Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird, Maria and Buffy visit the Taos Pueblo. (repeat of 0814)
Air date April 27, 1978
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors M, T, 9

Buffymakesnoise

This episode page has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Buffy stops by the New Mexico ranch, and tells Maria that she's heading out to Taos Pueblo. Maria offers to take her there in the pickup truck. Big Bird says that he'd like to come along, although he doesn't know what a pueblo is. Maria explains that it's a town where Indians live, and Big Bird likes the idea at first, but then becomes frightened.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Buffy drives Maria and Big Bird to the pueblo. Along the way, she sings "I'm an Indian."
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SCENE 1
cont'd
When they arrive at the pueblo, Maria confesses to Buffy that she's worried about intruding in the community, or making a mistake. It must be easier for Buffy, because these are her people. Buffy explains that she's a Cree Indian, from Canada. There's about 300 different kinds of Indians, all with their own languages and customs. They're all visitors together. Buffy introduces Maria and Big Bird to her friends. Big Bird instantly makes friends with the kids, and holds a little girl's hand.
Noimage
Cartoon
A girl picks up a stick and imagines she is a circus magician, a conductor, and a baseball player.
(EKA: Episode 0960)
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Muppets
Ernie and Bert sing "Feelin' Good/Feelin' Bad."
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Cartoon
A boy imagines that if the clouds were cows, it would rain milk.
(EKA: Episode 1072)
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SCENE 2
Buffy and Maria wonder where Big Bird went. Maria recalls him saying he had to do something very important. He is playing tag and follow-the-leader with the pueblo kids.
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SCENE 3
By the river, Buffy and the kids sing "I'm an Indian."
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Muppets
Cookie Monster sounds out the word FOOD, then eats it.
(EKA: Episode 0723)
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Cartoon
Sign Cartoons: BAD DOG
After the man reads the sign, a dog comes in and protests, "I'm not a bad dog! What did I do? What did I do?"
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Film
A dented car door is repaired and repainted at an auto body shop.
(EKA: Episode 1150)
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Cartoon
A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(EKA: Episode 1049)
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SCENE 4
Big Bird says that he's had a good time at the pueblo, but he hasn't seen any Indians. Buffy tells Big Bird that everyone there is an Indian. Big Bird thinks they're fooling him: "I happen to know that Indians wear lots of feathers!" Buffy explains that Indians sometimes wear feathers on special occasions -- but then they take them off, and they wear clothes like everyone else. Big Bird says that someday maybe he'll take off his feathers and look like everyone else too.
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SCENE 5
Maria, Buffy and the kids observe how they have different ways to say the same things. The kids get their water from the river, and use firewood to keep the house warm during winter.
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Cartoon
Find the camouflaged parrot.
Voice: Paul Dooley
(EKA: Episode 0592)
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SCENE 6
A mother donkey nurses its young.
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SCENE 7
Buffy plays an Indian instrument, the mouth bow, and sings an Indian song.
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Film
Joe Raposo: Road Runner (instrumental)
(EKA: Episode 0600)
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SCENE 8
Maria and Big Bird say goodbye to Buffy and the Pueblo kids at the end of a happy day. A little girl gives Big Bird a kiss, and Buffy gives Maria a hair ribbon to bring back to Sesame Street, so that she'll bring a piece of Taos Pueblo with her.
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SCENE 8
cont'd
Gordon announces the sponsors.

The story of the New Mexico trip concludes in Episode 1165.


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