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SESAME STREET
GRUNDGETTA’s birthday
Air date November 27, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Written by Ray Sipherd
Sponsors I, T, 10
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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
What's the Name of That Song?
Insert
The cast sings "Whats the Name of That Song?"
Painter 10
Film
The Mad Painter #10
2040 e
Cartoon
"Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
What's My Part?

Wmp2nose
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts the game show "What's My Part?". The contestant is Mr. Nose. The panelists (Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic & Cookie Monster) don't know what a nose is, because none of them have noses.
Animal Babies
Film
A mom & her son comment on a film of various animal babies & their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
Toon-TriangleQuizEng
Cartoon
Different uses of a triangle
Noimage
SCENE 1
Olivia draws some letter T's & asks the kids to find any hidden Ts in a picture.
Typewriter T
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy - T, train
400032
Film
A kid marching band forms a triangle.
Suzanne.Smallsteps

Suzanne.Biglunch
Celebrity
Suzanne Farrell takes small & big steps, then has a little lunch & a big lunch.
Ernie & Bert the alphabet story remake
Muppets
ERNIE reads a story for BERT that he’s written on his typewriter. It turns out to be a dramatic reading of alphabet. (remake)
0028 fishing boat
Film
A boy tells what happens on a fishing boat.
Noimage
SCENE 2
Luis sings the "Calypso Symbol Song," where the kids circle, cross & underline what he instructs.
Sign CLOSED
Film
The sign CLOSED spins around.
Grover mountain
Muppets
GROVER climbs a mountain & then COUNTs from 1 to 10 with his own echo.
0926 r
Cartoon
A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
1839zk
Insert
The 2 Chaplins open umbrellas.
1839zr
Muppets
A Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet closes everything.
Letter I Beep Beep
Cartoon
Letter I (Beep Beep)
DocMeetsMeanManny
Muppets
The town doctor ("Doc") comes to a saloon to meet Mean Manny & his gang, even though Manny is the toughest guy in town & plans to have a "shootin' party." Manny & his posse arrive on time & meet with Doc & his medicine...he gives them all measles shots.
Sand I
Animation
Sand I / i
1707 h
Film
People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
Toon blue & pink men
Cartoon
Blue & pink characters fight for a spot on the subway, until Pink spots an open seat.
Noimage
SCENE 3
OSCAR has the feeling that today is a special day, but can’t remember the occasion. GRUNDGETTA coyly gives him some clues, but he never catches on that today is her birthday. She explodes & leaves, as OSCAR recognizes the trouble he’s in.
0926 n
Cartoon
1 - 10, 10 - 1 COUNT with stripes
SSNewsHubbard
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash
Instead of a bone, Old Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a stone, a throne, & finally a phone (which the dog uses to order take-out from a Chinese restaurant).
Toon Ink bird
Cartoon
I for Ink (angry bird)
Crocky
Film
SESAME STREET Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
Noimage
SCENE 4
OSCAR has very hastily made some preparations for GRUNDGETTA’s surprise party - a pair of broken skates & a mushy cake, neither of which he deems truly ROTTEN enough. Luis & Olivia offer to help.
Do What I Do
Muppets / Celebrity
ERNIE sings "Do What I Do" with Sandy the Snake in an effort to explain how actions can express emotions. However, Sandy finds it difficult to do what ERNIE does, since snakes don’t have limbs.
1836 i
Film
Counting the circus clowns.
1261-LowercaseI
Cartoon
The A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
Chaplin-HAT
Cast
The Tramp finds a HAT sign near a hatrack with a new hat. He tries replacing his crummy, worn-out one with it, but the sign falls apart each time.
Llama Dentist
Song
"Llama at Dentist Song"
500018
Muppets
Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man’s hat, crushing it in the process.
Noimage
SCENE 5
GRUNDGETTA is pleased with the skates & cake, as everyone sings her a short, rotten birthday song. A rainstorm is heard from above, making this a perfect birthday in GRUNDGETTA’s book.

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