Sesame Street
Air date April 1, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors B, F, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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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)
(First: Episode 1131)
Barbershop-B
Muppets A barbershop quartet sings a song about the letter B.
(First: Episode 1394)
Bisforbath
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
Babooncarry
Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
NewsFlash-BallerinaBody
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.
(First: Episode 1387)
GoodnightElizabeth
Cartoon At night, Elizabeth counts five lights going on and off.
ErnieCM.shapes
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)
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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.
ThelmaThumb-Airplane
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)
Kermittracy5
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0125)
5stepladder
Cartoon Two men debate whether or not a ladder has 5 steps.
GimmeFiveSong
Cast The Lovers of Five (David, Luis, Gordon and Bob) sing "Gimme Five."
(First: Episode 1137)
5swans
Cartoon Five Swans
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1460)
ForgetfulJonesBusterjeep
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.
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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.
Cat.Telephone.Hubley
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
KermLecTel
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.
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Animation A scoop of ice cream makes its way to the top of a cone.
(EKA: Episode 0839)
SomosHermanos
Song "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 1476)
1800-8
Animation Three rocks use different methods to get across a lake.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 1459)
Grover-moon
Muppets Grover hides under his blanket, pretending he's on the moon.
(First: Episode 1309)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird and Jason take turns reciting the alphabet with large letter props.
Toon.Animalphotos
Cartoon A photographer shows off his first picture of cows, his next picture of ducks, and his last picture of a pig.
(First: Episode 1245)
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Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(EKA: Episode 0310)
Ssnews.waitinginline
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog talks to people waiting in line for a football game being held at the SuperGame Stadium. A woman explains why she is last in line, and points out that Kermit is actually last, although Kermit insists that he is not in line. He goes to the front of the line and finds out that the first two people in the line are in a disagreement over which of them is first in line. The gate opens, and everyone walks all over Kermit.
(EKA: Episode 1448)
Bforbeard Cartoon B for Beard (poem by Edward Lear)
Artist: Jeff Hale
Bisforbubble
Song "B is for Bubble"
(First: Episode 0008)
1836n
Cartoon A bear counts bees
(First: Episode 0083)
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Celebrity Suzanne Farrell - Ballet II Bournonville (0:58)
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Film Tool Quickies - Drill (0:10)
ImWinter
Song "I'm Winter and I'm Cold!" Beware!
(First: Episode 1416)
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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.
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Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
EBNewspaperExpedition
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)
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Animation Bridge #16 - Hourglass Slow/Empty Bridge (0:06)
Snocone
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(EKA: Episode 0695)
1800-17
Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
(EKA: Episode 1008)
500017
Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(EKA: Episode 0671)
1576m
Insert The Count counts five children as they rearrange their positions.
(First: Episode 1439)
Zoo1-5
Cartoon A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
(EKA: Episode 0849)
FallingApples2
Animation Apples fall from a tree, which bothers the hill beneath it, as Irish music underscores the segment.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(EKA: Episode 1272)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird and kids play in the yard.


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