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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird paints
Air date February 19, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors E, F, 10

1246

Picture Segment Description
SSseason10
COLD OPEN
10th Season Intro Still
1246a
SCENE 1
Big Bird tries to get Mr. Hooper, David and Susan to play with him, but they're all too busy. Big Bird mopes and tells Olivia he feels like a nobody. She sings "Wonderful to Be You" to show him he's worthwhile.
Madscientist.FRED
Cartoon
A mad scientist teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot", and "Friday."
AlphaDancersF
Insert
The Alphabet Dancers form the letter F!
(EKA: Episode 0890)
Flyfrogcartoon
Cartoon
F: A frog and a fly. (voiceover: Casey Kasem)
(First: Episode 0034)
E&B-RoleReversal
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie imagines what life would be like if he and Bert had their characteristics switched around.
(EKA: Episode 0720)
AwwNuts
Cartoon
Stop-motion NUTS
(EKA: Episode 1228)
529b
Muppets
Cheers: F Cheer #1
(First: Episode 0092)
F bubble
Cartoon
Speech Balloon - F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
1246b

1246c
SCENE 2
Olivia and Susan come across a sign outside Big Bird's nest, reading "WET PAINT Keep Out!" From inside, Big Bird tells them he's painting his yard and doesn't want anyone to step in the paint. He's covered most of the ground with orange paint and literally paints himself into a corner of the area, now having ran out of paint. He goes to Hooper's Store to get some more (stepping through the paint).
1246d
SCENE 2 cont'd
Big Bird reaches the store and has a hard time describing to Mr. Hooper the color paint he needs. He spots something of the same color - a mysterious trail of bird-like footprints running out the store back to Big Bird's nest.
529b
Muppets
Cheers: F Cheer #1 (Spanish soundtrack)
Whichcomesfirst
Song
Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(EKA: Episode 0276)
1446p
Cartoon
F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
Clues
Muppets
Kermit talks about clues. He shows that a boy has grown some carrots because he has a hoe, a watering can, and a bunch of carrots. Next, he confirms that a man has built a birdhouse because of his wood, paint, and carpenter's tools. When he notices Beautiful Day Monster with a suitcase and an umbrella, Kermit assumes that the monster is going on a trip. The monster corrects him; he's planning to eat his umbrella, and uses the suitcase to carry the ketchup he'll use to eat it with.
(First: Episode 0119)
1246-Fortune
Cartoon
Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0828)
1246e
SCENE 3
David finds a sign on Oscar's trash can that reads, "TODAY IS YES DAY." Oscar explains it's a Grouch holiday, where they all take a break from always saying "no" and instead say "yes." Despite the change in vocabulary, Oscar still manages to pull one over on David.
Dog-YES
Cartoon
A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
Antelopes.YES
Film
Antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0822)
EBwindow
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Everything is getting wet, because it's raining and a window is stuck open. But Ernie explains that he can't fix it now because he'd get wet in all that rain. When the rain stops, he explains to Bert that since it's not raining anymore, nothing's getting wet, and there's no reason to fix it.
(EKA: Episode 0344)
EforEel
Cartoon
E for Eel
(EKA: Episode 0852)
2573-Shadow
Film
Shadow-puppet rabbit
(EKA: Episode 1113)
Snow-yes
Cartoon
Is snow cold? Yes!
(EKA: Episode 0961)
Sully-LoveSong
Muppets / Celebrity
Biff and Sully recruit Judy Collins into their singing group - YES and they sing the group's theme song.
(First: Episode 0961)
E-shriek
Cartoon
A door opens behind a mouse, who shrieks when she sees the E.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
1246-Shdaow
Film
A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(EKA: Episode 1118)
Pinball.10
Cartoon
Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
Grover mountain
Muppets
Grover climbs a mountain and counts from one to ten with his own echo.
(EKA: Episode 0949)
Limbo10
Film
Scanimate Films #10.
version 1
(EKA: Episode 0261)
6Octopus
Cartoon
Kids count dinosaurs, octopuses, and paper dolls.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
1246-Table
Cast
Luis comes across a table with only three legs, yet still stands up fine. He searches in his box of junk for a proper leg.
(EKA: Episode 1033)
2257p
Cartoon
Dry and Wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
Herry's ABC Secret
Muppets
Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
Cavemancars
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)
2257ze
Film
Joe Raposo: Wet & Dry (Falls in pool; kid VO's)
(EKA: Episode 0597)
3142u
Cartoon
I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
1845j
Cast
Big Bird talks about noses and beaks, and what his beak can do. He tells Olivia, "I'm awful sorry about your nose."
3159c
Animation
A girl explains in poem how she failed trying to make a snowman without using snow.
(EKA: Episode 1019)
1095h
Muppets
Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(EKA: Episode 0233)
Beso
Cartoon
A baby cries whenever he gets a beso.
(EKA: Episode 0433)
Shoerepair
Film
The shoe repairman
(EKA: Episode 1028)
1246-Sand
Animation
Sand E/e
(EKA: Episode 0666)
1246f
SCENE 4
Big Bird shows the kids his newly-panted nest area and they begin to play. David announces the sponsors.


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