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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird goes to school
Air date November 24, 1980 (Season Premiere)
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors E, F, 8
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 3

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Picture Segment Description
1446a

1446a1
SCENE 1
Big Bird wishes he could go to school like Kathy. She says it's visitors' day at school and he can come along, but it's too much of a surprise for him. He talks it over with Mr. Hooper and Maria, who quickly fill a school bag, and goes to meet Kathy at the bus stop.
1446b
Song
"What's It Like To Be In School?"
1446c
Muppets
Anything Muppets (including Farley) shout "E!"
Eatingapeach
Cartoon
E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
Singolivialinda
Cast
Olivia sings "Sing" while Linda signs.
CamelsEating
Film
A film of camels eating.
Music: Joe Raposo
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
1836e
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster says RUN!
1446d
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
1446e
Film
Exploring on the ocean rocks
1446f
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: E-Ear
Artist: Jeff Hale
1446g

1446h
SCENE 2
Big Bird arrives at school, although Mrs. Merkel, the teacher, is a little hesitant at first. Big Bird tries to figure out how to fit in a school desk. Mrs. Merkel gives him a stool to sit on.
BallGoesUp
Film
Song: The Ball Goes Up, The Ball Goes Down
(EKA: Episode 1130)
2341o
Muppets
A shark sings about his "Perfecty Pearl-White Teeth."
1446i
SCENE 3
Big Bird learns to raise his hand.
1446j
Cartoon
8 legs on an octopus
Owe Gustafson
Erniepaints
Muppets
Ernie and Bert decide to use both Bert's canvas and Ernie's paints to paint a picture of something. Bert wants to paint a bowl of oatmeal, but Ernie wants to paint a purple monster. Finally, they decide to paint a purple monster eating a bowl of oatmeal.
1708o
Cartoon
A moving truck takes the number 8.
1446k
SCENE 4
Big Bird counts to ten, but the rest of the class can count to twenty.
2096g
Film
Blocks form a ramp and a tunnel.
Tellyitzhak
Celebrity
Telly Monster and Itzhak Perlman play Beethoven together -- Telly on the tuba, and Perlman on the violin.
1446l
Film
Wild geese (to madrigal music)
(EKA: Episode 1119)
1446m
SCENE 5
Big Bird wants to know what to do during recess.
1446n
Muppets
Game Show: Mystery Mix-up Game
1446-Gordon
Film / Cast
Gordon rides his bike around the city.
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
1037h
Cartoon
F - finished
(First: Episode 0128)
1446o
SCENE 6
Big Bird looks at the alphabet written on the wall, and sings "ABC-DEF-GHI" (First season soundtrack is used here).
1446p
Cartoon
F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog and fantastic.
1446ForgetfulJones
Muppets
Forgetful Jones and Buster the Horse brush each other's teeth.
1706l
Cartoon
Toothpaste March
Artist: Ray Favata
Bigbird-whatsyourname

1446r
SCENE 7
Worried about how to introduce himself to the other children, Big Bird sings "What's Your Name" as he rehearses with a garbage can. The kids invite him to play jacks.
Wearaseatbelt
Cartoon
A father explains to his son why it is important to wear a seat belt when riding in a car.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Painter8
Film
Mad Painter #8
(EKA: Episode 0348)
1446s
SCENE 8
School is over, and it's time for Big Bird to go home. Mrs. Merkel explains that he can't take his desk home with him.
1736w
Film
Saxophone factory
1446t
Cartoon
Olga the lonesome robot
1446u
SCENE 9
Big Bird arrives home from school, and tells Maria about his day. Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors.
Barkley1446

1446v
CLOSING SIGNS
Barkley is seen with the Sesame Street sign while a red monster holds up the CTW sign.

Cast

Notes

  • This is the first season premiere to not be sponsored by the number 2.


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