Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird arrives at the ranch in New Mexico and makes friends with the animals. (repeat of 0811)
Air date April 24, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors G, K, 6


This episode page has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.
Picture Segment Description


SCENE 1 The truck arrives at the ranch in New Mexico where Spanish-speaking people are waiting. Luis greets his relatives with hugs, and introduces them to his friends.
Big Bird is introduced to Luis' relatives. He attempts to greet them in Spanish, but they understand each other in spite of the language barrier.
Cartoon A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings.
(EKA: Episode 0858)
Bugs GW Stamp
Muppets The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.
(EKA: Episode 0961)
Cartoon Sign Man: WALK TALL
SCENE 2 Roberta shows Gordon how to make bread in the horno (oven). The stone dome can hold a lot of heat, and the bread is ready in 20 minutes.

SCENE 3 Luis, Gordon, Maria, and Bob sing "It's a Wonderful Place," happy to be visiting New Mexico. Oscar has a different take on the atmosphere ("It's a yucky old place!").
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(EKA: Episode 0774)
Cartoon He, She and It show how a faucet works.


SCENE 4 Gordon and Bob have picked up some items which they think Oscar would like, such as old tires and straw. However, Mrs. Romo shows them how to re-use them: the tires can be cut up to make a feeding trough, or a basket, or a pair of sandals. The only thing they can find for Oscar is a chewing gum wrapper.

SCENE 5 Luis talks to the viewer about the adobe house he and his friends are going to help his grandfather build. Besides adobe, the house is also made of wood and cement. Oscar perks up when he hears that the adobe bricks are made of mud, but becomes frustrated when he learns the bricks are used to build the house.
Film How a steamroller is used.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the story of Jack and Jill. Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First he chooses Mervin, then Francine and Gladys the Cow. Finally Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
(EKA: Episode 1071)

SCENE 6 Bob encounters Big Bird looking very lonely. He wants to "go over there and make friends with them," but feels shy. Bob sings an uplifting song, "Don't Be Afraid to Make Friends," which boosts Big Bird's confidence. He musters up the courage to introduce himself to the ... chickens.
SCENE 7 Mr. Hooper identifies some friends Big Bird is introducing to him over the telephone. The friends are farm animals, and a few people. At the same time, The Count counts all of Big Bird's friends.
Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets / Cast "The People in Your Neighborhood": Babysitter and Photographer
SCENE 8 Luis herds a flock of sheep into the corral.
Film Footage of flamingos, ducks, and swans swimming.
(EKA: Episode 0981)


SCENE 9 At twilight, everyone talks about their great day inside the house. Maria announces the sponsors.
The story of the New Mexico trip continues in Episode 1162.

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