Sesame Street
P.T. Bunkum looks for an act 
(repeat of 1451)
Air date January 31, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors I, J, 7
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
1451a
SCENE 1 Big Bird asks Maria, Luis, Gordon and Olivia to hold some random items as he fetches others. Maria figures out that all the items are circus-related. Big Bird explains that P. T. Bunkum, of the Bunkum and Balleyhoo Circus, is in town.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Sure enough, Bunkum arrives and tells them he's looking for a new and unique act to include in his circus. Everyone immediately wants to join, but he makes them form a line and starts auditioning.
BodyPartShoutOut
Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
GroverLisa-Body
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Lisa complement each other's noses. Lisa also likes Grover's (big) mouth.
(First: Episode 1415)
Toon.Homes
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)
1800-23
Muppets Polly Darton sings "I'm Under the Weather Over You."
(First: Episode 1702)
1246-Fortune
Cartoon Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0483)
ForgetfulJonesBathTime
Muppets Clementine hears water running, which reminds Forgetful Jones that he was about to do something. Using the clues at hand (a bar of soap, a backbrush, and a towel), Forgetful remembers that it's bath time. Buster's bath, that is...
(First: Episode 1666)
3161s
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird shows Bunkum his wild animal act - Simba the kitten, who they pretend is a large, ferocious animal. However, Simba refuses to jump through a hoop and jump over a book. He can roar ferociously, though.
1839zl
Cartoon J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
Jfriends
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
SandJ
Animation Sand J/j
(First: Episode 0631)
1447-Shirts
Film Kenneth sees how his dad's shirts is pressed at Mr. Cooper's dry cleaners.
(First: Episode 1403)
7Sopranos
Cartoon "Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1656)
ErnieCMCuppycakes
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
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SCENE 3 Luis practices juggling for Bunkum's circus, though he manages to drop all his bags when he juggles more than two. Bunkum catches part of his act and considers it for his circus; he already has people who can juggle, but no one who can't.
3976zn
Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
Indoor3
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit asks Telly and Mona Monster how they spend a rainy day. Telly enjoys practicing his bassoon, while Mona loves to play pretend. Against his will, Kermit gets to play the part of a rabbit.
(First: Episode 1681)
Noimage
Film A gymnast demonstrates over and under.
(First: Episode 0517)
Cosbytellsstory
Celebrity Bill Cosby tells his young friends a story that involves "over" and "under". He mixes the words up, and the kids correct him.
(First: Episode 0136)
1736f
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
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1090-21b
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover opens a menu and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of the special sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and olive stuck in with a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu -- it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle or an olive.
(First: Episode 0332)
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SCENE 4 Bunkum and Gordon come by Oscar's trash can, where Oscar shows off his pet flea, Fernando, who does his over, around and through trick that none of them can see. They don't believe there's even a flea there, so Oscar sics Fernando on them and he climbs all over their bodies.
Lowercasei.yellow
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
1709u
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Telephone-Brugnoni
Film A man uses a TELEPHONE booth in the city.
(First: Episode 0928)
1839zg
Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
Itchy-Panda
Film A panda tries to scratch an itch.
(First: Episode 0931)
ThelmaThumb-Baseball
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: During a baseball game, a kid's baseball falls into a rabbit's hole. Thelma travels through the hole to get it back.
(First: Episode 1465)
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SCENE 5 P. T. Bunkum introduces everyone on the street, as they sing about their imaginary circus.
Yoyoman!
Cartoon A man appears out of a yo-yo string and narrates two poems about over, under, around, and through: one about a fish swimming around the wreck of the good ship Mary Lou, and another about a worm who eats through the center of an apple.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1389)
Pageantaroundthemountain
Muppets Pageant: "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" — Cookie Monster, playing the heroine in this year's pageant, can't seem to grasp the concept of going "around" until Prairie Dawn lures him with a—guess what?
(First: Episode 0907)
Toon.bluepinkmen
Cartoon Blue and pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
(First: Episode 1580)
Platanos
Film In voice-over, Maria and a kid sing about "Platanos" (bananas).
7Piglets
Cartoon Seven piglets
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1546)
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SCENE 6 Bunkum is sad to report that nobody's acts are unique enough to make it into his circus. Big Bird goes to tell his bird friends in the park about his day, riding off on his unicycle...an act perfect for Bunkum's circus! He yells for Big Bird to return, while Luis announces the sponsors.


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