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Sesame Street
Plot Election Day on Sesame Street
Air date May 8, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Sponsors J, N, 5
Syndication
Releases Online Streaming

1957

Picture Segment Description
1957a
SCENE 1
Big Bird is playing with Snuffy and gets an inkling that today is a good day to finally introduce him to the grown-ups.
1957b
SCENE 1 cont'd
As he heads outside, he finds a "NO ELECTIONEERING" sign that he's unable to read. He finds David and Olivia, who are too busy to deal with his "Snuffleupagus" nonsense, as it's Election Day. Big Bird doesn't understand, so they take him...
1957c
SCENE 1 cont'd
...to the local voting establishment, where they find Gordon voting and show Big Bird how the process works. Big Bird rushes back to Sesame Street to tell Snuffy.
1957d

1957e
SCENE 1 cont'd
Big Bird tells Snuffy about voting and brings him back to the voting area (just as Olivia is leaving). There, they find David in his booth and refuses to come out (as he's voting); though he angrily explains why Big Bird can't vote yet. Snuffy heads home to remind his mommy to vote, and David finally emerges. He adds one more rule for voting - you must be real (putting Snuffy out of the running).
1709p
Cartoon
A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
ABCDisco
Muppets
"ABC Disco"
2257r
Cartoon
The 'J' Train
(EKA: Episode 1364)
1957-Cooperation
Cast
Bob and Maria struggle to wash some dishes, when (the very loud and booming) Captain Cooperation (Luis) shows them how cooperation will ease the process.
Snocone
Film
Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(EKA: Episode 0695)
1957f

1957g
SCENE 2
Big Bird brings Mommy Snuffleupagus to the voting center, and hands her registration ticket to the front desk monitor. As Mommy Snuffleupagus votes, Big Bird notices how almost her whole body is exposed, which means she's visible to everyone, including the grown-ups! He rushes back to Hooper's Store and convinces Olivia to come back with him. By now, Mommy Snuffleupagus has left (having voted for the Snuffleupagus candidate) and they instead find a man in her place.
1839zg
Cartoon
J family jamboree. 
(EKA: Episode 0423)
Forgetful-notahorse
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts "Name That Sound!" with contestant, Mr. Honker. Homer Honker honks when guessing sounds in this game show, but since Guy Smiley can't understand his honks, Homer brings the objects in. Sounds include a cow (to which he brings in Gladys the Cow), a horse (which he brings in Buster the Horse, accompanied by Forgetful Jones, who forgets whether or not he's a horse), and a fire engine (which Homer brings, full of honkers).
Typewriter.J
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: J for jump
Artist: Jeff Hale
3978f
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(EKA: Episode 0267)
Do-with-a-pet
Cartoon
What Do You Do With a Pet?
(EKA: Episode 0811)
1957-Flute
Muppets / Celebrity
Malcolm imagines a walk in the woods based on the music James Galway plays on his flute. His imaginary walk tuckers him out, so James plays him a lullaby.
1839zb
Cartoon
Jive Five
(EKA: Episode 1839)
Kermittracy5
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Kermit and Tracy count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0125)
Coconutgather.old
Film
A boy climbs up a tree to gather coconuts.
(EKA: Episode 1125)
2059x
Muppets
Ernie sings "D-U-C-K-I-E."
5roadpaint
Film
Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(EKA: Episode 0680)
1957h
SCENE 3
Oscar is having a problem: his elephants are going to play tag, but both Fluffy and Wolfgang want to be it. David jokingly suggests they vote and Oscar likes the idea. The elephants raise their trunks for their preferred seeker. Fluffy wins and the game begins, messing up the can to Oscar's delight.
Signman.School
Cartoon
Sign Man: SCHOOL
After a bunch of kids come running by, a girl goes before the man and says it's Saturday. That leaves him to say: "No school."
Youngcount
Muppets
The Count sings about his first day of school.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
1957-Fish
Film
A garfish swim around.
(EKA: Episode 0712)
1957-Lines
Animation
Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(EKA: Episode 0300)
1957i
SCENE 4
Gordon talks to the kids about voting. Overhearing, Oscar votes they all get lost, but ultimately loses to the majority. Grouches like to lose, so Oscar is still pleased with the results.
ItsRaining?
Cartoon
A boy thinks it's raining outside, so he puts on his rain gear and goes outside, only to find sunny weather. It turns out the lawn sprinkler was near his window.
Ssnews.SuzanneFarrell
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Counting Battements with Suzanne Farrell.
Lowercase n
Cartoon
"Lowercase n"
(EKA: Episode 0425)
EBwarm
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Bert says he's too cold, so Ernie goes overboard to get him warm by putting layer after layer of clothing upon him. This makes him too hot, so Ernie opens the window, gives Bert an ice bag, and brings his electric fan.
(EKA: Episode 0529)
1092-12
Film
Things that begin with N
(EKA: Episode 1092)
1957j
SCENE 5
Big Bird and Snuffy, not being allowed to vote, wish to vote on something. They decide to vote whether to say goodbye or not. They both vote in favor and announce the sponsors. Snuffy was glad they both voted!


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