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Sesame Street Old School Outlines


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Nov 13, 2012
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Here's the eighth outline in the snow-day arc (number 213 overall), featuring Big Bird, Herry, Mumford, Oscar, and all the human cast members! Plus, Kermit and Grover make a snowman, Prairie Dawn presents a flower pageant, and Prince Charming falls for a mixed-up princess.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 213

Season 7: Snow day arc #8 –Mumford’s rhyming trick/Digging out Gordon’s car

Sponsors: R, S, 10

Scene 1: Susan and Gordon walk out of their apartment and see their car buried in snow. They leave to get some shovels to dig out their car.

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

Cartoon: S is for Snow, Santa, and Sleigh

Scene 2: Maria and David are helping out Gordon and Susan. Big Bird offers to help out, but he keeps bringing unuseful items such as a baseball mitt and a toothbrush. Finally, he brings Herry Monster, who pushes the car out of the snow by himself!

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School – Crossing the Street

Cartoon: R is for Radio

Cartoon: R is for Rabbit (speech balloon)

Muppets: Prairie Dawn puts on a pageant about how to grow a flower (featuring Ernie, Herry Monster, Cookie Monster, and Bert)

Cartoon: A STOP sign commands a train to stop

Film/Song: Henson #10

Transition: Scan-imate kids intro

Scene 3: Gordon helps Shola and Fannie cooperate to pull one another on a sled.

Cartoon: Sand S/s

Film: A conductor tells his off-key violinist to “STOP”

Cartoon: Rorschach ink blob association (funky jazz soundtrack)

Muppets: Kermit and Grover make a snowman with big, bigger, and biggest snowballs. At the end, the snowman comes to life, startling Grover and Kermit!

Scene 4: Maria, David, and the kids watch as the Amazing Mumford conjures up things that rhyme with snow: a bow, a crow, and some dough. He asks Oscar if he’d like to see the trick, and Oscar replies, “NO!” After Oscar repeats this several times, Mumford thanks him for saying something that rhymes with snow. A defeated Oscar groans and retreats into his trashcan.

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

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets sing, “We’re a Family”

Film: A man puts on snowshoes and takes a walk through the snow

Cartoon: S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and STOP

Cast: David, Luis, and Linda count in English, Spanish, and sign language

Muppets: Ernie and Bert share peanut butter and bread

Cartoon: An elevator goes up 10 floors, picking up many passengers along the way. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode!

Film/Song: “Whale Tooth Brushing Blues” (by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “R” prank

Cartoon: R is for Ribbon

Insert: Prince Charming is looking for a girl he met last night. He plans to fit her with various items, but Bob corrects him regarding which parts of the body they go on. The princess shows up with a glass slipper on her ear, a glove on her nose, and a pocketbook on her head. The Prince declares that he’s found his love!

Cartoon: A bully recites the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie

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

Cartoon: S is for Snake (speech balloon)

Cartoon: The letters in the word “STOP” bounce around, until the O shouts, “STOP!”

Film: Ostriches walk and run (piano accompaniment)

Cartoon: S – Serpiente (Spanish version of speech balloon cartoon)

Scene 5: Mr. Hooper and David serve a special lunch at Hooper’s Store. They have made ten grilled cheese sandwiches and ten bowls of tomato soup. After counting everything, they call to the street residents to come inside for lunch. Susan, Gordon, Maria, and five kids come in to eat.

Cartoon: STOP (moving colored STOP signs in fast-motion)

Muppets: Ernie has a question for Bert, but Bert is busy reading the newspaper. Ernie hums loudly and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives in. Ernie then asks if he can borrow the newspaper.

Cartoon/Song: Ten Turtles (by Bud Luckey)

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit interviews a girl about animal sounds. When he asks her what sound a frog makes, she goes “Wiggit, wiggit!”

Film: Ten hats on a hat rack

Film/Song: Henson #10 (repeat)

Scene 6: Everyone enjoys lunch at Hooper’s Store as Herry Monster and Mumford announce the sponsors together. SS sign still: Big Bird. 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
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Harvey Kneeslapper, Prince Charming, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, the Count, the Amazing Mumford, AMs
Fran Brill as Prairie Dawn
Matt Robinson as Roosevelt Franklin (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Here's the ninth outline in the snow-day arc (number 214 overall), featuring Big Bird, Oscar, David, Luis, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Ernie keeps Bert awake with loud sounds, Sinister Sam searches for a doctor, and Herbert Birdsfoot presents the "ET" word family.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 214

Season 7: Snow day arc #9 – Oscar’s snow blower/Big Bird makes snow

Sponsors: S, W, 11

Scene 1: David plays “Simon Says” with the kids.

Muppets: At night, Ernie tries to drown out a dripping faucet with even louder sounds, driving Bert crazy in the process

Film: A pony gets near the camera, and then goes far away from it

Cartoon: The Eleven Cheer (produced by Jim Henson)

Muppets: Biff hangs up numbers under Salvador Dada’s paintings

Scene 2: David and Luis discover Oscar trying to start a junky snow blower. David suggests that Oscar should get it fixed, but Oscar refuses. Luis insists that they should give it a try, so Oscar lets Luis and David try to fix the snow blower.

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

Film: Shopping for soup ingredients

Scene 3: Luis and David are covered in soot and grease. They decide that Oscar’s snow blower is beyond repair, but Oscar wants them to keep going. When David points out how dirty he and Luis are, Oscar says, “Yeah, and you two have never looked better! You guys could always use a little extra dirt, anyway…”

Muppets: Bert sings at a meeting of “The National Association of W Lovers”

Cartoon: W is for Wash (speech balloon)

Cartoon: Wanda the Witch

Celebrity: Carol Burnett says, “Wow…Wanda the Witch is weird!”

Film: Kittens play together

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

Scene 4: Big Bird wants to show the viewer what snow looks like when it falls, but he realizes that it isn’t snowing at the moment. He ponders some ideas before settling on one that he knows will work…

Muppets: Cookie Monster shows Ernie his cookie counting machine

Film: The Mad Painter #11

Scene 5: Big Bird pours a box of soap flakes from the top of the arbor stairs. David approaches and chides him for taking his box of soap flakes that he uses for laundry.

Cartoon: The Fox and the Crow

Muppets: A group of Anything Muppet children decorate their clubhouse

Cartoon: Superman talks about the letter S

Scene 6: Big Bird finds a newspaper inside Hooper’s Store and plans to shred it to represent snow. Mr. Hooper comes by and tells him that he has to pay for it first. Since Big Bird doesn’t have enough money for a newspaper, he can’t have it.

Muppets: Grover demonstrates near and far

Cartoon: A wagoner gets across a clearing by building a bridge out of his ox-cart and converting is back again (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Scene 7: Big Bird is disappointed that he can’t show what it looks like when it’s snowing. As he sulks, it begins to snow. David and Mr. Hooper tell Big Bird to look up, but Big Bird is too depressed. When the adults finally tell him that it’s snowing, Big Bird is delighted and plays in the snow with the kids.

Film: “Noises”

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot and the “ET” family delivery (part 1)

Cartoon/Song: “A Lovely Eleven Morning” (animation by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Herbert and the “ET” delivery (part 2)

Film: George the Farmer shows near and far

Muppets: Herbert and the “ET” delivery (part 3)

Cartoon: W is for Wilhelmina

Film: A mother asks her son how a glass of milk was spilled on their table. The boy comes up with various reasons, until he confesses that he spilled it himself.

Muppets: Ernie makes a clay bust of Bert’s head, but runs out of clay for the nose. So he pulls off Bert’s nose and puts it on the bust!

Cartoon: Christopher Clumsy talks about shapes (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Cartoon: Sand W/w

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

Muppets: Sinister Sam is looking for Doc Holliday, but he finds the mailman and the firefighter before finding the doctor. When Sam says that he has an “itchy trigger finger,” he clarifies that his finger is really itchy and he wonders whether he should put some lotion on it.

Cartoon: A boy goes fishing, but only catches letters of the alphabet

Cartoon: 30 dots (one arrives too early)

Scene 8: Oscar tries repeatedly to start up his junky snow blower as Luis announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: Bob.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, Herbert Birdsfoot, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Here's the tenth and final outline in the snow-day arc (number 215 overall), featuring Big Bird, Oscar, Snuffy, the Count, Biff and Sully, Susan, Gordon, and David! Plus, Ernie and Bert play a pretending game, Don Music composes a silly song, and the Great Cookie Thief strikes again!

Sesame Street Old School Outline 215

Season 7: Snow day arc #10 – Snuffy’s footprints/Biff and Sully freeze Oscar’s pipes

Sponsors: W, X, 12

Scene 1: Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, and the kids walk in the freshly fallen snow. They count all the things on Sesame Street that are covered in snow: Luis’s workbench, Mr. Hooper’s newsstand, the tire swing in the arbor area, the steps of Susan and Gordon’s apartment, Oscar’s trashcan, and the mailbox. Then they all return to Big Bird’s nest.

Muppets: Don Music and Kermit compose “Drive, Drive, Drive Your Car” to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Cartoon: A bird brings her babies a giant number 12

Cartoon: Cowboy X (voice by Jean Shepherd)

Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert, and Shola talk about the letter X

Scene 2: Gordon, Susan, and David find unusual tracks in the snow. They follow the footprints, going right to Big Bird’s doors. David wonders if they could belong to Mr. Snuffleupagus, but Susan and Gordon assert that Mr. Snuffleupagus is imaginary. Gordon and Susan leave for the supermarket, but once they’re gone, David overhears Snuffy talking to Big Bird!

Cartoon: W for Wallpaper

Muppets/Song: Chris and the Alphabeats perform, “Exit”

Cartoon: W is for Worm

Film: A girl practices playing the piano until she’s a grown woman at a recital

Muppets: The Great Cookie Thief (featuring Cookie Monster)

Scene 3: The Count shows the kids a painting of five snowballs. Jay observes that the entire painting is white, to which the Count replies, “Yes, isn’t that marvelous?”

Cartoon: Two kids argue over a chair, until their dog suggests that they share it

Film/Song: “Families” (by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – X is for X-Ray

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s X prank

Film: The Alphabet Dancers make the letter X with their bodies

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

Cartoon: The letter X appears in a night sky

Cast/Song: Maria sings, “Three Whipped Cream Pies on the Wall,” accompanied by Bob, David and Luis. After pelting her musicians with pies, Maria gets hit with several cream pies from off-screen.

Cartoon: 12 Rocks (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Film: A trip to the chewing gum factory

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit and Joey recite the alphabet together

Scene 4: Oscar asks Biff and Sully to freeze his pipes in his trashcan. Biff is confused, since people usually ask him and Sully to unfreeze pipes. Oscar replies that he’s a Grouch, and that he wants his pipes frozen.

Cartoon/Song: “Magic Pig Calypso” (animation by Vince Collins)

Muppets: Caveman Days – Sherlock Hemlock invents the EXIT sign for King Ernie

Film: A crocodile (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 5: Gordon, David, and Susan overhear Oscar inside his can, barking orders at Biff and Sully to turn the heat off and to bring more blocks of ice into the parlor. Eventually, Oscar’s can freezes solid so that Oscar, Biff, and Sully can’t get out! Gordon runs to get a crowbar, while David gets an ice pick.

Cartoon: Brand X

Muppets: Ernie and Bert play a pretending game

Film/Song: “Somebody Come and Play” (by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: Poverty Pictures’ X segment

Scene 6: Biff, Sully, and Oscar have been rescued. The trashcan lid is mangled, but Oscar couldn’t be happier. Biff asks for a payment, so Oscar gives him a frozen stack of bills. Biff realizes that when it warms up, the bills will become soggy and worthless, which Oscar wants. But David points out that Biff could use a hair dryer to save the bills from ruin. Biff and Sully stroll off happily, while Oscar laments not having pulled a fast one on them.

Cartoon: Building a doghouse is easy if you have a ruler…

Cartoon: A polar bear finds the EXIT sign

Cast/Song: “Three of These Things” (kids dancing/reading)

Muppets: Super Grover helps a boy find the EXIT

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

Scene 7: Everyone plays in the snow as Big Bird and Snuffy announce the sponsors. SS sign still: Mr. Hooper. CTW sign still: Bob.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
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 Mr. Snuffleupagus, the Count, Biff, Sherlock Hemlock, AMs
Richard Hunt as Sully, Don Music, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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I do create my own, but I have a separate thread for it. I haven't had much activity in my thread, so I may as well get back on track pretty soon.


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 216 features Big Bird, Oscar, Biff, Gordon, Buffy, Bob, and Linda! Plus, Cookie Monster visits the library, Ernie gets thirsty at night, and Simon Soundman does the weather forecast.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 216

Season 10: Buffy and Oscar compare their young relatives’ lifestyles/Biff and Gordon try to fix Big Bird’s mailbox

Sponsors: Y, Z, 4

Insert: Olivia sings, “Move” with the kids

Cartoon: Kids narrate a letter Z drawing

Muppets: Ernie plays the drums while Bert gets the mail. When Bert knocks on the door, Ernie repeats Bert’s knocking rhythms on the drums without letting him in.

Film: Making a lost dog flyer

Cartoon: Peacock feather count 1-20

Muppets: Japanese Folk Tale – The Mystery of the Four Dragons

Transition: Hourglass animation

Scene 1: Oscar observes Buffy playing with Cody outside 123 Sesame Street. Oscar introduces them to his toddler nephew Timothy (played by Jerry Nelson), and Buffy compares Cody’s lifestyle to that of Timothy Grouch.

Cartoon: Sand Alphabet Y/y

Film: Y is for Yacht

Scene 2: Buffy brings Gordon, Bob, and Linda over to meet Timothy Grouch. Oscar doesn’t like all the attention his nephew is getting. However, he changes his tune when Timothy starts fussing incessantly and the adults can’t get him to settle down. Oscar is delighted that Timothy “whines just like a rotten Grouch baby should!”

Cartoon: Poverty Z

Film: Pizza is made (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School – Crossing the Street

Cartoon: A female head is drawn as its voiceover lists its parts, ending with earrings that “do nothing”…and then promptly wiggle around (animation by James Rizzi)

Cartoon: Two hikers climb up a letter Z

Scene 3: Big Bird opens up his mailbox, which falls off its post and onto the ground. Biff and Gordon come by, having heard the crash, and Biff offers to fix the dented mailbox with his hammer. Big Bird doesn’t know what a hammer does, so Gordon and Biff demonstrate by hammering a nail on a wooden plank. Big Bird gives the mailbox to Biff who goes off to repair it.

Cartoon: Spanish Y words

Film: The crosswalk light says, “WALK.”

Cartoon: Cars WALK

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #4

Muppets: Cookie Monster goes to the library and asks for cookies

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #4

Scene 4: Biff returns with the mailbox, and Big Bird asks how he fixed it. Biff used his hammer to remove the dents, and now it’s ready to put back on the post. However, when Biff and Gordon hammer the mailbox to the post, the entire post and mailbox fall over with one blow!

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – Z is for Zoo

Muppets/Song: “The Zizzy Zoomers”

Cartoon: Animals walk

Film: Baby eagles are fed

Muppets: Lefty the Salesman sells Ernie a painting of four elephants, which are just elephant-shaped spaces in between the branches of a tree. Afterwards, Ernie tries to trick Bert with the painting, but Bert instantly notices the elephants to Ernie’s disappointment.

Film: The Mad Painter #4

Cartoon: A boy figures out how to push a large dollhouse through a door

Film: A teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon

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

Scene 5: Linda signs the numbers 1-10 as Bob recites them. When Big Bird learns about this, he asks Linda to sign the number 88,227,693. When Bob translates Big Bird’s request to Linda, she gives them an incredulous look.

Cartoon: Four fire trucks, telephones, ships, and men file into a large machine that produces 4s.

Celebrity: Bill Cosby counts four kids, but one keeps hiding behind him

Muppets: At night, Ernie loudly drinks an imaginary glass of water to quench his thirst. An irritated Bert tells him to get a real glass of water. Afterwards, Ernie feels hungry so he noisily eats an imaginary peanut butter sandwich.

Cartoon: Z words – zip, zoom, zig, zag, zany, and zoo…

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

Cartoon: Today’s secret drawing is a camel (voiceover by Gary Owens)

Scene 6: Buffy and Gordon play with the kids. The camera cuts to Bob and Linda standing outside Hooper’s Store, and they announce the sponsors in English and sign language. SS sign still: the Count. CTW sign still: Maria.

Linda Bove as Linda
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Buffy Saint-Marie Wolfchild as Buffy
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Lefty the Salesman, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, Little Jerry, Simon Soundman, AMs
Matt Robinson as Roosevelt Franklin (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 217 features Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grover, Maria, Luis, and Mr. Ortiz! Plus, Kermit counts six Twiddlebugs, Guy Smiley honors an oak tree's life, and Ernie speaks too quickly for Bert to understand him.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 217

Season 9: Mr. Ortiz and Maria run Mr. Hooper’s Store for the day

Sponsors: A, D, 6

Scene 1: Maria and Luis go to Hooper’s Store for some coffee, but Mr. Hooper isn’t there. Mr. Ortiz is running the store because Mr. Hooper is sick and David is visiting his grandmother. Mr. Ortiz is uncertain about how things will go because his English isn’t very good. He asks if Luis can help, but Luis reminds him that he has to open the Fix-It Shop. Mr. Ortiz asks Maria if she could help because she knows English and Spanish. Maria agrees and starts making coffee for Luis.

Muppets: Two Anything Muppet children have a conversation using letters of the alphabet

Film: A turtle swims in a tank (music by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Ernie meets Bert’s brother Bart

Cartoon: The D Commercial

Scene 2: Super Grover crash-lands into Hooper’s Store and offers to help Mr. Ortiz find someone to help out. Mr. Ortiz tries to tell him that somebody is already helping, but Super Grover brings in several kids to help. Maria comes out from the back of the store, and Mr. Ortiz tells Grover that Maria is already helping out. Super Grover is disappointed that he didn’t help the situation, but Mr. Ortiz points out that Grover found several kids to serve food to.

Film: Counting vintage automobiles

Muppets: The Yip-Yip Martians discover a telephone

Cartoon: The Noble Ostrich (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Scene 3: Luis plays “Here Are Some Things” with the kids, using three apples and an egg.

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets perform, “No Matter How You Count Them”

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #6

Cartoon: Two men tour a building filled with “D” objects

Film: The doll factory

Muppets: Cookie Monster finds a green Chrome-a-key cloth with the numbers 1-20. At the end, he finds Kermit inside the cloth!

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – D is for Daisy

Cast: David, Bob, Maria, and Luis play knights who search for a round table, but only come across a square and a rectangular table

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Six Snails (by Bud Luckey)

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

Scene 4: Big Bird goes to Hooper’s Store, but becomes worried when he learns that Mr. Hooper isn’t there to make his birdseed milkshake. Maria asks Big Bird to remember how Mr. Hooper makes it, and as Big Bird lists each step, Maria translates to Mr. Ortiz who prepares the milkshake. Big Bird tastes it and is pleased with the results.

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

Muppets: The Amazing Mumford talks about surprise (Herry Monster cameo)

Cartoon: A hand draws a guitarist serenading a maiden

Film/Song: “Alone Song” (by Sam Pottle)

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit tries to interview the Three Pigs, but the Count ruins it by counting them and causing thunder, forcing the pigs to stay inside their house. Then Kermit goes next door to interview the Seven Dwarves, but the Count starts counting them before Kermit can get a word in…

Cartoon: A is for Ape (speech balloon)

Cartoon: An ape escapes from an “A” train and goes to a birthday party

Scene 5: Cookie Monster comes in for some cookies. Mr. Ortiz teaches him how to count cookies in Spanish. After eating the cookies, Cookie Monster asks how to say “zero cookies” in Spanish.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #6 (Spanish version)

Cartoon: A man presents the alligator, which starts with the letter A

Film: George the Farmer shows near and far

Muppets: Ernie rushes over to Bert, speaking rapidly. Bert tells him to speak slower, and Ernie reveals that Bert’s bread is burning in the oven. Then Bert starts speaking rapidly, just like Ernie was before!

Film/Song: Henson #6

Cartoon: A boy builds a lock house, but a girl builds a Victorian house next to him!

Cartoon: Sand A/a

Scene 6: Bert comes in and orders a bowl of plain oatmeal. Maria and Mr. Ortiz ask him if he’d like to try some other foods with his oatmeal, and Bert hesitantly agrees. Maria gets some brown sugar, and Mr. Ortiz gets some honey. Bert tries them separately, and enjoys them so much that he decides to eat only the brown sugar and honey, forgetting about the oatmeal!

Film: Things that start with the letter D

Muppets: Kermit counts six Twiddlebugs

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

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “Here Is Your Life” in honor of an oak tree

Scene 7: Mr. Ortiz closes up the store and thanks Maria for her help. He says that she is welcome to help him out at Hooper’s anytime. To thank her, Mr. Ortiz treats Maria to a traditional Spanish dinner at his apartment. As they walk home, Bert and Luis announce the sponsors in English and Spanish. SS sign still: Susan. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird
***Special guest star: Norberto Kerner as Mr. Ortiz

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, the Amazing Mumford, Herry Monster, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 218 features Big Bird, Snuffy, Herry, David, Luis, and Gordon! Plus, Maria narrates "The King's Picnic," Mr. Johnson gets picky over a sandwich, and Ernie and Bert play the drums together.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 218

Season 8: Herry Monster tries to be careful all day/Big Bird and Snuffy make paintings of each other

Sponsors: F, Q, 7

Scene 1: Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus complete their paintings of each other and admire them. Big Bird leaves to show his painting to Luis and Gordon to prove Snuffy’s existence, but Snuffy leaves with his own painting to show his mommy. When Big Bird and the adults return, Snuffy and his painting are gone. Luis snidely compliments Big Bird’s painting of “your imaginary friend.”

Cartoon: A cloud blows things with an “F” sound

Muppets: Ernie over-prepares for his trip to Hooper’s Store. He brings an umbrella, sunglasses and suntan lotion, a flashlight, and winter clothing for all possible weather scenarios.

Cartoon: Two aliens admire an “AMOR” monolith

Film: A dolphin walks backwards on water

Cartoon: Frances Fairy names several “F” words

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

Cartoon: A man counts seven bubbles

Scene 2: Luis and the kids spell the word “amor” and discuss its importance.

Muppets: Cookie Monster presents the word “AMOR”

Cartoon: A man finds “love” in different ways

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

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit and Trey talk about the letter Q

Film: A girl and her dad take a bus trip around town

Muppets: Farley uses his imagination (Herry Monster cameo)

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

Scene 3: Big Bird is attempting to fly. Gordon tells him that some birds remain flightless, no matter how hard they try. Big Bird is discouraged, but Gordon reminds him that there are many things that he can do that other birds can’t. Big Bird becomes proud of his ability to draw, ride a unicycle, and say the alphabet while spinning in circles. His attempt to do the latter results in an off-screen crash.

Film: Birds on land

Muppets: Waiter Grover serves a sandwich, but Mr. Johnson points out that it’s missing several items from the picture on the menu. After repeated attempts, Grover finally gets it right…but Mr. Johnson’s lunch hour is over! Grover throws a fit in the kitchen.

Film: The Mad Painter #7

Cartoon: The alphabet appears in an animated box

Scene 4: While entering the Fix-It Shop, Herry Monster trips and knocks over some boxes. Luis and Gordon help him up and say that he should be more careful. Herry resolves to be less clumsy and avoid causing damage in the neighborhood.

Cartoon/Song: Willie Wimple litters

Muppets: Lefty and his boss steal the Golden AN

Film: F for Field

Cartoon: Filbert’s Flea Circus

Cartoon: “AT” words (cat, rat, hat, bat, splat, etc.)

Muppets: Ernie and Bert play the drums together

Cartoon: Sand F/f

Scene 5: Herry Monster tiptoes over to Hooper’s Store. David asks why he’s moving so slowly, and Herry explains that he’s trying to be more careful and not break anything. David commends him, and Herry asks for a glass of milk. David pours it, turns around, and accidentally spills the glass of milk onto the counter!

Muppets/Song: Chris and the Alphabeats perform, “Count It Higher”

Cartoon: Q is for Quiet (tree chopping)

Cartoon: Two arms hug the word “Love”

Film: Several people help a man whose car is stuck in the mud

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and John-John talk about love, and count one penny

Scene 6: Big Bird is struggling to carry two large bags of birdseed. Herry asks if he’d like some help, and Big Bird agrees. Herry takes one bag, while Big Bird takes the other. They cooperate to move the bags to Big Bird’s door. Big Bird is proud of Herry for not dropping the bag or making a mess.

Film: A prairie dog

Cartoon: Hypnotic rainbow Q

Film/Song: Henson #7

Cartoon: Two men discuss the letter Q

Scene 7: Herry Monster has made it through the whole day without being clumsy or overly strong. As Herry leaves, he gives Gordon a bone-crushing hug, and slaps Luis’s back so hard that he falls over. Gordon: “Well, it was good while it lasted…” David announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Grover. CTW sign still: David.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Lefty, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Mr. Johnson, Farley, AMs
Christopher Cerf as Chris (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs