Sesame Street
Plot Maria's blind friend, Sue
Air date May 3, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors R, T, 5

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Picture Segment Description
MariaSue-01

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SCENE 1 Maria reluctantly allows Forgetful Jones to help her out in a situation - her friend is arriving any minute and needs Forgetful to keep watch. She gives him the important information he needs - her name is Sue, she'll have a guide dog with her (she's blind), wearing a harness and that she'll wait at the stoop for Maria's return. Forgetful forgets, as usual, what he was supposed to remember, when Sue arrives. He's able to piece together the clues.
5flies-nose
Cartoon Five flies land on a kid's face.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1449)
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CooperationBros02
Muppets Bob reads the story of a king and his three sons, to whom he bestows three, special gifts - a basket that is never emptied of food, a bird that knows all in the land and a horse that can travel anywhere. They each take a separate gift and travel the land, trying to help people. But, when they reunite, they find their separate gifts can't help them completely and realize that by cooperating, they'll know who needs food and a way to get there.
Mayo-Alphabet
Celebrity Whitman Mayo recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0886)
Shoemaker
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
1090-17
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.
(First: Episode 0905)
PeckLOVE
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(First: Episode 0791)
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SCENE 2 Maria and Sue have lunch at Hooper's Store, where Mr. Hooper asks her to look up a friend of his who lives in her town. Herry Monster is amazed to see her write the phone number using braille and being able to identify her coat on the wall. He offers his services of picking up dropped items, such as pianos or washing machines.
T-Tigre
Cartoon La letra T es para tigre, tomate, taxi, toro, telefono, televisión, y el terrible tiburon.
(First: Episode 0351)
EB.NOsign
Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it, and tells Ernie that he can make him read it, to which he replies "Oh no you can't!" When he gets the joke, he tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires on him when he bets he can get Ernie to read it.
(First: Episode 0416)
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Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
1186r
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
1257-Scarecrows
Cast Maria, Luis, Bob and David, dressed as scarecrows, sing about the ankle, shoulder and knee.
(First: Episode 0711)
400030
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
0573s1
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
TypewriterT
Cartoon The Typewriter has an electric train.
(First: Episode 0785)
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SCENE 3 Oscar sits out in the arbor, enjoying his oatmeal and chocolate sauce, when Sue and her dog, Todd, sit down next to him. He doesn't like hearing her speak so positively to Todd and informs her that Grouches prefer dogs that don't follow orders. She points out that since Todd has his harness on, he can only listen to her. So, Oscar begins giving him commands he won't follow (just as a Grouch likes it).
Bunnychickblocks.Tea
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
2040s
Muppets Grover tries to ignore three monsters who look big and scary to him. When they notice him carrying a flute, they grab his attention and ask -- in what appears to be a threatening way -- if Grover wants to play. The three monsters pull out a clarinet, an oboe and a bassoon and begin to play, urging Grover to join in. (ending edited)
(First: Episode 1412)
1709b
Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
5song.stage
Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)
KermTracey-Fingers
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracey count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0125)
3-Dolphins
Film Three dolphins jump together.
(EKA: Episode 0874)
1186c
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
ErnieCookieCarrots
Muppets Ernie tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie Monster by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
(First: Episode 1232)
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SCENE 4 The Amazing Mumford mopes about the Fix-It Shop, hoping Maria can help fix his new trick. He places a letter beside his hat and his volunteers will be able to pull items that begin with the letter out. Maria finds some P-word items inside, but Mumford complains the trick is about the letter R. Maria points out his sign is wrong and corrects it, finding R words inside the hat now. "I might not know anything about magic, but I sure know my alphabet," she states.
Rhino Limerick
Cartoon R for Rhinoceros (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1151)
EBBedtimePigeon
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Early in the morning, Ernie sees some pigeons through the window, and wonders if he should wake Bert.
(First: Episode 1187)
SignMan.KissMe
Cartoon Sign Man: KISS ME
(First: Episode 1136)
1706f
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
ManLegs
Cartoon Which legs belong on the man?
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.
(First: Episode 0580)
PlaneStartup
Cartoon An aviator and his son cooperate to start their plane.
(First: Episode 1476)
OVERfilm
Film Over (silent film)
(First: Episode 0517)
CatBark
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
InMyNeighborhood
Muppets "In My Neighborhood"
(First: Episode 1323)
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SCENE 5 The Count finishes counting all 2,136 leaves on a tree and goes to ask Maria to guess the amount. She guesses correctly, upsetting the Count; he wanted to count her wrong answers. He begs to say some as he counts them.
BrushYourTeeth!!
Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(First: Episode 1154)
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
1736g
Film A voiceover lists many R words.
(First: Episode 0661)
Clumsy.feet
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates the things feet can do.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0455)
Dots7
Cartoon Dot Bridge (raspberry)
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Maria has now been goaded into give over 600 wrong answers to the Count's question and goes back to work. The Count asks Mr. Hooper how many wrong answers Maria had made and he too gets it right on the first try. The Count begs him to guess wrong, as Maria announces the sponsors.


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