Sesame Street
A windy day
Air date January 14, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Ray Sipherd
Production October 22, 1982
Sponsors B, D, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis asks the kids and Big Bird if they can guess what's coming to Sesame Street today from the following clues: it's strong enough to knock down trees (Big Bird guesses elephants), it blows (Big Bird guesses it's Mr. Snuffleupagus), and it rhymes with "pinned". After the kids correctly guess that it's wind that's coming, Luis takes them over to the garage so they can get their kites. Snuffy shows up confirming Big Bird's second guess, so he calls after them, but no one can hear the shouting over the wind.
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing "Yes, We Can Can."
(First: Episode 0793)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
Muppets Benny and his boss have been waiting for Lefty for a long time. Benny wonders how they will know when it's Lefty at the door, so he reminds him that Lefty will knock three times - their secret knock to enter their hideout. Lefty forgets the number, and has to be hinted from his boss what the number of knocks are to gain access, finally giving the correct amount. When they let him in, the boss reprimands him for his poor memory, and warns him that he'll be in big trouble if he forgets again. To test his memory, the boss and Benny lock themselves out, telling him not to let them in until they give the secret knock. Despite the boss' warning, Lefty forgets once again, and finally having enough, he fearfully runs out the back door, leaving the other two stranded outside yelling, "Let us in!" as they angrily pound on the door trying to get in.
(First: Episode 0722)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
SCENE 2 Telly Monster explains to Olivia that he's using three sizes of rocks to hold down copies of "The Morning Monster" on his newsstand in the event of different levels of wind. Telly asks Oscar the Grouch if he wants to buy a copy of the paper, but Oscar wants the rocks for his collection instead. As he removes the last one, Telly's merchandise flies away in the wind.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Robin Hood Ernie Harvey Kneeslapper
Muppets Ernie (playing Robin Hood) auditions Anything Muppets to be his Merry Men. After screening two individuals who don't meet the requirements, Harvey Kneeslapper is sent in laughing. Ernie thinks he's found a merry man and hires him immediately, but following a string of incessant jokes, decides he's too merry after all and fires him.
(First: Episode 0480)
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs on top of two hills.
(First: Episode 0773)
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
Film A girl explains her life in a motor home.
(First: Episode 1235)
Muppets An Anything Muppet asks another "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
(First: Episode 1493)
SCENE 3 Olivia sings "Blow Like the Wind".

Cartoon "The Noble Ostrich", a segment about the day-to-day activities of ostriches. Includes an animated appearance by Big Bird.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0998)
Muppets Cookie Monster shows all, some and none using a bag of cookies: he pours all the cookies on the plate, eats some of them, but leaves none for Ernie.
(First: Episode 1437)
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(First: Episode 1119)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to rewrite the "Sesame Street Theme". He succeeds and is joined by Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats.
(First: Episode 1310)
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Frankie Four Eyes 01

Frankie Four Eyes 02
Insert Maria joins the kids' stickball game in the park. Up at bat is a Muppet boy named Frankie, who's afraid of wearing his glasses because the other kids make fun of him. She shows him how important glasses can be and wearing them improves his swing.
(First: Episode 1313)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Muppets Juanita looks for "YO", asking, "¿Esto es yo?" Nope, it's a toy car, and a tomato, and a mirror. Looking in the mirror, she finds herself. "¡Hola, yo!" she cries.
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Muppets In the woods, a nature-loving baritone (Jim Henson) sings "Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside" about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
(First: Episode 1008)
Cartoon Small b is a boy with a belly who walks a small d, a dog with a belly turned around.
Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1186)
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
SCENE 4 With the wind having died down a bit, Luis and the kids return with their kites and spot Big Bird with a kite of his own made of newspapers and attached to a cinder block with a rope. He explains that Snuffy made it, but Luis compares it to his own and explains why the large one won't fly. When they leave, Snuffy arrives and flies his kite without a problem.
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Song "Windy Day"
(First: Episode 1645)
Film Bridge #5 4 Corner Bridge (0:26)
(First: Episode 0282)
SCENE 5 Luis and the kids return to see Big Bird guiding the rope of Snuffy's kite, which is now flying in the sky.


  • The script notes the Number Three Ball Film as "Version I" but cites Version II's first episode code "0744-39".

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