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Bob gives music lessons 
(repeat of 1736)
Air date December 18, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors R, Z, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Today, Bob is giving out music lessons to his friends on Sesame Street. First, he checks up on Gordon's flute playing. Whenever he makes a mistake, Oscar, Grundgetta and a couple of other Grouches (Richard Hunt and Martin P. Robinson) cheer for more.
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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Muppets Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
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Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
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Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
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)
SCENE 2 Gordon's slowly improving on his flute playing, much to the disgruntlement of Oscar and the other Grouches. However, they're relieved when Gordon decides to continue the rest of the piece and makes more mistakes.
SCENE 2, cont'd In his room, Bob gives the Two-Headed Monster a singing lesson: singing "Sing."
Animation A stop-motion-animated train runs out of track.
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Song "It's Easy" / "I Can Do It By Myself"
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Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper tells the mailman that he has a letter for his mother: the letter R.
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Super Grover
When a boy has trouble finding the gate in a fence, Super Grover attempts to bend the pickets. But eventually, the boy finds an EXIT sign.
(First: Episode 0746)
SCENE 3 Telly watches Gordon practice playing his flute and compliments how good he's getting.
SCENE 3, cont'd Back in Bob's apartment, he is giving Biff and Sully a piano lesson. Biff wants Bob to listen to him play first. He pounds out the notes to London Bridge. He starts off adequately but then goes off key halfway through. All the same, he tells Bob that the piano lesson is for his partner rather than for him, saying that Sully sometimes fools around while playing. Sully proves him wrong, however, by playing a beautiful, full Chopinesque piece. Biff seems oblivious to his obvious gift, though, and asks Bob if he could teach Sully to play like him. Bob says it would be impossible. "There it is, Sul," says Biff. "Some people got talent, some people don't." "You can say that again," Bob says softly to the camera.
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The miller's daughter is in danger of losing her baby if she cannot guess the first name of Rumpelstiltskin. Kermit offers a hotline, Sesame Street-555, for people to call in and help her. The name ends up being Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, but unfortunately for Kermit, he picked the wrong place to hide: the baby's carriage!
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Cartoon A girl sings about the things she can draw, paint, and sculpt.
Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
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Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
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SCENE 4 Bob gives Fluffy a trumpet lesson. After which, Fluffy is able to join Herb Elephant and the YucatΓ‘n Brass.
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SCENE 5 Bob and the kids play "Practice, Practice."
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Cartoon Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.
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Film Kids at school help make cornbread.
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Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
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SCENE 6 Gordon finally plays the flute for Bob without making any mistakes. The Grouches disapprove.
Cartoon The story of an old woman who lived in a nine.
Artist: Bud Luckey
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Cartoon Geometry of Circles #4 "Six Circles Connected"
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Muppets The letter R joins U and N to make the word RUN. Anything Muppets run into the scene and take the letters.
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Film Old bottles are made into new bottles at a recycling plant.
music: "Black Eyed Peas" by Graham Preskett
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SCENE 7 Bob is finished with music lessons for today but Oscar wants him to give Slimey his music lesson for playing his sousaphone. Slimey plays the Sesame Street theme as Grundgetta lists the sponsors.

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