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The New Mexico trip, which aired in both 1975 and 1978.

On Sesame Street, in order to produce 130 shows a season, sometimes the street scenes from an episode that aired two seasons before would be recycled and combined with a different set of inserts to create a new episode. This list contains all known episodes that contain recycled street scenes.

The practice started as early as the sixth season and lasted until season 32, as the episode total number of episodes diminished in the later seasons. However the practice of recycling street scenes was re-started in season 41. Due to the addition of Elmo's World and a change in episode format, no episodes from seasons 30 and beyond would recycle plots from season 29 or earlier.


Original episode Rerun episode(s) Plot
Episode 0418 Episode 0769 Snuffleupagus drinks soapy water from a bucket.
Episode 0429 Episode 0774 Big Bird offers to be Luis' songbird.
Episode 0435 Episode 0775 Sam the Machine tries to make a handball.
Episode 0494 Episode 0789 David tries to study for a law school exam.
Episode 0513 Episode 0791 Mr. Hooper finds Snuffleupagus' postcard.
Episode 0518 Episode 0792 Oscar conducts the Grouch Philharmonic Orchestra.
Episode 0689 Episode 0978 Oscar sets off an explosion in his trash can.
Episode 0706 Episode 0981 David tries to learn Spanish.
Episode 0720 Episode 0985 The Muppets use pencils to express themselves.
Episode 0727 Episode 0982 Big Bird babysits an egg, which hatches.
Episode 0731 Episode 0986 Oscar pretends to be a pirate.
Episode 0740 Episode 0990 Big Bird tries to prove that he's old enough to do anything.
Episode 0745 Episode 0995 Big Bird's cousin Herman visits.
Episode 0757 Episode 0991 Big Bird teaches Grover about eggs.
Episode 0796 Episode 1106 Headline Howie gets the scoop on Snuffy.
Episode 0797 Episode 1107 Big Bird runs for President.
Episode 0799 Episode 1108 Oscar installs a swimming pool in his trash can.
Episode 0807 Episode 1111 The Count forgets a number.
Episode 0808 Episode 1113 Sam the Machine proves that he has feelings.
Episodes 0810 - 0816 Episodes 1160 - 1166 Trip to New Mexico.
Episode 0820 Episode 1110 Oscar takes up the cause of recycling.
Episode 0823 Episode 1109 Mr. Hooper goes to the hospital for a checkup.
Episode 0836 Episode 1103 It snows on Sesame Street.
Episode 0838 Episode 1104 Big Bird and Snuffy sing to the snow.
Episode 0886 Episode 1112 The Amazing Mumford makes Sesame Street disappear.
Episode 0894 Episode 1114 Cookie Monster orders a radio.
Episode 0926 Episode 1231 Mr. Hooper celebrates the 25th anniversary of his store.
Episode 0930 Episode 1235 Linda signs the weather report for Oscar.
Episode 0938 Episode 1243 Mr. Snuffleupagus has a drink before bedtime.
Episode 0941 Episode 1237 Oscar learns some Grouch phrases in Spanish.
Episode 0946 Episode 1242 Maria, David and Big Bird go fishing.
Episode 0953 Episode 1238 Count von Count falls in love with a Countess.
Episode 0954 Episode 1232 Ernest Grouch visits.
Episode 0959 Episode 1236 The gang goes camping.
Episode 0964 Episode 1239 Oscar's good mood.
Episode 0997 Episode 1244 Oscar's crabapple tree.
Episode 1000 Episode 1245 Bob finds a puppy.
Episode 1011 Episode 1241 Cookie Monster imagines cookies.
Episode 1015 Episode 1240 Mr. Snuffleupagus tries to ride on a gigantic skateboard.
Episode 1017 Episode 1233 Big Bird believes that everyone should speak Spanish.
Episode 1047 Episode 1234 Mr. Hooper tries to exercise.
Episodes 1706 - 1710 Episodes 1976 - 1980 Big Bird at Camp.
Episode 1952 Episode 2103 Hooper's has a broken window
Episode 2164 Episode 2366 Nighttime on Sesame Street
Episode 2269 Episode 2579 Oscar moves to Candy Cane Lane
Episode 2494 Episode 2787 Gordon has a headache
Episode 2637 Episode 2916 Gina Babysits Elmo
Episode 2645 Episode 2920 Ruby experiments with eyes.
Episode 2648 Episode 2899 Bob accompanies Oscar to Grouchytown
Episode 2715 Episode 2900 Ruby and Tatyana imagine growing up
Episode 2751 Episode 3033 A day in the laundry room
Episode 2796 Episode 3031 Telly wants to be like Bob
Episode 2821 Episode 3026 Everyone prepares for the big hurricane
Episode 2822 Episode 3027 The Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe's house arrives on Sesame Street
Episode 2824 Episode 3046 Elmo and the Beanstalk
Episode 2860 Episode 3035 Elmo's imagination hat
Episode 2876 Episode 3175 Floyd the Fluter-Tooter needs a home
Episode 2910 Episode 3165 Roxie Marie and Elmo capture a Doozy bug
Episode 2924 Episode 3188 Chicago visits the library
Episode 2929 Episode 3184 Mr. Big visits
Episode 2938 Episode 3264 Big Bird's Yellow Ambition Concert Tour!
Episode 2949 Episode 3168 Savion can't stop tap dancing
Episode 2951 Episode 3174 Wanda the Word Fairy visits
Episode 2953 Episode 3197 Telly breaks Luis' vase
Episode 2956 Episode 3183 Telly sees a giant number 11
Episode 2967 Episode 3177 Gina's sick from her job
Episode 2990 Episode 3195 CinderTelly
Episode 3017 Episode 3298 Mr. Quincy's 10 Second Toaster
Episode 3058 Episode 3281 Telly is "Triangle Guy"
Episode 3059 Episode 3304 Natasha can't get to sleep
Episode 3067 Episode 3314 Oscar bugs Maria; Slimey flies a plane
Episode 3076 Episode 3309 Humpty Dumpty looks for a new place to sit
Episode 3108 Episode 3299 Savion's Magic Circle!
Episode 3110 Episode 3310 Baby Bear visits Birdland
Episode 3116 Episode 3286 Big Bird returns as The Great Nineteeni / Triangles vs. Squares
Episode 3122 Episode 3287 SuperNanny visits
Episode 3123 Episode 3283 The adventures of SuperWorm and Slimey!
Episode 3129 Episode 3349 The Adventures of Nick and Nora Chicken
Episode 3132 Episode 3284 Pirate Edna comes to Sesame Street
Episode 3136 Episode 3189 Around the Corner
Episode 3144 Episode 3436 Big Bird and Luis convince Hans that he's not an ugly duckling
Episode 3152 Episode 3482 Oscar can't get the Sesame Street theme out of his head
Episode 3163 Episode 3481 Kingston's Day
Episode 3164 Episode 3483 Slimey's Errands
Episode 3171 Episode 3439 The Grand High Triangle Lover's Success Story
Episode 3200 Episode 3480 Slimey's Birthday
Episode 3213 Episode 3499 The Sesame Street Talent Show
Episode 3253 Episode 3479 The Count's Australian friend Mathilda visits
Episode 3259 Episode 3438 Oscar and Telly have to share a magic lamp
Episode 3300 Episode 3600 The Worm Summer Games
Episode 3342 Episode 3542 Prince Charming visits
Episode 3408 Episode 3724 Big Bird wants to be The Alligator King
Episode 3426 Episode 3694 Linda breaks Ruthie's pitcher
Episode 3427 Episode 3733 Following a butterfly
Episode 3428 Episode 3675 The Robinsons have dinner with the Three Bears
Episode 3432 Episode 3692 Telly and the Slap-Happy Cap
Episode 3434 Episode 3735 Big Bird has the birdy pox!
Episode 3445 Episode 3753 Baby Bear visits the Furry Arms hotel
Episode 3448 Episode 3671 The Worm World Music Festival
Episode 3459 Episode 3751 Oscar writes a story
Episode 3465 Episode 3722 Snuffy has trouble tap-dancing
Episode 3487 Episode 3673 Tarah sleeps over at Gabi’s
Episode 3495 Episode 3676 Maria and Luis Take Care of Barkley
Episode 3508 Episode 3761 Baby Bear sleeps over at Gina's, Part 1
Episode 3518 Episode 3723 Renata Scottie employs Bob
Episode 3790 Episode 3958 Miles' Video Project
Episode 3791 Episode 3938 Maria spends the day looking after everyone's pets
Episode 3799 Episode 3937 Elmo, Zoe and Big Bird can't decide how they want to play together
Episode 3806 Episode 3960 Linda's Birthday
Episode 3808 Episode 3956 Big Bird and Baby Bear play together
Episode 3812 Episode 3933 The Count counts mistakes on Sesame Street
Episode 3814 Episode 3939 Elmo and Miles play basketball
Episode 3820 Episode 3935 The adults are too busy to tell Elmo a story
Episode 3831 Episode 3931 Building the USS Terrific
Episode 3834 Episode 3934 Baby Bear is afraid to get a haircut
Episode 3835 Episode 3957 Zoe's Zoemobile delivery service
Episode 3843 Episode 3940 Alan offers to give his customers what they want, just the way they want it
Episodes 3977 - 3980 Episode 4327 Sesame Street Gets Through a Storm
Episode 4161 Episode 4239 The Golden Triangle of Destiny
Episode 4162 Episode 4240 Telly's New Shoes
Episode 4163 Episode 4241 Sock Chaos at the Laundromat
Episode 4165 Episode 4242, Episode 4416 Firefly Show
Episode 4166 Episode 4243, Episode 4323 Max the Magician
Episode 4167 Episode 4256 Annual Triangle Toss
Episode 4168 Episode 4244, Episode 4312 Elmo and Zoe's Hat Contest
Episode 4169 Episode 4245, Episode 4311 Telly the Tiebreaker
Episode 4170 Episode 4246 Curly Bear Chases Birthday Cake
Episode 4172 Episode 4247 Number 6 Games
Episode 4173 Episode 4248, Episode 4315 Abby Thinks Oscar is a Prince
Episode 4176 Episode 4249 Elmo Steps In for Super Grover
Episode 4177 Episode 4250 Abby's First Sleepover
Episode 4178 Episode 4251, Episode 4420 Three Cheers for Us
Episode 4180 Episode 4252 Elmo Wants to Be Like Gordon
Episode 4181 Episode 4253 Mine-itis sweeps Sesame Street
Episode 4184 Episode 4254 The Cookie Touch.
Episode 4185 Episode 4255, Episode 4406 "Helpful" Robots at Hooper's Store.
Episode 4186 Episode 4406 Baby Bear's New Sitter
Episode 4187 Episode 4295 Big Bird considers moving
Episode 4188 Episode 4283 The Cowmonster Pair
Episode 4189 Episode 4286 Abby turns Chris and Baby Bear into bees
Episode 4190 Episode 4289 Wild Nature Survivor Guy visits Sesame Street
Episode 4194 Episode 4288 Stinky's Annual Birthday Flower
Episode 4198 Episode 4285 Mary Mary Quite Contrary makes a garden.
Episode 4199 Episode 4292 Abby gets the Sparkle Speckle Fairy Freckles
Episode 4200 Episode 4287 The Rainbow Show
Episode 4201 Episode 4294 Amphibian Show
Episode 4202 Episode 4293 Chris and Elmo go camping
Episode 4203 Episode 4299 Squirmadega Car Race
Episode 4204 Episode 4297, Episode 4422 Jack's Big Jump
Episode 4205 Episode 4296 Inspected by 4
Episode 4206 Episode 4298 Big Bird sprains his wing
Episode 4209 Episode 4290 Tribute to Number Seven
Episode 4210 Episode 4284 Abby's Tricycle
Episode 4211 Episode 4300 Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk
Episode 4212 Episode 4291 The Prince and the Penguin
Episode 4233 Episode 4320 Sesame Street Fairy Tale Science Fair
Elmo's Christmas Countdown Episode 4427 Elmo's Christmas Countdown

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