Sesame Street
Air date December 2, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors V, W, 8


This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.
Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar wonders what he should have for lunch, but ultimately thinks it doesn't matter what he eats. This prompts Gilbert and Sullivan to explain the importance of a healthy diet with a street-wide song about foods ("You Are What You Eat").
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(EKA: Episode 0429)
1041E&Bcookiesinbed Muppets Ernie and Bert: Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(EKA: Episode 1285)
Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
Littlethings orig
Song Joe Raposo sings "I Believe in Little Things".
(EKA: Episode 0797)
Muppets Manny the casting agent finds a listing from a circus, who need a yellow, striped, furry animal for their show. He gussies up one client, a banana, to fit the bill, while his other client, a tiger, tries to point out he's better suited. When it's the tiger's turn, the only other gig is the role of a banana in a cereal commercial.
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
SCENE 2 Forgetful Jones tells Clementine he's taking care of Barkley and shows her that he's remember everything he needs - a leash, bone and ball. Clementine points out the most important thing he's forgotten - the dog!
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8

Pageant: Tooth

Song Song of Eight
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
Film The celebration of Chinese New Year
(EKA: Episode 0807)
Animation Two houses plus 2 equals 4.
(EKA: Episode 1128)


SCENE 3 Telly Monster introduces a promo on WORM TV. From his dilapidated study, Oscar advertises the album Yucky Moments from the Alphabet, featuring such yucky moments as:

Oscar closes the promo by saying this album won't be sold in stores and isn't even being sold in the commercial! He tells the viewer to get lost, as Telly signs off (and begs not to be turned off by the watcher).

Cartoon The Square
(EKA: Episode 0536)
Muppets Kermit draws a square on-screen using his "magic finger."
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(EKA: Episode 0433)
Cast Gordon and Luis cooperate to clean up a pile of litter with a dustpan and broom.
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0823)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0837)
Ernie Sing Lallaby
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie and Bert go off to sleep but Ernie starts to sing himself a lullaby. Bert then asks Ernie if he would mind singing quieter. So he does and then finds that he can even sing it the quietest. Bert then wonders what's going on and can't seem to go to sleep. Ernie then asks Bert if he's singing it to the extent that he can't hear him then why is he not asleep yet?
Cartoon A cube tries to fit through wall holes of different shapes.
SS-1396-S4 Insert R2-D2 falls in love with a fire hydrant.
(First: Episode 1396)
Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(EKA: Episode 0915)
Muppets The Count sings "Eight Beautiful Notes."
(EKA: Episode 1291)
Cartoon Round and angled pegs fit into their respective holes.
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Frog on the Street - Loud and Soft
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit asks a man (Jim Thurman) on the street if he can help demonstrate the difference between loud and soft.
Cartoon A hippo who lives in the country, and likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale

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