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SESAME STREET
Silly walking / OSCAR’s birthday
Air date May 8, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors P, X
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.



Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1
Gordon, Maria & Linda present a WALK sign in their own ways (English, Spanish & sign language). After BIG BIRD asks how they’d describe a duck-like walk he does, the grown-ups, kids & BIG BIRD do various types of silly walks. BIG BIRD goes to fetch MR. SNUFFLEUPAGUS, who does the silliest walk of all. Everyone else silly-walks over to Hooper’s Store before SNUFFY arrives. He does his silly walk for BIG BIRD, who finds it very funny.
S Snail
Cartoon
S for Snail (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
1041 library
Muppets
Cookie Monster: At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn’t understand the library doesn’t have cookies!
Pelicans
Film
Swimming & flying pelicans.
Hubley I'm a sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssnake
Cartoon
A voice asks a face if it’s aware of the letter S, & it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
1220 Song
Cast
BIG BIRD conducts a choir of Susan, Mr. Macintosh, Gordon & Mr. Macintosh, who say the "S" sound in "SONG."
Santa Claus 0597
Cartoon
S is for snow, Santa, & sleigh.
Typewriter S
Cartoon
Typewriter: S for Spring
(First: Episode 0792)
Noimage
SCENE 3
BIG BIRD & SNUFFY silly-walk over to BIG BIRD’s NEST, but they argue over who will go in first. They struggle going in at the same time, when SNUFFY suggests they go to his place instead.
Hubley stop
Cartoon
S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, & stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
2073 h
Muppets
The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
Noimage
Cartoon
An inchworm teaches a boy about measurements.
(First: Episode 1512)
Film-Piano Practice
Film
A young girl mashes away at the keys of a piano. As the years go by, she practices more & more until she’s an adult playing at a recital.
Juice Pops
Cartoon
A mother & child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
1800 30
Muppets
ERNIE tells BERT about his so-called "boring" day at the zoo.
1056 d
Insert
Olivia sings "Children of the World."
Bunnychickblocks.Tea
Animation
A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny & a chick can have tea.
Number 10
Film
"Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (Revised version)
3169 Lion Walk
Animation
See the lion walk.
1453 Walk
Film
The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
Toon ABC lunchbox
Cartoon
A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker’s lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
TwiddlebugsRain
Muppets
ERNIE watches the Twiddlebugs, who are about to head for Hoopers Store in the rain, but they notice that they need something to keep themselves dry. TESSIE remembers that an umbrella helps, so they take one.
20Moonlight
Cartoon
Moonlight COUNT to 20
Noimage
SCENE 3
Tired of drawing alone, BIG BIRD invites the kids to help HIM draw a person.
Ernie & Cookie Monster Cookie Sizes
Muppets
ERNIE has 2 bags of cookies, 1 of which has several cookies, & 1 that only has 1 cookie. ERNIE asks COOKIE MONSTER which he’d rather have, & COOKIE MONSTER naturally chooses the bag with many cookies. However, COOKIE is disappointed that his cookies are very small, while ERNIE’s 1 cookie is very big, so ERNIE breaks his cookie into several small pieces.
Pinball 10
Cartoon
Pinball Number COUNT #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
Bob-Borge
Cast / Celebrity
Bob tries to sing "Es lebt' eine Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein" from Die lustige Witwe, accompanied by Victor Borge.
(First: Episode 1175)
1285-Beans
Song
"Here Come the Beans"
Tanya & Grover on HELP
Muppets
GROVER & Tanya talk about the word "HELP."
Oscar the Grouch says it's not my birthday
SCENE 4
OSCAR THE GROUCH lets the viewer in on a secret - today is his birthday. But, he doesn’t want anyone around to know & try throwing him a celebration. Thus, he’s hung a sign on his TRASH CAN reading "Today is NOT My Birthday." He shouts this very loud to make sure the message gets across, cueing the rest of the cast to appear with tons of birthday items. OSCAR appears moved, but remarks, "I don’t know what GROUCHES have to do to keep a secret around here."
P paint on glass
Film
Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
Rhymies at sea
Muppets
"The Rhymies at Sea" - Larry, Mary & Barry sail on a ship, which sinks.
3141 z
Cartoon
P - puddle
Noimage
SCENE 5
Everyone sings "GROUCHY Birthday" to OSCAR, who is displeased with the proceedings at first. However, he brightens up when he receives some presents - a stinkweed plant, old shoes & a spring-loaded can of snakes, plus a fishcake with mud frosting.

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