Sesame Street
Plot Oscar's Spanish sign / Elmo and the letter H
Air date May 15, 1980
Season Season 11 (1979-1980)
Sponsors H, R, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In their apartment, Gordon and Susan go over a list of chores that they have to do today. They decide that the best way to get through them is to cooperate. As they go through the list, they each negotiate an item — "I'll do this if you do this" — ending with Gordon promising to take out the garbage if Susan... gives him a kiss.
RunRun
Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(EKA: Episode 0990)
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
200020
Film This is the desert.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0514)
5roadpaint
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(EKA: Episode 0680)
Leftyernierandp
Muppets Ernie and Lefty the Salesman have an argument over the letters "R" and "P."
(First: Episode 0129)
SandR-2
Animation Sand R / r
(EKA: Episode 0901)
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Insert The Count counts five children as they rearrange their positions.
FallingApples2
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish-sounding music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(EKA: Episode 1272)
5peopleinmyfamily
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 2 Oscar the Grouch has placed separate orders for signs from Maria and Luis. Luis delivers his sign to Oscar's trash can first; it reads "casa" which is Spanish for "house". Maria's sign arrives next, which just reads "Vete a la". She's confused why Oscar would order such a sign until they're placed together to read, "Go home" in Spanish. Oscar: "what's the matter, can't you read Spanish? Go home! Get lost! Scram!"
100021
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(EKA: Episode 0811)
Noimage
Film The activities of different families on Mondays.
(First: Episode 0127)
Dogbird
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0262)
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Insert Gordon and the kids sit in the yard and guess Alphabet Bates' letter as it forms.
Kermit-RP
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog is about to talk about the letter R, until Cookie Monster karate chops one of the legs off, turning it into a P. When Kermit threatens to tell the monster's mommy, Cookie reassembles the broken letter back to the letter "R".
(First: Episode 0129)
Zoo1-5
Cartoon A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
(EKA: Episode 0849)
ErniePicture
Muppets Ernie plans on copying Bert's felt board template called "Cookies on a Plate in a Room with a Window" which features just that. Ernie goes through various pieces, seeing which ones match Bert's. Once he finishes, Cookie Monster enters the apartment and complements the picture, but likes Bert's more and rips the cookies of the picture and eats them. Ernie sobs, as now his picture is different from Bert's, so Cookie solves everything by eating the cookies off of Ernie's picture.
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Cartoon A woman fixes her car by putting a letter r under the hood, and it goes "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
(EKA: Episode 0411)
Film-MomRhino
Film A rhino and her baby
(EKA: Episode 0753)
1800-10
Cartoon The Typewriter: R - Rope
(First: Episode 0764)
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Insert Sitting at the counter in Hooper's Store, Big Bird wonders what it would be like to be short, so he tells Mr. Hooper he's going to do some imagining. He closes his eyes and Big Bird sees himself small enough to walk around on the counter where he interacts with, compared now to his tiny stature, is a large bowl of ice cream and large squeak toy which scares him now because he's so small. When Mr. Hooper cleans up, Big Bird notes that he's now too small to notice, so he imagines himself back to reality. Mr. Hooper leans in to Big Bird from overhead to excuse himself, making Big Bird wonder if he's still imagining. The camera pulls back to reveal Mr. Hooper standing on a step ladder, and Big Bird resolves to being his normal size again.
(First: Episode 0212)
Signman.BINGO
Cartoon Sign Man: BINGO
(EKA: Episode 1156)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates 'close to' and 'away from.'
(EKA: Episode 0883)
Kermit'sBearExc
Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
George nearfar
Animation George the Farmer is "near" when he's on a barrel; he's "far" when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
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SCENE 3 In Susan's kitchen, Big Bird plays a TV show host using a broom as a microphone, and asks Susan to sort kitchen table items together. Susan, who was about to start the sorting game herself, is then coached on choosing which if the items does not belong. She chooses correctly, and Big Bird awards her with a broom. Susan tells him she thought that was his micorphone, but Big Bird laughs at her imagination, "what would a microphone be doing in the kitchen?"
Fiddler5
Cartoon Country Fiddler #5
Animation by Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0441)
Animalswtails
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
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Muppets Ice Follies sketchesKermit the Frog (in voice-over) instructs Grover to skate near and far.
(First: Episode 0904)
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Film (LA/ANIM) Chicken/Five (0:41)
TSD.mailman
Cartoon The secret drawing is a mailman.
(EKA: Episode 0265)
AM-Lemonade
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
(First: Episode 0335)
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Film Invisible (0:46)
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SCENE 4 Maria finds Elmo (Brian Muehl) in the yard polishing a metallic letter H. She greets him, interprets his mumbles, and tells him that it's the letter H. Following more mumbles, she assumes he wants to know the sound of the letter H, so she produces it. Elmo appears to have received the response he was looking for, and indicates for Maria to come closer and make the sound again. Not satisfied, he motions for her to come closer to make the sound, and yet closer again. When Maria's lips are nearly on the H, she makes the letter's sound one more time, and Elmo uses a rag to polish the spot she just breathed on. Maria does a take to the camera.
Hladycartoon
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Word.ICE
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(EKA: Episode 1283)
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Film h-hubly (0:35)
Pockets
Song Marilyn Sokol sings "Pockets" over a montage of different types of pockets.
(EKA: Episode 0796)
2men.ideas
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
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SCENE 5 Luis and Gordon play basketball in the yard with the kids.


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