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Sesame Street
Planning a picnic
Air date May 2, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors N, V, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird notices the grown-ups have something going on and guesses from their individual clues what they're doing. He finally realizes they're having a picnic in the park and drops some clues of his own to make sure he gets invited.
V in space.JPG
Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert tells Ernie not to open the locked door until he gets back from his shopping trip. After he leaves the apartment, however, he realizes he forgot his money, but no matter what he does, Ernie won't let him in the apartment because he thinks this is practice.
(First: Episode 1787)
Cartoon V for volcano, violet, and violin
(First: Episode 1762)
Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit" over footage of a cornfield growing.
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Animation A scoop of ice cream makes its way to the top of a cone.
(First: Episode 0505)
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1715)

SCENE 2 Telly has now been invited to the picnic and Gordon tells him about the plans to get food. Telly eagerly wants everyone to rush off and get some food, but the grown-ups tell him they have to make a plan first. Maria helps him envision an example of what might happen if they don't plan - everyone runs off and gets pickles, meaning they only have a large jar of pickles to eat and nothing else. Telly agrees they need to plan what everyone will bring and volunteers to bring pickles.
Animation Seis flores
(First: Episode 1591)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The first day of school in history
Cartoon Sign Sounds: SCHOOL
After a bunch of kids come running by, a girl goes before the man and says it's Saturday. That leaves him to say: "No school."
(First: Episode 1155)
Cast David the champion is ready for the match, but assistant Luis gives him the wrong match for his boxing glove. Once the right one is placed, he and Gordon face off in a game of marbles.
(First: Episode 0686)
Animation Counting animals (1 butterfly, 2 frogs, 3 birds, 4 turtles, 5 bees, 6 fish)
(First: Episode 1700)
SCENE 3 Everyone has brought their food and they use all the foodstuffs for a game. The kids identify all the different shapes of the food, which all turn out to be circles. Big Bird arrives late with his rectangular box of birdseed.
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper stipulates that answering three questions about the square in his hand is required to cross the bridge. Question One: What is this? Question Two: How many sides does it have? Question Three: What is a square good for? A young man who wishes to cross the bridge has square-shaped building blocks in his backpack. And a girl thinks a square makes a good picture frame. Then along hops a light blue-colored monster with a red winter cap, who proceeds to eat the bridgekeeper's square, the better to satisfy his daily diet of "three square meals".
(First: Episode 1618)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(First: Episode 1641)
Song Luis sings "Follow the Arrows" as a man does so.
(First: Episode 1642)
Cartoon A man tries to push a huge balloon elephant through a narrow doorway, and a girl helps him by deflating it.
(First: Episode 1824)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert regrets not being able to go to the park today like Ernie did, but Ernie helps him imagine a quiet day at the park -- which has more noises than Bert expected, even at night.
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0764)
Celebrity James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(First: Episode 1800)
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster blows bubbles.
(First: Episode 1738)
Cartoonsignlanguageabc.jpg Cartoon β€œSigning Alphabet,” an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
(First: Episode 1056)
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a square.
(First: Episode 1276)


Muppets Oscar reads Irvine the Grimey Brothers' version of "Cinderella." Grundgetta portrays the titular character, who doesn't mind doing chores like sweeping the fireplace and taking out the trash. Her non-Grouch stepsisters head off to the ball in their nice, clean outfits, hoping to be picked by Prince Charming to be wed. Cinderella muses about going too, when her Fairy Grouchmother appears in a silver trash can and gives her a spiffy new outfit, which will turn back into rags at the stroke of midnight. At the ball, Prince Charming (Oscar) is put-off by the nice, clean girls in attendance, but falls in love with Cinderella once her clothes magically turn back into rags. The two live happily ever after, sweeping the many fireplaces of the palace.
(First: Episode 1782)
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(First: Episode 0539)
Muppets Grover and Prairie Dawn sing "Sharing."
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Cartoon Small v... (Spanish version)
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0389)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to change color
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 4 Everyone loads up the Robinson's Volkswagen for the picnic, as Brian Muehl announces the sponsors.

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