Sesame Street
Plot Day three in Puerto Rico
Air date November 28, 1979
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors B, C, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar and Osvaldo are going to go "trashing," but because his push cart is "Grouch powered," one of them must be responsible for pushing it. They argue over who will push and who will look out for trash, and eventually agree to take turns. Oscar has the sickening realization that they're cooperating and both agree to keep their yaps shut up about it.
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Muppets Muppet lettuce, bread, cheese, butter, and ham argue on who an Anything Muppet girl should have for a snack. They all cooperate to make a sandwich.
(EKA: Episode 1231)
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Film Film footage of a 1-day-old baby reindeer taking its first steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup, roast beef, and peach pie, wants them to be presented in that order (one at a time). Grover doesn't understand the order, keeps bringing wrong item. Upon seeing pie (twice), explains he after "everything else," prompting bring everything else on menu.
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Muppets Ernie and the kids play a hand-clapping game.
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SCENE 2 On the beach, Luis, Susan and the kids play a musical game called "San Sereni," where they act out various jobs and have the others guess what it is.
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Muppets "The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary and Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
(First: Episode 1149)
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SCENE 3 Oscar asks Osvaldo what "NO" translates to in Spanish, not realizing it's the same in both languages.
E&Btimeofnight
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to figure out what time it is at night. It's too dark to see the clock, so Ernie has a new solution: he pokes his head out the window and sings some loud, off-key opera ("O SOLE MIO, O SOLE YOU-OH") which causes everyone to wake up and yell at him to stop singing, and even mention what time it is. It's 3:00 AM.
(EKA: Episode 1153)
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SCENE 4 At the market, Oscar purchases five onions and a hunk of garlic to make juice for tomorrow's picnic.
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Cartoon Fred, a singer, fails to figure out the words that rhyme with his name in the song he sings.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0977)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird has had trouble communicating with the local avian population, as he's been using the English version of their sounds. Maria and the kids teach him how their sounds are made in Spanish. He immediately begins chatting up with some young chicks.
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Film Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
(EKA: Episode 1232)
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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.
(First: Episode 0776)
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SCENE 6 Maria, Olivia and one of Maria's cousins sing about how Puerto Rico is a "Wonderful Place to Call Home."
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Hawk
(EKA: Episode 0750)
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SCENE 7 While Maria and Olivia will be staying in Puerto Rico a few more days, everyone else prepares to go back home to Sesame Street. Big Bird has a comical amount of items he's bringing back with him. Maria's aunt encourages them to stay along with Maria. Luis finds it tempting and Big Bird happily agrees, but Bob, Linda and Susan have jobs they have to get back to. Maria's aunt brings Luis and Big Bird's belongings back inside, while Big Bird hands Bob a load of souvenirs to bring back to Mr. Snuffleupagus for him.
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Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0597)
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SCENE 8 Bob has since agreed to stay in Puerto Rico with the gang, as they all wait for the bus to come by. They all wonder where Oscar is, certain that he's take the first oppertunity to leave the beautiful land. Oscar rolls in with Osvaldo, declaring he's staying after all. The Grouches argue over this matter as the others board the bus and leave.


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