Sesame Street
The Sesame Street 500
Air date December 6, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Tony Geiss
Production October 1, 1982
Sponsors L, Q, 6
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The Greatest Love of All

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
1983a
SCENE 1 Olivia, Bob, Maria and David are surprised to see that Forgetful Jones actually remembers not only their names, but what he’s supposed to do today. When Maria reminds him that he usually forgets these things, he turns back into his old forgetful self.
Igottaremember
Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(First: Episode 0768)
Erniebertcleantoybox
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tells Bert that he has a note for him, but he can't remember where it is. He thinks maybe he put it in the toybox, so he digs through the box, throwing toys everywhere. It's not in the toybox, so Ernie looks in the clothes hamper, scattering clothes all over. He finally finds the note, which tells Bert that it's his turn to clean up the apartment.
(First: Episode 0255)
Qthatfunnything
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Letsmakearoad
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
3146-Animals
Cartoon In song, an ostrich, frog, mole and bee change lifestyles, which alters which one is over, under, around and through.
Artist: Michael Sporn
KermitTreyQ
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Trey if he's seen a letter Q before. At first Trey denies it, but eventually draws one in the air with his finger.
(First: Episode 0440)
2269k
Cartoon Q - quarter
(First: Episode 0046)
1983b
SCENE 2 Big Bird leads Snuffy and the kids in playing school, and teaches them about raising your hand. Snuffy takes awhile to catch on (Big Bird: “What would Albert Shanker do here?”), but soon realizes he can raise his snuffle instead. He has to answer a math problem (1 + 3), but doesn’t know how to add yet.
ThreePlusOne
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 3 + 1 = 4.
(First: Episode 0516)
3154m
Cast Maria and Linda sew quilts with a Q on them.
(First: Episode 1508)
Snapshot 58
Cartoon A pirate gives a girl a treasure map, where X marks the spot.
(First: Episode 1578)
1839zm
Film A boy takes dance lessons at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
0926r
Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
George counttoten
Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
(First: Episode 0293)
The Greatest Love of All
Celebrity George Benson sings "The Greatest Love of All" (with Michael Masser on piano) to some children.
(First: Episode 1309)
Seisflores
Animation Seis flores
(First: Episode 1591)
Waiter-flyinsoup
Muppets Mr. Johnson has been served a bowl of soup, but flags down his waiter to make a complaint. He asks Grover to inspect the fly that's in his soup, but Grover looks under; next to; and above the soup before he agrees to bring out a new bowl. The kitchen is all out of what Mr. Johnson ordered, so he brings him Cream of Mosquito.
(First: Episode 1134)
Jazzyspies6
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
0573r
Film Counting six oryx
(First: Episode 0410)
Typewriter.L
Cartoon The Typewriter - L for Lion
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0762)
Song.trying
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(First: Episode 0631)
2107.Lion
Cartoon L for locomotive, letter, lamp, light, lion, lettuce, lips
1448-Spring
Song "Spring Song"
(First: Episode 1295)
1684-ThreeLittleGrouches
Muppets Oscar reads Irvine the story of "The Three Little Grouches." In the story, three Grouches build a house of sticks and think it could be messier. They phone the Big Bad Wolf and he comes over to blow their house in, much to their delight.
(First: Episode 1684)
1454-Zet
Cartoon The ET family is demonstrated in a story of the zet, a quick-witted bird.
(First: Episode 0236)
1451-Gymnast
Film A gymnast demonstrates 'around'.
(First: Episode 0517)
Pageant.flower
Muppets Pageant: Ernie plays the role of Bart, a farm boy who plants a flower. Herry Monster plays the sun, and a nervous Cookie Monster plays a cloud. Bert reluctantly plays the flower. When it is said that Bert made the leaves for his costume out of lettuce leaves, Cookie and Herry proceed to eat the leaves and rip the costume apart.
(First: Episode 0578)
Toon-TriangleQuizEng
Cartoon Different uses of a triangle
(First: Episode 1580)
Andnowtheoctopus
Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
(First: Episode 0291)
1454-Zet02
Cartoon Pick the right ET word (featuring the Zet)
(First: Episode 0473)
1983c
SCENE 3 Everyone gathers to watch Oscar and the Count participate in the “Sesame Street 500”. Telly acts as referee, and the Count, sitting in his Countmobile, counts the number of times Oscar starts his Sloppy Jalopy.
1454-Zet03
Cartoon Pick the right picture (featuring the Zet)
(First: Episode 0260)
Followarrowfollowarrow
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster follows the arrows.
(First: Episode 1627)
ZetLetter
Cartoon Pick the right letter (featuring the Zet)
(First: Episode 0236)
Dot Bridge 06 raspberry
Cartoon Dot Bridge (raspberry)
(First: Episode 0001)
1983d
SCENE 4 The Count continues counting Oscar’s false starts as Maria announces the sponsors.


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