Sesame Street
Plot Bob gives music lessons
Air date January 3, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors R, Z, 9
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Today, Bob is giving out music lessons to his friends on Sesame Street. First, he checks up on Gordon's flute playing. Whenever he makes a mistake, Oscar, Grundgetta and a couple of other Grouches cheer for more.
ZforZebu
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
cut from the Noggin version
Doitbymyself

ButtonHole

ItsEasy
Film "I Can Do It By Myself"/"Old Button Hole"/"It's Easy"
Films of children trying to put on their clothes.
(First: Episode 1727)
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Cartoon It's a squirrel
Artist: Ishu Patel
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Muppets Prairie Dawn presents a pageant about feelings. Bert dresses as Cupid to represent love -- but his lines don't ring true. Instead, he sings his own song "That's Love". He sings that to him, love means pigeons, oatmeal -- and Ernie.
(First: Episode 1731)
ButterflyCloud
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 2 Gordon's slowly improving on his flute playing, much to the disgruntlement of Oscar and the other Grouches. However, they're relieved when Gordon decides to continue the rest of the piece and makes more mistakes.
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SCENE 2, cont'd In his room, Bob gives the Two-Headed Monster a singing lesson: singing "Sing."
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Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
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Song "Water, Wind, and Sun"
(First: Episode 1711)
cut from the Noggin version
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Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
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Muppets Herry and John-John: Up and Down
(First: Episode 0565)
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Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(First: Episode 0364)
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SCENE 3 Telly watches Gordon practice playing his flute and compliments how good he's getting.
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SCENE 3, cont'd Back in Bob's apartment, he is giving Biff and Sully a piano lesson. Biff wants Bob to listen to him play first. He pounds out the notes to London Bridge. He starts off adequately but then goes off key halfway through. All the same, he tells Bob that the piano lesson is for his partner rather than for him, saying that Sully sometimes fools around while playing. Sully proves him wrong, however, by playing a beautiful, full Chopinesque piece. Biff seems oblivious to his obvious gift, though, and asks Bob if he could teach Sully to play like him. Bob says it would be impossible. "There it is, Sul," says Biff. "Some people got talent, some people don't." "You can say that again," Bob says softly to the camera.
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Celebrity Victor Borge talks about practicing by showing how he's "improved" at playing the scales from a young age.
(First: Episode 1173)
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Cartoon Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0639)
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Film Buffalo in the water (jazz soundtrack)
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Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Youngcount
Muppets The Count sings about "The First Day of School".
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(First: Episode 0410)
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SCENE 4 Bob gives Fluffy a trumpet lesson. After which, Fluffy is able to join Herb Elephant and the Yucatán Brass.
Gurucountsto20
Cartoon Indian guru counts to twenty.
(First: Episode 0276)
Maria Chaplin brick exit
Cast Maria as Charlie Chaplin tries to leave through the door marked EXIT, but the sign keeps moving, and a brick wall appears behind each opened door. Finally, she makes her own exit through a hole in the wall.
(First: Episode 0832)
2356-14-Alphonso-exit
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit tells Alphonso what an EXIT is.
(First: Episode 1395)
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Film EXIT
(First: Episode 0935)
Bridgekeeper.Triangles
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 5 Bob and the kids play "Practice, Practice."
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Cartoon Boy learns to play his violin.
(First: Episode 1513)
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Film Sounds in the House #1
(First: Episode 1706)
Toon.R.Robber
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
E&BJungle
Muppets Ernie and Bert search for Dr. Livingstone in the jungle.
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
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SCENE 6 Gordon finally plays the flute for Bob without making any mistakes. The Grouches disapprove.
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Cartoon Nine Striped Cats
Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1564)
Sposethatsmexico
Muppets A cowboy hears his echo in Spanish for the numbers one to ten.
(First: Episode 0698)
Toon.Chickenheart
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
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Film Saxophone Factory
(First: Episode 1446)
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Cartoon "Dinner for Nine"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1658)
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Cartoon Rectangle transition
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 7 Bob is finished with music lessons for today but Oscar wants him to give Slimey his music lesson for playing his sousaphone. Slimey plays the Sesame Street theme as Grundgetta lists the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Kermit and a kid hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Maria holds up the CTW sign at the end

Notes

  • This episode was taped on November 29, 1982.


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