Sesame Street
Olivia tries to take a cab
(repeat of 1478)
Air date January 26, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by John Glines
Sponsors J, X, 12

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper gives Olivia four dollars to take a cab so he doesn't have to carry a heavy crate, despite her claiming she only needs to go two blocks. She calls for a taxi anyhow and Oscar pulls up in the Sloppy Jalopy. Olivia really doesn't want a taxi now, but Oscar promises to bump off on the cost of the ride. He allows a cheaper and cheaper ride until the ride costs zero dollars at all. Olivia hops in, but the car stalls and falls apart. "You get what you pay for," says Oscar.
Cartoon A man explains to a girl what a surprise is.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1358)
Muppets A woman (Jim Henson) volunteers to assist The Amazing Mumford in his surprise magic trick. Mumford makes her disappear – but when he tries to make her reappear, Herry Monster pops up, saying "SURPRISE!"
(First: Episode 0381)
SCENE 1 cont'd Oscar and Olivia give his car another try.
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1266)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is wearing winter gear, and asks Bert to guess what is in his gloves and hat.
(First: Episode 1300)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Film A film shows parts of an elephant.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0034)
Cast Big Bird drags Bob, Gordon, Susan and Maria to the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center to finally meet Mr. Snuffleupagus, who comes to hear the opera rehearsals every day. However, once he arrives, he becomes blocked by the fountain in the plaza square.
(First: Episode 1311)
Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive green GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: With Kermit's help, Don Music manages to rewrite "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" as "Drive, drive, drive your car."
(First: Episode 0897)
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 2 Maria plays a game with the kids, instructing them to take a number of giant steps and baby steps either forward or backward. Big Bird commandeers the game and tells the kids to take 791 steps forward, which will take them all to the park.
Cartoon A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1715)
Muppets Biff sings "This Is My J."
(First: Episode 1169)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
Insert Gordon watches as Oscar teaches Slimey about crossing the street safely.
(First: Episode 1650)
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1676)
Celebrity Fonzie and Richie Cunningham count to 10.
(First: Episode 1160)
Muppets Grover plays a detective at his office. A frantic city gent (Brian Muehl) rushes over to warn him about something that's bothering him outside, which, unbeknownst to both of them, turns out to be a very strong wind that blows everything away—including Grover's office.
(First: Episode 1650)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
Cast "David the Daring" does his famous forwards and backwards trick.
(First: Episode 0439)
Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
Cartoon Different uses of a triangle
(First: Episode 1580)
Cartoon Different uses of a triangle (Spanish version)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet kids cooperate to grow a flower together. One has a flower seed, one has a flowerpot, one has some dirt, and one has a shovel. The rain and sunshine finish the job.
(First: Episode 0311)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(First: Episode 1295)
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper practices his Spanish using a recording made by Maria. Big Bird passes by the store and overhears; he becomes shocked when he sees Maria is instead out in the yard reading. He goes back to confirm what he's heard. Mr. Hooper reveals it's only a tape recorder, not Maria. Big Bird goes to report back to Maria, but finds Olivia instead. Baffled by the experience, he goes to his nest to lie down.
Song "My Sister and I"
(First: Episode 1643)
Jenny Jeff Jacket.jpg
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Muppets Ernie tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie Monster by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
(First: Episode 1232)
Cartoon The Typewriter: J for jump
(First: Episode 0772)
Cartoon Kids count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 1, as the numbers are displayed over colored lights.
(First: Episode 0931)
SCENE 4 Bob turns in for the night, but is disturbed by various sounds, like a siren, his neighbor drumming and his clock ticking. Now with silence, Bob finds himself wide awake now. He decides to sit in his chair and read instead before drifting off. Maria announces the sponsors.

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