Sesame Street Old School Outlines


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Number 179 features Big Bird, Luis, Susan, Gordon, and several classic characters that Jerry Nelson performed! Plus, Kermit teaches Grover about the number 5, and Ernie throws a surprise party for Bert!

Sesame Street Old School Outline 179

Season 6: Big Bird interviews people about their jobs

Sponsors: O, V, 5

Scene 1: Susan, Gordon, and the kids play a game where the adults clap rhythms and ask the kids to echo the patterns by clapping. Then they introduce the next segment.

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets perform a handclapping and scat-singing number (“Clap Clap”)

Cartoon: The Yo-Yo Master (animation by Jeff Hale)

Film: A grasshopper (harpsichord music)

Cartoon: Flying V in space

Cartoon: Two men stand atop a letter V and discuss its importance

Scene 2: Luis has to step out of the Fix-It Shop for a quick errand. He asks the Count to watch the shop while he’s gone. After Luis leaves, the Count wonders what he can count in the shop. He briefly considers nuts, bolts, or planks of wood. Then the phone starts ringing and the Count starts counting each ring!

Cartoon: A cat catches a telephone and eats it (animation by the Hubleys)

Film: Where the buffalo roam

Scene 3: The Count has counted 45 telephone rings, when Luis returns. He asks why the Count didn’t answer the phone, and the Count explains that he’s been counting the rings. Luis answers the phone, and the caller says that it’s for the Count. Once the Count takes the phone, he starts counting the minutes that he’s on the phone!

Film: Footage of birds including hens, flamingos, cockatoos, owls, and pigeons (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and Polly recite the alphabet

Cartoon: Psychedelic alphabet

Cartoon: Olga y la letra O

Film: Letter O building hoist

Muppets/Song: Lefty the Salesman asks Ernie, “Would You Like to Buy an O?”

Cartoon: O is for Open (speech balloon)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #5

Muppets: Five good cowboys round themselves up to pursue Bad Bart

Scene 4: Big Bird interviews Sherlock Hemlock about his job as a detective. Sherlock explains what a detective does, and then goes to consult his notebook for additional information…only to find that it has gone missing. As he leaves to track his notebook down, Big Bird does a take to the camera.

Cartoon/Song: “1-2-3-4-5” (animation by Jim Henson)

Film: The Mad Painter #5

Celebrity: Bill Cosby demonstrates happy

Muppets: Bert is locked out of the apartment and experiences various emotions while waiting for Ernie to let him in. In the end, Ernie reveals that he’s throwing a surprise party for Bert!

Cartoon: V is for Violin (speech balloon)

Celebrity: Bill Cosby demonstrates sad

Film: Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil

Scene 5: Big Bird asks Biff and Sully about their jobs as construction workers. Biff gets so wrapped up in the discussion that he doesn’t realize that he’s glued his hands to a wooden board, despite Sully’s warning gestures.

Muppets: Farley goes to the hat shop

Cartoon: O is for Orange (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Cartoon: Rolling O song (animation by the Hubleys)

Cast: David, Luis, and Linda count in different languages

Film: Making pottery (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Kermit asks Grover to count and move five blocks

Celebrity: Bill Cosby demonstrates scared

Cartoon: Do you know what it’s like to be scared?

Scene 6: Big Bird interviews Susan and Gordon about their jobs. Susan talks about being a nurse, while Gordon talks about being a teacher.

Film/Song: Henson #5

Muppets: Bert has purple paint on his hand and can’t go on a trip with Ernie. Ernie tries to cover it up with a mitten, which leads to another mitten and other articles of clothing. Once Bert is dressed in winter clothing, Ernie says that they are now going to the beach.

Cartoon: Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on, and under with the help of a large fish

Scene 7: The Count is watching Hooper’s Store, feeling bored. He remarks how much fun he had watching the Fix-It Shop and counting how many times the telephone rang. Suddenly, Hooper’s telephone rings and the Count counts the telephone rings all over again. Gordon announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Oscar and the Count. CTW sign still: Big Bird.

Linda Bove as Linda
Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Lefty the Salesman, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Biff, Sherlock Hemlock, Farley, AMs
Richard Hunt as Sully, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Number 180 features Big Bird, Oscar, SAM the Robot, Maria, Bob, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Grover learns about his shadow and Ernie imagines what would happen if he put Bert's vase on a tiny shelf.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 180

Season 4: SAM the Robot falls for Oscar’s trashcan/Mr. Hooper’s glasses are missing

Sponsors: X, Z, 3

Scene 1: Maria helps some Spanish-speaking kids classify toy cars by size and color (red, blue, and green).

Muppets: Ernie and Cookie Monster sort shoes, mittens, and gloves before putting them away. Then Cookie Monster shows him how he sorts cookies…

Film: A group of Hispanic children picks players for their baseball teams

Cartoon: Poverty Pictures’ X segment

Film/Song: Henson #3

Muppets: The Alphabet Kid shows off his skills by writing the alphabet faster than anyone

Scene 2: SAM the Robot sees Oscar walking down Sesame Street and thinks that his trashcan is a small robot. He attempts to woo the “robot,” only to be yelled at by Oscar. SAM isn’t convinced and begins to pursue the trashcan. Oscar runs away, calling for help.

Film: The Mad Painter #3

Muppets: A boy looks for Z’s

Cartoon: Z is for Zipper (speech balloon)

Muppets: Herry Monster sleeps and “Zs” come out of his mouth

Film/Song: “I’m Pretty” (by Joe Raposo, sung by David)

Cartoon: Bird count 1-20 (animation by the Hubleys)

Muppet/Kid Moment: Cookie Monster and Genelle count to 20

Scene 3: SAM has brought flowers to Oscar’s trashcan. Maria comes over and convinces SAM that Oscar’s trashcan is not a robot. SAM is dejected, but Maria tells him that he’ll find something else that he’s interested in. Immediately, SAM notices the mailbox and falls in love with it!

Cartoon: A guru counts to 20 (Spanish version)

Cartoon: A guru counts to 20 (English version)

Muppets: Grover is frightened by a dark figure following him…until Herbert Birdsfoot tells him that it’s his shadow

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3

Cartoon: X is for X-Ray (speech balloon)

Film: There once was a hand (learning to make noise by clapping)

Cartoon: The story of Cowboy X

Muppets: Bert warns Ernie about the Mysterious Nose Snatcher. Ernie looks closer to the camera, but when he pulls his face away his nose is gone!

Cartoon/Song: “Seasons Song (It’s Springtime)”

Scene 4: Mr. Hooper has lost his glasses. Bob and Maria help him look around, but they have to take Mr. Hooper with them as he can’t see without his glasses.

Film/Song: Henson #3 (repeat)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3 (Spanish version)

Scene 5: Big Bird is sitting in his nest, polishing Mr. Hooper’s glasses as a favor. The adults enter his nest area and discover Big Bird with the glasses. Big Bird explains that he wanted to do something nice for Mr. Hooper by cleaning his glasses. Mr. Hooper thanks Big Bird for being considerate, but suggests that he should ask next time. Big Bird returns the glasses, and Mr. Hooper is pleased with his work.

Cartoon: I thought a thought about big things (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Muppets/Song: Sherlock Hemlock sings, “X Marks the Spot”

Film: A seahorse (music by Joe Raposo)

Cast: David, Gordon, Luis, Susan, and some kids demonstrate why it’s easier to address people by their names (a man…a black man…a black man wearing a tie)

Film/Song: “Fireman, He’s Ready to Go”

Cartoon: Poverty Pictures’ Z segment

Muppets: Ernie tries to figure out which shelf to put Bert’s vase on

Cartoon: Z is for Zebra and Zoo

Cartoon: A boy goes fishing, but catches letters of the alphabet. He makes alphabet soup as a result.

Muppets: Grover tries to serve Mr. Johnson a bowl of alphabet soup

Scene 6: Bob plays marbles with the kids in the arbor area. SAM the Robot announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Ernie and Bert. CTW sign still: Susan.

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
Hal Miller as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as SAM the Robot, Herry Monster, Herbert Birdsfoot, Sherlock Hemlock, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Number 181 features Gordon, Susan, Bob, Big Bird, Oscar, Rodeo Rosie, the Count, and Biff! Plus, Simon Soundman visits the music store, and Ernie and Bert go to the beach.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 181

Season 7: Rodeo Rosie visits/The Count has a cold/Oscar’s invention

Sponsors: K, P, 4

Scene 1: Big Bird finds a rope, a pair of boots, and a saddle. He wonders if it belongs to a fireman (played by Gordon), the florist (played by Susan), or the barber (played by Bob). His question is answered when Rodeo Rosie comes to collect them, having just finished her pottery class.

Cartoon: P is for Puddle

Film: Footage of kids acting out jobs, followed by adults doing the real thing

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and John-John count backwards from 10 to 1

Cartoon: Rocket countdown (the rocket takes off early and covers everyone in soot)

Film: Kids paint P-word animals on a glass screen

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #4

Muppets: Cookie Monster helps Ernie demonstrate proper table manners

Scene 2: On the steps of 123 Sesame Street, Rodeo Rosie asks Susan and the kids to make country animal noises (horses, sheep, roosters, cows, and pigs). Oscar excitedly pops up from his trashcan and asks where the pigs are. Susan tells him that she and the kids were making pig sounds for fun, and Oscar is not pleased: “Oh, brother! Just when I thought there was light at the end of the tunnel…”

Cartoon: Construction workers build a number 4

Film: A bumblebee

Cartoon: Before and after (fruit vendor and kids, repeated in Spanish)

Muppets: Ernie paints a portrait of Bert, but adds long hair, a beard, and glasses. Bert is insulted and snaps, but Ernie rectifies the situation by pulling Bert behind the painting and putting fake hair and glasses on Bert!

Film: The Mad Painter #4

Cartoon: K is for Kitten

Cartoon: Rocket countdown (the announcer takes off)

Scene 3: Oscar shows Bob a musical instrument that he invented and built. When he plays it, he produces a horrible sound. Bob inspects it and discovers that the slide is jammed, the pipes are dented, and the keys are sticky. Bob tells him that his instrument is complete trash, which Oscar takes as a compliment.

Muppets: Simon Soundman wants to buy a trumpet at the music store, but the manager keeps bringing out the wrong instruments

Cartoon: Rocket countdown (the rocket topples over)

Cartoon: K is for Kite

Cast: Luis plays a ringmaster whose assistant (Linda) demonstrates “before and after” in various slapstick scenarios. At the end, Linda throws a bucket of water in Luis’s face to get even.

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “4” trick (“What’s a sticky for?” “This is sticky and it’s a four!”)

Cartoon: A kitten is knittin’ a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten

Insert: Big Bird sings “Somebody Come and Play” on an empty street

Cartoon: P is for Pin (speech balloon)

Muppets: Ernie and Bert go to the beach. Bert has brought many things for himself, but Ernie only has an umbrella in case it rains…which it does!

Film/Song: Henson #4

Cartoon: Colorful “P” sunset

Scene 4: Gordon sees Biff holding a string that is hanging in midair. Biff asks Gordon to hold the string while he takes a coffee break at Hooper’s, and Gordon obliges. Naturally, Gordon wants to know what the string does, but Biff leaves before he can ask. Gordon tugs the string lightly, but nothing happens. He pulls again, but it stays put. Gordon yanks the string, and a shutter falls over the screen, cutting to black.

Cartoon: A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday

Cartoon: K is for Kiss

Muppets: The Anything Muppet Cheerleaders lead a “K” cheer

Cartoon: Elephants have four legs

Film: A warthog (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Grover wants to surprise Ernie by sneaking up on his chair. However, Grover gets a surprise when he sees Herry Monster in the chair!

Cartoon: Rocket countdown (the rocket finally lifts off)

Scene 5: The Count has a cold. Susan points out that he is carrying a box that contains dozens of tissues. The Count explains that he wants to count his sneezes AND the tissues that he uses after each sneeze!

Cartoon: Pat the Pilot

Film: Feeding cows in the winter (music by Robert Dennis)

Cartoon: 30 dots (one keeps turning red)

Scene 6: Susan suggests that the Count should recover at home. The Count is reluctant, but Susan suggests that he drink orange juice and count the cups. He should also count sheep before falling asleep. The Count agrees, and leaves to catch the bus home. As Susan waves goodbye, Bob announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Luis, David, and a kid. CTW sign still: Grover and Cookie Monster.

Linda Bove as Linda
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Bob McGrath as Bob
Loretta Long as Susan
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Biff, Rodeo Rosie, Herry Monster, Simon Soundman, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs


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Number 182 features Oscar, Big Bird, Snuffy, Sherlock, and Gladys the Cow. Plus, Ernie takes his flashlight and bowling ball into the bathtub, Grover tries to fix Kermit's plumbing, and Maria reads the story of "The King's Problem."

Sesame Street Old School Outline 182

Season 9: Oscar’s family photo album/Snuffy’s giant flower/Sherlock Hemlock looks for a cow

Sponsors: D, S, 6

Scene 1: Oscar shows Luis and Maria his family photo album. The adults admire the photos of his mother, father, sister, brother, and grandmother…but Oscar doesn’t take too kindly to their compliments.

Cartoon: D is for Dog (speech balloon)

Muppets: Ernie brings a flashlight, an umbrella, and a bowling ball with him for his bath. He tells Bert that he needs them if the power goes out, if it rains indoors, and if a man asks for a bowling ball to compete in a tournament. Bert ridicules Ernie’s imagination, until those things actually happen!

Film: Going to the automobile factory to watch the assembly of a taxi

Cartoon: “D” construction building

Scene 2: Big Bird shows Mr. Snuffleupagus his potted plant, and explains how he cares for it. Snuffy wants to show Big Bird his own flower, and leaves to get it.

Cartoon: Counting six red balls

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit and Joey recite the alphabet

Cartoon: A voice asks a face if it’s aware of the letter S, and the face reveals itself to be a snake (animation by the Hubleys)

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – S is for Spring

Scene 3: Snuffy returns with a giant sunflower in a giant flowerpot. Big Bird tells him that he doesn’t have a watering can large enough for Snuffy’s plant, but Snuffy takes care of it by spraying the plant with his snuffle!

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #6

Muppet/Kid Moment: Cookie Monster and David look at a “STREET” sign

Cartoon: A rabbit crosses the street, and almost gets run over (animation by Cathryn Aison)

Film: How Chinese noodles are made

Cartoon: A caterpillar escapes a hungry bird by transforming into a cocoon and then into a butterfly!

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews a princess who is looking for a suitor. Nobody fits her description except for Kermit. When the princess kisses him, she turns into a frog!

Cartoon/Film: Things that start with the letter D

Insert/Song: Susan sings, “How Do You Walk” with Bob, Mr. MacIntosh, and the kids

Cartoon: A drummer calls attention to the word STREET

Muppets: Grover and Herry Monster teach Billy about “here” and “there”

Film: The Mad Painter #6

Muppets: Snow White visits the cottage of the Six Dwarves

Cartoon: Today’s secret drawing is a mailman

Film: Animals and children bathe in water (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 4: Sherlock Hemlock is on the lookout for an animal that has horns, gives milk, and goes “moo.” First, he sees Maria fixing a bicycle horn and concludes that the bicycle is a cow. Maria disproves this, so Sherlock moves on. Next he sees Luis pouring a glass of milk for a kid and says that Luis is a cow. Luis tells Sherlock to keep looking. Finally, Sherlock spots Gladys the Cow, but because she is wearing a costume for a rehearsal Sherlock deduces that Gladys is a rooster.

Muppets: Ernie gives Bert a physical

Cartoon: Big, bigger, and biggest bodybuilders

Cartoon: Sand D/d

Muppets/Cast: Maria reads, “The King’s Problem” (featuring the Anything Muppets)

Cartoon: Sign Man – TAXI

Cartoon: Julius demonstrates “here” and “there” (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Film/Song: “Everybody Eats” (by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: Rectangle transition

Scene 5: Maria surprises Luis with a fresh taco for lunch. Luis uses it with some wrenches for a game of “Three of These Things,” despite Maria’s insistence that he eat soon. After the game, Luis bites into the taco and tells Maria that it’s cold.

Muppets: Kermit calls a plumber to fix the sink. The plumber is none other than Grover, who displays wrenches of increasing sizes (big, bigger, and biggest). Unfortunately, the repair fails and the house floods.

Film: African children play in a village, and in a modern playground

Cartoon: A grape sergeant calls his army of 12 raisins to order (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Scene 6: Luis and Maria eat tacos for lunch as Oscar announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Anything Muppets. CTW sign still: the Count.

Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Chet O’Brien as Mr. MacIntosh
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sherlock Hemlock, Herry Monster, AMs
Richard Hunt as Gladys the Cow, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Number 183 features Big Bird, Bob, Olivia, Mr. Hooper, Linda, and on-screen appearances by Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt! Plus, Ernie eats Bert's lunch, the Anything Muppets sing about laughter, and Grover talks about the importance of knees.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 183

Season 10: Big Bird wants to move his nest

Sponsors: Q, U, 12

Insert: Judy Collins sings “Sully’s Love Song (Yes)” with Biff and Sully

Film: Baby pigs run in a field and drink their mother’s milk

Cartoon: A man trains his dog to say “YES,” but the dog keeps saying “NO” instead

Muppets: Ernie and Bert play a game that ends with Bert saying “10 Q!” “You’re welcome, you’re welcome, you’re welcome Bert!”

Cartoon: Q is for Quiet (animation by John Korty)

Cartoon: Q is for Quarter (voice by Casey Kasem)

Muppets: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of soup, but he doesn’t know to give him a spoon

Film: Lobster fishermen on a boat

Celebrity/Insert: The Canadian Brass perform “Little Fugue in G Minor” in the arbor

Cartoon: The letter U salesman

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “U” trick

Film/Song: “Families” (by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A mother bird brings her babies a giant number 12

Scene 1: Big Bird tells Bob that he’s tired of living in his nest behind 123 Sesame Street. He wants to move elsewhere on Sesame Street. Bob tries to convince him to stay where he is, but Big Bird goes to his telephone to dial the Roadrunner Moving Company.

Cartoon/Song: Ladybugs’ Picnic #12 (by Bud Luckey)

Cast: Dandy David adds flowers and flowerpots

Cartoon: U is for UP (speech balloon)

Muppets: Ernie and Bert attempt to share grape juice and pizza

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #12

Scene 2: Two movers from the Roadrunner Moving Company (cameos by Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt) arrive. Big Bird tells them to move his nest next to Hooper’s Store. Bob doesn’t think this is a good idea, but Big Bird and the movers ignore him and proceed.

Cartoon: Is snow cold? YES!

Muppets: Don Music rewrites “Yankee Doodle” with help from Kermit

Cartoon: A man stacks 12 cans, but the store customers keep taking cans from the bottom of the stack

Film: An auctioneer at work

Cartoon: Jazz Alphabet

Scene 3: Mr. Hooper is surprised to see Big Bird’s nest outside his store. Big Bird and the movers insist that it stays for now. Bob and Linda try to enter the store, but the giant nest blocks the entrance. The adults force Big Bird to relocate.

Cartoon: Twelve Rocks (animation by Jim Henson)

Muppets/Song: “It’s Funny”

Film: A panda walks around (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A baby frog must hop across the pond to join his friends in the chorus

Muppet/Kid Moment: Herry Monster and John-John talk about the letter Q

Scene 4: Big Bird moves next to the 123 apartment building (on the arbor area side) and settles down to take a nap. However, Olivia complains about his snoring. Then the kids’ ball rolls behind his nest and no one can get it out. Big Bird tells the movers to bring his nest to one final location…

Cartoon: A dog learns about the letter U

Film: Antelopes nod “YES”

Muppets/Cast: Grover explains what knees can do (cameo by Maria)

Cartoon: A U-train spells the words unite, U-turn, underground, up, and universe

Film/Song: Joe Raposo sings about the sunrise and the sunset

Scene 5: The nest is back in its original spot, and Big Bird thanks the movers. Once they leave, Oscar beckons them over. He tells them that he wants to move and orders them to move his trashcan, his piano, his dining set, his hi-fi stereo system, his railroad tracks, his worm playpen, and various other belongings. The movers have a nervous breakdown as Olivia announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Linda. CTW sign still: Olivia.

Linda Bove as Linda
Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Biff, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Richard Hunt as Don Music, Sully, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs