Sesame Street
Captain Vegetable comes to Sesame Street
Air date December 21, 1983
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors C, Y, 2


Picture Segment Description


Insert Buster and Fred, dressed as cows, approach Olivia, asking if she knows where Gladys the Cow is. They're helping with a song of hers and the lack of local cows forces them to play some. Gladys arrives and Olivia questions Gladys' loyalty to her species, due to the fact that she's always pretending to be other animals. Gladys is surprised and tells her she is proud, which is the subject of her song. The animals set up by some boxes and Gladys performs "I'm Proud to Be a Cow." Afterward, Olivia is speechless.
(First: Episode 1650)
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets Grover is a guest on the game show "Name That Sound."
(First: Episode 1643)
Pinball 02
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
(First: Episode 0556)
Cartoon Two giraffes (Swedish animation)
(First: Episode 1468)

SCENE 1 Susan and Telly return from a car trip to the library. Susan is in such a hurry that she locks her keys in her car. While she goes to ask Luis for help, Telly discovers that while Susan locked her door, Telly didn't lock his. He opens the door with ease and Susan gives him a hearty thanks.
Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0917)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Cast Maria and Luis play castaways on an island, when Bob shows up as a new friend.
(First: Episode 1476)
Cartoon A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1510)
Muppets Cookie Monster and the Crumbs Unlimited Orchestra perform "Me Going to Munch You, Munch You, Munch You."
(First: Episode 1703)
Letter C toon
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and little David are talking about the letter C, when Big Bird realizes he forgot to bring some C-word items. He calls big David to see if he has anything, when a heroic theme fills the air. Suddenly, Captain Vegetable appears and helps Big Bird out by providing some healthy veggies that begin with C. After the demonstration, he urges them to eat the food as well.
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
(First: Episode 1122)
1095m Cartoon C is for Canary
(First: Episode 0703)
Film A man shows a boy how to make a wheelbarrow.
(First: Episode 1488)
Muppets Grover appears in a library to tell the viewers about what a library is. The librarian, however, keeps telling Grover to be quieter, until he can barely even be heard.
(First: Episode 0287)

SCENE 3 Gordon and Susan talk with the kids about quiet and loud. Gordon thinks Oscar can provide the loudest noise of all. The kids knock on his can and ask him to be loud, but he calmly declines. When Gordon finally knocks and asks, Oscar gives an explosive and loud "NO!"
Muppets In a subway station, two Anything Muppets observe how loud and quiet it is.
(First: Episode 1432)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam announces that someone has bought the last box of crayons, and he wants to know why. It turns out that he just wants a crayon so he can learn how to write the letter Y.
(First: Episode 1288)
Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
(First: Episode 1540)
There's a Bird on Me
Song Joe Raposo sings "There's a Bird On Me."
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 4 Captain Vegetable, David and the kids play a game of "Three of These Things" using vegetables and a glass of milk.
Cartoon The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0769)
Muppets Muppet lettuce, bread, cheese, butter, and ham argue on who an Anything Muppet girl should have for a snack. They all cooperate to make a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1204)
Cartoon Cars WALK.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
Muppets Grover talks about the word walk. He is accompanied by styrofoam letters that form the word walk, and they keep walking back and forth.
(First: Episode 1692)
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo (final musical note cut)
(First: Episode 0043)

SCENE 5 Gordon wants to show quiet and loud again with Oscar. When Oscar yells at him, he's loud. But when he doesn't respond to Gordon, he's quiet. Oscar gets fed up and vows to never speak to Gordon again, as Captain Vegetable announces the sponsors. "Go out and eat a vegetable!"

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