Sesame Street
Plot The adults get locked on the roof
Air date April 13, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors U, V, 2
Releases Sesame Street Classics


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 On the roof of 123 Sesame Street, Buffy, David, Gordon and Luis are doing some exercises. Suddenly, some thunder blares and they try to go inside, but David discovers the door is locked.
SCENE 1 cont'd Downstairs, the building inspector proudly declares he has locked the door to prevent trouble.
SCENE 1 cont'd Back on the roof, the adults fail to open the door and begin awaiting the downpour.
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0891)
Muppets Lefty tries to sell a letter U, which he claims to have had in his family for years. The U is actually a string tied to two poles. However, Ernie already has a U, but when he says that yesterday he could have used a V, Lefty stretches out the U's bottom to turn it into a V.
(First: Episode 0126)
Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0817)
SCENE 2 Gordon tries to get through using the other door, but finds it's also locked just as it begins to rain.
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie makes a mess of the apartment in order to find a note he wrote to Bert.
(EKA: Episode 0355)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(EKA: Episode 0972)
Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(EKA: Episode 0598)

SCENE 3 The adults start yelling out the people on the street below, but no one can hear them. They notice the nearby (and open) window of Mrs. Balinski and call her name. She comes to the window and instead shuts it to keep out the rain.
Muppets Waiter Grover: Hamburger - Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger. The restaurant offers two sizes: the big hamburgers and the small hamburgers. When the small hamburgers are too small, he orders a big one, but because there have been some problems with the big hamburger, Grover tries to convince him to order several small ones.
(EKA: Episode 0705)
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1056)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0309)

SCENE 4 Luis has an idea: he takes Bert's pail of dirt and thinks if they pour it onto Oscar's trash can, they will get his attention and bring him upstairs to save them. Oscar is at first annoyed, but then starts using the dirt to make mud pies.
Russian dolls
Film Russian nesting dolls 1-10
(EKA: Episode 0939)
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 U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
SCENE 5 Luis and the rest count to 10 in Spanish to keep from loosing their cool.
Muppets Biff hangs numbers under Salvador Dada's paintings in an art museum.
(EKA: Episode 0707)
Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(EKA: Episode 0807)
SCENE 6 David has an idea now - he grabs a pigeon and plans on sending a note with him back home. However, his home is here on the roof and it walks back to the coop.
Cartoon An award for "U".
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
Film / Song "At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet
(EKA: Episode 1016)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(EKA: Episode 0494)
Cast "Theater Without Words" presents Linda enacting the story of "The Farmer and the Seed" with some voice-over by Bob.
(EKA: Episode 1030)
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(EKA: Episode 0320)
Film Marching band forms a square
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
SCENE 7 David and Buffy spot Big Bird over at The Fix-It Shop. Big Bird makes his way home, seeing that no grown-ups are around. He spots them up on the roof. He thinks they're having a party and goes back to his nest, thinking he wasn't invited.
Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(EKA: Episode 0236)
Cartoon The word BUS
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Song "Here Come the Beans"
Cartoon B-U-S! We're on the bus!
(EKA: Episode 0796)
Cartoon Hats
(EKA: Episode 0944)
SCENE 8 Clinging to their last bit of hope, Luis starts singing a little Spanish rain song. Then, Big Bird finally appears and the adults rush through the door, locking Big Bird on the roof. David returns for him.
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
V in space
Cartoon V in space
(EKA: Episode 0560)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie has two slices of apple pie. He takes the big piece, and gives Bert the small piece. Bert takes offense to this, saying that he would have given Ernie the big piece and kept the small piece for himself - but the outcome is the same, so what's Bert angry about?
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
SCENE 9 In Hooper's Store, everyone enjoys a hot drink while Susan announces the sponsors, and a full credit crawl follows.

CLOSING SIGNS Bob holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper holds up the CTW sign at the end.


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