Sesame Street
Plot Barkley is lost
Air date April 1, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors B, A, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Marcia the Measure Maid is measuring the heights of the kids who live on Sesame Street, but only two are available at the moment. Luis asks if she wants to measure Big Bird and Barkley, so Marcia gets close to the ground to await the arrival of a small dog, and an even smaller bird. When they arrive, Marcia faints, overwhelmed at the sight of the pair.
Shoemaker
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(EKA: Episode 0760)
2795z
Film Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(EKA: Episode 0932)
Noimage
Film Look Who's Talking (0:46)
Sesame.discofrog
Muppets Kermit the Frog performs "Disco Frog."
1447-Whales
Film Kids narrate footage of whales.
Ruler.dawwghouse
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(EKA: Episode 0824)
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Film (LA) Snowshoe Comedy (1:12)
(EKA: Episode 0301)
Bearbicycle
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 2 Bob, Luis, and David point to "Bob's Big Blue Balloon." Oscar the Grouch pops the balloon with a pin and dubs if "Bob's Big Busted Blue Balloon".
Bisforbubble
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)
CavemenInventOrangeJuice
Muppets Caveman Days: Caveman King Ernie wants something to drink, so he calls on the Royal Smart Person for help. The royal cow has quit, so there's no milk available. Ernie also shows that there is no liquid inside a rock or a stick. Then the Royal Smart Person suggests that Ernie should try squeezing a round orange thing (an orange), which turns out to have juice inside.
Busstopgiant
Cartoon A man sets up a bus stop sign so that a giant can eat the buses that come.
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SCENE 3 Big Bird promises to not let an Anything Muppet named Julie miss the bus. While explaining to Luis, the bus arrives and takes off again. Luis says all of Big Bird's talking made Julie miss the bus, but she's it's not true: she saw it come and go, and didn't miss it at all. Julie and Big Bird resolve to not miss the next bus either.
GroverBoat1
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Aapestory
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(EKA: Episode 0179)
GroverBoat2
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
Alligatortoon
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
GroverBoat3
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)
Ringmaster7
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
SpeechBalloonBBug
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(EKA: Episode 0355)
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.
(First: Episode 0776)
HerryBackandFront
Muppets Herry Monster demonstrates "back" and "front" with three kids. First, he points out that the viewer can see the children's fronts, then (after scaring the kids) they see their backs as they run away.
(First: Episode 0365)
Noimage
Film Front/Back Sneakers (0:41)
Sitrightdownandplan
Muppets Anything Muppets tell Grover in song how to plan for a career; unfortunately, all Grover wanted to make up was his mind - regarding which of two ice cream cones to eat first! By the time said song is finished, both cones have completely melted.
(First: Episode 1385)
Blowapple!
Cartoon A red man tries to get apples from a tree by himself, while a yellow man builds a ladder.
(EKA: Episode 0543)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has lost Barkley, and looks for him in his nest when Bob comes along and suggests he retrace his steps throughout the day. Bob says he can imagine his activities to remember where he left Barkley, but Big Bird insists on acting each one out, as he sits down to have a leisurely breakfast (again).
Film.Onthebeach
Film Joe Raposo: On the beach (instrumental)
(EKA: Episode 0821)
200019
Cartoon An old woman goads a man into guessing who she met today. Through the clues she gives, he soon finds out she's referring to him.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Planning Ahead
Muppets Ernie and Bert: It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(First: Episode 0284)
CatTelephone
Cartoon A cat makes noise with a telephone, typewriter, trumpet, and piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, and when he comes back, they all sound at once, frightening the cat.
(EKA: Episode 0995)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird finishes his second breakfast of the day, and proceeds to brush his beak as he continues to go through the motions of his day in order to find Barkely. He tells Bob that before he made his way over to Hooper's Store, he did his excercises. He begins a series of deep knee bends as Bob reluctantly joins.
SSNews.Weather
Muppets News anchorman Kermit concludes his news program with a weather report by their new news anchor, Simon Soundman, who does a weather report using sounds for different kinds of weather (wind blowing, a foghorn for fog, and rain and thunder for a rainstorm,). Kermit fires him and calls for another weatherman, who has a more "visual" approach to reporting it.
(First: Episode 0631)
1090-20
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(EKA: Episode 0900)
Foursports
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
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Cartoon He, She and It - The IT knows all about the heart.
(EKA: Episode 1207)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird continues going over all the things he did today before he made his way over to Hooper's Store. When Bob is convinced he hasn't left anything out, Big Bird tells him that he asked David to feed Barkely for him at the store, and wonders if that's where he is still. They enter the store and find Barkley, who happily greets them. Bob is not amused.
Stockard
Film The Mad Painter #7
(EKA: Episode 0347)
Kermitsletterlecture
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
Signman.GROW
Cartoon Sign Man: GROW
(EKA: Episode 1120)
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Celebrity Flip Wilson counts from 1 to 20.
(EKA: Episode 0147)
1709c
Cartoon Willie Wimple: Tree Destruction
(EKA: Episode 0598)
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SCENE 7 David asks why Bob is slumped over the counter at Hooper's, so Big Bird tells him he must be tired from helping him remember things. David asks to see his method, but Bob warns him that he doesn't want to know. As Big Bird begins to go over his routine again, David fears what he's gotten himself into.


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