Sesame Street
Plot Dr. Nobel Price "discovers" the law of gravity
Air date December 2, 1983
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Sponsors B, L, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 When Oscar discovers a letter B next to his trash can, Gilbert and Sullivan pop up to sing a song about the letter B, with cameos by Maria, Olivia (dressed as Carmen Miranda), Bob, and Barkley.
Film Kids paint various things that begin with the letter B on a window (edited version)
Full edit--(First: Episode 0008)
Celebrity The Hines Brothers, Gregory and Maurice, demonstrate near and far.
Film Lobster fisherman
(EKA: Episode 0966)
Planning Ahead
Muppets Ernie and Bert: It's a sunny day at the beach, and Bert remembered to bring everything. Ernie, however, only brought an umbrella in case it rains... which it does.
(EKA: Episode 0334)
Cartoon A man uses a wheelbarrow to carry blocks needed to make a staircase.
SCENE 2 Ask Oscar
Bob fills in for Telly as Oscar shows how he would plan for a vacation. Oscar packs a suitcase, roughly exactly as Bob would, but when Bob lifts the suitcase, everything falls out though a torn side.
Cartoon Two pirates plan a voyage.
(EKA: Episode 1740)
Film A bearded skier walks in the snow to create the word "ME"
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0793)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to rewrite the "Sesame Street Theme". He succeeds and is joined by Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats.
Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(EKA: Episode 1025)
Note: This sketch is was also used in The Electric Company.
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
Cast Big Bird talks about noses and beaks, and what his beak can do. He tells Olivia, "I'm awful sorry about your nose." (music button changed)
(EKA: Episode 1246)
Film A car assembles itself.
(EKA: Episode 0810)

Beat The Time
Muppets Sesame Street Game Shows: The Count is a contestant on Beat the Time, where today's wacky stunt is to bring back two things that come from the sky before the time runs out. The Count has too much fun counting the seconds, but ends up bringing his thunder and lightning.
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(EKA: Episode 0757)
Cast Gordon and Luis cooperate to clean up a pile of litter with a dustpan and broom.
(EKA: Episode 1452)
Cartoon An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1448)
Film A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Herry and two kids eat apples.
(EKA: Episode 1056)
Cartoon Nine sheep (Swedish)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number nine is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.).
(EKA: Episode 1453)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(EKA: Episode 1201)
Muppets Ernie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth fool.
(EKA: Episode 1186)
Cartoon Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
Cartoon A small man tries to use a seesaw, but can't get his associate (a very large man) to go up.
(EKA: Episode 1276)
SCENE 3 Dr. Nobel Price is playing with his teddy bear, Newton, until he drops it, and notices something interesting; instead of falling up, it falls down. Olivia tries to tell him that gravity is responsible, but Dr. Price is determined to fully explore his "discovery" by dropping his teddy bear over and over again.
Cartoon A girl goes around the city to look for her lost kitty, and sees its image in a variety of signs and in nature.
Artists: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B".
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(EKA: Episode 0381)
Muppets An Anything Muppet lady reads the word BUG.
(EKA: Episode 1449)
Film Joe Raposo sings Everybody Sleeps.
(First: Episode 0406)

SCENE 4 Late at night, Olivia finds Dr. Price after dropping his bear 10,963 times. Bob reads the sponsors, followed by the Barkley credit crawl featuring the nighttime version of the theme music.


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