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Sesame Street
Plot P. T. Bunkum looks for an act
Air date December 1, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors I, J, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Big Bird asks Maria, Luis, Gordon and Olivia to hold some random items as he fetches others. Maria figures out that all the items are circus-related. Big Bird explains that P. T. Bunkum, of the Bunkum and Balleyhoo Circus, is in town.
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SCENE 1 cont'd
Sure enough, Bunkum arrives and tells them he's looking for a new and unique act to include in his circus. Everyone immediately wants to join, but he makes them form a line and starts auditioning.
1451-Roof
Animation
A roof finds its way to the top of a house.
(EKA: Episode 1048)
2257m
Muppets
Biff sings "This Is My J."
2257r
Cartoon
The 'J' Train
(EKA: Episode 1271)
2990bus
Film
Spinning Bus Stop sign
(EKA: Episode 0931)
MeetMeAtTheBusStop
Muppets
On a boring day, two hipsters sing Meet Me at the Bus Stop and decide to do so.
1396a
Cartoon
Bus Stop
(EKA: Episode 1396)
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SCENE 2
Big Bird shows Bunkum his wild animal act - Simba the kitten, who they pretend is a large, ferocious animal. However, Simba refuses to jump through a hoop and jump over a book. He can roar ferociously, though.
Ringmaster7
Cartoon
The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
1451-Hatrack
Film
Ten hats on a hatrack
Baker7
Film
"Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
E&Btomuchtv
Muppets
On a rainy day, Ernie watches TV, when Bert suggests he do something else, like write a story. Thus, Ernie sets everything out on the table, including pencils, paper, a pencil sharpener, and a wastebasket (which somehow ended up on Bert's head). Ernie is now ready to write a story, but instead, he leaves everything set out for when he gets an idea.
3958s1
Cartoon
A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
(EKA: Episode 0573)
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SCENE 3
Luis practices juggling for Bunkum's circus, though he manages to drop all his bags when he juggles more than two. Bunkum catches part of his act and considers it for his circus; he already has people who can juggle, but no one who can't.
1451-Trees
Cartoon
A song tells the story of Max, who loves to chop down trees. One tree turns out to be a magic genie, who turns Max into a tree. Max soon grows respect for trees and once returned human, vows to never chop one down again.
(EKA: Episode 1016)
1451-Gymnast
Film
A gymnast demonstrates 'around'.
GroverGoThroughPainting
Muppets
The Magic Painting Lady shows off her magic painting of a doorway which will help show "through". Three Anything Muppets in the painting come through the doorway. When it comes time for Grover's turn, he ends up breaking through the painting.
(EKA: Episode 0717)
Cartoonwizard
Cartoon
A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
(EKA: Episode 1056)
300009
Film
Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0728)
1186zd
Cartoon
Billy Jo Jive and Susie solve the wig robbery.
(EKA: Episode 1186)
1195-Ray
Celebrity
Ray Charles sings his own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(EKA: Episode 1060)
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon
A disobedient jacket, illustrating words that begin with the letter J, annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(EKA: Episode 1271)
LostHarvey01

LostHarvey02
Muppets
An Anything Muppet man visits the bus station's lost and found, having lost his friend Harvey. He describes Harvey to the clerk - he has two eyes, a nose, two teeth, two horns, and is covered in blue fur. The clerk turns the man away, finding his request ridiculous...until a monster who fits that description comes by looking for his friend.
2257t
Cartoon
'j' minuscula
(EKA: Episode 0838)
Stopwater
Film
"What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
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SCENE 4
Bunkum and Gordon come by Oscar's trash can, where Oscar shows off his pet flea, Fernando, who does his over, around and through trick that none of them can see. They don't believe there's even a flea there, so Oscar sics Fernando on them and he climbs all over their bodies.
OVERfilm
Film
Over (silent film)
4090zp
Cartoon
An alien comes across a pair of tree trunks; one with multi-colored leaves, the other without. He finds and grows leaves to mount on the other tree, then strings a hammock between the two.
SSNF Shoe2
Muppets

Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
(EKA: Episode 1050)

ThatsMyLetterI
Cartoon
A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I".
(EKA: Episode 0268)
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SCENE 5
P. T. Bunkum introduces everyone on the street, as they sing about their imaginary circus.
1261-LowercaseI
Cartoon
A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
Firestationfieldtrip
Film
A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
2414-Jasper
Cast
Jasper Johnson (David) performs his famous "J" Walk for a roaring crowd.
Jaguarpuzzle
Cartoon
Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(EKA: Episode 1291)
2257w
Muppets
Ernie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.
(EKA: Episode 1208)
1563o
Film
Raposo: Footage of birds swimming, including flamingos, swans and ducks.
(EKA: Episode 0981)
Batman-AroundUpThrough
Cartoon
Batman apprehends a criminal thanks to knowing about around, up and through.
(First: Episode 0096)
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SCENE 6
Bunkum is sad to report that nobody's acts are unique enough to make it into his circus. Big Bird goes to tell his bird friends in the park about his day, riding off on his unicycle...an act perfect for Bunkum's circus! He yells for Big Bird to return, while Luis announces the sponsors.


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