Sesame Street
Big Bird gets a superhero outfit in the mail / Telly and the Bus Stop sign
(repeat of 1463)
Air date February 17, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors P, R, 8
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Picture Segment Description
1463 01a

1463 01b
SCENE 1 Big Bird dons a cape and pretends he's "Superbird!" He roams the street looking for dangerous situations to be the hero of, but only does menial tasks such as holding the door open for Susan and watching Willy's hot dog cart.
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1736)
Muppets Grover gets under his blanket, pretending that he is on the moon.
(First: Episode 1309)
Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon "Candy Man"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets The Count's bats are upset because the Count always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats...but there is only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
Cartoon Eight frogs
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1506)
1463 02
SCENE 2 Susan, Linda, and the kids observe a kitten. They sing "Pussycat, What's on Your Mind?"
Animation Sand R/r
(First: Episode 0635)
Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
(First: Episode 0583)
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)

Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
Muppets Lefty wants to sell Ernie a scale. He uses two pounds of bananas and two pounds of apples to demonstrate how the scale works. Ernie is impressed. He already has a scale at home, but he'd like to buy the apples and bananas.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon A man sets up a bus stop sign so that a giant can eat the buses that come.
(First: Episode 1176)
1301 Olivia Barkley park
Cast Olivia and the kids spend an afternoon with Barkley in the park. By the end of it all, he's much too tired to return to Sesame Street. They situate him in the backseat of a Hansom cab as they follow along.
(First: Episode 1301)
Cartoon A girl tries to describe what kind of sandwich she wants, but her dad keeps misunderstanding her.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1715)
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Bert purple hand
Muppets Ernie & BertBert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
(First: Episode 0386)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
Celebrity 14 Karat Soul sings "The Alphabet Song," followed by "The ABCs of Love."
(First: Episode 1675)
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at itself in mirrors, and the right half notices that both of them are the same; they have the same nose, mouth, and hands. The other half points out that they're different: their horns point different ways, their hair is different, and their laughter is different.
Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Grover teaches the campers at Camp Wannagohoma about trees.
(First: Episode 1486)
1463 03
SCENE 3 Telly Monster reads the BUS STOP sign and Gordon explains its purpose. Telly notices buses passing right by without stopping. He frantically waves and yells to get the next incoming bus to stop. The driver is not amused that Telly isn't going to board. Telly vows to stay put and ensure all the other buses stop at the sign.
Cartoon Bus Stop
(First: Episode 1396)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
1463 04
SCENE 4 Telly has since made 10 buses stop at the sign, but is disappointed not one driver has thanked him for his efforts. Big Bird happens by and explains to Telly that the sign doesn't order buses to stop there every time, only when there's someone waiting to ride it. Telly thinks the bus drivers must hate him now and stop the next bus coming in, with the same driver he talked to before. Telly apologizes for stopping him before and vows to stop the next few buses to apologize to those drivers as well; the current driver thinks he'll call in sick tomorrow.
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Muppets Clementine reminds Forgetful Jones to call his cousin on her birthday (even though he's got a ribbon tied to his finger and to the phone). When he calls, his equally forgetful cousin doesn't remember having a cousin, and asks him to describe what he looks like.
(First: Episode 1657)
Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
1463 05
SCENE 5 Gordon tells Bob and Susan about what Telly was doing and see him back at the bus stop calling for a bus to stop. Telly now knows the purpose of the spot and is using it to go downtown to return a sweater, which has a tag reading "Don't Wash." Telly can't wear it because he washes all the time.

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