Classic Sesame Street Outlines - Early 1980s Format

YellowYahooey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2019
Messages
784
Reaction score
151
I decided to bring this thread back to life, due to having nothing better to do with my free time. Here is my latest episode...

Episode #0017
Plot:
Big Bird loses his temper
Sponsors: F, Y, 3

SCENE 1: Bob welcomes the viewer, and hear loud yelling from Big Bird's nest area. Bob approaches Big Bird and questions his temper. Big Bird refuses to respond, but Bob offers some suggestions on how to calm down - all of which fail. Bob realizes he cannot deal with the problem alone, so he decides to ask other cast members.

Cartoon:
Donnie Budd -- "Three on Lady's Lap" (Bud Luckey animation)

Film: Number 3 rollercoaster film (cherry version)

Muppets: Farley and two Anything Muppet girls sings "Figure it Out"

Cartoon: The 3 Song (butterflies, birthday presents, etc.)

Song: "Starfish" (Joe Raposo music with vocals by an unknown girl)

Cartoon: Krazy Kat and the word LOVE

Film: 1-20 (Black-and-white film footage of airplanes taking off)

SCENE 2: Various cast members try to calm Big Bird down by suggesting various methods - the last of which is effective, counting to twenty. He is suddenly relaxed now.

Muppets:
News Flash -- "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" (Jerry Nelson makes a cameo)

Film: Lizard! (Joe Raposo background music)

Cartoon: A boy shows his pet letter Y, Yetta. She is fed yogurt, yams and yo-yos - the latter of which she finds yucchy.

Film: How animals and objects move around in certain ways (starting with a duck and a riverboat)

Cartoon: Typewriter skit -- Y, yo-yo

Muppets: Old West -- Sinister Sam finds the culprit who stole the last box of crayons. The culprit just wanted to learn to draw a letter Y.

Cartoon: Y is for Yakity Yakity Yak who can name several three-letter words starting with Y.

SCENE 3: Bob gets ready for a concert performance, but the Count comes in and has Bob demonstrate the notes on a scale. But the Count does this for the purpose of counting the notes.

Cartoon:
Y for yawn

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot's Over and Under lecture with Grover

Cartoon: Alphabet chain reaction (Rube Goldberg contraption)

Cast: Luis searches for AGUA in a desert.

Cartoon: Various uses of AGUA

Muppets: Little Jerry and the Monotones perform "Proud"

Cartoon: LOVE (bird pecking on the O to form a heart)

Insert: American Express commercial parody -- Despite his reputation for forgetting things, Forgetful Jones never forgets the hand of Olivia's which he and Buster the Horse require in order to cross the street.

Song: "Spring Song"

Muppets: Ernie & Bert -- Ernie uses a scale to divide cherries evenly, but ends up eating them all - much to Bert's chagrin.

Cartoon: Two hippie children wonder how to make their sagging plant grow.

Film: Animal mothers and their offspring (with same background music from "Indian Baby Bath" by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: An aviator and his son cooperate to launch their biplane.

Film: George the Farmer -- Noisy and Quiet

SCENE 4: After hearing the story of Chicken Little, Telly worries that the sky may fall down. Maria confirms that the sky will not fall, and explains why. Telly is somewhat relieved, but he worries more because he doesn't want any object falling on him out of fear of getting hurt.

Cartoon:
Poverty F -- two heads name F words, ending with "finished" (Cliff Roberts animation)

Muppets: Muppet & Kid Moment -- Cookie Monster shows Jason the word LOVE.

Cartoon: F is for Fly and Frog (Casey Kasem voiceover)

SCENE 5: Bob is relieved that Big Bird has been calm for some time. Big Bird initially didn't know the reason for his anger, and Bob asked why. However, the word "why" made Big Bird realize the reason for his anger - he couldn't remember the letter that came before Z. Bob announces the sponsors.

Cast:

Emilio Delgado as Luis
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob Johnson
Alaina Reed as Olivia Robinson

Jim Henson's Muppets:
Christopher Cerf as Chrissy
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Sinister Sam
Richard Hunt as Rockin' Richard, Forgetful Jones
Jeff Moss as Big Jeffie
Brian Muehl as Telly Monster
Jerry Nelson as Farley, the face in the mirror, Herbert Birdsfoot, Little Jerry, Count Von Count, various AMs
Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, various AMs
Carroll Spinney as Big Bird, Oscar
 
Last edited:

YellowYahooey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2019
Messages
784
Reaction score
151
Episode #0018
Plot:
Dr. Nobel Price's K machine/Maria and the masks
Sponsors: K, L, 12

Insert: Big Bird sings "Wheels on My Feet" while he rollerskates.

Cartoon: "If You Lost Your L, Look Around" (Bruce Cayard film, with Kathy Gori vocals)

Muppets: Lefty the Salesman tries to sell Ernie some air and succeeds.

Song: "My Sister and I"

Cartoon: Speech Balloon -- L for light

Muppets: News Flash -- Kermit interviews Rumpelstiltskin who reveals his first name is Bruce

Cartoon: Bird lays ten eggs (Tom Gabbay animation)

SCENE 1: Mr. Hooper has finished cleaning up the store, but Count Von Count comes in and orders a milkshake. He gets one, and he wants another one. He repeats the process, but after he receives his third milkshake, he is asked if he is going to drink them. He says he won't drink them, he wants to count them. Mr. Hooper is so frustrated and leaves the store, slamming the door - which causes the vibrations to spill the milkshakes onto the floor. He decides to count the messes that were made.

Film:
STOP! (kids dancing to funky Joe Raposo music)

Muppets: Heavy and light demonstration (Cookie Monster eats rocks)

Film: Elephants in the zoo

Cartoon: "Ladybug Picnic" (Number 12 song by Bud Luckey)

Film: A construction machine and a horse look somewhat alike.

Cartoon: A mother bird delivers a large number 12 to her offspring.

Muppets: Muppet & Kid Moment -- Kermit demonstrates the number 12 to Marlena with balloons - displaying 3, A, 9, Cookie Monster, and finally a 12 - delivered by Grover.

Animation: STOP (different colored words flash then merge)

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts "Say the Word"

Cartoon: Billy Jo Jive -- The Case of the Missing Money

SCENE 2: Dr. Nobel Price demonstrates his newest invention to Gordon, Olivia, Luis and Bob - a machine that can detect things beginning with K. It detects a key, a bottle of ketchup, a king (playing card), some knees, and many kids. The many kids in the area overwhelm the machine so much, it goes out of control. Price karate chops and kicks it, making the machine useless. Price commented that karate and kick are two K words it never detected.

Cartoon:
K is for kitten knittin' a kerchief, a kite and a polka dot mitten

Cast: Buffy and Mr. MacIntosh's "K" song and dance number

Song: "Everybody Eats" (sung by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Three Anything Muppet witches cooperate to make chicken soup.

Cartoon: Kent the lion gets a kick out of being king of the forest (and the letter K!)

Celebrity: Judy Collins sings "The Sun Shines", joined in by Maria, Susan, Gordon, Mr. Hooper, Bob, and several kids.

Cartoon: Heavy and light (bird falls down from sky, landing on a man)

Muppets: Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but Grover takes too long, and eventually it's time for lunch and Mr. Johnson decides to order two hot dogs and two pickles, causing Grover to throw a temper tantrum.

Cartoon: Small k for kiss (Hubleys animation)

Film: Marching band forms a square

SCENE 3: Maria has received a bunch of different masks from her uncle Fernando. She wants to show Big Bird many different emotions depicted by the masks she wears on her face. But Big Bird doesn't understand the many different emotions people experience from time to time. In fact, he only associates masks with Halloween. Maria has a wonderful idea - she decides to put on a show which could be effective in recognizing emotions.

Cartoon:
K is for karate (and kiss)

Film: Warthog running around

Cartoon: A man makes everything in the room cerrada, but before finding a mariachi band inside a basket, he considered making it abierto.

Muppets: An Anything Muppet girl wants to be many different workers.

Cartoon: Which of four footprints does not belong?

Film: CERRADO sign spins around

SCENE 4: Maria and the kids put on a performance in which Maria and the kids perform different emotions. Big Bird finally gets the picture, but he realized he did have an emotion himself all that time - he is sad because Snuffy is on vacation and doesn't know when he will be back. The situation leaves Maria speechless. David announces the sponsors.


Cast:

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob Johnson
Chet O'Brien as Mr. MacIntosh
Roscoe Orman as Gordon Robinson
Alaina Reed as Olivia Robinson
Buffy Sainte-Marie as Buffy

Jim Henson's Muppets:
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, lecturer in Heavy/light sketch, Guy Smiley, Fat blue witch
Richard Hunt as Green witch
Brian Muehl as Dr. Nobel Price
Kathryn Mullen as AM girl in jobs sketch
Jerry Nelson as Count Von Count, Lavender Witch, Mr. Johnson, caller in the News Flash sketch
Frank Oz as Lefty the Salesman, Bert, Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, Grover, Cookie Monster
Carroll Spinney as Big Bird, Oscar
 
Last edited:

YellowYahooey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2019
Messages
784
Reaction score
151
A rather interesting plot this time, that I don't think would ever have been used on the show, despite Cookie Monster's massive eating obsession in the 1980s.

Episode #0019
Plot:
Cookie Monster tries to devour Sesame Street
Sponsors: P, R, 5

Insert: Guy Smiley hosts his traveling game show "The Anything in the World Prize Game" in which Oscar reluctantly plays.

Cartoon: Swedish Number Toons - Five swans

Cast: The Lovers of Five - Gordon, Bob, Luis and David - perform "Gimme Five" - a song inspired by The Floaters' "Float On".

Film: A female gymnast demonstrates beginning and end.

Cartoon: A man uses drinking glasses over his eyes and mistakenly pours water over his spectacles!

Muppets: Muppet & Kid Moment - Grover and John-John count to 20.

Song: "Trying and Trying Again" (sung by Joe Raposo)

SCENE 1: Telly is afraid of certain sounds and is afraid it may damage his hearing. Bob tries to talk Telly out of his fears and informs him that most sounds on Sesame Street are not harmful. Telly is relieved - until Oscar pops out of his trash can and takes out his anger on him! Telly tells the viewers that that was the sound he was afraid of.

Cartoon: A woman places an R under a car hood to fix her car, and makes an "rrrrrrrr!" sound.

Muppets: Alphabet Chat - Mr. Chatterly talks about the letter R, but various Muppets - including Gladys the Cow and Guy Smiley - give him a hard time.

Cartoon: I've Got a Mind - Wind-up toy

Song: "What Do People Do All Day?"

Animation: Sand Alphabet R/r

Muppets: Farley talks about ME.

Film: Hippos (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A boy uses a diagram to construct a red and green monster.

SCENE 2: Olivia shows a capital R and lowercase r in her hands. She goes on a journey to find R words on Sesame Street. David presents a rose to Maria - which she finds romantic. Big Bird is dancing to a disco version of "Rubber Duckie" from his phonograph record on his record player. Ernie suddenly comes in with his rubber duckie in his hand. Several kids use a rope to play jump rope. And Susan baked some tasty rolls that contain raisins (which Cookie Monster comes in and eats). Olivia comes to Oscar's trash can and asks if he has anything beginning with R to show her - he shows off a rotten banana, and a revolting jar of mud. Olivia uses one final R word to describe Oscar's participation - RIDICULOUS.

Cartoon: A wizard transforms into various objects starting with R upon a boy's mention.

Film: Word Showcase - Sounds, animals, household items, wearables and tasty foods starting with R.

Muppets: Two boys named First and Last sing a song that explains their names.

Film: George the Farmer - Beginning and end

Cartoon: A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.

Muppets: News Flash - Kermit tries to interview the three little pigs and the seven dwarves in their dwellings, but the Count ruins Kermit's chances by counting them.

SCENE 3: Cookie Monster is quite bored and has nothing better to do after eating all of Susan's fresh-baked rolls. He feels so hungry, but Mr. Hooper had run out of cookies, much to Cookie's dismay. He struggles to find something to eat, but he solves the problem by finding random objects on Sesame Street to eat. He starts with the mailbox, and then the fruit stand.

Muppets: Ernie & Bert - Bert is locked out, but Ernie eventually lets him in, and Bert wonders why he was locked out - it turns out a surprise party is thrown for him (with Herbert Birdsfoot, Roosevelt Franklin, Grover, Sherlock Hemlock, Guy Smiley and a mailman as the guests)

SCENE 3a: Cookie Monster is still hungry, and decides to eat the lamppost!

Cartoon: 5 Song (twinkles, candles, etc.)

SCENE 3b: Cookie Monster says he still hasn't had enough, so he decides to eat all the buildings on Sesame Street - but Gordon, Bob, Susan and Maria try to talk him out of it - and Susan offers some cookies she had just baked, but on the condition that he ceases his eating of Sesame Street immediately.

Cartoon: Speech Balloon - P for puddle

Film: A man writes ME in the snow with snowshoes.

Cartoon: A letter P is sitting on a platform before a rotating sunset. The edges of the P move and flash in various colors.

Muppets: Mr. Johnson is at Charlie's Restaurant, where Grover informs him that the restaurant ran out of every item on the menu - except for milk. However, there are no drinking glasses.

Film: Empty and full (passengers filling up in a subway)

SCENE 4: Cookie Monster never felt better, as he finds the cookies more tasty than Sesame Street. Cookie Monster wants more, but Susan says she doesn't have any more, which upset Cookie Monster - until she revealed she was joking, and did have plenty of cookies for the monster to enjoy. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

Cast
Northern Calloway
as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Alaina Reed as Olivia

Jim Henson's Muppets:
Jim Henson
as Guy Smiley, Ernie, Kermit, various AMs
Richard Hunt as Telly Monster, Gladys the Cow
Jerry Nelson as Farley, Last, Mr. Chatterly, Count Von Count, Mr. Johnson. various AMs
Frank Oz as First, Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, various AMs
Carroll Spinney as Oscar, Big Bird
 
Last edited:

YellowYahooey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2019
Messages
784
Reaction score
151
After discovering an AI chat service called Bard, I realize that I may be able to create some street scenes and with that said, it will be easier for me to quickly create plot scenes and street scenes for future outlines.

I did come up with information for two scenes in an episode I plan on working on in the near future.
 

Daffyfan4ever

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2002
Messages
5,027
Reaction score
586
Episode 0002
Plot: Big Bird plans a hike with Snuffy
Sponsors: A, S, 2

SCENE 1: At Hooper's store, Mr. Hooper welcomes the viewers, as he is stocking the shelves with a fresh delivery of products. Grover is interested in looking for products that start with the letter A. When the task is completed, Grover helps put the items on the shelves, but he slips on the floor and makes a mess on the floor, and Hooper's reaction? "Amazing."

Cartoon: "Letter A Story": A witch comes flying in showing two bored boys a capital A in her hand, and tells them a story involving A words and an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.

Muppets: Cookie Monster at the Carnival -- The rigged test-your-strength game. When he learns the prize is a cookie, shenanigans run wild!

Cartoon: An ape escapes from the A train coming from Spain and goes on a journey to a birthday party.

Film: Alphabet fireworks display ("Yankee Doodle" background music)

Cartoon: A for Acorn

Cast: On stage, Gordon, Luis and Linda say "DANGER" in their own ways. David doesn't listen and take the brunt of some pratfalls that send him off the stage.

Film: Counting to 20 (planes departing)

Muppets: Muppet & Kid Moment -- Ernie, Bert, and Shola observe a letter A sitting on the counter in the apartment. Ernie yells, "A, Bert!"

Cartoon: A face of a man with white outlines (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is annoyed when he discovers he has a succession of animal noses.

SCENE 2: Olivia shows Forgetful Jones the concept of "between" by showing him the numbers 1 and 3, and having Forgetful place the number 2 between the 1 and the 3. Forgetful places it before the 1, and then after the 3. He then finally gets it right, but not without being reminded that it is 2 o'clock and he has to give his horse, Buster, a bath.

Cartoon: At an orchestral performance, a conductor asks "May I have an A, please?". He gets his wish as a giant lowercase a falls from above and crashes to the stage.

Muppets: Anything Muppets sing a song about words ending with OP.

Cartoon: A blue triangle looks for his partner among a number of triangles in a museum

Song: "Water, Wind and Sun" (Music: Phillip Namanworth; Lyrics: Benjamin Goldstein)

Celebrity: Victor Borge demonstrates how to "handle a Grouch" by being grouchier than Oscar.

Cartoon: A man shows the concept of "between" in various occurrences during a work day.

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper is seen bouncing around on his pogo stick, and asks a man if he'd like to try it. The man responds, "I'd love to!" But Harvey slaps a number 2 on the man's chest.

Cartoon: Jazz Number 2

SCENE 3: Big Bird is preparing to go on a hike with Snuffy. He goes through everything in his backpack, and has everything he needs, most of which are in groups of two, but then he realized he doesn't have one important item: Snuffy!

Cartoon: Donnie Budd (voiced by Bud Luckey) sings "The Toucan Two-Step"

Song: "Here Come the Beans"

Muppets: "The Trading Game" with Guy Smiley.

Cartoon: A baby notices a DANGER sign and wonders about its definition.

Film: Footage of a real tugboat while a boy plays with a tugboat while taking a bath.

Muppets: Kermit's "Between" lecture.

Cartoon: How are frogs made? The development of a frog is explained. In the end, the mature frog hops in the middle of a field and yells, "Hey, Kermit!" (Art by Cathryn Aison)

SCENE 4: Big Bird is still waiting on Snuffy so they could go on their hike. Maria tries to comfort Big Bird, and explain to him the circumstances. But Big Bird insists that Snuffy is real, while Maria denies it, and suggests he listen to music using his headset instead.

Animation: Shapes in Space -- Triangle (with David voiceover)

Muppets/Cast: "The People in Your Neighborhood" - sung by Maria and the Anything Muppets as a painter and a milkman respectively.

Cartoon: A man explains many forms of transportation starting with S, and orders the vehicles to stop as they approach him. (Animation by The Hubleys)

Muppets: Ernie & Bert -- While at the movies, the two have a hard time seeing the screen because of a lady's tall hat blocking their view.

Cartoon: Consonant Sound -- S, Snail (with limerick; animation by Jeff Hale)

Film: It's a gazelle! (Joe Raposo background music)

Cartoon: Billy Jo Jive in "The Mystery of the Midnight Voices"

SCENE 5: As Big Bird is enjoying music on his headset, Snuffy has finally arrived, and the reason for his delay was due to a storm along the way. After learning what Snuffy had went through, Big Bird decides to forgo the hike, reminded of the dangers that await them, and decide to go to Hooper's Store for some birdseed cookies instead. Olivia announces the sponsors.

CAST:​
  • Linda Bove as Linda
  • Northern Calloway as David (voice only)
  • Emilio Delgado as Luis
  • Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit the Frog
  • Richard Hunt as Forgetful Jones
  • Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
  • Sonia Manzano as Maria
  • Bob McGrath as Bob
  • Jerry Nelson as Carnival barker, Mr. Snuffleupagus, various Anything Muppets
  • Frank Oz as Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert, Harvey Kneeslapper
  • Alana Reed as Olivia
  • Carroll Spinney as Big Bird, Oscar
Really good, except Marty was Snuffy in seasons 13 and 14. Just thought I'd make that minor correction, but really good ideas.
 

AriXX97

New Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2023
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
A rather interesting plot this time, that I don't think would ever have been used on the show, despite Cookie Monster's massive eating obsession in the 1980s.

Episode #0019
Plot:
Cookie Monster tries to devour Sesame Street
Sponsors: P, R, 5

Insert: Guy Smiley hosts his traveling game show "The Anything in the World Prize Game" in which Oscar reluctantly plays.

Cartoon: Swedish Number Toons - Five swans

Cast: The Lovers of Five - Gordon, Bob, Luis and David - perform "Gimme Five" - a song inspired by The Floaters' "Float On".

Film: A female gymnast demonstrates beginning and end.

Cartoon: A man uses drinking glasses over his eyes and mistakenly pours water over his spectacles!

Muppets: Muppet & Kid Moment - Grover and John-John count to 20.

Song: "Trying and Trying Again" (sung by Joe Raposo)

SCENE 1: Telly is afraid of certain sounds and is afraid it may damage his hearing. Bob tries to talk Telly out of his fears and informs him that most sounds on Sesame Street are not harmful. Telly is relieved - until Oscar pops out of his trash can and takes out his anger on him! Telly tells the viewers that that was the sound he was afraid of.

Cartoon: A woman places an R under a car hood to fix her car, and makes an "rrrrrrrr!" sound.

Muppets: Alphabet Chat - Mr. Chatterly talks about the letter R, but various Muppets - including Gladys the Cow and Guy Smiley - give him a hard time.

Cartoon: I've Got a Mind - Wind-up toy

Song: "What Do People Do All Day?"

Animation: Sand Alphabet R/r

Muppets: Farley talks about ME.

Film: Hippos (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A boy uses a diagram to construct a red and green monster.

SCENE 2: Olivia shows a capital R and lowercase r in her hands. She goes on a journey to find R words on Sesame Street. David presents a rose to Maria - which she finds romantic. Big Bird is dancing to a disco version of "Rubber Duckie" from his phonograph record on his record player. Ernie suddenly comes in with his rubber duckie in his hand. Several kids use a rope to play jump rope. And Susan baked some tasty rolls that contain raisins (which Cookie Monster comes in and eats). Olivia comes to Oscar's trash can and asks if he has anything beginning with R to show her - he shows off a rotten banana, and a revolting jar of mud. Olivia uses one final R word to describe Oscar's participation - RIDICULOUS.

Cartoon: A wizard transforms into various objects starting with R upon a boy's mention.

Film: Word Showcase - Sounds, animals, household items, wearables and tasty foods starting with R.

Muppets: Two boys named First and Last sing a song that explains their names.

Film: George the Farmer - Beginning and end

Cartoon: A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.

Muppets: News Flash - Kermit tries to interview the three little pigs and the seven dwarves in their dwellings, but the Count ruins Kermit's chances by counting them.

SCENE 3: Cookie Monster is quite bored and has nothing better to do after eating all of Susan's fresh-baked rolls. He feels so hungry, but Mr. Hooper had run out of cookies, much to Cookie's dismay. He struggles to find something to eat, but he solves the problem by finding random objects on Sesame Street to eat. He starts with the mailbox, and then the fruit stand.

Muppets: Ernie & Bert - Bert is locked out, but Ernie eventually lets him in, and Bert wonders why he was locked out - it turns out a surprise party is thrown for him (with Herbert Birdsfoot, Roosevelt Franklin, Grover, Sherlock Hemlock, Guy Smiley and a mailman as the guests)

SCENE 3a: Cookie Monster is still hungry, and decides to eat the lamppost!

Cartoon: 5 Song (twinkles, candles, etc.)

SCENE 3b: Cookie Monster says he still hasn't had enough, so he decides to eat all the buildings on Sesame Street - but Gordon, Bob, Susan and Maria try to talk him out of it - and Susan offers some cookies she had just baked, but on the condition that he ceases his eating of Sesame Street immediately.

Cartoon: Speech Balloon - P for puddle

Film: A man writes ME in the snow with snowshoes.

Cartoon: A letter P is sitting on a platform before a rotating sunset. The edges of the P move and flash in various colors.

Muppets: Mr. Johnson is at Charlie's Restaurant, where Grover informs him that the restaurant ran out of every item on the menu - except for milk. However, there are no drinking glasses.

Film: Empty and full (passengers filling up in a subway)

SCENE 4: Cookie Monster never felt better, as he finds the cookies more tasty than Sesame Street. Cookie Monster wants more, but Susan says she doesn't have any more, which upset Cookie Monster - until she revealed she was joking, and did have plenty of cookies for the monster to enjoy. Big Bird announces the sponsors.

Cast
Northern Calloway
as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Alaina Reed as Olivia

Jim Henson's Muppets:
Jim Henson
as Guy Smiley, Ernie, Kermit, various AMs
Richard Hunt as Telly Monster, Gladys the Cow
Jerry Nelson as Farley, Last, Mr. Chatterly, Count Von Count, Mr. Johnson. various AMs
Frank Oz as First, Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, various AMs
Carroll Spinney as Oscar, Big Bird
Very good, I've got a very late-70s to early-80s format Sesame Street fanfic, too. Mine, here, is loosely inspired by the Mr. Men and Little Miss (for anybody whose ever heard of the series) episode "Mr. Impossible's Lesson."

Episode #0020
Plot
: The Amazing Mumford's Big Lesson
Sponsors: D, K, 3

Scene 1: Biff is at his house struggling to figure out how to make egg cream himself after his most recent experience with it at the local carnival the week before. Just when he thought he got it all figured out, Olivia comes over to visit him and has a piece of paper that has the recipe she received at the said carnival and the directions for making egg cream. Before long, Biff nearly muddles up the directions. Luckily, Olivia corrects him until he gets it right the first time, step by step. Before he knew it, he was enjoying himself as he tells her to make herself at home.

Bert & Ernie - Two eyes, two ears, and two noses.

Muppets - Disco D

Film - D is a useful letter; there are certain animals, jobs, and hobbies that start with D.

Cartoon - Dig, Deep, and Dinosaur

Cast Song - Bicycling

Scene 2: It is another slow, boring day at Mr. Hooper's store as there hasn't been a single customer all day and David wonders why? Suddenly, he notices that Telly and Bert had shown up at the front door questioning the sign on the door. Telly then mentions that it says closed. David sarcastically replies to them as he walks away from them "yeah right, and my Great Grandma Grace is the Queen of England," as he brushes them off. Mr. Hooper then immediately confronts David and interrogates him if he forgot to switch the sign from closed to open, AGAIN. David is speechless. After a long pause of Mr. Hooper giving a shocked David a dirty look as Telly and Bert start to lose their patience, David proceeds to correct his mistake and apologize for forgetting to switch the sign to open as well as getting sarcastic with them, he then invites them inside for lunch. Mr. Hooper says to the camera "forgot to switch the sign until halfway through the day." He then shakes his head in annoyance about the predicament as he fixes Bert and Telly their lunches.

Cartoon - Three Waltzing Chickens

Insert - The Count (in voiceover) counts three children who arrange themselves around boxes.

Cartoon - He, She, and It figure out how a faucet works.

Pinball Number Count - 3

Muppets - The Count counts three apples, but Cookie Monster eats them one by one.

Scene 3: The Amazing Mumford is taking a stroll down the street as he notices a shy Prairie Dawn standing by the entrance of the bakery watching patrons going in and out. Mumford goes to address the issue as he bluntly says to himself "you'll never get any bread if you keep missing your turn." He speaks with Prairie Dawn that there's nothing to be worried about, but she begs the differ. She mentions that what if she doesn't have enough money or if they had just ran out. Mumford looks inside and sese plenty of bread left in the bakery and tells her that he can help her out and then attempts to use magic with his wand, but Prairie Dawn stops him and tells him there's a more sensible way: they can just walk in as nobody is around at the moment. Mumford reluctantly agrees to go in with her and before she knew it, he had helped her pay for her bread. Prairie Dawn thanks Mumford for his help as they leave the bakery and head on their way home.

Ernie and Bert - 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 person fooled.

Cartoon - I hab a cauld ib by dose.

Celebrity - Madeline Kahn sings me-me-me-meee!

Film - Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.

Scene 4: Mumford arrives home and smells a barbeque that his next door neighbor, the Count, is cooking. As the Count is cooking his frankfurters, he realizes that the baker has not delivered his hot dog rolls to him yet. Annoyed with the predicament, the Count marches over tot he bakery to deal with it himself as he unknowingly leaves his grill on. Mumford then comments to himself "boy, somebody's woken up on the wrong side of the bed today." He then gets up from his lawn chair and secretly follows the Count. With both of them gone, the grill burns the frankfurters to the point of catching fire and the fire spreads to the Count's oak tree. As Big Bird arrives at the bakery, the Count (in a very foul mood about the situation with his missing hot dog buns) arrives and as Big Bird was about to greet him, the Count rudely cuts him off with "get out of my way right now, Bird! And don't you dare bother saying 'hello' either or else!" Big Bird, shocked and upset, tries to talk to him about something about Snuffy, but the Count rudely cuts him off again with "NO BUTS ABOUT IT!!! I've got an emergency here and don't you dare talk about any of this STUPID Snuffy nonsense ever again as nobody wants to hear about it! Now get outta my sight, you feathered brat!" Big Bird becomes further upset and walks back home depressed as the Count grumbles and angrily growls at him. Mumford, who is hiding behind a tree so nobody notices, observes this and is shocked and disgusted as the Count storms into the bakery and angrily demands Ernie about where his hot dog rolls are, but he (Ernie) protests that the bakery ran out of rolls, much to the Count's further frustration. Suddenly, Herry comes out with a new batch of them, but he slips on Ernie's banana peel and drops all the rolls all over the floor. The Count then snaps at both Ernie and Herry for their incompetence (even saying the number of all the rolls that Herry accidently dropped and chastises Ernie for being a slob over one banana peel on the floor). Mumford, while observing this, gets furious and decides that it's time to teach the Count a lesson. Suddenly, he smells smoke coming from the direction of the Count's castle and rushes over to investigate.

Cartoon - K for Karate

Muppets - "Do What I Do" featuring Ernie and Sandy the Snake

Cartoon - K for Kitten

Film - Warthog, narrated by Oscar

Scene 4 cont.: As Big Bird sits in his nest very depressed about what happened, he complains to Snuffy about how rude and selfish the Count was to him at the bakery. Snuffy tells Big Bird not to worry as somebody will eventually teach the Count a lesson. Suddenly, both of them smell smoke and it's, of course, coming from the direction of the Count's castle. Big Bird then gets out of his nest and investigates from afar, knowing it would be too dangerous to get so close. He spots a pay phone, just as Mumford appears. Mumford tells him to dial the number for the fire department while he speaks to them. Unfortunately, the pay phone is out of order. They have no other choice but to alert the Count who is still berating Ernie and Herry in the bakery. Big Bird shouts for the Count to call the fire department. Initially, the Count refuses to listen, until Mumford tells him that it's an emergency and makes him see for himself from afar. The Count sees the fire at his castle in shock and goes inside the bakery to borrow their phone to call the fire department to come to his castle.

Cast - Maria as Chaplin looks in the mirror and sees "ME."

Film - A little girl puts on her coat all by herself.

Cartoon - three mice

Bert and Ernie - Ernie wants to know what time it is in the middle of the night, but it's too dark to see his clock. He has an idea: he pokes his head out the window and loudly sings "O SOLE MIO, O SOLE YOU-OH," causing the neighbors to chastise him for waking them up and one of them says it's three in the morning.

Cartoon - Billy Joe Jive and Susie Sunset: the missing wig

Scene 5: Ernie and Herry panic as they witness the Count's oak tree burning. The Count starts getting impatient and complains about what's taking the firemen so long. Mumford, hiding again, this time on the other side of the picket fence, watches from a safe distance. Big Bird suggests that they use the Count's gardening hose, but the Count interjects and mocks what Big Bird said and bluntly snaps at him "nobody wants to listen to YOU!" The Count then further berates Big Bird, Ernie, and Herry that they are nothing but a bunch of "worthless, lowly imbeciles," as he refuses to let them use it, yells at them "MY PROPERTY, MY RULES!' and chastises Big Bird that he told him over fifty times to get off of his property or else. Mumford, having had enough of the Count's attitude, decides to use his magic and the magic turns Ernie and Herry into brave firemen. He then physically intervenes when the Count starts aggressively protesting and even attempts to chase after Ernie and Herry as they make a beeline for his gardening hose, namely by holding him back with the assistance of Big Bird (to make sure he doesn't get physical) as the three of them watch the two magically turned firemen (Ernie and Herry) put out the fire (as the Count still protests). Once the fire is finally out, the Count says "No! That's impossible!" Mumford laughs at him and tells him that nothing's impossible as the firemen finally arrive. Much to the firemen's surprise, the fire had already been put out and the chief fireman praises Ernie and Herry for putting it out and the firemen all complement their efforts, but the Count cuts them all off and proceeds to chastise them for taking so long and before he could say another word, the chief fireman and another fireman confront the Count and scold him for his attitude with "Ernie, Herry, Big Bird, and Mumford prevented YOUR house from burning down, and THIS is how you act?!" The Count stutters as he's lost for words and is cut off by the chief fireman, who tells him off and that they (Ernie, Herry, Big Bird, and Mumford) had done a good deed and then tells the Count sternly "now what do you say, Count?" The Count, though reluctant, thanks them for preventing his castle from burning down. Ernie, Herry, and Big Bird exclaim "that's impossible!" Mumford says "yes, yes, but true." Mumford then bluntly and smugly asks the Count "Well Count, anything else you have to say to everybody?" The Count realizes what Mumford means. As the sponsors are announced, the Count apologizes to everybody for the way he acted.

Cast:

Alaina Reed
as Olivia
Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria (as Chaplin)
John Lithgow as Chief Fireman
Brian Doyle Murray as Fireman #1
Joe DeRita as Fireman #2

Muppets:
Fran Brill
as Prairie Dawn
Jim Henson as Ernie, various AMs
Richard Hunt as various AMs
Brian Muehl as Telly Monster, various AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, Count von Count, the Amazing Mumford, Snuffleupagus (possibly voice), various AMs
Frank Oz as Bert, various AMs
Martin P. Robinson: Snuffleupagus (puppeteering at least)
Carroll Spinney as Big Bird, Oscar
 
Last edited:

YellowYahooey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2019
Messages
784
Reaction score
151
^ That's a very excellent plot. Did you use a program such as ChatGPT or Bard to come up with these story ideas?

I may come up with some ideas when I have free time. Maybe you and I could share this thread and you and I could have our turns at new plots.

A typical episode during Season 13 had, on average, about 34 to 37 segments (including street scenes).
 

AriXX97

New Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2023
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Thanks. No, it was just a little something out the blue that inspired me, especially the main plot (which was street scenes 3-5). This may be something I may take into consideration and occasionally do whenever I have the time as well as any ideas, you know what I mean. Thanks for reminding me how many segments there were during that era.

By the way, have you ever heard of the mid to late 90s British TV series "Mr. Men and Little Miss?"
 
Top