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Sesame Street Old School Outlines


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@LittleJerry92 ^ This might be your new favorite outline. I thought you might want to check it out! ^
EDIT: Well, it's #196 on the previous page.
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Number 197 features Big Bird, the Count, Biff, Sully, and the Yip-Yip Martians! Plus, Ernie explains his "cookie reminder" to Bert, Super Grover helps a boy find the exit, and the Anything Muppets decorate a clubhouse.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 197

Season 8: The adults meet the Yip-Yip Martians

Sponsors: P, S, 9

Scene 1: Biff and Sully are building a dollhouse for Biff’s children. Biff is not sure how to fit the walls together, so Bob helps him out. Biff thanks Bob for his help, but when he moves the dollhouse, the walls topple over. Biff blames Bob and Sully for not reminding him to put glue on the walls.

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

Film: A termite colony

Muppets: Ernie wants to take a picture of his cupcakes, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing them when Ernie isn’t looking

Cartoon: Sand S/s

Cartoon: S is for Sing

Muppets: Chris and the Alphabeats perform, “Exit”

Film: Animals and their homes (narrated by David)

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

Scene 2: Bob, Susan, and Mr. Hooper are in the store when they hear a strange sound from outside. They are shocked to see a UFO landing in the arbor area and are even more astonished when two Yip-Yip Martians come out and greet them. The Martians are curious about this new place, and Susan decides that they should show the Martians around the neighborhood.

Film: The Mad Painter #9

Muppets: Super Grover helps Freddy Smith find the EXIT

Cartoon: A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S

Film: As a boy plays with a boat in the bathtub, we see footage of an actual tugboat

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

Scene 3: Bob sings “Hi Friend” to the Martians.

Cartoon: There’s a zoo in me!

Muppets/Song: “P is My Favorite Letter”

Cartoon: The “P” story (policeman, park, puddle, puppy…)

Film: Kids paint “P” word animals

Scene 4: The Martians finish drinking a milkshake at Hooper’s Store and they depart for their home planet. Right after they leave, Big Bird finishes a play-date with Mr. Snuffleupagus at his nest. Big Bird comes along and the adults describe their encounter with the Martians, but Big Bird doesn’t believe the story: “How can you believe in aliens, but not a Snuffleupagus? You guys have some imagination.”

Cartoon: What if a mouse and an elephant switched bodies?

Muppets: Bert asks Ernie why he has a cookie on the table. Ernie says that it’s there to remind him of something, which leads to a roundabout method of remembering things…

Film: A marching band forms a square

Cast: Maria (as Charlie Chaplin) looks for the EXIT sign

Cartoon: A letter P sits on an island during the sunset

Scene 5: Mr. Hooper asks the Count to help set out newspapers on the store newsstand while he makes a delivery downtown. The Count begins his task, but gets caught up with counting each article in the newspaper. Then he decides to count all the words printed on the paper…

Muppets: A group of Anything Muppet children want to decorate their drab clubhouse, but they each have only one item. But when they combine all their items, the clubhouse looks so much better!

Cartoon: Six Silly Sailors

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – S is for Spring

Film: Footage of several bird species (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Kermit draws a square on the screen with his finger

Cartoon: Rumba pencils (“I’m Crazy Melvin!”)

Scene 6: The Count has counted 65 articles in the newspaper and over 4 million words. Mr. Hooper returns and discovers that the Count hasn’t set out a single newspaper.

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

Film: Finding letters of the alphabet in the city (kid voiceover, music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Ernie keeps Bert awake at night by drinking an imaginary glass of water

Cartoon: Pat the Pilot (animation by John Korty)

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

Scene 6: Susan, Bob, and the kids play “Follow the Leader” in the arbor area. David announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Biff, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Yip-Yip Martian, AMs
Richard Hunt as Sully, Yip-Yip Martian, AMs
Christopher Cerf as Chris (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Number 198 features Oscar, Cookie Monster, Prince Charming, Maria, Luis, and Gordon. Plus, Roosevelt Franklin talks about up and down and Ernie and Bert attempt to share snacks.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 198

Season 7: Oscar’s Spanish dictionary/Prince Charming visits

Sponsors: I, Z, 8

Scene 1: Gordon narrates “before” and “after” as Luis and Maria fix a broken chair in sped-up video footage.

Film: Before and after (a man eats a hot dog)

Cartoon: I is for Ink (angry bird)

Muppets: Grover tries to serve Mr. Johnson bacon and eggs, but the customer can’t decide how many of each item he wants

Film: A boy narrates a film of his family feeding sheep in the winter

Cast: Luis and Linda show “before” and “after” in a spoof of circus acts

Cartoon: I’ve Got a Mind – Ball (Spanish version)

Scene 2: Oscar has learned several grouchy phrases from his Spanish dictionary. He wants to find Maria and Luis so that he can insult them in Spanish, but Gordon tells him that they went to the hardware store and they won’t return for a while.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #8

Muppets: Ernie and Bert – The Sandbox Game (Bert: “I eight the sandbox!” Ernie: “Really? How did it taste?”)

Film: Before and after (kids wait in line at a movie theater)

Scene 3: Maria and Luis return from the hardware store, upset that the store didn’t have what they were looking for. Oscar repeats his grouchy phrases to them, hoping that they will get even angrier. To his surprise, the adults’ sullen moods turn around completely, and they congratulate him on learning those phrases. Oscar becomes extremely upset, and the adults point out that Oscar “es muy enojado ahora.”

Cartoon: Small, smaller, and smallest creatures (turtle, bird, and flea)

Film: A girl picks vegetables in Mrs. Wilson’s garden

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School – Up and Down Lecture

Cartoon: I is for Iron (speech balloon)

Cartoon/Song: “We All Live in a Capital I”

Film: The Mad Painter #8

Muppets/Song: Two monsters (early versions of Cookie and Herry Monster) sing, “Up and Down”

Scene 4: Maria, Luis, and Gordon spot Prince Charming riding backwards on his horse. The adults explain the difference between front and back so that the Prince can ride his horse properly. Once the problem is solved, the Prince commands his horse to go, and then the horse starts walking away backwards!

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

Cartoon: Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z

Cartoon: Kids narrate a letter Z drawing

Film: “The Ball Goes Up, and the Ball Goes Down” (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Two boys look at an upside-down 8

Cartoon: Flying Z in space

Scene 5: Prince Charming and Gordon help the kids sort crowns by size.

Cartoon/Song: “That’s About the Size of It” (by Bud Luckey)

Film: Before and after (a boy gets a haircut)

Muppets: Ernie and Sherlock Hemlock solve the case of the half-eaten apple

Cartoon: Penny Candy Man #8

Film: Cold things that begin with the letter I

Scene 6: Luis and Maria see Cookie Monster tinkering with a giant contraption that spans the entire length of Sesame Street. Cookie demonstrates a Rube Goldberg-esque device involving strings, wire tracks, marbles, a hammer, an electric fan, a sailboat in a tub of water, a feather duster, a watering can, a houseplant, a bowling ball, a hand bell, a battery circuit, a light bulb, a coil spring, a wind-up mouse, a toy car, and a box of cookies. Ultimately, the cookies fall onto a plate, just as Cookie Monster intended: “All that hard work made me hungry! Time to eat!”

Cartoon: The King of Eight (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Muppets: Ernie and Bert share pizza and grape juice

Muppet/Kid Moment: Herry Monster and John-John talk about up and down

Cartoon: A man explains the difference between up and down

Film: A bumblebee

Cartoon: Z is for Zebra and Zoo

Scene 7: The kids play tag in the arbor area as Oscar announces the sponsors. Maria announces them in Spanish afterwards. CTW sign still: Big Bird. SS sign still: Bob.

Linda Bove as Linda
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Oscar

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Prince Charming, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Sherlock Hemlock, Herry Monster, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Matt Robinson as Roosevelt Franklin (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs


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Number 199 features Big Bird, Oscar, Susan, Luis, and Herry Monster...AND several other rare Jerry Nelson characters in the street scenes. Plus, Kermit draws an M for Grover, Ernie bothers Bert with an electric fan, and the Muppets perform "Fat Cat."

Sesame Street Old School Outline 199

Season 6: Officer Krupky visits/The Mudman goes on strike

Sponsors: L, M, 3

Scene 1: Big Bird asks Officer Krupky to speak about traffic lights. Big Bird isn’t sure what each colored light means, so the officer tells him that red means stop, green means go, and yellow means slow down. Big Bird says that most of his friends don’t have to follow traffic lights. Officer Krupky is surprised until Big Bird tells him that his friends are canaries, sparrows, and pigeons.

Film: Why traffic lights are important

Cartoon: Melvin the Moving Man

Muppets: Bert tries to write a letter, but Ernie’s electric fan blows everything away

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3

Cartoon: What would happen if a dog looked like a bird?

Scene 2: Oscar is expecting a delivery from the Mudman, but the truck hasn’t shown up yet. Susan thinks that he’ll be on his way soon.

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “3” prank

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Three on Lady’s Lap (by Bud Luckey)

Scene 3: Susan goes to Oscar’s can with a copy of the latest Grouch Gazette. Oscar reads the paper and learns that the Mudman has been on strike for three days. Oscar laments this turn of events, saying that he needs mud for his bath! Susan is also unhappy because she wants mud for her garden. The Mudman returns, his strike having ended. He distributes jars of mud to Susan and Oscar, who are finally satisfied.

Film/Song: “I Love Being a Pig” (live-action pig footage, song by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn’t have a nose, mouth, and ears

Cartoon: A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian

Muppets: Grover, Herry, and Billy Monster arrange themselves in different ways

Cartoon: L is for Light

Film: A steam shovel picks up debris

Cartoon: One of these shoe pairs is not like the others…

Film/Song: “Flies on Animals” (by Joe Raposo)

Scene 4: Herry Monster and Luis play “Three of These Things” with three hammers and a drill. Herry says that the drill doesn’t belong because he doesn’t use it for weight training. Luis is confused, until Herry starts tossing the hammers across the street (ultimately sticking themselves into the garage doors) for his upcoming hammer-throwing contest in Yonkers.

Cartoon: M is for mouse, mud, and mother

Film: The Mad Painter #3

Cartoon: I thought a thought about circles (animation by Cliff Roberts; repeated in Spanish afterwards)

Muppets: Kermit draws a letter M on the screen with his finger. Grover asks what that is, and Kermit says it’s the letter M. Grover: “Mmmm!” Kermit: “Right!”

Cartoon: Today’s secret drawing is the letter M

Cartoon: A boy does an addition problem in his head – 2 + 1 = 3

Muppets: Little Jerry and the Monotones perform “Proud”

Scene 5: Rodeo Rosie and Oscar talk about life in the country versus life in the city. Then they get into an argument over which environment is better.

Film: Body part shout-out

Cartoon: Sand L/l

Cast: Maria and David find sacks with the wrong numerical labels on them

Film/Song: Henson #3

Cartoon: Three men in a horse costume order three cups of coffee

Scene 6: Quick segments about the letter L: Susan sits in Hooper’s Store with some food and says, “L…lunch.” Big Bird holds up a lantern and says, “L…lantern.” Luis points to himself and says his own name: “L…Luis!” Rodeo Rosie says, “L…lasso!” She proceeds to lasso Luis and drag him away.

Muppets: At night, Ernie waits for the upstairs neighbor to drop his shoes. When the shoe finally drops, Ernie wakes up Bert to let him know about it.

Cartoon: L is for Lips

Film: A construction worker yells “Timber” and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!

Scene 7: Quick segments about the letter M: The Mudman holds up a jar of mud and says, “M…mud!” Susan drinks from a glass and says, “M…milk!” Herry points to himself and says, “M…Monster.” Oscar pokes his head out from behind a pile of garbage and says, “M…mess!”

Cartoon: Marvelous Martha

Muppets: “Fat Cat” (with Bip Bippadotta and the Anything Muppets)

Film: A construction worker yells “Timber” and a match slowly falls to the ground

Scene 8: Big Bird, Herry Monster, Luis, and Susan say goodbye to the viewer. Oscar announces the sponsors in voiceover. SS sign still: Maria and Luis. CTW sign still: Bob.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Rodeo Rosie, Little Jerry, the Mudman, Officer Krupky, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Bip Bippadotta, AMs


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HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY to Sesame Street! Today my 200TH outline is being uploaded! This one features Big Bird, the Count, Sherlock Hemlock, Guy Smiley, and the whole human cast in a musical celebration of the show's first ten years. Please enjoy this one, and thank you to everyone who has read my outlines.

I would also like to thank everybody who has helped make Sesame Street such a remarkable success over the years: the creators (Joan Ganz Cooney, Lloyd Morrisett, Jon Stone, Dave Connell, Samuel Gibbon); the writers and composers (Jeff Moss, Joe Raposo, Jerry Juhl, Norman Stiles, Joe Bailey, Emily Kingsley, Sam Pottle, Tony Geiss, Judy Freudberg, Chris Cerf, Christine Ferraro, Stephen Lawrence); the directors (Robert Myhrum, Emily Squires, Ted May, Lisa Simon, Ken Diego); the puppeteers (Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Caroll Spinney, Richard Hunt, Fran Brill, Martin Robinson, David Rudman, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph); the cast members (Bob McGrath, Will Lee, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Emilio Delgado, Roscoe Orman, Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Alan Muraoka, Chris Knowings); the entire crew and staff at Sesame Workshop (Dulcy Singer, Danny Epstein, and hundreds...maybe thousands of other people); and to anyone who has ever watched the show (yes...millions of people).
Thank you for 50 years of laughter, learning, and love. Thank you for showing us how to be stronger, smarter, and kinder. Thank you for making the world a better place.

Thank you.


Sesame Street Old School Outline 200

Season 10: Big Bird’s SESAME (Sensationally Excellent and Super Amazing Music Extravaganza) Review

Sponsors: S, T, 10

Scene 1: Guy Smiley announces the start of Big Bird’s SESAME Review! Big Bird welcomes the viewer to another installment of the Sensationally Excellent and Super Amazing Music Extravaganza (SESAME) Review, and encourages people to call in with song requests. The first call comes from the Count, who wants to hear a song about numbers. Big Bird has plenty of those, and the songs begin.

Muppets: The Anything Muppets perform, “Numerical Correspondence” (a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta parody)

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #10

Scene 2: Big Bird answers the next call from Luis, who wants to hear some good old rock and roll.

Muppets: Chris and the Alphabeats perform, “Exit”

Cartoon: The T poem (voice by Bob Arbogast)

Film: Henson #10

Scene 3: David and Olivia call in to ask Big Bird for some funky music.

Muppets: Cookie Monster performs, “Cookie Disco”

Cartoon: Jazz Alphabet

Scene 4: Mr. MacIntosh wants to hear some soft-shoe music, reminiscing on his childhood. Big Bird obliges.

Muppets: Bert performs, “Doin’ the Pigeon”

Film: A pony gets near and far from the camera

Muppets/Cast: Bob and Linda sing, “People in Your Neighborhood” with an elevator operator and a pharmacist

Cartoon: Rectangle transition

Scene 5: Big Bird asks Guy Smiley if he has a special request. Guy wants to hear an uplifting song, so Big Bird sets up the next segment. After it plays, he asks Guy to get him a birdseed milkshake from Hooper’s Store.

Muppets: Kermit and the Tarnish Brothers sing, “This Frog”

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #10 (then repeated in Spanish)

Cast: David and Olivia sing, “It Feels Good When You Sing a Song”

Cartoon: T is for Television

Scene 6: Big Bird polishes off the birdseed milkshake and takes the next call. Susan wants to hear some songs that she can sing along with.

Muppets/Celebrity: Madeline Kahn and Grover perform, “Sing After Me”

Cartoon: Ten Turtles (animation by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Ernie sings, “Rubber Duckie” (RARE season 1 version)

Cast: Luis, Susan, and Bob perform “Sing” with the kids

Cartoon: S is for Sing

Scene 7: Big Bird gets a call from Sherlock Hemlock, who is trying to solve a mystery about a song that he doesn’t know the name of. Big Bird leads into the next song.

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

Film: “There’s a Bird on Me” (by Joe Raposo)

Scene 8: Bob wants to hear some songs about love.

Muppets: Herry Monster sings, “That Furry Blue Mommy of Mine”

Cartoon: “I Love Being a Pig” (by Joe Raposo)

Scene 9: Mr. Hooper wants to hear some soft music, but Gordon wants to hear loud music. Big Bird plays both for them.

Muppets/Celebrity: Lena Horne and Grover sing, “How Do You Do?”

Film: “Everybody Sleeps” (original version, written and sung by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Little Jerry and the Monotones perform, “Telephone Rock”

Cartoon: T is for Telephone (Spanish voiceover)

Muppets/Celebrity: Ernie, Bert, and Ray Charles perform, “I’ve Got a Song”

Film: T is for Toes

Scene 10: Maria wants to hear a song that will get her to dance.

Celebrity: Stevie Wonder sings, “Superstition”

Scene 11: Big Bird signs off the radio broadcast as Guy Smiley announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Olivia. CTW sign still: Maria.

Linda Bove as Linda
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
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Grover, Cookie Monster, and Bert
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Sherlock Hemlock, Herry Monster, and Little Jerry
Jim Henson as Guy Smiley, Ernie, and Kermit
Christopher Cerf as Chris (voice only)

SPECIAL GUESTS: Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Lena Horne, Madeline Kahn, and Stevie Wonder


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Number 201 features Oscar, Big Bird, Biff, Sherlock Hemlock, Susan, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Ernie leads a marching band and Cookie Monster goes to the carnival.

Sesame Street Old School 201

Season 9: Oscar’s racecar/Biff talks about shapes

Sponsors: A, X, 7

Scene 1: Susan plays “Three of These Things” with three capital A’s and one lowercase A. Then she sees Alphabet Bates skywriting the letter A in his airplane.

Cartoon: A is for Alligator (capital and lowercase A’s)

Muppets: Ernie talks about the letter A, which is the first letter in the word “apple.” Cookie Monster arrives and eats the apple.

Film: An aerobics teacher does some stretches with his students

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #7

Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert and Shola look at the letter A (“Ay, Bert!”)

Scene 2: Susan and Mr. Hooper overhear a commotion near Oscar’s trashcan. They discover that Oscar is building a racecar for the upcoming Dingy 500 competition. Oscar beams about his car’s features, noting that the tires are flat, the steering wheel is coming loose, and the gas pedal is stuck. Susan: “Oscar, this car is in terrible shape! It’s going to fall apart before you even get to the race!” Oscar: “I know! That’s why it’s PERFECT for the Dingy 500!”

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #7 (Spanish version)

Cartoon: The Great Alphonso and his Trained X’s

Scene 3: Once the racecar is completed, Oscar attempts to test-drive the car, but it shoots backwards and crashes off-screen. Oscar: “Now that was a SMASHING success!” Mr. Hooper and Susan: “You can say that again!”

Muppets/Song: “As I Was Going to St. Ives”

Film: Body part shout-out

Cartoon: A bear and an elephant try to cross a bridge while carrying packages, but they’re in each other’s way

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews Humpty Dumpty

Cartoon: Bolt and Nut show how they work together

Cartoon: Poverty Pictures’ X segment

Muppets: Bert can’t read his book while Ernie practices outside with his marching band. Ernie “solves” this by bringing the band inside the apartment!

Film: The Mad Painter #7

Muppets/Insert: Grover sings, “Proud of Me” while walking through Big Bird’s nest area

Cartoon: A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A (animation by John Paratore)

Celebrity/Song: The Pointer Sisters sing, “Yes We Can Can”

Film: Footage of flamingos, ducks, and swans (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A conductor asks for an A, and a giant A crushes his music stand.

Muppets: Two aliens recite the alphabet

Scene 4: Biff teaches Big Bird and the kids about shapes using his handmade wooden cutouts. But the kids correct Biff on what each shape is actually called.

Cartoon: A man tries to figure out where a strange noise is coming from. It turns out to be from a giant’s shoes!

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

Film: A boy visits the dentist

Cartoon: A ship captain orders the numbers 1-20 into a boat. Once he gets in, the boat sinks!

Cast: Bob and Luis build a train tunnel

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #7

Muppets: Cookie Monster plays a strength game at the carnival, but the barker has rigged the device so that nobody can win…that is, until he tells Cookie what the prize is.

Transition: A brick wall is built

Scene 5: Oscar can’t find his missing clock. Sherlock Hemlock tries to help, but he brings back other words that rhyme: a dirty rock, a smelly sock, and a rusty lock. Finally Sherlock brings a battered clock to Oscar, who is thrilled because it’s just about to ring. The ensuing noise hurts Sherlock’s ears and he flees, leaving the other items behind. Oscar: “One detective’s trash is another Grouch’s treasure!”

Transition: The brick wall falls

Muppets: Ernie finds a ball that belongs to Herry Monster

Cartoon: The Alligator King #7 (by Bud Luckey)

Cartoon: Arthur and Annie look for “A” words

Film: Kids narrate footage of humans and animals overcoming obstacles (featuring a young boy on a bicycle)

Scene 6: Susan pulls the kids in a red wagon around the arbor area as Mr. Hooper watches from his store. Biff announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Count. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Oscar and Big Bird

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, Sherlock Hemlock, Herry Monster, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Number 202 features Harvey Kneeslapper, Cookie Monster, Grover, Big Bird, Oscar, Mr. Hooper, Bob, and Maria! Plus, Ernie ruins Bert's nap, Simon Soundman buys a saw, and a handful of early Spanish-themed segments are shown.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 202

Season 4: Harvey Kneeslapper visits/Cookie Monster makes tacos/Big Bird and Grover imagine life in the future

Sponsors: T, Y, 8

Scene 1: Bob greets the viewer when Harvey Kneeslapper approaches him. Harvey asks Bob if he’d like to have some tea. Bob says yes, so Harvey slaps a “T” on his chest and runs off howling with laughter.

Muppets: Bert and Ernie have an appliance war, and end up blowing a fuse

Cartoon: T is for Train (speech balloon)

Film: James narrates his life in New Mexico

Scene 2: Bob warns Maria about Harvey Kneeslapper’s shenanigans. Shortly afterwards, Harvey asks Maria if she’d like some tea but Maria turns him down. When Harvey asks for a reason, Maria replies, “You want to know why?” Harvey: “Yeah, I wanna know why!” Then Maria sticks a letter Y on his forehead. Bob and Maria share a laugh, but Harvey doesn’t find it funny.

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “The Weather Show”

Film: Y is for Yacht

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #8

Cartoon: A boy can yell and yodel, his dog can yelp and yowl, and they both can yawn.

Muppets: Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot talk about the “OP” family

Scene 3: Cookie Monster watches as Maria and Mr. Hooper make tacos for lunch. Cookie asks if he can make a taco, so Maria gives him some ingredients. He makes his taco by shoving each ingredient into his mouth one after the other and chewing it all up.

Cartoon: T es para teléfono

Cartoon: T is for Television

Film: George the Farmer goes up and down on his ladders

Muppet/Kid Moment: Herry Monster and John-John talk about up and down

Scene 4: Big Bird and Grover imagine what it would be like to live in the year 1989. They envision giant computers and robots all over Sesame Street, three-course meal pills (served by Mr. Hooper), and flying bicycles (Bob rides through the sky on a jet-powered bicycle). Back in reality, Bob asks Grover and Big Bird what they’re looking up at, and they reply, “Flying bicycles…” Bob does a slow take as the ending music plays.

Muppets: Bert tries to take a nap, but Ernie bothers him

Cartoon: The life of a Yellow Yahoo

Cartoon: The King of Eight (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Muppets: Juanita looks for “YO”

Film: A prairie dog on film (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 5: Mr. Hooper and Big Bird play “Three of These Things” with three jars of peanut butter and one jar of birdseed.

Film/Song: “Go Ahead and Touch” (by Joe Raposo)

Cast: Luis demonstrate how to use a can opener

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #8 (repeat)

Cast: Maria demonstrates how to use a hammer

Cartoon: A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter

Muppets: Grover’s elevator holds five people

Cartoon: The “T” word poem (voice by Bob Arbogast)

Film: A scrapyard baler lifts cars into a compactor

Scene 6: The cast talks about the importance of jars in separate quick-shot segments. Mr. Hooper stores candy in his jars, Big Bird stores marbles, Maria stores buttons, Oscar stores mud, and Cookie Monster stores cookies!

Cartoon/Song: Penny Candy Man #8 (animation by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Ernie and Bert share peanut butter and bread

Film: The letter “T” is a very useful letter

Scene 7: Cookie Monster gives a taco to Oscar. Oscar is reluctant to accept it until Cookie tells him that it’s made with sardines, orange peels, and chocolate syrup. Oscar devours the taco wildly, to Cookie’s astonishment.

Film/Song: Henson #8

Cartoon: A man talks about up and down

Muppets: Simon Soundman goes to the general store to buy a saw

Cartoon: A man demonstrates Spanish Y words

Cartoon: The life of a Yellow Yahoo (repeat)

Scene 8: Oscar calls Cookie Monster over to his can. He whispers that he doesn’t usually ask people for help, and he asks Cookie to show him how to make a taco with sardines, chocolate syrup, and orange peels. Cookie begins his demonstration as Mr. Hooper and Maria announce the sponsors together. SS sign still: Ernie and Bert. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Harvey Kneeslapper, Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herbert Birdsfoot, Herry Monster, Simon Soundman, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 203 features Oscar, Susan, Luis, Mr. Hooper, Herry Monster, and everybody's favorite...Connie the Witch! Plus, Mumford performs a subtraction magic trick and Ernie repairs Bert's TV.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 203

Season 6: Oscar litters excessively and gets cursed by a witch

Sponsors: C, H, 11

Scene 1: Oscar greets the viewer and says that he’s about to get rid of trash that he doesn’t need. He begins to toss rusty hubcaps, tattered clothing, and other debris onto the sidewalk. Mr. Hooper, Luis, and Susan ask him to stop but he refuses.

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

Cartoon: C is for Cake

Muppets: Mr. Johnson orders soup from Grover, but he doesn’t get a spoon. He tries to give clues to Grover about what he needs, but Grover can’t figure it out.

Cartoon: An Indian guru counts to 20

Film: C is for Cars

Cartoon: The story of Marco’s flower

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

Scene 2: The trash pile has grown to include tin cans, bottles, broken clocks, a radio, several garbage bags, a flat tire, and a withering houseplant. Connie the Witch approaches, upset by Oscar’s littering. She tells Oscar to clean up his mess, but he rudely tells her off. In turn, Connie curses him by making him into a neat freak. The only way he can break the curse is by cleaning up four different messes by the end of the day. Oscar begins cleaning up his mess as Connie leaves.

Film: 2-part stop-motion littering segment (part 2 shown after the Muppet sketch)

Muppets: Ernie and Cookie Monster talk about proper table manners

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

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

Cartoon: Harold and Howard think of H words (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Muppets: Grover helps the Amazing Mumford with his pineapple subtraction trick

Cartoon/Song: “The Eleven Cheer” (animation by Jim Henson)

Film: Insects (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 3: At the Fix-It Shop, Luis turns off his buzz saw and discovers sawdust all over the floor. Oscar comes in and sweeps it all up, to Luis’s disbelief.

Cartoon: C is for Cap

Muppets: The Count subtracts candles

Cartoon: Kids around the world say, “ME!”

Film: A man writes the word “ME” in the snow with his tracks

Scene 4: Mr. Hooper spills a pitcher of water on the counter. Oscar cleans it up and Mr. Hooper is baffled.

Muppets: Bert’s TV keeps droning, “H…H…” Ernie fixes it by pulling several “H” items out of the set (hat, hammer, house, hamburger, hamster). When Ernie is done, he turns the set on…but it now says, “I…I…”

Film: A turtle walks slowly (music: “Funeral March of a Marionette” by Charles Gounod)

Cartoon: A man gets a “C” in the mail

Cartoon: An Indian guru counts to 20 (Spanish vocals)

Scene 5: Susan and the kids finish some arts and crafts, and play “Three of These Things” with three thin paintbrushes and a thick brush. Oscar arrives and cleans up the messy table, to everybody’s astonishment.

Cartoon: A construction worker finds a concert pianist in his lunchbox singing the alphabet song

Film: A gorilla chases a woman, who protests with “NO!” At the end, she drags the gorilla away!

Cartoon: H is for Horse (speech balloon)

Muppets: A group of Anything Muppet children cooperate to grow a flower

Scene 6: Oscar is polishing his trashcan, and the adults comment on his strange behavior. Connie the Witch cackles and says that her spell is a success! The adults get wise to her and ask Connie about her spell. Once she reveals her actions, the adults start messing up the street, prompting Oscar to clean it up and forcing Connie to lift the spell. Oscar comes to, and is horrified by what he’s done. He begins denting and soiling his trashcan as the adults express relief that he’s back to normal.

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover asks Brian to explain “you” and “me”

Cartoon: “C” words at sea (clipper, captain, crew, cargo…)

Cartoon: Sand C/c

Film/Song: Where Does the Garbage Go?

Muppets: Herry Monster tricks Ernie with a “NO” sign. Ernie tries it on Bert, but Bert turns the tables on Ernie by making him say the word on the sign!

Cartoon: 30 dots (a square joins in)

Scene 7: Oscar returns to his old ways, littering the street again. Connie the Witch returns and threatens to put the spell back on him; but Oscar hightails it to the dump so that he can continue littering there. Big Bird announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Oscar and the Count. CTW sign still: David.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Caroll Spinney as Oscar and Big Bird

Frank Oz as Grover, Bert, Cookie Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Connie the Witch, the Count, the Amazing Mumford, Herry Monster, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 204 features Big Bird, Oscar, the Count, the Amazing Mumford, David, Susan, Gordon, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Herry Monster exercises, Bert helps Ernie increase his self-esteem, and Lena Horne sings the alphabet song!

Sesame Street Old School Outline 204

Season 8: The Count’s photo album/Big Bird’s holiday for birds

Sponsors G, U, 6

Scene 1: The Count shows his family photo album to Gordon and Susan. Not only does he get to count the photos of his relatives, but he can also count all the memories that come with each photo!

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

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – U is for Umbrella

Cartoon: The Queen of Six (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Film: A kid with too many ice cream cones calls for “HELP”

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man if he needs help carrying his packages. When the man confirms this, Harvey slaps the word “HELP” on the packages, causing them to fall.

Film: The Mad Painter #6

Cartoon: Two people find a switch in the dark (monster reveal)

Cartoon: I’m six years old!

Muppets/Celebrity: Lena Horne sings the alphabet song with the Anything Muppets

Film: Butterflies (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A dog learns about the letter U

Scene 2: Big Bird declares that he’s created a new holiday: National Hug a Bird Day. When he leaves his nest to share the news, he sees that nobody is around to hug him him. Feeling dejected and unappreciated, he sulks back to his nest.

Film: Baby eagles are fed

Cartoon: G is for Gorilla (speech balloon)

Scene 3: Susan, Gordon, David, and Mr. Hooper go to visit Big Bird, but he’s upset that nobody heard about his holiday. They say that they weren’t around before because they were buying something at the supermarket for him. When Big Bird asks about it, they lead him to Hooper’s Store and surprise him with their “Big Bird Appreciation Party!” (Herry Monster and the kids also show up.)

Cartoon: A gorilla goes to an employment agency and talks about G words

Muppets: Ernie doesn’t think he’s special, but Bert convinces him otherwise

Film/Song: Henson #6

Cartoon: G is for Glue (animation by the Hubleys)

Film: A girl needs “HELP” getting on a horse

Muppets: Grover tries to sell a weather machine to Kermit

Scene 4: David overhears Oscar ranting from his trashcan. Oscar tells David that he’s had a rotten day, and proceeds to tell him about various mishaps and accidents. David says that Oscar has every right to be angry, but Oscar corrects him: “I’m not angry…I feel GREAT! The more rotten a Grouch’s day is, the BETTER! Boy, you sure have a lot to learn, don’t you?”

Cartoon: A man slips on a roller skate, and his daughter says that he is MAD

Film: Six penguins go down a slide

Muppets: Bert shows Ernie his bottle cap collection

Cartoon: G is for Goat and Grass

Scene 5: The Amazing Mumford conjures up items in groups of six. His last trick results in six clones of himself!

Cartoon: A scoop of ice cream finds its way to the top of a cone

Cartoon: The “U” train

Film/Song: “I’m a Hard Working Dog”

Cartoon: Letter U salesman

Muppets/Cast: Bob sings “People in Your Neighborhood” with a crossing guard and Grover the waiter

Cartoon: A roof finds its way to the top of a house

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #6

Muppets: Herry Monster leads the viewer in some exercises (Kermit cameo)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #6 (Spanish version)

Scene 6: Oscar and the kids sort through trashy items that start with different sounds such as tr (a toy truck without wheels), sh (a stinky shoe with holes), and ch (a hunk of moldy cheese).

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #6

Muppets: The Twiddlebugs figure out how to get to the zoo

Transition: Breaking glass

Scene 7: Oscar asks Gordon to help him hold some things that he’ll get from inside his trashcan. Oscar lifts out a giant G, an enormous U, and a massive 6 that Gordon struggles to hold. Herry Monster passes by, casually takes all three objects from Gordon’s hands, and strolls off while Oscar and Gordon stare in disbelief. Gordon then announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Grover. CTW sign still: Mr. Hooper.

Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, the Amazing Mumford, Herry Monster, Little Jerry, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs