Sesame Street
Air date December 4, 1980
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors V, Z, 10


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan make their way to Big Bird's nest for a pretend tea party and assume Big Bird's imaginary friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus, will be there too. At the party, they address the empty seat as Snuffy and pretend to give him some tea, though Big Bird is left wondering who they're talking to.
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Cast The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V.
(EKA: Episode 0896)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel".
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson) use a tape measure to figure out how far apart they are from each other. It turns out that thirty-seven feet separate them.
(EKA: Episode 0936)
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(EKA: Episode 1101)
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(EKA: Episode 0811)
SCENE 2 Gordon sits outside Hooper's Store to grade papers and Mr. Hooper assures him he'll make sure no one bothers him. However, Mr. Hooper is the one who constantly interrupts him to bring him some nourishment.
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(EKA: Episode 1396)
Title 01 07 003 0001
Animation A set of blocks reveal a square, a triangle, and a circle.
Muppets Kermit and Tracy count to 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
Film Kids count 20 penguins going down a slide.
(EKA: Episode 0232)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl (Kathryn Mullen) imagines she's a doctor, movie director or firefighter.
Cartoon Millie and Molly take a walk, and have different perspectives of their surroundings.
Cast Bob and Linda musically show the signs for "Hat, Coat, and Pants."
Film Three dolphins jump together.
(EKA: Episode 0874)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog attempts to demonstrate "between" with two poles, which are actually mops held by Grover and Herry.
(EKA: Episode 0318)
Cartoon Passengers on a crowded subway illustrate "between."
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Film Six children go down a slide.
(EKA: Episode 0600)
Cartoon A lost man in the desert asks a stranger for directions to the city. He builds a pretend city out of sand to show what it looks like. As it turns out, the stranger is an alien.
(EKA: Episode 0811)
Muppets Deena wants to play house with Pearl, who wants to sleep instead. Pearl joins the game when she discovers she'll be putting baby Deena to bed, but the game becomes more complicated than Pearl believed.
Animation An opened egg is put back together.
SCENE 3 Telly Monster wants to show between, but can't find anything to be between. Gordon and Susan help by by putting him between them.
Muppets "I'm Between"
(EKA: Episode 1233)
Cartoon Typewriter Guy: V for Vacuum
(EKA: Episode 0952)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon Pinball #10 (opening shot removed)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1246)

Muppets Oscar holds a musical rally in Central Park to bring awareness to the Grouch "Bill of Gripes."
(EKA: Episode 1209)
SCENE 4 Big Bird finishes reading Snuffy a story, which he considers great. Snuffy feels differently about it, however. The two have a fight and mutually agree to stop being friends. They then realize they won't be able to play their favorite games together anymore and decide to be friends again, understanding they can like different things.
Cartoon The ET family is demonstrated in a story of the zet, a quick-witted bird.
(EKA: Episode 0296)
Cartoon Z For Zebra & Zoo
(EKA: Episode 1041)
Cartoon Pick the right ET word (featuring the Zet)
(EKA: Episode 0296)
Cartoon Z In Space
(EKA: Episode 0872)
Cartoon Pick the right picture (featuring the Zet)
(EKA: Episode 0296)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover learns what Kate wants to be when she grows up.
(EKA: Episode 1188)
Cartoon A pirate has his mate dig for treasure, which is buried between two trees. The mate doesn't know what between means. He finally gets the message, but a parrot makes off with the treasure.
(EKA: Episode 0821)
Susan oil change 1454
SCENE 5 While Susan works on her car, Oscar complains about what a nice neighbor she is. She decides he should tell it to her face, but when he sees how dirty she is, he finds her beautiful!
Lena Horne ABC song
Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and The Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song".
(EKA: Episode 0600)
Cartoon A girl draws her version of a (stick-figure) man. A boy draws his version of a woman - the Mona Lisa.
Film A tomato plant grows.

SCENE 6 Oscar tells Gordon how lovely Susan is, claiming she might be too good for Gordon. Susan comes back outside, all cleaned up, which disappoints Oscar. She gives him a present - the dirty oil strainer for her car. Oscar plays with his new piece of trash, as Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors.

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