Sesame Street
A Honker has laryngitis
Air date December 31, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Directed by Bob Schwarz
Sponsors F, K, 7


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird and Shivers play big and little cowboys. They sing a song about the two opposites.
Cartoon A large blob shoves a tiny one out of the way and declares, "I'm big!" The tiny one thinks for a moment and declares, "I'm me!"
Artist: Janet Perlman
(First: Episode 1637)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Hamburger - Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger. The restaurant offers two sizes: the big hamburgers and the small hamburgers. When the small hamburgers are too small, he orders a big one, but because there have been some problems with the big hamburger, Grover tries to convince him to order several small ones.
(First: Episode 0705)
Cartoon A mysterious little box on a tightrope entraps a bird, a train, and a cat, which can still be heard. A large frog eats the box, and makes all of the sounds inside.
(First: Episode 1518)
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
Cast Big Bird talks about noses and beaks, and what his beak can do. He tells Olivia, "I'm awful sorry about your nose." (music button changed)
(First: Episode 1246)
Pinball 07.jpg Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Film A flock of sheep crosses the river.
(First: Episode 1165)
Cast / Celebrity Bob tries to sing "Es lebt' eine Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein" from Die lustige Witwe, accompanied by Victor Borge.
(First: Episode 1175)
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)
Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)

SCENE 2 While working at the Fix-It Shop, Maria and Luis hear a loud honk coming from Big Bird's nest. Big Bird explains to them (with a flashback) that two Honkers came by his nest earlier, and one of them had a sore nose. He tried to find something that the sick Honker could use to honk, including a bell, a rattle, and other things that didn't work … until Snuffy came by and offered the use of his (giant) tricycle horn, which is where the loud honk came from.
Cartoon A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Kermit the Frog performs "Disco Frog."
(First: Episode 1407)
1041triangles.jpg Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 1)
(First: Episode 0092)
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 1) (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0387)
Insert Olivia sings "Children of the World."
(First: Episode 1012)
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
Film What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Muppets Ernie watches the Twiddlebugs, who are about to head for Hooper's Store in the rain, but they notice that they need something to keep themselves dry. Tessie remembers that an umbrella helps, so they take one.
(First: Episode 1342)
Cartoon A girl runs home to her CASA.
(First: Episode 0503)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Cartoon Poverty F
(First: Episode 0128)
SCENE 3 Maria helps Aristotle collect things that begin with F. She gives him a feather from Big Bird, a vase with flowers, and a fan. Aristotle then feels around with his fingers, and finds Oscar's frowning furry face! Oscar doesn't want to be a part of Ari's "F" collection, but Ari says he's got fish heads and fungus.
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1162)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
(First: Episode 1164)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford sounds out the word MAGIC, then makes himself disappear.
(First: Episode 1075)
1041kkick.jpg Cartoon K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
SCENE 4 Oscar tells Maria what a fun time he had with Aristotle just now. Ari then brings something from his "K" collection: a kitten! He gives Maria and the kitty a kiss, as Oscar recoils in disgust. Luis announces the sponsors.

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