Sesame Street
Plot C-3PO and R2-D2 visit Sesame Street (part 1)
Air date January 31, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors J, Z, 4
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved


Episode 1364 is the first of two episodes in which C-3PO and R2-D2 from Star Wars visit Sesame Street. The droids returned in Episode 1396.

Noggin originally showed this episode uncut, but later reruns were edited.

Picture Segment Description
SS-1364-S1 SCENE 1 Big Bird sees a flying saucer land in the yard behind the courtyard, and two metal men getting out. The adults just think it's his imagination, but are soon shocked when two droids from Star Wars (C-3PO and R2-D2) quickly shuffle (and roll) by.
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 0980)
Film A boy imagines seeing everything in slow-motion
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0968)
This segment was removed from later Noggin airings.
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Tortoise and the Hare: When the race begins, the hare dawdles, since the tortoise is so slow he'll have time to win. Kermit rushes to the finish line so that he can see the results... and is crowned the winner.
(EKA: Episode 0676)
Cartoon The 'J' Train
(EKA: Episode 1271)
SS-1364-S2 SCENE 2 Big Bird, Maria and Luis meet C-3PO and R2-D2. R2 is on a secret mission to deliver a message to someone on Sesame Street. Maria and Luis get some oil from the Fix-It Shop to help the droids relax after their long journey.
Film Baby animals are fed milk.
(EKA: Episode 0238)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(EKA: Episode 1291)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: It's late at night and Bert isn't home yet. Ernie worries that he may have been abducted by monsters and is being forced to party with them... maybe even having fun. When Bert gets home, Ernie shares his stream of emotions he felt when he'd imagined something had happened to Bert: fear, sadness and anger. Bert assures him that he was fine -- he never has fun.
(EKA: Episode 0886)
Cartoon A dog pulls its master, who keeps begging "STOP!" until they reach the word STOP.
(EKA: Episode 0838)
Song "What Can You Do with a Burro"
This segment was removed from later Noggin airings.
Cartoon Z In Space
(EKA: Episode 0872)
SS-1364-S3 SCENE 3 R2-D2 gives clues to David and two kids to guess who his message is for. When they learn it is for Oscar the Grouch, they take the droids to see him. R2-D2 delivers his message to Oscar -- it's a hologram sent from Lothar the Grouch, billions of miles away. Lothar's message: "Oscar the Grouch, get lost!" Oscar replies, "What do you know? There is intelligent life in outer space."
Cartoon 'j' minuscula
(EKA: Episode 0838)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(EKA: Episode 0792)
Muppets "Bein' Green" with Kermit and Lena Horne
(EKA: Episode 0871)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(EKA: Episode 1038)
Transition Yellow triangles
SS-1364-S4 SCENE 4 Big Bird asks C-3PO and R2-D2 if robots have feelings. C-3PO says that they do and recounts a time when he and R2 got separated in the desert. Next, he tries to get R2 to show an angry expression. However, he gets no avail, until Big Bird points out how this makes C-3PO feel.
Cartoon A troll draws faces on herself in front of a mirror.
(EKA: Episode 0834)
Kingfireman-bob Muppets Story: Bob reads "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made.
(EKA: Episode 0278)
Film "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1007)
Cartoon Sand J/j
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods!
(EKA: Episode 0669)
Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
Film An itchy wombat scratches its four legs.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0008)
SS-1364-S5 SCENE 5 Big Bird, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the kids play Blind Man's Bluff. Big Bird thinks he found R2, but it was just the mailbox. Next, when he tries to find C-3PO, he touches the lamppost instead. After he finally touches R2, an exhausted Big Bird suggests hopscotch instead...
Busted Muppets Grover the Salesman tries to sell Kermit toothbrushes
Cartoon Zig...zag...zoom...zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0307)
Film Milk! (From Farm To Market To Home)
(EKA: Episode 0868)
Cartoon Imagination (Boy Imagines Being Zoo Animals)
Muppets Clap, Clap, Clap (all of the Anything Muppets join in)
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(EKA: Episode 0815)
SS-1364-S6 SCENE 6 C-3PO and R2-D2 head back to outer space; this time, to deliver Lothar the Grouch a gift from Oscar. As Big Bird and his adult friends bid the droids good-bye, C-3PO announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon holds up the CTW sign at the end. C-3PO adds "Well, how should I know what the Children's Television Workshop is?"


  • This episode was taped on November 1, 1979 and directed by Jon Stone.

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