head back to Cabin 10. Aunt May announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Ernie and a kid hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Oscar holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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