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Number 228 features Big Bird, Oscar, Mumford, the Count, Susan, and Gordon! Plus, Grover helps five people into an elevator, Ernie has an important note for Bert, and Bob and Maria sing, "Three of These Things."

Sesame Street Old School Outline 228

Season 6: Mumford’s rhyming trick/The Count counts Big Bird’s toys

Sponsors: E, F, 5

Scene 1: The Amazing Mumford presents a rhyming trick for Susan, Gordon, and the kids. He changes the first letter of the word “MET” into “NET,” and a large net falls onto Susan. Then Mumford changes the word to “WET,” and the “W” sprays water in Gordon’s face.

Muppets: Ernie and Bert share peanut butter and bread

Cartoon: F is for Football (animation by John and Faith Hubley)

Cartoon: Five houses

Scene 2: Oscar has heard about Mumford’s trick and wants to see it. Susan and Gordon brace themselves for the worst, but when Mumford changes the word “WET” into “PET,” the adults find themselves surrounded by puppies. They call the kids over to play with the puppies, and Oscar sinks into his can in disgust.

Cartoon: E is for Erase

Cartoon: E is for Elephant and Elk

Film: Giraffes on the plain

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit and Trey talk about how to get from one place to another

Film/Song: Five Onstage Dancers

Scene 3: Susan and the kids count objects in groups of five.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #5

Muppets/Song: Grover sings, “Over, Under, Around, and Through”

Cartoon: A cloud blows things with the sound of the letter F

Film: A scuba diver shows in, on, under, around and through

Cartoon: Country Fiddler – Funny Farm #5 (by Bud Luckey)

Muppets: Ernie can’t find an important note that he wrote for Bert. He proceeds to ransack the apartment in an attempt to find it, to Bert’s frustration. When Ernie finally finds the note, Bert reads it: “Dear Bert…it’s your turn to clean the apartment today. Love, Ernie.”

Scene 4: Big Bird needs help counting his toys. The Count arrives and helps Big Bird count a fire truck, a toy airplane, a rubber ball, and a teddy bear. Big Bird realizes that he’s forgotten to bring his bag of marbles. To the Count’s astonishment and joy, Big Bird pulls out a large bag of marbles. As the Count excitedly begins to count, Big Bird realizes that this might take a while…

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts the “Dialing for Prizes Movie” game and gives Mr. Lucky a group of monsters as his prize

Film: George the Farmer shows over and under with a bottle and a ladder

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

Cast/Song: Bob and Maria (dressed as spies) play “Three of These Things” with tools and a tricycle

Cartoon: F is for Frog and Fly (animation by Jeff Hale)

Film: George the Farmer shows through by putting his head through a barrel stave. He also walks through a barn.

Muppets: Kermit and Tracy count five fingers

Cartoon/Song: “1-2-3-4-5”

Scene 5: The Count has finished counting the marbles, but Big Bird has fallen asleep.

Cartoon: Adding five ladybugs and five lizards

Muppets: Ernie and Cookie Monster sort cookies by size and pattern. Cookie shows Ernie the best method of cookie matching: eating everything so that everything becomes crumbs.

Film/Song: “Riding on the Train”

Cartoon: E is for Egg (speech balloon)

Muppets: Lefty recites the alphabet to his boss

Film: A starfish

Cartoon: A man gives a lecture about the words “enter” and “exit,” but his friend Roy repeatedly disrupts the lecture by walking through the entrance and exit doors.

Cast: Luis looks for the EXIT in a brick room

Cartoon: E is for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg

Cartoon: A mouse opens a door and shrieks when she sees a giant letter E behind it (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Muppets: Grover’s elevator can only hold five people (cameos by Simon Soundman and Farley)

Cartoon: 30 dots (perfect take)

Scene 6: Oscar asks Mumford to do his rhyming trick again. Mumford decides to use “FLASH” as his starting word, and changes it into “SASH,” “CASH” (a one-dollar bill appears), and finally “TRASH!” Oscar expects a pile of trash to appear, but nothing happens. As Oscar and Mumford look around in confusion, the camera cuts to the arbor area where Gordon and Susan’s lunch table has been covered with crumpled newspaper, tin cans, smelly fish, and leftover produce. The adults cover their faces in dismay as Big Bird sleepily announces the sponsors in voiceover. SS sign still: David and Maria. CTW sign still: Mr. Hooper, the Count, and Susan.

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, Lefty, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, the Amazing Mumford, Simon Soundman, Farley, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 229 features Big Bird, Oscar, Grover, Cookie Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Biff, Sully, Bob, David, and Buffy! Plus, the Anything Muppets sing "There's a Hole in the Bucket" and Ernie shows "through" with Bert and Beautiful Day Monster.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 229

Season 7: Grover works at Hooper’s Store/Cookie Monster’s paintings

Sponsors: K, Z, 9

Scene 1: Mr. Snuffleupagus walks down Sesame Street, going unnoticed by David, Bob, Buffy, and Oscar. He arrives at Big Bird’s nest for a play-date and walks through the construction doors, still unseen by the locals. Big Bird greets him and they start their play-date.

Cartoon: K is for Key (speech balloon)

Muppets: Three witches cooperate to make…chicken soup!

Cartoon: K is for Karate

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

Film: Elephants in the zoo

Muppets: Ernie plays a rhyming game with a reluctant Bert

Film/Song: Joe Raposo sings, “Little Things.”

Scene 2: David tells Bob and Buffy that he’s hired a new server at Hooper’s Store…it turns out to be Grover! Despite his desire to do his job well, Grover messes up Bob’s and Buffy’s orders.

Cartoon: Bumble Ardy #9 (animation by Maurice Sendak)

Cartoon: Kids narrate a drawing of the letter Z

Muppets/Song: “There’s a Hole in the Bucket”

Film: The Mad Painter #9

Cast: Susan and Luis play factory workers, stacking and counting sacks on an assembly line

Cartoon: Z is for Zebra and Zoo

Film: Kids use colored shape cutouts to make a train

Scene 3: Biff and Sully stop by Hooper’s for lunch. Biff orders two sandwiches for himself and Sully, and lists out a very specific and complicated order. Grover struggles to remember it, but David shows him how to use rhymes to get the order right. Grover ultimately remembers the specifics of the order; however, he brings out two bowls of soup instead of two sandwiches!

Cartoon: “AT” words (Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat)

Film: Slide puzzle – boy

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

Muppets: Kermit and Don Music write, “Mary Had a Bicycle.”

Cartoon: Flying Z in space

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #9

Scene 4: Oscar and the kids talk about getting dirty (playing in the sandbox, making mud puddles, etc.). Bob walks by whistling cheerfully and greets everyone. When Oscar asks why Bob is acting so cheerful, Bob tells him that he just took a shower, the thought of which makes Oscar recoil. Then the kids talk about how much they love bath time, which infuriates Oscar even more.

Film: Hamburger bun factory

Muppets: The Count’s bats go on strike

Cartoon: K is for Kangaroo (voiced by Gary Owens)

Cartoon: A boy shows why his dog’s name is Happy

Muppets: Ernie and Bert show “through” by having Beautiful Day Monster run through a hoop

Film: A termite colony

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

Scene 5: Cookie Monster shows Bob some newly finished paintings of cookies. Bob thinks that the paintings are simply of a circle, a square and a triangle. Cookie argues, “No, Bob! These are paintings of ginger snap, butter cookie, and HALF a butter cookie!” Cookie asks Bob if the paintings are good, and Bob chomps the corner of each painting, to Cookie’s shock. Bob: “Sure, they’re good…but I’ve tasted better!” Cookie: “Oh brother…everybody’s a critic!”

Cartoon: Batman shows up, around, and through

Muppets: The Magic Painting Lady shows her “through” painting (Grover cameo)

Cartoon: K is for Kite

Cartoon: The Old Woman Who Lived in a Nine

Muppets: Ernie’s cookies are missing, and Sherlock Hemlock discovers that Cookie Monster has eaten them.

Scene 6: Buffy and the kids see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter K with his airplane.

Cartoon: K is for ketchup, keyhole, and kitten

Cartoon: A male chorus sings about zoo animals, to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Scene 7: David, Buffy, and the kids play touch football in the arbor area courtyard as Buffy announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Big Bird. CTW sign still: Luis and Susan.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Buffy Sainte-Marie as Buffy
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Grover, Bert, Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, Mr. Snuffleupagus, the Count, Sherlock Hemlock, AMs
Richard Hunt as Don Music, Sully, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 230 features Big Bird, Oscar, the Count, Mr. Hooper, Maria, and David! Plus, Guy Smiley hosts "Here is Your Life," Cookie Monster portrays Casey McPhee, and Grover assists the Amazing Mumford.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 230

Season 8: Mr. Hooper studies

Sponsors: D, G, 8

Scene 1: Maria finishes fixing a bike and notices that she’s covered in grease. She walks to her apartment to clean up…but Oscar notices her and begins smooth-talking her, smitten with her messy looks. Maria finally gets a word in and says that she intends to take a shower. Oscar groans in dismay, but Maria pleases him by offering her greasy kerchief as a gift.

Film: You can clean almost anything!

Muppets: Waiter Grover serves a bowl of soup to Mr. Johnson, but can’t figure out that he left out the spoon.

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – D is for Daisy

Film: Otters in the zoo

Cartoon: Two men (one named Dudley) talk about the letter D

Cartoon: Sand D/d

Muppet/Kid Moment: Mr. Snuffleupagus and Joey recite the alphabet

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

Muppets: Ernie and Bert argue over appliances and end up blowing a fuse

Film: Animals fight (music by Joe Raposo)

Cast: Big Bird and David swap beds, and realize that they’re not comfortable. For David, a bed is better; for Big Bird, a nest is better.

Cartoon: A postal worker tells the viewer what the post office is for (animation by Cliff Roberts)

Cartoon: Indian guru counts to 20 (produced by Ken Snyder; repeated in Spanish)

Scene 2: Maria and Mr. Hooper count gumballs in English and Spanish.

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

Cartoon: G is for Goat and Grass

Film: Preparing for a “Cinco De Mayo” celebration

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

Cartoon: G is for Giggle (voiced by Allen Swift)

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews the miller’s daughter in a sendup of “Rumpelstiltskin”

Film/Song: “Sunrise, Sunset”

Scene 3: Mr. Hooper takes a book outside to study for a night school exam. The Count approaches him and asks what he’s studying. Mr. Hooper says that he’s studying math, which delights the Count. The Count begins searching for all the numbers on each page, and then starts counting each page, and all the chapters, and all the words on the pages…

Cartoon: Kids narrate a letter G drawing

Muppets: Grover’s “G” lecture

Scene 4: The Count is still counting things in Mr. Hooper’s book, when Maria passes by with a box of packing peanuts. The Count leaves to count the packing peanuts, giving Mr. Hooper some relief…until he hears Oscar practicing his trumpet!

Cartoon/Song: “Daddy Dear”

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “D” trick

Film: The Mad Painter #8

Scene 5: Mr. Hooper has put on earmuffs so that he won’t get distracted while studying. Big Bird walks by, looking for Mr. Hooper. He tries to get his attention by calling his name (and mispronouncing it as usual), but to no avail. Big Bird finally taps Mr. Hooper on the shoulder, and Mr. Hooper falls out of his chair in alarm. Mr. Hooper: “BIG BIRD! You scared me half to death. I’m trying to study!” Big Bird: “Oh! I’m sorry Mr. Looper, but I have a really important question for you…what are you doing on the floor? Shouldn’t you be studying?”

Muppets: Ernie orders a complicated ice cream cone from the ice cream cone man (Fat Blue Muppet played by Jerry Nelson)

Cartoon: G is for Glue (animation by John and Faith Hubley)

Film/Song: Henson #8

Muppets: The Amazing Mumford demonstrates his levitation trick with Grover as his assistant. After Mumford leaves, Grover tries to do the trick with Herry Monster, but the trick fails and Herry falls.

Film: A talking tree tells a boy about the difference between here and there, near and far, and close and next to.

Cartoon: A troll draws different faces on herself in front of a mirror

Film: A man and some children observe the life along the river

Muppets: A cowboy counts to 10 with another voice echoing the numbers in Spanish

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

Scene 6: Maria lies down on a large sheet of paper while the kids trace around her body with crayons. Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors in voiceover. SS sign still: Susan. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, the Amazing Mumford, Herry Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Mr. Johnson, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 231 features Big Bird, Snuffy, Susan, and Gordon! Plus, the Yip-Yips discover a telephone, Ernie disguises himself to fool Bert, and Roosevelt Franklin plays headball!

Sesame Street Old School Outline 231

Season 10: Big Bird, Susan, and Gordon cooperate to grow a flower

Sponsors: H, T, 3

Insert: David and Olivia sing, “It Feel Good When You Sing a Song”

Film: Kids dancing

Cartoon: Elephants make H’s come out of their trunks

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Headball – Counting to 10

Cartoon: Howard and Harold think of H words

Cartoon: Sand H/h

Film/Song: “Three Is My Favorite Number” (by Joe Raposo)

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

Scene 1: Big Bird shows Susan and Gordon a packet of seeds that his Granny Bird sent to him. Susan says that those are flower seeds, and explains how flowers grow when potted, watered, and exposed to sunlight. She and Gordon agree to help Big Bird take care of the flower.

Cartoon: A girl shows how good she is at drawing buildings

Muppets: Cookie Monster and Herry fight over a bicycle. Kermit convinces them to share it…so the monsters proceed to eat the bicycle together!

Cartoon: T is for Train (speech balloon)

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

Cartoon: Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool

Film: A Southern auctioneer at work

Scene 2: Gordon and Big Bird have put the flower into a pot with dirt. Gordon leaves to fill a watering can and asks Big Bird to watch the flower. While he’s gone, Mr. Snuffleupagus comes to Big Bird’s nest and waters the plant with his snuffle. After he leaves, Gordon returns and asks Big Bird how the flower got watered…and when Big Bird explains what Snuffy did, Gordon doesn’t believe him.

Muppets: Bert’s TV keeps repeating the sound of the letter H. Ernie fixes the TV by pulling “H” items out of the set (hat, hamburger, hamster, hammer…) to Bert’s surprise. When Ernie turns the TV on, it ends up repeating the sound of the letter I!

Film: Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack

Cartoon: A mad scientist shows off his capital H

Muppets: Grover the salesman tries to sell earmuffs to Kermit

Cartoon: A horse buys three cups of coffee…for the three men inside its costume!

Muppets: The Yip-Yip Martians find a telephone

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #3

Scene 3: Susan sees Big Bird opening a bottle of sunscreen. Big Bird says that it’s for his flower, which might get sunburned. Susan explains that plants need light to grow, and therefore they don’t need sunscreen.

Film/Song: Henson #3

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

Muppets: The Two-Headed Monster uses a toothbrush

Film: T is for Toes

Cartoon: A man walks into an “IN”

Cartoon: Only one of the two footprints can belong

Insert: Maria and Bert imagine themselves flying in an airplane together

Muppets: Grover the elevator operator shows “in” and “out” by making his annoyed passengers walk in and out of the elevator

Film: Apples grow on a tree

Cartoon: A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone – then he eats the phone booth!

Cartoon: T is for Telephone (Spanish voiceover)

Muppets/Cast: Bob sings, “The People in Your Neighborhood” with a hot dog vendor and a moving man

Muppets: Biff asks Sully to recite the alphabet, but he does it himself before Sully gets a chance

Cartoon: T is for Television

Film: Flamingos (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: 30 dots (one keeps turning red)

Muppets: Ernie tries to fool Bert with a disguise kit

Scene 4: Big Bird notices that his plant has grown into a sunflower! Gordon and Susan admire the flower and commend Big Bird for his hard work. Susan asks him if he’d like to plant any more sunflowers, but Big Bird confesses that he tasted a seed and liked it so much that he ate the rest! As the adults sigh, Big Bird decides to ask Granny Bird to send him some more sunflower seeds. Mr. Snuffleupagus announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Luis. CTW sign still: Maria.

Northern Calloway as David
Loretta Long as Susan
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, Herry Monster, Sherlock Hemlock, Biff, the Two-Headed Monster, AMs
Richard Hunt as the Two-Headed Monster, Sully, 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 232 features Big Bird, Oscar, Herry, Snuffy, Gladys, Fred the Wonder Horse, Olivia, Bob, and Luis! Plus Ernie forgets something after his bath and Lord Chatterly's "R" lecture goes awry.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 232

Season 9: Bob misses seeing Mr. Snuffleupagus/Big Bird’s interruption lecture

Sponsors: A, R, 7

Scene 1: Olivia walks out of her apartment and greets Big Bird, Gladys the Cow, and Fred the Wonder Horse. She wonders what it would be like if she were an animal instead of a person, and proceeds to imagine herself as a bird, a cow, and a horse. Big Bird, Gladys, and Fred snap her back to reality; and when Olivia tells them what she was thinking about, the animals argue over whether Olivia would be better as a bird, a cow, or a horse!

Cartoon: There’s a zoo in me!

Film: Kids narrate a film about water

Muppets: Ernie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box it should go in

Cartoon: A man shows off his invention: the A-box!

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “A” trick

Cartoon: A conductor asks for an A, and a giant “A” falls from above

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #7

Scene 2: Mr. Snuffleupagus resolves to meet one of the adults. Inside the Fix-It Shop, Luis gives Bob some eye drops that will make his eyes blurry for a few minutes but will clear his vision later. After Luis goes into the back of the shop to do some more work, Mr. Snuffleupagus walks past the Fix-It Shop to find one of the adults, but Bob is unable to see the giant creature. Snuffy laments that he’s been missed again…

Cartoon: What kind of print does a hand make?

Film/Song: “I’m Not a Baby Anymore”

Cartoon: A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Hickory Dickory Dock: Kermit interviews various animals while waiting for the mouse to run up the clock. A horse arrives to fill in for the mouse and ends up destroying the clock.

Film: A baker draws a kitchen and utensils to make a birthday cake

Muppets: Ernie shows Bert his R collection

Cartoon: Three men in boxes sound out the word “RUN”

Film: Animals and their homes

Scene 3: Oscar gathers Luis, Olivia, Bob, and the kids to show another one of his home movies. As usual, the screen is blank but a wide variety of sounds are heard. Oscar asks them to identify each sound: a hose spraying water, a squeaky wagon, and a jackhammer. The final sound is a long silence followed by a loud trumpet blast and the shouts of angry neighbors. When everyone realizes what the sound is, Oscar reveals that he recorded it at 1:00 in the morning when he played his trumpet and woke everybody up!

Cartoon: A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor

Film: The Mad Painter #7

Cartoon: A wizard conjures up R items for a boy

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – R is for Rope

Film: A girl needs HELP getting on a horse

Cartoon: A boy imagines being in the jungle when he sleeps (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Muppets: Lord Chatterly’s Alphabet Chat – R

Cartoon: One of these footprints doesn’t belong here (three big feet and one small foot)

Film: Letter R hoist

Cartoon: The whole world needs water (todo el mundo necesita agua)

Scene 4: Big Bird starts a lecture about what it means to be interrupted, but Bob, Herry Monster, and Olivia disrupt his lecture by asking him for help (or in Herry’s case, identifying the capital of Missouri). After Big Bird vents his frustration, the others realize that they’ve inadvertently helped Big Bird with his lecture.

Muppets: Ernie tries to remember something that he forgot to do after his bath. Bert asks if he washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water, and the apartment floods!

Cartoon: A is for Agua (speech balloon)

Cast: Bob, Gordon, Susan, and Luis need help pushing a large chair

Film: A boy has too many ice cream cones in his hands, and yells for HELP! Some kids arrive and eat the extras

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

Cartoon: A is for Ape (speech balloon)

Cartoon: A is for Acrobats

Film/Song: Henson #7

Muppets: The Count and Cookie Monster cooperate while counting and eating seven cookies

Cartoon: At night, a group of mice describe a scary monster that looks like an elephant. Once revealed, the elephant becomes frightened of the mice!

Scene 5: Luis and the kids play basketball in front of Big Bird’s construction doors as Olivia announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Gordon. CTW sign still: Susan.

Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, Herry Monster, Fred the Wonder Horse, the Count, Lord Chatterly, AMs
Richard Hunt as Gladys the Cow, AMs
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
Hello - just wondering, for the 'before' and 'after' films in this episode, do you really mean 'beginning' and 'end' (like kids waiting in line at a movie theater, a boy getting a haircut, and a man eating a hot dog)? Just wondering. Thanks.


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Hello - just wondering, for the 'before' and 'after' films in this episode, do you really mean 'beginning' and 'end' (like kids waiting in line at a movie theater, a boy getting a haircut, and a man eating a hot dog)? Just wondering. Thanks.
Yep, that's what I meant. Thanks for asking!


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Number 233 features Big Bird, Oscar, the Count, Rodeo Rosie, Simon Soundman, Mr. Hooper, David, Susan, and Bob! Plus, Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Part," Ernie and Bert go to the beach, and Cookie Monster makes a sandwich.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 233

Season 8: The Count counts emotions/Big Bird pretends to be a tree and a cactus

Sponsors: C, J, 6

Scene 1: The Count greets the viewer and says that today he will count people who are angry. But no one (David, Mr. Hooper, or Big Bird) has time to talk to him. The Count realizes that he will count one person who is angry…himself!

Muppets: Ernie locks Bert out of the apartment. While he’s locked out, Bert wonders what Ernie’s doing, and begins to feel worried, sad, and angry. Then Ernie lets Bert in for a surprise party! Cameos by Herbert Birdsfoot, Grover, Guy Smiley, Sherlock Hemlock, Roosevelt Franklin, Prairie Dawn, and the Mailman.

Cartoon: C is for Candle

Cartoon: C is for Carrot

Film: Apes play at the zoo

Scene 2: Now the Count plans to count how many people are feeling sad, but Bob and Susan are both in a great mood. Even Oscar is happy because he’s procured some new trash from the dump. The Count begins to sob, and suddenly realizes that he can still achieve his goal…he’ll count himself again!

Film: A construction worker shouts “Timber” and a tree falls to the ground. Then the tree bounces back up! (Part 1)

Cartoon: Sand J/j

Cartoon/Song: The J Family Jamboree

Film: The construction worker shouts “Timber” and a match hits the ground. (Part 2)

Scene 3: The Count has decided not to count any more emotions today. However, Bob and Susan call him over for a surprise…all of the Count’s friends have gotten gifts for him! Then the Count realizes that he can count all the happy people on Sesame Street…starting with himself!

Cartoon: A boy demonstrates why his dog’s name is Happy

Cartoon: I’m six years old today (animation by Jim Simon)

Film: A girl and her father ride the bus around town

Muppets: Grover asks Frazzle how his day has been, and Frazzle replies with growls to show how he felt.

Cartoon: Simple Simon meets some animals that have their body parts switched around (animation by Jeff Hale)

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “What’s My Part” with Mr. Foot as the guest and Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic and Professor Hastings as panelists

Film: J’s appear in a junkyard

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy – J is for Jump

Scene 4: David and the kids pretend to be various modes of transportation (car, train, airplane, and motorcycle) while Simon Soundman provides the sounds.

Film/Song: Henson #6

Muppets: Ernie and Bert meet Tough Eddie at the beach

Cartoon: A man gets a letter C in the mail

Cartoon: A hammer slowly pounds a nail into the ground

Film: Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)

Insert: The Count and the Little Theatre of the Deaf count to 12 while signing the numbers

Cartoon: A boy talks about his various moods (animation by Bob Kurtz)

Film/Song: “The Chicken or the Egg” (by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Kermit the Frog gives a lecture about feet

Cartoon: Alphabet Egg Chant

Muppet/Kid Moment: Herry Monster and John-John count to 20

Film: A showcase of J words

Scene 5: Big Bird pretends to be a tree. Mr. Hooper, Susan, and Bob don’t think he makes a convincing tree at all, so Big Bird decides to be a cactus. The adults pass off his imitation as ridiculous, until Rodeo Rosie lassoes him! Rosie: “Sorry, partner! I thought you were a real cactus there for a minute!” Bob tells Rosie that cacti are green, so Rosie goes to find a cactus.

Film: This is the desert

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #6

Muppets/Song: In an elevator, a barbershop quartet sings about counting to 10 as they go up and down ten floors

Cartoon: C is for Canary

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

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #6 (Spanish version)

Muppets: An Anything Muppet girl teaches Cookie Monster how to make an egg sandwich. Cookie gets all the ingredients and consumes them one by one!

Film: A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant

Scene 6: Oscar is just minding his own business when he gets lassoed by Rodeo Rosie! When Oscar yells at her, Rosie defends herself by noting his fur color: “Well you’re green, just like a cactus!” Oscar: “Yeah, and I’m prickly like one too!” As Oscar lays into Rosie, David announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Susan. CTW sign still: the Count.

Northern Calloway as David
Loretta Long as Susan
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird, Oscar, and Bennett Snerf

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Professor Hastings, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Simon Soundman, Rodeo Rosie, Herry Monster, Frazzle, Tough Eddie, Mr. Foot, AMs
Fran Brill as Arlene Frantic, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit the Frog, AMs


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Number 234 is a rare Season 3 outline featuring Big Bird, Oscar, Farley, the Mudman, Maria, Gordon, Tom, and Rafael! Plus, Kermit talks about the importance of hair, Harvey Kneeslapper's practical joke backfires, and Ernie digs for treasure inside his own apartment!

Sesame Street Old School Outline 234

Season 3: Farley and Big Bird demonstrate big and little/The Mudman delivers mud to Oscar

Sponsors: M, X, 3

Scene 1: Big Bird and Farley show “big” and “little.” Then Big Bird holds a little box while Farley holds a big box and collapses afterward.

Cartoon/Song: “That’s About the Size of It”

Film: George the Farmer shows big and little

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover tell a story with M words

Scene 2: Rafael and Gordon are trying to retrieve a small jack from underneath the carriage house staircase. However, none of them are successful because their hands are too big. Tom tries to get it, but while his hand is a bit smaller, it’s still too big. Maria volunteers to help, and her smaller hand fits perfectly underneath the stairs. She gets the jack, and they thank her for her help.

Muppets: Bert shows Ernie his bottle cap collection

Film/Song: Henson #3

Cartoon: A boy goes fishing, but only catches letters of the alphabet…so he uses the letters to cook alphabet soup!

Scene 3: Maria talks about the letter M. It starts various names like Maria, Michael, Martin, Melissa, Morris, Margaret, and Martha. Then Maria introduces the next segment.

Cartoon: Marvelous Martha

Cartoon: M is for Mailbox (speech balloon)

Film: Number 3 Ball film (original powder ending)

Scene 4: Maria talks about the letter X. Oscar says he like the letter X because it crosses things out! He draws a large “X” over the screen and cackles.

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

Cartoon: Brand X

Film/Song: “Starfish” (by Joe Raposo)

Muppets: Ernie searches for treasure in the apartment. Bert watches as Ernie finds a chest, digs it up, opens it, and finds the letter X.

Cartoon: Poverty X

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s mirror prank backfires

Scene 5: Tom and the kids talk about how to tell the difference between the letters M and W.

Cartoon: Today’s secret drawing is the letter M

Film: Swinging gibbons

Transition: "All right! Now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"

Scene 6: The Mudman stops by Oscar’s can to deliver a small jar of mud. Oscar tells him that he ordered a bigger jar of mud. The Mudman returns with a big jar, but it’s still not big enough for Oscar. Finally, the Mudman pushes in the biggest jar of mud he has! Oscar pays, and then plunges into the giant jar of mud…he intends to take a mud bath right out on the street!

Film: The body parts of a pig

Muppets: Ernie is tall, Bert is taller, and Big Bird is tallest

Cartoon: Some things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever…

Scene 7: Rafael, Gordon, and the kids talk about cooperation in English and Spanish.

Cartoon: Two lines cross paths and have an argument

Muppets: Cookie Monster visits the bakery for a birthday cookie. As the baker lists all the ingredients, Cookie imagines what the cookie looks like. The visualized cookie looks so delicious that Cookie Monster eats it!

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

Cartoon: The Great Alphonso and his Trained X’s

Cast: Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over a coat hanger that they both want to use. They eventually cooperate and hang both of their coats on the hanger.

Film/Song: Henson #3 (repeat)

Scene 8: The cast counts items in groups of three. Gordon spins three tops, Maria counts three books in Spanish, Tom holds three candy canes, Rafael counts three pieces of wood in Spanish, the Mudman holds three mud jars, three kids count themselves, and Big Bird shows three plates of birdseed.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and Polly recite the alphabet

Film: Baby turtles swim around

Muppets: Kermit’s lecture about hair (cameo by Beautiful Day Monster)

Cartoon: Melvin the Moving Man

Cartoon: Today’s secret drawing is the letter M (repeat)

Transition: Diamond fade

Scene 9: Oscar relaxes in his giant jar of mud (complete with a torn towel and ugly bath toys) as Maria, Tom, and Gordon all complain about the mess he’s making. Rafael announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Ernie and Bert. CTW sign still: Susan and Gordon.

Larry Block as Tom
Raul Julia as Rafael
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Matt Robinson as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Harvey Kneeslapper, Beautiful Day Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Farley, the Mudman, Sherlock Hemlock, Herbert Birdsfoot, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Number 235 features Big Bird, Snuffy, Oscar, Herry Monster, David, Susan, Gordon, Mr. MacIntosh, and...Grandma Harriet! Plus, Ernie and Bert attempt to share slices of pie, Cookie Monster performs a disco number, and Kermit reports on the Three Little Pigs.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 235

Season 10: Big Bird and Snuffy’s weather lecture/David’s grandma Harriet visits

Sponsors: N, V, 11

Scene 1: Oscar asks Mr. MacIntosh for the grouchiest fruit from his cart. Mr. Mac offers him a tart kiwi and a prickly pineapple, but Oscar refuses both. Then Oscar sees the apple core that Mr. Mac just finished eating, and asks for the core.

Muppets/Song: Cookie Monster and Crumbs Unlimited perform, “Cookie Disco”

Cartoon: Sand N/n

Muppets: Ernie shows Bert ten different things that his “flying fingers” can do

Film: In a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trashcan (part 1)

Cartoon: Nancy the Nanny Goat

Film: In a park, a mean tosses his newspaper on the ground. A little girl puts the newspaper into the wastebasket for him (part 1)

Cartoon: An ant pushes the letter N into the center of the alphabet

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

Scene 2: Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus give a lecture about weather. Big Bird describes snow and rain while Snuffy provides visual aids by donning earmuffs and a scarf for snow and spraying water from his snuffle for rain. However, Snuffy’s demonstration of wind (blowing air with his snuffle) makes a mess of Big Bird’s nest. Big Bird: “Snuffy, maybe we should talk about shapes instead…”

Muppets: Cavemen Grover and Biff invent the wheel to move a boulder up a hill. Grover uses squares, triangles, and circles as his wheels. Unfortunately, the rope breaks and the boulder crushes Grover, thus inspiring the invention of the Band-Aid.

Film: Kids ride horses

Cartoon: Christopher Clumsy shows shapes

Insert/Song: Bob and the kids sing, “Right in the Middle of My Face”

Muppets: An Anything Muppet girl shows how the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down (shown twice, in English and Spanish)

Cartoon: The Eleven Cheer (stop-motion animation by Jim Henson)

Cartoon: Two men (one named Virgil Veep) discuss the letter V whilst standing atop a capital V

Scene 3: Susan draws a capital V on the screen. By adding one more line, it becomes a capital N.

Film: N is for Neighborhood

Cartoon: A reporter interviews the letter N (animation by John Paratore)

Muppets: Ernie has two slices of pie. He gives Bert the small piece and keeps the big piece for himself. Bert says that he would have taken the small piece and given Ernie the big piece…but the outcome is the same either way to Ernie!

Cartoon: A reporter interviews the letter N (Spanish version)

Scene 4: David plays a game to see if Big Bird can identify people by their voices. Big Bird covers his eyes and hears David, then Susan, then Gordon, then Mr. MacIntosh, and then a slightly less familiar voice. When David tells him to open his eyes, Big Bird is delighted to see that David’s grandma Harriet has come for a visit!

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

Film/Song: “Me and You (Two Rhinos in Love),” performed by Marilyn Sokol

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

Cartoon: V for Van (animation by Paul Fierlinger)

Celebrity/Song: Helen Reddy sings “Wonder Child”

Cartoon: Tommy Trueheart presents his 11 trick-performing lions

Scene 5: David serves Grandma Harriet and Herry Monster in Hooper’s Store. Harriet reflects on chivalry and manners, which Herry takes note of. When Harriet wants to go for a walk, Herry offers to get the door for her. Harriet is impressed by Herry’s gesture…until he rips the door off its hinges and gives it to her! David: “He tends to take things quite literally, grandma…QUITE literally…”

Cartoon: The Villain in the Panama Hat (V words)

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash – Kermit interviews one of the Three Little Pigs who has built a straw house. The Big Bad Wolf comes to blow the house down, but it stays upright. However, everything else (including Kermit) gets blown away!

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

Cartoon: Violet climbs a vine with V words

Scene 6: Oscar is about to renovate his trashcan. David and Gordon laugh at the idea, but Oscar argues that it takes a lot of careful planning and work. Harriet wants to get involved, and climbs into the trashcan. David and Gordon hear lots of destructive noise that concerns David: “Grandma, are you all right?” Harriet: “David, I haven’t had this much fun in YEARS!” Oscar: “You know Granny, maybe there’s some Grouch in you after all! Well, more than your grandson anyway!”

Cartoon: Sign Man reads the word “DIRTY”

Film: Close-ups of animals (kids try to guess what they are)

Muppets: Lefty the Salesman sells Ernie an invisible ice cream cone, which Ernie pays for with an invisible nickel.

Cartoon: 30 dots (perfect take)

Scene 7: Mr. MacIntosh and Grandma Harriet show the locals (David, Susan, Gordon, Big Bird, and the kids) how they danced back in the day. Mr. Mac and Grandma Harriet do a soft-shoe routine and then the foxtrot. As the audience applauds, Herry Monster announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Anything Muppet kids. CTW sign still: Bob and Linda.

Northern Calloway as David
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Chet O’Brien as Mr. MacIntosh
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar
***Special guest star Clarice Taylor as Grandma Harriet

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Lefty the Salesman, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, Herry Monster, the Count, Biff, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs