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

1285

Picture Segment Description
SSseason10
COLD OPEN
10th Season Intro Still
1285a
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.
1285b
SCENE 1 cont'd
Downstairs, the building inspector proudly declares he has locked the door to prevent trouble.
1285c
SCENE 1 cont'd
Back on the roof, the adults fail to open the door and begin awaiting the downpour.
TGUmbrella
Cartoon
Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0891)
SalesmanV
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)
1396s
Film
Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0817)
1285d
SCENE 2
Gordon tries to get through using the other door, but finds it's also locked just as it begins to rain.
Erniebertcleantoybox
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie makes a mess of the apartment in order to find a note he wrote to Bert.
(EKA: Episode 0355)
1563m
Film
Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(EKA: Episode 0972)
Cartoonup
Cartoon
A man jumps up onto an UP.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
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1285f
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.
1396o
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)
Pinball2
Cartoon
Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1056)
1091-24
Film
Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0309)
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1285h
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)
1285-Ugly
Cartoon
U for Ugly: A man removes his mask, revealing a hideous monster face.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
1285i
SCENE 5
Luis and the rest count to 10 in Spanish to keep from loosing their cool.
1396n
Muppets
Biff hangs numbers under Salvador Dada's paintings in an art museum.
(EKA: Episode 0707)
Ivelostmypet
Cartoon
A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.
(EKA: Episode 1018)
1285j
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.
Awardu
Cartoon
An award for "U".
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
Animaldoctor
Film / Song
"At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet
(EKA: Episode 1016)
1396j
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)
1285-Linda
Cast
"Theater Without Words" presents Linda enacting the story of "The Farmer and the Seed" with some voice-over by Bob.
(EKA: Episode 1030)
Bugsbigandsmall
Cartoon
Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(EKA: Episode 0320)
Kidband.square
Film
Marching band forms a square
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Shortywaterfountain
Cartoon
Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(EKA: Episode 0984)
1285k
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.
1396d
Muppets
"High, Middle, Low"
(EKA: Episode 0236)
1285-BUS
Cartoon
The word BUS
1285-Beans
Song
"Here Come the Beans"
Wereonthebus
Cartoon
B-U-S! We're on the bus!
(EKA: Episode 0796)
1396u
Cartoon
Hats
(EKA: Episode 0944)
1285l
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.
Dollhouse
Song
"Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
V in space
Cartoon
V in space
(EKA: Episode 0560)
1396t
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?
1396e
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: V, violin
1285m
SCENE 9
In Hooper's Store, everyone enjoys a hot drink while Susan announces the sponsors, and a full credit crawl follows.
Bob1285

Hooper1285
CLOSING SIGNS
Bob holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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