Sesame Street
Don Music writes about a special job
Air date December 23, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors A, O, 2
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Picture Segment Description
Grover again
Muppets "Sing After Me" by Grover and Madeline Kahn
(First: Episode 1112)

Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
(First: Episode 0784)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
(First: Episode 1621)
Cartoon The man is only afraid of one thing: FEAR.
(First: Episode 0816)
Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
SCENE 1 Don Music is out on the street writing a song about a very special job, only he can't figure out what job that is. He sees Susan in her nurse uniform, but can barely get beyond two lines trying to write about her profession.
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back.
(First: Episode 0782)
Song "Starfish"
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
Film Spinning Bus Stop sign
(First: Episode 0931)
Cartoon circle
Cartoon Five stripes make a circle.
(First: Episode 0780)
SCENE 2 Don pushes his piano to the Fix-It Shop, where Luis inspires him to write his song about someone who fixes things. This draft doesn't work out well either.
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Cartoon A for Acorn
(First: Episode 1626)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
SCENE 3 The Count counts specks of dust and believes his profession will be the right fit for Don Music to write about. Don thinks writing a song about counting isn't easy, but the Count sings one for him on the spot. He happens to know over 100 more, but Don passes, claiming his song won't be original.
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Madeline Kahn working dog
Celebrity Madeline Kahn (in limbo) comments on the previous segment. "Well, that's really a hard working dog. I wonder what he gets paid."
(First: Episode 1110)
Animation 2 farmers
(First: Episode 1599)
Muppets Fred the Wonder Horse bets Marshal Grover that he can't count backwards from ten. Grover tries standing with his back to him and counting up to ten. Since he can't do it, Grover has to let Fred ride on his back.
(First: Episode 1066)
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1287)
SCENE 4 Don takes a break from composing and accompanies Herry Monster as he sings "Here Are Some Things" using shapes.
The A box!
Cartoon A man displays his invention, the A-box, which only takes the letter A.
(First: Episode 0781)
Muppets Anything Muppets perform an opera about front and back (to the tune of "The Blue Danube").
(First: Episode 1391)
Animation Where do the a's fit?
(First: Episode 1586)
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
SCENE 5 Farley doesn't have a job, but wishes to be a dentist when he grows up. He describes what dentists to do Don to help inspire some lyrics. Don plunks out a song, but his limited knowledge on the subject hinders him once more. Farley thinks Don knows a lot about being a songwriter and suggests Don write a song about that, an idea Don gleefully accepts.
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(First: Episode 0463)
GrocerySt re
Cartoon The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a donut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
(First: Episode 1242)
SCENE 6 Everyone gathers as Don sings his new song about his role as a songwriter.

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