Sesame Street
Air date May 11, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors Y, Z, 5
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
AfraidToTry
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-TomatoCU
Film Close-ups of a tomato are shown, as kids try to guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0389)
GoodnightElizabeth
Cartoon At night, Elizabeth counts five lights going on and off.
(EKA: Episode 1538)
1186f
Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates high and low notes.
(First: Episode 1186)
Trampolineman
Cartoon A man jumps up and down on a trampoline.
(First: Episode 1449)
2477d
Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(First: Episode 1009)
3142i
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.
2096w
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep".
(First: Episode 1705)
Y.Yawn
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Film-BroccoliCU
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
(First: Episode 0357)
1261-Circles
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.
2341d
Cartoon A boy learns to put his mom's letter in the mailbox all by himself (with a little help).
(First: Episode 1497)
Scanimatekids
Film Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
ErnieJasonFRM
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Jason with the AT family: Fat, rat, and mat.
(First: Episode 1413)
ZforZebu
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1185)
ListenHereTruck
Song "Sawmill" - Folk singers detail how lumber is made into usable wood. (beginning edited)
(First: Episode 0657)
PovertyZ
Cartoon A salesman tries to sell a Z. His customer stops the hard sell by locking the salesman in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0085)
Megottabeblue
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Me Gotta Be Blue."
0926b
Cartoon A hand draws a farm backdrop for the animals.
(First: Episode 0925)
3171-Fish
Film Footage of a coral reef, showcasing the plant life and the fish.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0466)
Gator.Telephone
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)
AlphabetPoem01

AlphabetPoem02
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)
ZooEscape
Cartoon A crocodile, snake, and kangaroo all cooperate to escape from the zoo and get ice cream.
(First: Episode 1577)
Toon-ZipperBridge
Cartoon A zipper is unzipped across the screen.
(First: Episode 0291)
2356-3
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
Carassembly
Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
Itsatruck
Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
5roadpaint
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
1449-Legs
Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(First: Episode 0859)
2614i
Film A boy and his dad go on a hike.
(First: Episode 1801)
Boyflowers
Cartoon A boy's friends bring him flowers to cheer him up, not knowing that he's allergic to them.
(First: Episode 1524)
1828-JumpinSnuff
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.
1449-Scuba
Film A scuba diver shows up and down.
(First: Episode 0695)
Dog.Yowl
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
1186y
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)
1709t
Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
Mynameisfred
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)
ErnieBertsTelephone
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)
Telephone.RHunt
Cartoon A man (voice of Richard Hunt) answers the TELEPHONE and gives it to the plant.
Noimage
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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