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Sesame Street
Grandmas on Sesame Street
Air date December 7, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Ray Sipherd
Production October 6, 1982
Sponsors G, K, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird declares that Granny Bird is coming for a visit and he has several surprises in store - a welcome banner, a birdseed cake, and confetti. He hears a knock on the door and gathers Maria and the kids to surprise Granny Bird. Instead, they deliver the surprise to David's grandmother Grace, who also happens to be visiting today. Maria points out the surprise was on Big Bird this time.
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Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
(First: Episode 1167)
Animation Sand G/g
(First: Episode 0643)
Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy, and afraid.
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Dr. Nobel Price reveals his latest captured creature, "The Great Poonga-Poonga," which turns out to be a live rabbit.
(First: Episode 1521)
Cartoon A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1358)

SCENE 2 David drops by Big Bird's place, where Big Bird informs him of Grace's arrival. David phones Hooper's Store to surprise her, but instead, Granny Bird answers the phone. They both think they're speaking to their respective relatives, until they realize who's actually on the line. They both give the phone to the others, causing another family mix-up.
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie won't let Bert into the apartment. Bert thinks he might be sad, and then Bert thinks Ernie might be hiding something from Bert, which makes him mad and demand to be let in. He comes in, and Ernie has thrown him a surprise party. Guests at the party include Roosevelt Franklin, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prairie Dawn, Sherlock Hemlock, Grover, Guy Smiley, and a mailman.
(First: Episode 0461)
Cartoon An old woman emerges from the pouch of a bouncing kangaroo. She proclaims, "K! Kangaroo!"
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets Bob asks a blank-faced Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet how he feels. The Muppet answers, "I don't feel anything." Bob sticks a nose and angry eyes on the Muppet, who then starts to feel mad. He walks off in a huff, and we hear a crash off-screen. The Muppet comes back and ad-libs, "It's okay, Bob, I just dropped my watch!"
(First: Episode 0491)
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
Cartoon A boy imagines staying in the jungle at night when he goes to sleep.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 3 Grace and Granny Bird can't believe their grandsons didn't recognize them, especially since they're so different. The two sing about how they're different, but have ultimately become friends.
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Film Swimming and flying pelicans.
(First: Episode 0322)
Muppets In ancient times, Grover invents the wheel to help Biff move a stone up a hill.
(First: Episode 0915)
Cartoon Kids guess what two circles drawn onscreen will become. They turn out to be the eye of a friendly monster.
(First: Episode 0248)
Film A woman helps some kids write down their version of "Hickory Dickory Dock," which they then bring to the Acorn Press to have printed.
(First: Episode 1456)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster shows David a sign that says STREET.
(First: Episode 0423)

SCENE 4 As Maria, David and the kids touch up the mural outside Hooper's, Big Bird tells them that Mr. Snuffleupagus' grandmother, Granny Snuffle, is coming by to meet some fellow grandmothers. The others can't be bothered to look away and ask that Big Bird keep down the noise, as Grace is sleeping nearby in a chair. Granny Snuffle saunters onto the block and tries to guess who the grandmother is in the ground. She correctly identifies Grace before having to run off. Grace stirs, catching a glimpse of the Snuffleupagus as she wakes up, but nobody believes her or Big Bird.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Kimberly talk about how they're "different" and the "same."
(First: Episode 1453)
Cartoon Roxanne and Violet Gorflatch are alike in many ways, but different in others.
(First: Episode 1480)
Film In a classroom, kids learn the musical scales through various exercises.
Muppets Part 1: The Count withdraws all his money from the bank to count it.
(First: Episode 0602)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Part 2: The Count deposits his money again, but not before counting it one more time.
(First: Episode 0602)
Celebrity Diana Ross sings "Picture a World."
(First: Episode 1639)
Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” After watching the Jazz #8 cartoon, Ernie gets Bert to play a game with him, in which he says, "I one the sandbox," and Bert says, "I two the sandbox,” and so on until Bert gets to "I eight the sandbox." "You ate the sandbox? How'd it taste?" Ernie asks.
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon 8 cows
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1531)
Film A little girl needs HELP getting on a horse.
(First: Episode 0484)
Cartoon Millie and Molly argue over whether to get a pet cat or a dog, so their mom gets them a turtle instead.
(First: Episode 1314)
Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
1041kkick.jpg Cartoon K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole and says that he fooled the viewer. He then walks into a wall.
(First: Episode 0439)
SCENE 5 Grace watches the Williams' baby, while Granny Bird takes care of the Swallow family's egg. As the grannies chat, David announces the sponsors.

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