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Sesame Street Old School Outlines

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These are pretty good outlines for what I refer to as "Fantasy Sesame Street". I hope the creator of this thread will consider me creating a new thread for classic Sesame Street fan fics.

Reason is because I am considering developing a computer program in Visual Studio that can generate data for segments flowing in the same pattern as in the early 1980s (with no back-to-back segment types i.e. cartoons, muppets, cast, etc.). Once Iget the program developed, I will be able to generate old school outlines with just one click of a mouse.
Sounds interesting! Keep me posted on your project.
 

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Number 188 features the Count, Big Bird, Oscar, and a character made exclusively for this outline! Plus, Stuie Monster and the Aristocrats sing "Fur" and Lefty wheedles Ernie into buying a scale.


Sesame Street Old School Outline 188


Season 8: Looking after the Count’s nephew/Herry stands up to a bully

Sponsors: B, M, 9


Scene 1: Gordon greets the viewer while carrying a watering can. He’s about to water some plants, when Oscar calls him over. Oscar asks Gordon to fill a sardine tin with water. Then Oscar brings his pet worm Smiley out for his first swimming lesson. He instructs Slimey to propel himself more, causing the worm to splash water in Gordon’s face.

Film: Swimming and flying pelicans

Muppets/Song: A group of female Muppets perform, “Women Can Be”

Cartoon: B is for Butterfly (speech balloon)

Cartoon: A poem about the changing seasons

Muppets: Ernie drinks an imaginary glass of water to quench his thirst. Bert tells him to get a real glass of water, and afterwards Ernie gets hungry so he eats an imaginary peanut butter sandwich!

Scene 2: The Count introduces his nephew Sacha to Susan, Mr. Hooper, Maria, and Gordon. The adults assume that the little boy likes to count, but it turns out that he likes letters more than numbers! Sacha proceeds to recite the alphabet in one breath! Count: “The apple doesn’t always fall near the tree, you know.”

Cartoon: Marvelous Martha and the letter M

Muppets/Song: Cookie Monster and Herry Monster sing “Monster Meal”

Cartoon: Melvin the Moving Man

Cast: David asks the viewer to find shapes in front of the Fix-It Shop

Cartoon/Song: The Martian Beauty #9 (by Bud Luckey)

Film: The Mad Painter #9

Muppets: Visual Thinking (hipster vs. square)

Cartoon: A man pushes up a lazy “UP”

Scene 3: Big Bird meets the Count’s nephew and helps him read the word “BIRD.”

Cartoon: A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Muppets/Song: Stuie Monster and the Aristocrats perform, “Fur”

Cartoon: A boy plays paddleball while counting to 20. A giant bird takes the toy at the end.

Cartoon: Letter M in space

Film: Things that start with M

Muppets: Lefty the Salesman attempts to sell Ernie a scale

Scene 4: Mr. Hooper, Gordon, the Count, and the Count’s nephew sort vegetables by the letters that they start with. They sort carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes, and turnips.

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – B is for Ball

Film: Six penguins go down a slide

Cartoon: I’ve Got a Mind – Bouncing Ball (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Muppets: Grover serves Mr. Johnson bacon and eggs, but the customer can’t figure out how much he wants

Cartoon: A boy teaches his sister about up and down by running her up and down a flight of stairs

Scene 5: Maria and Susan play a game with the Count’s nephew involving counting fingers.

Film: A man bounces a ball up the stairs, and then it falls down (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #9 (animation by Jeff Hale)

Muppets: Ernie and Bert play the rhyming game

Film: A gymnast shows up and down

Cartoon: Subtracting red dots (6 – 1 = 5)

Scene 6: Herry Monster plays with his doll Elizabeth when a Muppet kid starts teasing him. Gordon and Susan overhear the commotion and intervene, but Herry sticks up for himself and says that he can play with whatever toys he chooses. The bully realizes his mistake, apologizes, and asks Herry if he can share the doll. Gordon and Susan commend Herry for doing the right thing and leave them to play.

Cartoon: A boy goes fishing, and he catches letters to make alphabet soup

Film: A seahorse (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A boy and the UP balloons

Scene 7: Oscar watches Slimey swim in the sardine tin. Slimey ends up splashing several passersby including Maria, Susan, Willy the hot dog man, and the kids. The Count announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: David.


CAST:
Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Kermit Love as Willy
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Lefty the Salesman, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Herry Monster, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Richard Hunt as Stuie Monster, Sacha (the Count’s nephew), AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs
 

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Number 189 features Big Bird, SAM the Robot, the Count, Maria, David, Luis, and Susan! Plus, Kermit reports about Sleeping Beauty, Cookie Monster portrays Casey McPhee, and the cast sings "What's the Name of That Song?" I am taking a week-long vacation starting tomorrow, so this will be the last one for now. Enjoy!


Sesame Street Old School Outline 189


Season 6: Maria and David take Big Bird with them on a movie date

Sponsors: K, Z, 4


Scene 1: Luis and the Count sort colored marbles by groups of four.

Cartoon: Scanimate Count to 4 (animation by Jim Henson)

Muppets: As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep…thus waking Bert up.

Film: A man sees everything move forwards and backwards

Cartoon: K is for Kick

Cast/Song: Maria sings, “Three Whipped Cream Pies on the Wall” and subtracts pies by throwing them into Bob, David, and Luis’s faces. At the end, Maria gets pelted with several pies.

Cartoon: Elephants have four legs

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Four Big Lions at My Door (by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “Here is Your Life” to honor a loaf of bread

Scene 2: Susan walks forwards and backwards thanks to reversed footage. Luis rides his bicycle forwards, and then goes backwards via reversed footage. SAM the Robot rolls forwards and backwards, but he can’t stop. As SAM rolls out of sight, a loud crash is heard.

Muppets: Ernie decorates the apartment for a special visitor. Bert tries to guess who it is, and it turns out to be the viewer!

Film: The Mad Painter #4

Muppets: Herry Monster tells Grover a secret, which is the alphabet. Grover spreads the secret to other monsters.

Cartoon: Letter Z drawing

Film: A bumblebee

Insert/Song: The cast sings, “What’s the Name of That Song?” Featuring David, Bob, Susan, Gordon, Maria, Bert, Herry Monster, Luis, Oscar, the Count, Mr. MacIntosh, and Mr. Hooper

Cartoon: K is for Kite

Muppets: Cheerleaders “K” cheer

Cartoon: K is for Keyhole, Ketchup, and Kitten

Cartoon: K is for Kiss

Muppets/Song: Cookie Monster stars in “The Ballad of Casey McPhee”

Film: A dolphin walks backwards on the water (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 3: Maria and David are going on a date at the movies. Luis and Susan wish them a good time. Big Bird wants to go, and he begs until Maria relents. David isn’t sure about this idea.

Film/Song: Henson #4

Cartoon: Z is for Zipper

Muppets/Song: “The Zizzy Zoomers”

Cartoon: Number count to 20 (cameo by Cookie Monster), with credits at the end

Scene 4: Big Bird marvels at the concessions stand, the marquee, the movie posters, and other aspects of the theater lobby. He’s so enthralled by his surroundings that he doesn’t realize that the movie will start in five minutes. David grabs Big Bird’s wing and takes him to the viewing room.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #4

Muppets: Ernie shows Bert his flying fingers, and comes up with ten different things that his fingers can do.

Film: A lobster and a crab

Scene 5: Big Bird enters the theater and takes his seat next to David and Maria. Several patrons (cameos by Jon Stone, Joe Bailey, Danny Epstein, Richard Hunt, and Fran Brill) keep complaining that they can’t see the screen because of Big Bird’s height, forcing the trio to move all over the theater. Maria, David, and Big Bird sit at the back of the theater and await the start of the movie. But the film doesn’t start because Big Bird is blocking the film projector! The film projectionist (Jerry Nelson) asks them all to move again so that he can start the film.

Film: Counting 20 boxes (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: K is for Kick (repeat)

Cartoon: Sand K/k

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews Prince Charming, who kisses Sleeping Beauty and immediately falls asleep himself! Kermit: “Stay tuned and maybe in another hundred years someone will come along and kiss ‘em both.”

Cast/Song: Three of These Kids (three are using barbells, one is not)

Scene 6: At night, Luis and Susan greet Big Bird, David, and Maria at the bus stop. Big Bird chirps about how much fun he had, not allowing David and Maria to get a word in edgewise. Maria takes Big Bird to his nest because it’s past his bedtime, and David tells Susan and Luis about the movie. SAM the Robot announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Mr. Hooper. CTW sign still: Maria and Bob.


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
Chet O’Brien as Mr. MacIntosh
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar
***Cameos by Joe Bailey, Fran Brill, Danny Epstein, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, and Jon Stone

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Prince Charming, AMs
Jerry Nelson as SAM the Robot, the Count, Herry Monster, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit, AMs
 

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Number 190 chronicles a trip to the Central Park Children's Zoo! Plus, Bob reads the story of "The Monster's Three Wishes," and the Anything Muppets sing a disco number about the letter D.


Sesame Street Old School Outline 190


Season 10: The cast goes to the Central Park Children’s Zoo

Sponsors: D, V, 8


Scene 1: David is reading the morning newspaper in Hooper’s Store when he spots a special one-day deal for the Central Park Children’s Zoo. Anyone who comes between 8:00 and 9:00 will get free admission. He leaves the store to gather his friends, but he leaves his breakfast unfinished.

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “D” trick (Knock knock! Who’s there? Dion. Dion who? Dion YOU!)

Film: Things that start with the letter D

Scene 2: David, Luis, Linda, Big Bird, and three kids are at the bus stop. As they board the bus, Mr. Hooper, Maria, and Gordon see them off.

Muppets: The Fish in the Cowboy Hat (Bert & Ernie sketch)

Cartoon: Two men share their ideas with each other, and then they know twice as much as before

Film: Making a lost dog flyer

Muppets: Biff asks Sully to recite the alphabet, but he does it himself without letting Sully speak at all

Cartoon: A farmer plants big, bigger, and biggest trees

Cartoon: A small man and his assistant Dudley attempt to show the uppercase and lowercase versions of the letter D

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets sing, “Disco D”

Scene 3: The cast arrives at the Central Park Zoo. David takes some kids to see the bears and lions.

Cartoon: What if elephants and mice switched sizes and facial features?

Film/Song: Henson #8

Cartoon: Violet climbs a vine with V words

Cartoon: The Typewriter Guy – V is for Vacuum

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews Jack, who is trying to find someone to go with him up the hill (cameo by Gladys the Cow)

Cast: Maria and Gordon organize shapes

Cartoon: This is a big letter V…

Scene 4: Big Bird sees an elephant and is reminded of Mr. Snuffleupagus. David dismisses Big Bird’s imagination as usual.

Cartoon: Small v for voom, voice, violin… (animation by the Hubleys)

Cast: The Alphabet Dancers form the letter V

Muppets: Ernie and Bert share licorice

Cartoon: V is for Violin (limerick animation by Jeff Hale)

Film: The Mad Painter #8

Muppets/Song: “The Song of the Count”

Scene 5: Linda shows everyone the sign language words for monkeys, tigers, and eagles. Then Luis asks the kids to imitate each of those animals.

Film: Triangles in everyday objects

Muppets/Cast: Bob reads the story of “The Monster’s Three Wishes,” featuring Cookie Monster and the Genie

Cartoon: A scientist builds a robot with different feelings (sad, angry, happy, and scared)

Scene 6: Luis and David see Oscar at the petting zoo. Oscar explains that he’s there to see the farm animals. David: “You mean bunnies and horses?” Oscar: “No! Pigs and cows and llamas…the really messy and dirty ones!”

Muppets: Herry Monster and Grover look for triangles. Herry only finds squares and rectangles, but Grover tells him to cut them in half to make triangles.

Cartoon: String animation – triangles

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #8

Scene 7: The cast touches live goats, ponies, lambs, ducklings, chicks, and baby calves at the petting zoo. Oscar doesn’t wish to partake and goes home.

Muppets: Kermit auditions wolves for a production of “The Three Little Pigs”

Cartoon: Big, bigger, and biggest bodybuilders

Film: The story of Colleen, who lives in Arizona

Cartoon: Sand D/d

Scene 8: Everyone comes home from the zoo. They tell Maria, Mr. Hooper, and Gordon about their day. Oscar announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Susan. CTW sign still: Gordon.


CAST:

Linda Bove as Linda

Northern Calloway as David

Emilio Delgado as Luis

Will Lee as Mr. Hooper

Sonia Manzano as Maria

Bob McGrath as Bob

Roscoe Orman as Gordon

Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar


JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs

Jerry Nelson as the Count, Herry Monster, Biff, AMs

Richard Hunt as Gladys the Cow, Sully, AMs

Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs
 

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Number 191 features a good mix of characters such as Cookie Monster, Grover, Big Bird, Gladys the Cow, and Prince Charming! Plus, Ernie and Bert count with Shola, and Little Jerry and the Monotones sing about danger.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 191


Season 9: Cookie Monster falls in love with a monster that doesn’t like cookies/Grover learns about magnets

Sponsors: A, Q, 9


Scene 1: Gordon shows Grover how a magnet works by pulling a string of paper clips along a table with a magnet.

Muppets: Two Anything Muppets with hair over their eyes recite the alphabet

Cartoon: A man illustrates “between” in various situations throughout the day

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #9

Scene 2: Grover tries his hand at using a magnet, and successfully drags the paper clips along the table. His magnet also attracts Susan’s ring, Maria’s wrench, and Big Bird’s watering can. The scene ends with everybody berating Gordon and Grover for using too strong a magnet.

Film: A Chinese New Year’s celebration

Cast: Bob plays a clown who sounds out the word “ENTER” by bringing two doors together. When he knocks on the doors, the entire wall falls over.

Cartoon: A man displays his invention known as the A-box

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – A is for Airplane

Muppets: Don Music writes the song, “Mary Had a Bicycle” with help from Kermit

Cartoon: Bumble Ardy’s Birthday Party #9 (animation by Maurice Sendak)

Scene 3: Maria, Gordon, and Susan are having lunch in Mr. Hooper’s Store. Cookie Monster introduces everyone to his new friend Kimmy Monster (made from a Lavender AM, performed by Richard Hunt). Cookie Monster orders a plate of cookies for himself and Kimmy, but he is astonished to learn that Kimmy doesn’t like cookies. Cookie stammers and is not sure what to do. Maria explains that friends can like different things, citing that she likes spicy food but Gordon doesn’t…but they’re still friends. Mr. Hooper tells Cookie to ask what Kimmy wants to eat, and Kimmy says that she likes fruit. Cookie orders a fruit salad for her, and she devours it wildly! Cookie is thrilled: “That my kind of girl!”

Cartoon: Hypnotic Q rainbow

Cartoon: Ants carry a giant letter Q

Film: The Mad Painter #9

Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert, and Shola count to five with their fingers

Cartoon: Two men discuss the letter Q, “that funny looking thing”

Cast: No matter how you arrange these nine people, they’re still nine people! (Featuring Maria, David, and Luis)

Cartoon: Q is for Quiet! (Tree chopping)

Film/Song: “Eating” (by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Kermit’s “between” lecture (ending cameos by Grover and Herry Monster)

Scene 4: Cookie Monster and Kimmy play “Three of These Things” with three cookies and a pear. Kimmy chooses the pear, and they both devour their respective favorite foods.

Cartoon: People stand between one another on the subway

Cartoon: An ape escapes from the A-train and heads to a birthday party

Muppets/Song: Little Jerry and the Monotones sing, “Danger!”

Cartoon: A bear counts bees

Film: Geese and their goslings swim in the water

Cartoon: A witch tells some kids a story with several “A” words

Muppets: The Count counts letters that he sent to himself

Cartoon: A is for Acrobats

Film: Kids watch a movie about “DANGER” (a man sits on railroad tracks with a train approaching behind him)

Cartoon/Song: Martian Beauty #9 (by Bud Luckey)

Scene 5: Prince Charming is looking for his horse Lance. First, he mistakes Gladys the Cow for his horse, but Gladys convinces him that she’s a cow. Then the Prince sees Big Bird, but Big Bird says that he’s a bird. Finally, the Prince finds Lance and they gallop away…with the horse on the Prince’s back!

Film: A farmer feeds baby calves

Muppets: Ernie counts sheep, fire engines, and balloons at night and keeps Bert awake in the process

Cartoon: A man talks about the words “ENTER” and “EXIT,” but another man named Roy keeps disrupting the lecture

Film/Song: “Listen Here, Truck”

Cartoon: 30 dots (one shows up way too late)

Scene 6: Cookie Monster, Kimmy, and Big Bird watch the kids ride tricycles and bikes around the arbor area. Gordon announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Count. CTW sign still: Ernie and Bert.


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
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert, Prince Charming, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Little Jerry, Herry Monster, AMs
Richard Hunt as Kimmy Monster, Don Music, Gladys the Cow, Lance, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs
 

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Number 192 features Gordon, Olivia, Maria, Herry, Oscar, Big Bird, and...Frazzle! Plus, Mr. Chatterly hosts an Alphabet Chat, Ernie and Bert meet Tough Eddie at the beach, and Cookie Monster competes on Guy Smiley's game show "Beat the Time."

Sesame Street Old School Outline 192


Season 10: Gordon and Olivia compete to see who’s stronger

Sponsors: J, O, 7


Scene 1: Maria sees Frazzle and Big Bird in the arbor area. Frazzle is writing a story and wants to read it out loud. Maria can’t understand what the story is about, but Big Bird interprets Frazzle’s words for her.

Cartoon: Sign Language Alphabet

Film: An apple tree (jazz underscore)

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets sing, “J Friends”

Film: A scuba diver collects seashells

Cartoon/Song: The J Family Jamboree

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “Beat the Time” with Cookie Monster as the contestant. Cookie has to find three things that rhyme with “rain” to win a cookie. He brings a cane (stolen from an old man), a chain (to which Frazzle is attached), and a train (which demolishes the studio).

Scene 2: Gordon, Olivia, Maria, and the kids play a guessing game. The children shut their eyes while the adults give them heavy or light objects to hold (a feather, a paper hat, a bowling ball, and a brick). Then the kids must figure out if the object is heavy or light.

Cartoon: Heavy and light characters are weighed on a scale

Film: The letter “O” is hoisted up a building

Cartoon: Sand O/o

Muppets: Bert and Ernie go to the beach and meet Tough Eddie

Cartoon: The Sign Man reads the word “SCHOOL” as a group of kids run past him

Film: The Mad Painter #7

Cartoon: Light and heavy (ball and seal)

Scene 3: Herry Monster helps Gordon do some weightlifting in the arbor area. Olivia passes by and says she is just as strong as Gordon, if not stronger. Gordon adamantly denies this and challenges his sister to a series of strength contests.

Cartoon: A man blows seven bubbles

Film: Kids at school help make cornbread

Cartoon: The J Train

Scene 4: Gordon and Olivia have an arm wrestling contest (best two out of three), with Herry Monster as the referee. Gordon wins the first match, but Olivia surprises him by winning the next two matches.

Cartoon: Jenny, Jeff, and the Jacket

Film/Song: Henson #7

Cartoon: Billy Jo Jive and the Missing Wig

Scene 5: Herry shows Olivia and Gordon three barbells: a 20-pound weight, a 50-pound weight, and a 100-pound weight. They must lift all three to be considered the strongest. Both adults easily lift the 20-pound barbell, but Olivia struggles to lift the 50-pound barbell. Gordon scoffs and lifts the 50-pound barbell, but he fails to lift the 100-pound barbell. Herry lifts the massive weight and declares himself the winner.

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

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #7

Film: An exercise instructor stretches with a group of kids

Muppets: Mr. Chatterly hosts an “Alphabet Chat” about the letter O, but various people disrupt the lecture, causing Mr. Chatterly to lose his cool. The director cuts Mr. Chatterly off, the stagehands strike the set, and Mr. Chatterly has a meltdown.

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – O is for Owl

Celebrity: Fonzie (Henry Winkler) shows “on” and “off” with a jukebox (featuring “Exit” by Chris and the Alphabeats)

Cartoon: Tiger goes to school

Muppets: Sherlock Hemlock solves the Twiddlebug Mystery (featuring Prairie Dawn)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #7

Film: A boy narrates a film of how his family trains horses on the farm

Scene 6: Oscar asks Maria to listen to his poem about the letter O.
“There are a few things that Grouches like,
Like mud, sardines, and a rusty bike.
But when it comes to letters of the alphabet,
The letter O is the best one yet!
O is the first letter in the word old
Like a piece of cheese covered in mold.
O also starts odor, obnoxious, and oppose
And also outrageous and outburst, I suppose.
There’s ornery, obstinate, and objection, you know.
And Oscar starts with the letter O!
So I hope that you haven’t forgotten,
That the letter O is truly ROTTEN!”
Maria admits that she loves the poem and gives Oscar a hug and a kiss for being so expressive and passionate about the alphabet. Oscar miserably sinks into his can.

Muppets: Bert’s identical twin brother Bart visits. Ernie notices that while Bert and Bart look similar, they dress and act VERY differently.

Cartoon: Spanish O words (opera, oeste, ojos, ocho…)

Cartoon: 30 dots (a perfect take)

Scene 7: Oscar revises his poem in an effort to make it worse: “I suffered for my art before, and it’s not gonna happen again!” Olivia announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: David.


CAST:
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Lefty the Salesman, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Frazzle, Sherlock Hemlock, Mr. Chatterly, Tough Eddie, AMs
Fran Brill as Prairie Dawn, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, AMs
 

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Number 193 features Big Bird, the Count, Olivia, Bob, Mr. MacIntosh, David, and Grandma Harriet! Plus, Susan sings, "How Do You Walk," Simon Soundman gives a weather forecast, and Luis and Kermit attempt to trick Cookie Monster.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 193


Season 9: David’s grandmother Harriet visits/Big Bird learns how to mail a letter

Sponsors: N, U, 11


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

Cartoon: A man wonders where a squeaking sound is coming from. It turns out to be coming from a giant’s shoes!

Muppets: Hands count to 11 (voiceover by Fran Brill)

Cartoon: A girl wonders what would happen if she dropped a bag of ping-pong balls

Muppets: Ernie bets Bert that he clean the apartment in 15 seconds or less. Bert offers him ice cream and cookies if he does, and Ernie wins the bet! Ernie: “I will do anything for ice cream and cookies, Bert!”

Film: A girl and her father take a bus ride through town (guitar soundtrack)

Scene 1: Big Bird finishes writing a letter to his uncle Bertram. He plans to mail the letter, but David tells him that he needs to put the letter in an envelope.

Cartoon: Nancy the Nanny Goat

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – N is for Nose

Scene 2: David returns with the envelope and helps Big Bird place the letter inside. David licks the seal shut before leaving. Big Bird goes back to the mailbox, but Olivia stops him and says that he needs a stamp for his envelope.

Cartoon: A boy needs the letter U to complete the word “up”

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “U” prank (“Do you mind if I take a picture of you?”)

Cartoon: U is for Umbrella

Scene 3: Olivia brings a stamp for Big Bird’s envelope. After she leaves, Big Bird goes to mail the letter, but Bob tells Big Bird that the envelope needs an address on it so that the mail carrier knows where the letter needs to go.

Muppets: Simon Soundman does a weather forecast on Kermit’s news program

Cartoon: An award for U (Poverty Pictures segment)

Film: A gibbon swings around (piano music)

Scene 4: Bob helps Big Bird write the address on the envelope so it can finally be mailed. Meanwhile, the mail carrier (a gray-haired, bearded Lavender Live-Hand Muppet played by Jerry Nelson) finishes collecting the mail from the mailbox and drives his mail truck away just as Bob and Big Bird step out from behind the construction doors. They start running after the truck in hot pursuit.

Muppets/Song: Stuie Monster and the Aristocrats perform, “Fur”

Film: A mailman delivers mail on horseback in the Appalachian Mountains

Muppets: Ernie and Bert go to the movies, but a woman’s tall hat blocks Ernie’s view. After several failed attempts to see the movie (including sitting on Bert’s lap), Bert suggests that Ernie ask the woman to remove her hat. When she does, she places it on the seat in front of Bert, thus blocking his view of the movie!

Cartoon: A dog tries to meow, but can only bark

Film: A “BUS” sign spins around

Cartoon: An interview with the letter N (animation by John Paratore)

Scene 5: David waits for his grandmother Harriet at the bus stop. When she arrives, everyone on Sesame Street greets her warmly (David, Olivia, Bob, Mr. MacIntosh, Big Bird, the Count, and three kids).

Film: The Mad Painter #11

Cartoon/Song: It’s a Lovely Eleven Morning (animation by Bud Luckey)

Film: Baby eagles are fed

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets sing, “Bus Stop”

Cartoon: An interview with the letter N (Spanish version)

Cartoon: Sand N/n

Scene 6: The Count sees Harriet knitting a pair of socks and counts each stitch she makes.

Muppets: Super Grover tries to help a boy find the BUS STOP

Film: Things that start with the letter N

Scene 7: The Count counts 6,924 stitches until Harriet finishes knitting. He is disappointed until Harriet says that she made the socks for him! Now the Count not only has two brand-new socks to count (and wear), but he can count the stitches whenever he wants! The Count: “I tell you, it’s the little things in life that count the most…”

Cartoon: U is for Uniform

Muppets: Ice Follies – Big Bird teaches Mr. Snuffleupagus how to ice skate, but Snuffy keeps falling. They practice until Snuffy gets it right.

Film: A man works in a greenhouse as kids try to guess what his job is

Muppets/Cast: Luis plays a trick on Kermit with three musical instruments and a banana. Then they try to trick Cookie Monster, but he eats the instruments and makes music with the banana!

Cartoon: Rectangle transition

Scene 8: Inside Hooper’s Store, Harriet entertains everyone with stories about David’s childhood. The Count announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Kermit and a child. CTW sign still: Luis.


CAST:
Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Chet O’Brien as Mr. MacIntosh
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird
**Guest starring Clarice Taylor as Harriet

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Simon Soundman, the Count, Mr. Snuffleupagus, AMs
Richard Hunt as Stuie Monster, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs
 

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Number 194 features Oscar, Big Bird, and the majority of the human cast! Plus, Bob and Maria sing, "One of These Things," Cookie Monster learns about hope, and Grover serves burgers to Mr. Johnson.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 194


Season 8: Oscar’s metal detector/Bob has a cold

Sponsors: C, T, 4


Insert: A narrator (Jerry Nelson) describes some, more, and most people as various street residents occupy Hooper’s Store (including Bob, Susan, Gordon, Luis, Mr. MacIntosh, and even Richard Hunt). When Big Bird tries to enter the store, everybody comes bursting out.

Cartoon: Some, more, and most hair!

Muppets: Lefty shows some, more, and most by getting carrots for his boss’s bunny (3-part segment)

Film: T is for toes

Cartoon: T is for Top (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Cartoon: Spanish T words

Cartoon: Elephants have 4 legs

Scene 1: Oscar shows Gordon and Luis his state-of-the-art metal detector. The adults aim the detector at Oscar’s can and various other metal objects, but it doesn’t beep. Luis looks at it and discovers that it’s broken. However, Oscar is delighted because now his metal detector is worthless, “just like any true Grouch would like it!”

Muppets: Ernie finishes taking a bath, but thinks he’s forgotten to do something. Bert checks to see if he washed his ears, his face, and his hands. Ernie finally remembers that he forgot to turn off the water, and the apartment quickly floods.

Cartoon: Four construction workers build a number 4

Cartoon: C is for Canary

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Headball – Hardhead Henry Harris must answer the question, “Where is bread made?”

Film: This is the desert…

Scene 2: David sings, “Believe in Yourself” to a kid who is having trouble jumping rope. After some encouragement, the kid tries again and succeeds!

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Four Big Lions (by Bud Luckey)

Film/Song: “It’s a Long Hard Climb (The Frog Struggle Song)” (by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: T is for Train (speech balloon)

Cast: Bob and Maria play spies who sing “Three of These Things” with three tools and a tricycle

Cartoon: Small, smaller, and smallest creatures

Muppets: Waiter Grover serves Mr. Johnson a small burger that Mr. Johnson refuses to eat. When Mr. Johnson demands the big burger, Grover tries to talk him out of it to no avail. Ultimately, Grover crashes through the wall with an enormous burger, frightening Mr. Johnson away.

Cartoon: A farmer plants big, bigger, and biggest trees (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Film/Song: Henson #4

Scene 3: Inside Hooper’s Store, Gordon, Luis, and Maria are waiting for Bob to come down from his apartment so that they can all go to the movies. The phone rings, and David (who’s watching the store) answers it. Bob tells David that he has a cold and can’t go to the movies. After hanging up, the adults plan to catch the evening movie so that they can visit Bob with some gifts right now.

Cartoon: C is for Carrot (speech balloon)

Cartoon: “AT” rhyming words (cat, fat, bat, hat, splat)

Muppets: Cookie Monster and Ernie talk about the word “hope”

Film: A mother mandrill carries her young

Cartoon: C is for Candle

Cartoon: A man gets a C in the mail

Scene 4: Everyone visits Bob, who is sick in bed. David brings a bowl of chicken soup, Maria brings a carton of orange juice, Gordon gives Bob a get-well card, and Luis plays his guitar and sings a verse from “Tú Me Gustas.”

Muppet/Kid Moment: The Count and Ingrid count to 20 in Spanish

Cartoon: Scanimate film #4

Film: The letter T drives through a tunnel

Muppets: Cookie Monster sounds out the word “FOOD” and eats the letters

Scene 5: Big Bird visits Bob with a poem he’s written:
“This poem is for my friend Bob.
When it comes to being nice, he does a good job!
He knows the ABCs and 123s,
And always says “thank you” and “please.”
He loves to smile, play, and sing.
Gee, I think he’s good at everything.
So I’m sorry you’re feeling sick,
And I hope you get better real quick!”

Cartoon: T is for Typewriter and Toe (animation by John Korty)

Film: The Mad Painter #4

Cartoon: 30 dots (dots vs. squares)

Scene 6: Oscar stops by with a bouquet of flowers. They look innocent enough, until Bob sniffs them and starts sneezing incessantly. Oscar cackles until Bob realizes that his nose feels clearer now. He thanks Oscar, who leaves the apartment in frustration. Bob grins at the camera and settles down for a nap as Big Bird announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: Luis.


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
Chet O’Brien as Mr. MacIntosh
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Oscar and Big Bird

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Lefty, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Matt Robinson as Roosevelt Franklin (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs
 

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Number 195 features Oscar, Herry, Mr. Hooper, Gordon, Susan, and Bob! Plus, Little Jerry sings about anger, Ernie and Bert sing about the letter L, Kermit interviews the Big Bad Wolf and one of the Three Little Pigs.


Sesame Street Old School Outline 195


Season 5: Oscar sells records/Gordon works out his emotions

Sponsors: L, X, 10


Scene 1: Bob names some of his favorite L words: lily, ladybug, and love. Oscar counters with his favorite L words: lousy, loathsome, and leave…as in “Leave me alone!”

Muppets/Song: Ernie and Bert sing, “La, La, La”

Film: The Mad Painter #10

Cartoon: L is for Ladder

Cartoon: A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian

Insert: Mr. Hooper asks Cookie Monster to make two plates of cookies look the same. Cookies obliges by eating all the cookies, thus making both plates empty!

Film: A baby reindeer takes its first steps

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs that built a house of straw. The pig insists that it won’t get blown down, and when the Big Bad Wolf starts huffing and puffing…it stays upright! Everything else (including Kermit) gets blown away.

Film: Beginning/End (getting a haircut)

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

Cartoon: Ten Tiny Turtles (by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Betty Lou introduces her friends named Beginning, Middle, and End

Scene 2: Oscar tries to sell Grouch records to Mr. Hooper and Susan. When Susan puts the record on the turntable, it emits harsh noises (a police siren, construction, breaking glass, and an explosion) that drive the adults away.

Cartoon: An elevator goes up ten floors, gathering more passengers along the way. On the tenth floor, a mouse enters and the elevator explodes.

Celebrity: Burt Lancaster does 10 push-ups while counting them

Scene 3: Oscar tricks Bob into buying a record that has “no Grouchy sounds on it whatsoever!” When Bob plays the record, he discovers that it is completely silent.

Cartoon: The Great Alphonso and his Trained X’s

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #10

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

Film: Beginning/End (painting a picture)

Scene 4: Gordon comes home from work feeling angry. Susan notices that something’s wrong. Gordon is still upset, but Susan tells him to calm down by counting to 10. Gordon starts, and the scene cuts into the next segment.

Film/Song: Henson #10

Scene 5: Gordon gets to 10, and then Susan asks him to talk about his day. After a heavy exhale, Gordon starts telling his story…

Muppets/Song: Little Jerry and the Monotones perform, “Mad!”

Cartoon: A man slips on his daughter’s roller skate, and she notes that he is MAD!

Scene 6: Gordon finishes his story, and realizes that he feels better after talking with Susan. He thanks Susan for making him feel better, but now Susan is angry over what happened to Gordon.

Muppets: Ernie wants to show Bert his ice cube collection, but the cubes have disappeared! Bert says that the ice melted, but Ernie refuses to believe it. He is convinced that a fish stole them and vows to tear the fish “from fin to fin!”

Cartoon: L is for Lunchbox

Film: Beginning/End (making a sandwich)

Scene 7: Gordon, Susan, and Mr. Hooper ask the kids what they do when they’re feeling sad, angry, surprised, and happy.

Film: Baby animals are fed milk

Muppets: Ernie gets an emotional phone call, and Bert reacts accordingly

Cast: The Alphabet Dancers form the letter L with their bodies

Cartoon: L is for Light (speech balloon)

Film/Song: Henson #10 (repeat)

Scene 8: Herry Monster wants to buy Oscar’s records so that he can practice discus throwing. At first Oscar is insulted, but when Herry flings a record it shatters. Oscar is mesmerized by the mess and asks Herry to keep throwing the records.

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

Cartoon: The Story of Cowboy X

Scene 9: The entire street is littered with shards of Oscar’s records. Herry Monster wonders what he should do now that he’s finished practicing, and Mr. Hooper answers him by pushing a broom into Herry’s hands. Susan announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Bob and a kid. CTW sign still: Gordon.


CAST:
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Hal Miller as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Oscar

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Little Jerry, AMs
Fran Brill as Betty Lou, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs
 

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Number 196 is a fan fiction if there ever was one...Little Jerry's Monotones have a sing-off against Chris and the Alphabeats! Plus, Kermit interviews Humpty Dumpty, and Ernie plays doctor with Bert.


Sesame Street Old School Outline 196


Season 10: The Alphabeats and the Monotones have a Battle of the Bands

Sponsors: H, W, 2


Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews Humpty Dumpty

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – H is for Hand

Cast: Susan, Luis, Maria, and David assemble a letter H

Film/Song: Henson #2

Cartoon: Train #2

Scene 1: David and Maria overhear Little Jerry and Chris arguing over whose band is better. Maria tells them that they’re both good, but David jokingly suggests that they have a battle of the bands. Both singers take him seriously and prepare to face off against each other.

Cartoon: H is for Hair (speech balloon)

Film/Song: “Two is You and Me” (Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: H is for Hello (voice by Gary Owens)

Cartoon: A cleaning woman finds a room full of musical instruments. She plays each one, but puts the wrong sounds back into each instrument!

Muppets: Ernie gives Bert a physical

Scene 2: A stage has been set up for the Sesame Street Battle of the Bands: the Alphabeats versus the Monotones! David, Maria, Bob, Susan, Gordon, Mr. MacIntosh, Big Bird, and the kids are in the audience. The Alphabeats go first and perform their hit song “One Way.”

Muppets: Grover talks about the “ONE WAY” sign

Cartoon: W is for Worm

Cartoon: Sand W/w

Scene 3: Little Jerry and the Monotones take their turn and sing “Proud!”

Film: A girl puts a coat on all by herself

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #2

Scene 4: The Alphabeats perform “Exit.”

Cartoon: A polar bear looks for an EXIT sign (animation by John and Faith Hubley)

Muppet/Kid Moment: Herry Monster and Laura identify shapes

Cartoon: Wanda the Witch (animation by Tee Collins)

Celebrity: Carol Burnett says that Wanda the Witch is “weird!”

Film: David asks the viewer to find shapes within a storefront

Scene 5: The Monotones perform “Four.”

Cartoon: H is for Hola (“H is for Hello” cartoon in Spanish)

Film: A tree falls and a “Timber” call is heard. Then the tree bounces back up!

Muppets: Grover and Frazzle talk about feelings

Cartoon/Film: Luis and the kids name H words

Scene 6: The Alphabeats get the audience to participate in “Count It Higher.”

Film: A kids’ marching band plays two notes

Cartoon: A man counts two of each body part (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Film: A match falls and a “timber” call is heard

Muppets: At night, Ernie ponders round objects and keeps Bert from sleeping

Cartoon: 30 dots (a wadded napkin appears)

Scene 7: The Monotones rock the stage with “Telephone Rock.”

Film: A woman repairs wires for the telephone company

Muppets: Dragnet Spoof – Finding the letter W

Cartoon: W is for Witch (animation by Jeff Hale)

Cartoon: Pairs of objects (two headlights, two eyes, two schoolbooks, two pies…)

Scene 8: Chris and Jerry ask the audience to cheer loudest for the band they preferred. The audience cheers at the same volume for both bands, so they both tie. Maria says that both bands are equally talented, and that they’re the best bands that have ever been on Sesame Street. Finally in agreement, the bands launch into a rock-and-roll version of the closing theme as Big Bird announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Linda. CTW sign still: Mr. Hooper.


CAST:
Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Chet O’Brien as Mr. MacIntosh
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

JIM HENSON’S MUPPETS:
Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Little Jerry, Herry Monster, Frazzle, AMs
Richard Hunt as Rockin’ Richard, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


***The Alphabeats: Chris (voice: Chris Cerf/puppetry: Jim Henson) and the Alphabeats (voices: Richard Hunt & Jerry Nelson/puppetry: Frank Oz & Bob Payne)
***The Monotones: Little Jerry (Jerry Nelson), Rockin’ Richard (Richard Hunt), Big Jeffy (voice: Jeff Moss/puppetry: Frank Oz), and Chrissy (voice: Chris Cerf/puppetry by Bob Payne)
 
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