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.

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

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.

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

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.


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


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