Sesame Street
Air date May 11, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors Y, Z, 5
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Picture Segment Description
Insert After witnessing Herry Monster lifting a large barbell, Telly wishes he could do the same, though doesn't believe he can do it. Bob sings "Don't Be Afraid to Try," encouraging him to give it a try and keep trying until he's able to do. With newfound confidence, Telly is able to lift the barbell.
(First: Episode 1607)
Pinball 05
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)
Film Close-ups of a tomato are shown, as kids try to guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0389)
Cartoon At night, Elizabeth counts five lights going on and off.
(EKA: Episode 1538)
Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates high and low notes.
(First: Episode 1186)
Cartoon A man jumps up and down on a trampoline.
(First: Episode 1449)
Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(First: Episode 1009)
SCENE 1 Big Bird reads a poem about how hard it is to be a sheep, and become cold when giving up one's wool: "So let's be fair when snow is deep, let's put the sweater on the sheep." Accompanied with cotton sheep illustrations.
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep".
(First: Episode 1705)
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
(First: Episode 0357)
Cartoon It's a circle!
(First: Episode 0550)
Grover the Messenger
Muppets Grover and Mr. Johnson: Grover the messenger goes to Mr. Johnson's home to deliver some singing telegrams which he has memorized. After singing a series of wrong telegrams, he sings (and dances) another one that actually is for Mr. Johnson, and an important one at that, but Grover does not remember who it is from.
Cartoon A boy learns to put his mom's letter in the mailbox all by himself (with a little help).
(First: Episode 1497)
Film Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Jason with the AT family: Fat, rat, and mat.
(First: Episode 1413)
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
Song "Sawmill" - Folk singers detail how lumber is made into usable wood. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 0657)
Cartoon A salesman tries to sell a Z. His customer stops the hard sell by locking the salesman in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0085)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Me Gotta Be Blue."
Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(First: Episode 0925)
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Cartoon A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone to call his wife - then he eats the phone booth.
(First: Episode 1113)

Insert The cast (including Mr. Macintosh, Big Bird, Gladys the Cow, Sherlock Hemlock, Olivia, Herry Monster, Luis, the Honkers, Forgetful Jones, Clementine, the Count, Oscar the Grouch, Biff, the Two-Headed Monster, Telly Monster, Maria, Mr. Snuffleupagus, David, and a kid) recite a poem about the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1737)
Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
(First: Episode 1577)
Transition Bridge #1 - Zipper
(First: Episode 0291)
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(First: Episode 0859)
Film A boy and his dad go on a hike.
(First: Episode 1801)
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
Insert Big Bird shows Mr. Snuffleupagus how to use his new trampoline to get exercise. As Snuffy bounces up and down, Big Bird tries to get Luis and Susan to come over and see him. By the time they're convinced to come over, Snuffy has bounced out of sight and onto the roof of 123 Sesame Street.
Film A scuba diver shows up and down.
(First: Episode 0695)
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
(First: Episode 1164)
Dog imagination
Cartoon A little girl tries to figure out why a dog is crying.
(First: Episode 0862)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
Cartoon Fred, a singer, fails to figure out the words that rhyme with his name in the song he sings.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0977)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie finishes his conversation with Grover on the telephone, Bert comes inside with a package containing an antique telephone because he won't have to wait for Ernie to finish his turn using the phone.
(First: Episode 1394)
Cartoon A man (voice of Richard Hunt) answers the TELEPHONE and gives it to the plant.
SCENE 2 Telly introduces another edition of "Ask Oscar," but Oscar's not in the mood to answer questions. Telly protests, claiming that he can't answer grouch questions, so Oscar has him read one. Ms. Bea Rotten of Dry Gulch, Nevada has sent in a "phone" sign that she found in the trash and asks what it says. Oscar deliberately answers "potato pancakes" so Telly can correct him. Oscar congratulates Telly for correctly answering a grouch question, and he sends up more letters from his can for Telly to answer.

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