Sesame Street
Air date April 1, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors B, F, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David and the Kids notice a large arrow on the floor of Hooper's Store, so they decide to follow it. The arrow points to another and another, leading them across Sesame Street and finally ending at Big Bird's nest. There, Big Bird greets them with a basket of fruit and offers them a fresh treat.
Bforbat Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
Muppets A barbershop quartet sings a song about the letter B.
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(EKA: Episode 0355)
Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
Muppets / Celebrity Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit points out the different parts of ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell's body, and watches her use them to drink a glass of milk.
Film Houses 1-5/5-1 (1:01)
Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes, which he lets Cookie Monster eat after he finishes displaying each one to the viewer.
(EKA: Episode 1218)
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Jason work on an art easel in the arbor. The surface is illustrated with pictures of a snake, a fish, a monkey, and the letters S, F, and M. Big Bird asks Jason to identify the letters on the board and to draw a line from the letter the picture that begins with that letter. Big Bird wishes there were a B because Big Bird starts with B.
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: A boy’s toy airplane’s controls break. Thelma comes to the rescue by steering the plane.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 1432)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Kermit and Tracy count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0125)
Cartoon Two men debate whether or not a ladder has 5 steps.
Cast The Lovers of Five (David, Luis, Gordon and Bob) sing "Gimme Five."
(First: Episode 1137)
Cartoon Five Swans
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1460)
Muppets Forgetful Jones needs something to ride around the ranch. Clementine gives him clues: It has four legs and a bushy tail, eats hay, and neighs. It's his horse Buster, who arrives with the jeep.
SCENE 3 In Hooper's Store, Maria tells David she got Biff and Sully to help her carry her old sofa down from her apartment so that she can finally dispose of it. As she describes it and why she's getting rid of it, Big Bird is listening in nearby, and because it matches his description — it's big, yellow, and sometimes loses feathers — he thinks they're talking about him. As David and Maria make their way out to the arbor to carry it the rest of the way to the trash pick-up, Big Bird confronts them angrily. He says he's not lumpy, as described, and if they don't like yellow, he'll paint himself orange or purple. Maria explains she was talking about her old sofa, that she loves Big Bird, and continues to complain about the furniture. Understanding now, Big Bird scolds Maria over talking about her sofa that way; she may hurt its feelings.
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0172)
Muppets Kermit the Frog describes a black rotary dial telephone that is skinny in the middle, has a round base, and a big circle with a lot of little circles, and has cords at the back. Cookie Monster describes the same telephone and adds that it is delicious. He eats the receiver, and it rings inside him.
Cartoon Wrong Place - Ice Cream Cone (1:19)
Song "Brothers Song"
Animation Three rocks use different methods to get across a lake.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(EKA: Episode 1459)
Muppets Grover hides under his blanket, pretending he's on the moon.
(EKA: Episode 1381)
SCENE 4 Big Bird and Jason take turns reciting the alphabet with large letter props.
Cartoon A photographer shows off his first picture of cows, his next picture of ducks, and his last picture of a pig.
(EKA: Episode 1245)
Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(EKA: Episode 0310)
Muppets The Anything Muppets in a row (1:58)
Bforbeard Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A bear counts bees
(First: Episode 0083)
Celebrity Suzanne Farrell - Ballet II Bournonville (0:58)
Film Tool Quickies - Drill (0:10)
Song "I'm Winter and I'm Cold!" Beware!
SCENE 5 Victor Brady plays Beethoven's "Für Elise" on the steel drums with Bob, Maria, David, Mercy, Sheldon, Big Bird, Olivia, Willy, Buffy, and the Kids.
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(EKA: Episode 0421)
Muppets When it's Ernie's turn to get a newspaper from Hooper's Store, Ernie decides to plan everything he may need. He gets his scarf and hat and earmuffs in case it snows, his umbrella if it starts to rain, sunglasses and suntan cream if it's a sunny day, and a flashlight if it gets dark.
(First: Episode 0093)
Animation Bridge #16 - Hourglass Slow/Empty Bridge (0:06)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(EKA: Episode 0695)
Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(EKA: Episode 1008)
Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(EKA: Episode 0671)
Insert The Count counts five children as they rearrange their positions.
(First: Episode 1439)
Cartoon A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
(EKA: Episode 0849)
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(EKA: Episode 1272)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and kids play in the yard.

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