Sesame Street Old School Outlines


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Number 274 features Big Bird, Oscar, Cookie Monster, Grover, Maria, David, Susan, and Gordon! Plus, Ernie and Bert go to the beach and the Anything Muppets sell lemonade.

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Season 7: A hot day on Sesame Street

Sponsors: H, S, 3

Scene 1: The adults are in Hooper’s Store with the air conditioning on full blast. David is clad in a bucket hat, T-shirt, and shorts. Maria is clad in a tank top & shorts, and fanning herself. Susan is wearing a loose shirt & skirt, and Gordon is in a dashiki. All of them are drinking glasses of water. Big Bird looks through the window and pants: “H...H is for HOT!” David opens the window and invites Big Bird inside. Big Bird nods and says to the camera, “H...H is for Hurray!” He quickly enters the store and escapes the heat as the adults welcome him.

Cartoon: H is for Hair

Muppets: Bert tries to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but Ernie turns on the electric fan and bothers him with it. Bert blows up and says he’s “hot and bothered,” and Ernie has just the thing for him: more cool air!

Film: This is the desert…

Cartoon: A mad scientist shows off his newest invention - a capital H

Cartoon/Song: The Country Fiddler - Three on Lady’s Lap (by Bud Luckey)

Film: Letter H hoist

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “3” trick

Cartoon: Howard and Harold name some H words

Film: Summer in the city (ice cream vendor - “linda paloma”)

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

Scene 2: Cookie Monster (in a sun visor and apron) attempts to sell fresh-squeezed cookie juice. Maria and David are hesitant at first, but they each agree to buy a cup for five cents. It turns out that Maria doesn’t like it at all, but David he finishes her cup. Cookie: “Another satisfied customer, and another one not so much. Welp, c’est la vie.”

Muppets: The Anything Muppet children cooperate to sell lemonade

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3

Cartoon: S is for Snake (speech balloon; repeated in Spanish)

Muppets: Grover and Herry Monster show Billy “here” and “there”

Cartoon: Jazz Alphabet

Film: Flying and swimming pelicans

Scene 3: Oscar and Grover discuss why they like the hot weather. Oscar likes the muggy, humid conditions but Grover likes drinking cool water and sunbathing. They get into an argument, and Grover tersely says, “Can you think of ONE thing that I like about the heat that YOU like as well?” Oscar finally admits that he likes using fans. Grover assumes that Oscar likes using fans to stay cool and relaxed. To his surprise, Oscar pulls out a giant electric fan: “Who said anything about staying cool? I like using fans to blow away people if they hang around my trash can for too long!” Oscar turns on the powerful fan which blows Grover away.

Film/Song: “Pockets” (vocals by Marilyn Sokol)

Muppets: Ernie and Bert meet Tough Eddie at the beach

Cartoon: The uses of water

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy - H is for Hand

Cast: Susan, Luis, Maria, and David build a capital letter H

Film: Kids narrate footage of kittens playing

Cartoon: Sand H/h

Cartoon: H is for Hello/Hola

Scene 4: Gordon and Susan overhear Oscar shouting, “Free water! Get some free water from your pal Oscar!” When asked for an explanation, Oscar says that he’s giving out free water to the locals. The adults are surprised that Oscar is doing such a kind thing, but Oscar downplays it and tells them to wait ten seconds. After counting to 10, Oscar still hasn’t brought their water. So Gordon and Susan peer into the can, and get a faceful of water. Oscar (snarkily): “There’s your water, folks! Hope you’re finally feeling nice and cool and refreshed. Now buzz off!”

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and Debo talk about the letter S

Cartoon: S is for Sing

Film: The Mad Painter #3

Scene 5: Maria, David, and Big Bird play “One of These Things” with three pairs of sunglasses and a pair of sandals.

Film/Song: Henson #3

Cartoon: A clam tells a fisherman why he’s not catching any fish - he pulled out all the plants and the fish can’t survive…

Muppets: The Count’s bats go on strike

Cartoon: Elephants blow “H’s” out of their trunks (animation by the Hubleys)

Scene 6: Everyone is sitting around tiredly. Susan thinks they’ve done everything to beat the heat, but David remembers one last thing they haven’t done - gone to a pool. Gordon tells David the nearest pool is ten blocks away, but David says that there’s a kiddie pool in the garage! He excitedly leaves to get it and asks Gordon to get a hose. Susan and Maria retrieve the pool toys.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #3 (repeat)

Muppets/Song: “Women Can Be”

Scene 7: The pool has been filled with water, and the adults and the kids play in the kiddie pool. Grover and Oscar announce the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: Bob.

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

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Grover, Bert, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, the Count, Tough Eddie, AMs
Richard Hunt as AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs


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Number 275 features Oscar, Susan, Luis, and Bob! Plus, Gordon accuses Big Bird of being late for a meetup, Ernie helps Bert get dressed for a trip, and Little Jerry warns the viewers about DANGER.

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Season 8: Oscar’s hot-air balloon

Sponsors: M, Z, 10

Scene 1: Oscar is in an especially grouchy mood. Susan steps out of 123 Sesame Street and says good morning to Oscar, to which Oscar snaps, “Take a hike, Smiley.” Luis says hello, and Oscar sneers, “Hey Fix-It Face, why don’t you make like a drum and beat it?” Then Bob greets Oscar cheerfully, causing Oscar to lose his cool: “Buzz off, you overgrown vocal cord! Just leave me alone for once!” Bob scolds Oscar for giving him a rude reply to his nice greeting. Oscar says that he’s sick and tired of all the cheerful smiling neighbors who “only know how to say, ‘Good morning Oscar! Good morning Oscar!’ It’s all I ever hear, and I’ve had enough.” Bob tells Oscar that his rotten attitude will not put a stop to the others’ cheerfulness. Oscar dramatically vows to do something about his situation and retreats into his trash can.

Cartoon: The M That Came to Dinner

Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert, and Shola show between

Cartoon: A man finds himself between different people and things for the whole day

Cartoon: A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling, tasty letter M

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot tells a story with M words while Grover makes the “M” sound. Afterwards, Herbert learns that Grover’s mouth got stuck shut while eating peanut butter, so he pries Grover’s mouth open

Scene 2: The adults notice a giant wall surrounding Oscar’s trash can area. A sign reads, “DANGER! GROUCHES AT WORK - DO NOT ENTER. THIS MEANS YOU.” Oscar refuses to tell them what he’s working on, but he hints that it will help him get from one place to another.

Film: Footage of animals and people bathing or playing in water

Cartoon/Song: Ten Tiny Turtles (by Bud Luckey)

Film: The Mad Painter #10

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

Cartoon: Z is for Zipper (speech balloon)

Cartoon: Sand Z/z

Scene 3: The adults and kids see that Oscar has attached a giant hot air balloon to his trash can. He asks Bob and Luis to take four sandbags out of his can, which will help lift him up into the air. Once everyone counts the sandbags, Oscar’s can slowly moves skyward! As Oscar says goodbye, Susan wonders if they’ll ever see him again.

Cartoon: An elevator operator goes up 10 floors, picking up more and more people and animals along the way. At the tenth floor, a mouse enters and the elevator explodes!

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #10

Film: Things that start with the letter M

Cartoon: M is for Mouse, Mud, and Mother

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

Film: Kids watch a silent movie about the word “DANGER”

Cartoon: A rooster crows the word “DANGER”

Scene 4: Susan and Luis ask the kids about things they can find in the sky, and on the ground. The kids list “sky things” like birds, clouds, and airplanes; and they list “ground things” like ants, rocks, grass, and flowers.

Muppets: A boy looks for the hidden “Z’s”

Cartoon: Poverty Pictures’ “Z” segment

Film/Song: David sings, “One of These Things” over footage of three starfish and a crab

Scene 5: Oscar floats in his hot-air balloon trash can. However, he becomes bothered by the sunshine, the blue sky, and the fluffy white clouds. Then a Muppet bird (a hot pink AM played by Jerry Nelson) passes by chirping cheerfully, which drives Oscar crazy. After realizing that there’s nobody to insult or even talk to, Oscar has a change of heart and decides to go home.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #10

Muppets: Bert can’t go on a trip with Ernie because his hand is covered with purple paint. Ernie solves this by covering Bert’s hands with mittens...and then he puts a scarf and hat on him too. Then Ernie reveals that they’re going to the beach!

Film: A group of Asian children climb in and out of a tire

Cartoon: Miss Fortune makes guesses about a dog

Muppets: Biff hangs the correct numbers under Salvador Dada’s paintings in an art gallery

Insert: Gordon chides Big Bird for being fifteen minutes late, according to a clock outside the Fix-It Shop. Luis intervenes and says that the clock is broken, and that Big Bird was actually on time. Gordon apologizes to Big Bird for his mistake.

Film/Song: Henson #10

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy - Z is for Zoo

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “The Weather Show”

Film: Kids build a roadway on a sandy beach (jazz underscore)

Muppets: At night, Ernie is thirsty so he imagines drinking a glass of water. Bert tells him to get a real glass of water, so he does. Then Ernie is hungry so he imagines eating a peanut butter sandwich…

Cartoon: A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but he pulls out the numbers 1-20 instead

Film: Birds flying (music by Joe Raposo)

Transition: Glass shatters

Scene 6: Luis gets a call in the Fix-It Shop from Oscar, who’s about to return to Sesame Street. Everybody welcomes Oscar back, and Oscar admits that he would rather be on Sesame Street where he can be annoyed by his neighbors, “but being close to the landfill isn’t bad either!” As everyone leans in for a hug (to Oscar’s horror), Bob announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Grover. CTW sign still: Kermit and a kid.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Herry Monster, Herbert Birdsfoot, Biff, Little Jerry, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Number 276 features the very rare character Madame Schwartzhead, performed by the late Richard Hunt! Plus, Judy Collins sings with some Muppet fishermen and Ernie gives Bert a physical.

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Season 9: Madame Schwartzhead visits/Biff and Sully move a shelf for Mr. Hooper

Sponsors: O, T, 7

Scene 1: Bob, Susan, and the kids sing “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore.”

Muppets: Ernie gives Bert a physical

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

Cartoon: Once a man had an idea...then another man had a different idea. When they shared their ideas, they knew twice as much as before!

Film: Kids ride horses

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

Muppets: Waiter Grover attempts to serve Simon Soundman a (CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK) sandwich, but he keeps putting different objects on the sandwich instead of chicken

Cartoon: T is for Television

Scene 2: Mr. Hooper asks Biff and Sully to assist with moving a large shelf into the store. Biff keeps moving the shelf around without letting Mr. Hooper or Sully get a word in edgewise. Mr. Hooper stops Biff and tells him to listen to the entire set of directions. Afterwards, Biff and Sully move the shelf to the correct spot...but once they take their hands off, it falls apart!

Cartoon: The Noble Ostrich (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Film/Song: Henson #7

Muppets: The Count counts seven flowers

Cartoon: The “O” limerick

Film: Letter O hoist

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

Film: A Chinese New Year’s celebration

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #7

Cartoon: A man blows seven bubbles

Muppets/Celebrity: Judy Collins and the Anything Muppets sing, “The Fisherman’s Song”

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

Scene 3: Olivia tries to cheer up Big Bird who is upset that Granny Bird had to cancel her visit: “She has the turkey pox…” After Olivia sings “Special,” Big Bird is still a bit sad...not because Granny isn’t here, but because she missed meeting Olivia, “the best grown-up friend a bird could ever ask for!” They share a long hug together.

Film: T is for Tunnel

Cartoon: Poverty Pictures' T segment

Muppets/Song: Cookie Monster sings a rock song about his obsession with “Cookies”

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #7

Film: The letter T is very useful

Muppet/Kid Moment: Grover and Polly recite the alphabet

Scene 4: Olivia, Bob, Mr. Hooper, and Susan see the great opera singer Madame Schwartzhead standing on the corner of Sesame Street. They introduce themselves to her, and ask if she needs help. Madame Schwartzhead says that her limousine broke down and she is waiting for another one to arrive to take her to the Metropolitan Opera for tonight’s performance. Mr. Hooper offers to serve her a drink at Hooper’s Store, while Susan and Bob watch for Madame’s limo to pull up.

Film: The Mad Painter #7

Muppets: Ernie and Bert attempt to share jellybeans

Cartoon: A man presents Spanish O words

Scene 5: Madame Schwartzhead gets a call saying that a limo won’t arrive for another hour. Madame is distraught, fearing that she’ll miss the show. Bob gets the idea for her to perform in the arbor as a “warm-up” before the performance at the Met!

Film: Rhythm is everywhere!

Cartoon: Sand O/o

Cartoon: O is for Orange (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Muppets: Mr. Chatterly tries to host an Alphabet Chat about the letter O, but everything goes awry

Cartoon: A cleaning woman finds a room of musical instruments. She tries them out, but puts the wrong sounds back in each instrument!

Scene 6: Madame Schwartzhead happily comments on all the kind people on Sesame Street (Bob, Susan, Olivia, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird, and the kids). Oscar pops up and counters with a rude remark towards them. Madame realizes that every street has someone who’s less friendly than the others, and they sing about their different viewpoints.

Cartoon: A letter O rolls over and over a horse. Then the horse eats the O (animation by John Paratore)

Film: A little girl bangs on a piano, and she practices for many years to get better. At the end, she performs a recital.

Scene 7: Madame Schwartzhead performs a special operetta for the residents of Sesame Street. She sings about the friendly neighbors that she’s met, and how happy she is to know everyone on Sesame Street. After a huge ovation from the residents, Madame’s limo arrives and she says farewell. Biff announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria. CTW sign still: Oscar.

Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Lefty the Salesman, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Biff, the Count, Simon Soundman, Mr. Chatterly, AMs
Richard Hunt as Madame Schwartzhead, Sully, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs


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Number 277 features Big Bird, Oscar, Cookie Monster, Maria, Bob, Luis, Bert, and Bert's nephew Brad! Plus, Prairie Dawn presents a pageant about the four seasons, Ernie shows his R collection, and the Canadian Brass visit the street.

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Season 10: Cookie Monster’s word trick/Bert’s nephew Brad feels shy

Sponsors: R, W, 5

Scene 1: Cookie Monster shows Bob and Luis a trick where he adds letters to one word to make a different word: “ROCK” becomes “ROCKET,” “CAN” becomes “CANDLE,” and “COOK” becomes “COOKIE.” Afterwards, he devours the card with the word “COOKIE” on it.

Muppets: A group of Muppet cheerleaders spell the word “ROCKET” and watch as a rocket takes off

Cartoon: R - Rhinoceros (limerick poem)

Cartoon: Sand R/r

Muppets: Ernie shows Bert his “R” collection, which Bert mocks. Ernie sadly empties his R’s, and Bert asks to use the box for his “J” collection!

Film: Counting automobiles

Cartoon: I’ve Got a Mind - Wind-up Toy

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #5

Muppets: Grover’s “R” lecture

Cartoon: A girl wonders what would happen if she dropped her ping-pong balls on the floor

Scene 2: Bert brings his nephew Brad to visit Sesame Street. Maria, Bob, Luis, Big Bird, and the kids all fawn over Brad, but Brad hides under his blanket out of shyness.

Cartoon: W is for Water (speech balloon)

Film: The Mad Painter #5

Cartoon: Country Fiddler #5 - Funny Farm

Muppet/Kid Moment: Kermit and Debo talk about the letter W

Scene 3: Everyone tries different methods to coax Brad out from under his blanket. Luis tries to play peek-a-boo, Bob shakes a rattle, Maria tries baby-talk, and Big Bird brings a doll for Brad. But nothing works. Bert is at a loss...

Transition: Scanimate kids intro

Film: Kids train for the Special Olympics

Cartoon: W is for Worm, Walrus, and Water

Muppets: The Count hires Ernie to answer his telephone for him. However, the Count keeps Ernie from doing his job so that he can count the ringing sounds the telephone makes!

Film: Kids guess what a man’s job is - he’s a gardener!

Insert/Celebrity: The Canadian Brass plays Bach’s “Little Fugue in G Minor” in the arbor

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper plays an “R” trick on the unsuspecting mailman

Cartoon: R is for Radio

Film: A group of children help an elderly Chinese man fly a kite

Cartoon: Billy Jo Jive and the Missing Wig

Muppets: Don Music rewrites “Old McDonald Had a Farm” with help from Kermit and some barnyard animals

Cartoon/Song: “1-2-3-4-5!”

Scene 4: Bert is disappointed that Brad doesn’t want to talk to anybody. Oscar thinks he has the perfect solution - a box of mud! Bert scoffs, but Brad hears the word “mud” and squeals with joy. He begins rubbing his hands and face in it, getting completely dirty to Bert’s horror and Oscar’s delight. Then Bert realizes that Brad is now fond of Oscar and has made another new friend on Sesame Street, which causes a switch in Bert’s and Oscar’s attitudes.

Cartoon: W is for Wilbur

Muppets: Grover’s elevator can only hold five people

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #5 (shown in English and repeated in Spanish)

Cast/Song: The Lovers of Five (David, Luis, Gordon, and Bob) perform, “Gimme Five”

Film: A warthog (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A boy figures out how to push his large dollhouse out the door (harmonica music)

Scene 5: Maria and the kids sing a traditional Puerto Rican children’s song called “El Coquí.”

Muppets: Prairie Dawn presents a pageant about the four seasons starring Ernie, Bert, Herry Monster, and Cookie Monster. Grover serves as the bumbling stagehand.

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

Cartoon: Simple Simon meets some animals whose body parts are mixed up

Film: Shopping for soup ingredients

Muppets/Song: “Simon Soundman’s Song”

Cartoon: A wizard conjures up words that start with the letter R

Scene 6: Cookie Monster shows Bob and Luis another trick where he turns a rock into a toy rocket, a can into a candle, and a cook’s hat into a cookie. He gets so hungry that he eats the rocket, candle, and cookie in rapid succession. Big Bird and Maria announce the sponsors. SS sign still: Olivia. CTW sign still: David.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
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, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Herry Monster, Simon Soundman, AMs
Richard Hunt as Brad, Don Music, AMs
Fran Brill as Prairie Dawn
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 278 features Big Bird, Oscar, Rodeo Rosie, the Count, Snuffy, Luis, and David! Plus, Ernie buys air from Lefty, Super Grover learns about haircuts, and Kermit interviews a princess from the story of Rumpelstiltskin.

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Season 7: Big Bird and Snuffy act out fairy tales/The Count counts cricket chirps

Sponsors: D, X, 4

Scene 1: Luis welcomes the viewer while holding a wooden rocking horse. He’s bringing it over to Mrs. Singer’s apartment for her son. Just then, he gets lassoed by Rodeo Rosie who accuses him of stealing a live horse from the ranch. Luis tells Rosie that he doesn’t have a real horse and explains why the rocking horse isn’t alive. Rosie untangles Luis from her lasso, and he goes on his way. Then Rodeo Rosie spots David carrying a giant stuffed horse out of Hooper’s Store, and she swiftly lassoes him.

Muppets: Lefty the Salesman sells air to Ernie, who accidentally “drops” it when showing it to Bert

Film: A woman repairs wires for the telephone company

Cartoon: Cowboy X

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

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

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #4

Muppets: Four Anything Muppets cheer for the number 4

Cartoon: Poverty Pictures’ X segment

Scene 2: Oscar shows Luis his new toolbox full of rusty and mangled devices (hammer, wrench, saw, and drill). Luis says that none of those tools are suitable to build or fix anything, which is exactly what Oscar wants!

Cartoon: A bird and an elephant get their skins mixed up

Muppets: Harvey Kneeslapper’s “4” trick

Film: The Mad Painter #4

Cartoon: D is for Dart

Cartoon/Song: “Daddy Dear”

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

Film: An ice cream man gives a boy a large bunch of ice cream cones. The boy cries for HELP, and some kids take the extras

Muppets: Japanese Folk Story - The Mystery of the Four Hidden Dragons

Cartoon: A man nearly falls down a chasm, but the word HELP saves him

Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert, and Shola show heavy and light with a brick and a feather

Scene 3: Oscar shows Luis and David his latest creation that he built with the tools from his toolbox. It’s nothing more than scrap wood, bent nails, and sticky glue splotches. The adults laugh at the mess, but Oscar defends his belief that his work is beautiful.

Film: A girl needs HELP getting on a horse

Muppets: Super Grover and Willy Nilly overcome their fear of haircuts

Cartoon: Three kids playing cowboys & Indians learn about avoiding negative stereotypes of others

Film: A bullfrog bulges its cheeks

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

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

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash - Kermit interviews the princess who has to guess Rumpelstiltskin’s first name

Film: How hamburger buns are made in a factory

Cartoon: Psychedelic alphabet

Scene 4: Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus act out “Little Red Riding Hood” in Big Bird’s nest area. Big Bird serves as Little Red and the narrator, while Snuffy plays the wolf. When the wolf has to chase Little Red, Snuffy and Big Bird’s ensuing chase shakes the street.

Film/Song: Henson #4

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

Muppets: Cookie Monster finds a green chromakey cloth that reveals different numbers from 1-20 every time he opens it up. Upon opening it in hopes of a cookie, he finds Kermit inside!

Cartoon: Typewriter Guy - D is for Daisy

Cartoon: Sand D/d

Scene 5: Big Bird and Snuffy perform “Jack and the Beanstalk,” with Big Bird as Jack and the narrator, while Snuffy plays the giant. When Jack cuts down the beanstalk, the giant falls and shakes the street once again. Snuffy is worn out from running and falling, so he leaves for the day. Luis and David stumble in, rattled by the vibrations...and Big Bird’s explanation doesn’t make them any happier.

Film: African animals on the plain

Muppets: Bert sneezes and his nose falls off. Ernie keeps teasing Bert by putting his nose on the wrong part of his face.

Scene 6: At night, the Count counts chirps from the crickets.

Cartoon: A noseless man is bothered by the various animal snouts drawn on his face, until the artist finally gets it correct

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

Scene 7: The Count has counted 1,267 cricket chirps. As soon as he gets to 1,270 he falls asleep. Luis announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Bob. CTW sign still: David & Maria.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster, Lefty the Salesman, Harvey Kneeslapper, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, Rodeo Rosie, the Count, Sherlock Hemlock, Herry Monster, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Kermit, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 279 features Oscar, Maria, Luis, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Ernie and Bert play a rhyming game, Grover invents the wheel, and Stuie Monster and the Aristocrats sing about "Fur."

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Season 9: Oscar’s grandparents visit

Sponsors: C, J, 10

Scene 1: Maria and Luis welcome the viewer when they overhear crashing sounds from Oscar’s trash can. Upon their arrival, Oscar emerges and says he’s breaking the dishes to prepare for his special guests: his grandparents! Maria and Luis are surprised to learn that Oscar has an entire Grouch family, but Oscar says that his family is just like anybody else’s - loud, rude, messy, and argumentative! The adults tell Oscar that most families enjoy being together and don’t fight that often. A disheartened Oscar ends the conversation and goes to spread some chimney ash on the couch.

Cartoon: Russian Nesting Dolls 1-10

Cartoon: C is for Cake

Muppets: Caveman Grover uses shapes to invent the wheel in order to help Caveman Biff move a large boulder up a hill

Cartoon: Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes

Film: Butterflies (music by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #10

Muppets: Ernie and Bert watch a movie in a theatre, but Ernie’s over-the-top emotional reactions annoy the other moviegoers. Somehow, Bert gets the brunt of their anger.

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #10 (Spanish recording)

Scene 2: Luis and Maria see two elderly Grouches standing outside the store. Luis asks if they’re looking for Oscar, and the elderly female Grouch says, “Yeah, what’s it to you?” Maria says that they must be Oscar’s grandparents, and the elderly male Grouch replies, “No we’re Donnie and Marie Osmond! OF COURSE we’re Oscar’s grandparents!” Maria and Luis lead the Grouches to Oscar’s trash can, where Oscar gives his grandparents a grouchy welcome. Oscar: “Come into the trash can! I’ll make some sauteed anchovies with sour milk and pineapple chunks.” Granny Grouch: “Oh, that sounds simply TERRIBLE!” Grandpa: “That’s the grandson I so fondly remember!”

Film/Song: Henson #10

Cartoon: Jenny, Jeff, and the Jacket

Cartoon/Song: Ten Tiny Turtles (by Bud Luckey)

Film: A boy imagines he’s a baker

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

Cartoon: The numbers 1-20 are eliminated in various ways (with end credit roll)

Insert/Celebrity: The Count and the National Theater of the Deaf count to twelve in sign language

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “Beat the Time” with Grover as his contestant. Grover has to find five things that contain milk

Cartoon: Jughead’s J story

Cartoon: Sand J/j

Scene 3: Oscar takes his grandparents to Hooper’s Store where Mr. Hooper shows them the special of the day: a chicken sandwich with a pickle spear and chocolate egg cream. Oscar’s grandparents both order the special of the day. After they compare their dishes to make sure everything is the same, the Grouches combine their items into a giant mess on their plates and eat them. Mr. Hooper walks away feeling nauseous as the Grouches consume their mushed-up meals.

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot and the “ET” family (3-part sketch)

Film: Things become OPEN

Cartoon: Would you mind closing our “OPEN?”

Cartoon: A man gets a letter C in the mail

Cartoon: C is for Cowboy

Film: Lions walk down a trail

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Stadium - Hardhead Henry Harris must figure out how bread is made to win the game of Headball (audience cameos by Bert, Grover, Guy Smiley, Herry Monster, the Count, Biff & Sully, and Simon Soundman)

Cartoon: C is for Canary

Scene 4: Maria gets the reluctant Grouches to play “Here Are Some Things” with three pairs of clean argyle socks and a dirty hat. Grandpa Grouch says that the socks don’t belong because they’re clean and smell too fresh. He takes the dirty hat for himself, but Oscar and Granny Grouch want it as well, leading to a big argument. Maria shakes her head and leaves over the ending music.

Cartoon: The J Commercial (Don’t jive a judge by jamming a June bug!)

Film: J is for Junkyard

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #10

Muppets: Ernie goads Bert into playing a rhyming game

Film/Song: “Touch, Hold, Feel” (by Joe Raposo)

Cartoon: A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him

Cartoon: Small “j” (repeated in English & Spanish)

Muppets/Song: Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing, “Count It Higher”

Film: The Mad Painter #10

Cartoon: Junior Frog has to jump across the pond to join the frog chorus

Scene 5: Oscar says goodbye to his grandparents. Granny Grouch asks why he chooses to stay around such friendly people, and Grandpa adds that he should move back home. Oscar says that he feels his grouchiest around his neighbors on Sesame Street: “I can’t stand any of them! They bring out the worst in me, and that’s what any self-respecting Grouch needs.” Oscar’s grandparents agree and wish him a rotten day before leaving. Mr. Hooper announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Gordon. CTW sign still: Ernie and Bert.

Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Caroll Spinney as Oscar

Frank Oz as Bert, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Granny Grouch, the Count, Biff, Herbert Birdsfoot, AMs
Richard Hunt as Grandpa Grouch, Stuie Monster, AMs
Christopher Cerf as Little Chrissy (voice only)
Matt Robinson as Roosevelt Franklin (voice only)
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 280 features Oscar, Big Bird, SAM the Robot, Simon Soundman, Bob, Susan, Gordon, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Sherlock Hemlock solves the Twiddlebug Mystery and Ernie tells Bert about the zoo.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 280

Season 6: Oscar’s dirt machine/SAM the Robot folds laundry/Simon’s day at the zoo

Sponsors: K, Y, 6

Scene 1: Mr. Hooper presents an empty candy jar, which fills up with gumballs. Big Bird laments an empty bowl, which fills up with birdseed to his delight. Susan holds an empty pitcher, which fills up with water. She then pours herself a glass of water. Gordon shows an empty wastebasket, which fills with trash...and then Oscar pokes his head out!

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

Film: “Empty/full” time lapse (classroom)

Muppets: The Amazing Mumford shows “empty and full” by making cookies disappear and reappear in a jar, as Cookie Monster anxiously watches

Film: “Empty/full” time lapse (subway car)

Cartoon: Y is for Yo-Yo (speech balloon)

Cartoon: Sand Y/y

Muppets: Sherlock Hemlock helps Prairie Dawn solve the Twiddlebug Mystery

Film: “There Once Was a Hand”

Scene 2: Bob sings, “Special.”

Muppets: Ernie doesn’t feel special, but Bert comforts him by pointing out how his hair, nose, and fingers are unique. Afterwards, Ernie shows the viewers how special they are.

Cartoon: The Pink Panther demonstrates karate, which begins with the letter K

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

Cast: Maria and David try to start a ping-pong match, but David keeps using the wrong equipment. Luis serves as the announcer.

Cartoon: K is for Kiss

Film: Otters in the zoo

Scene 3: SAM the Robot offers to help Bob fold his laundry. Bob asks SAM to fold the shirts and pants neatly in squares, but SAM gets confused and folds everything in triangles and then in circles. An irritated Bob decides to fold the clothing himself, but SAM says he will make everything look the same. Bob gives his laundry to SAM, who ends up making all the laundry the same --- a wrinkled, messy pile!

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

Film: The Mad Painter #6

Muppets/Song: The Anything Muppets perform, “Clap, Clap, Clap”

Film: “Empty/full” time lapse (playground)

Cartoon: A boy shows empty and full by eating a jar of jellybeans (animation by Cliff Roberts)

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

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

Cartoon: Y is for Yawn

Scene 4: Oscar shows Susan, Gordon, and Mr. Hooper his newest invention: an automated machine that can make anything dirty! Susan offers up a clean white handkerchief, and Oscar sets it into the machine. Immediately the machine emits clouds of smoke all over the street. When the machine lid opens, the rag is still clean. Gordon points out that Oscar’s machine didn’t work, but Oscar argues otherwise: “It did make something dirty! Why, just look at you’re completely covered in dirt and dust. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen! Ah, the wonders of modern technology!”

Cartoon: I’m six years old!

Muppets: The Count counts six blocks while taking apart Ernie’s block tower, to Bert and Ernie’s disappointment

Film: The traffic light

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

Cartoon/Song: The Country Fiddler - Six Snails (by Bud Luckey)

Scene 5: Oscar asks the kids to show the difference between front and back. Then he tells them to walk away so that he can see their backs. Jay asks how much farther they need to walk. Oscar: “Keep walking until you get to Pittsburgh!”

Muppets: Fred the Wonder Horse tells Marshal Grover the difference between front and back

Film/Song: Henson #6

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #6

Cartoon: K is for Kite

Film: “Empty/full” time lapse (cafeteria)

Film: George the Farmer shows empty and full

Scene 6: Simon Soundman tells Big Bird and kids about his trip to the zoo. Whenever he makes a particular animal sound (elephant, lion, parrot, and monkey), he asks everyone to identify that animal. Big Bird mentions that Ernie also went to the zoo today, and he cues the following segment.

Muppets: Ernie tells Bert about his day at the zoo

Film: Slide puzzle of a young boy

Cartoon: Y is for Yawn (repeat)

Scene 7: Susan, Bob, and Gordon play with the kids in the arbor area. Big Bird and Oscar announce the sponsors. SS sign still: Maria and the kids. CTW sign still: Luis and Susan.

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, AMs
Jerry Nelson as SAM the Robot, the Count, Simon Soundman, Sherlock Hemlock, the Amazing Mumford, Fred the Wonder Horse, AMs
Fran Brill as Prairie Dawn
Jim Henson as Ernie, AMs


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Nov 13, 2012
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Number 281 features Cookie Monster, Oscar, Bert, Maria, David, and Bob! Plus, Ernie throws a surprise party and three Muppet witches conjure up magic spells.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 281

Season 8: Cookie Monster writes a story

Sponsors: B, F, 8

Scene 1: Maria finishes reading a book to Cookie Monster, who becomes inspired to write a story of his own.

Muppets: Sesame Street News Flash - Kermit interviews Old King Cole

Cartoon: Two heads think of “F” words, ending with “finished”

Muppet/Kid Moment: Ernie, Bert, and Shola show “heavy” and “light”

Film: Things you can carry (music by Joe Raposo)

Scene 2: Cookie Monster prepares to write his story. He checks to make sure he’s got a pencil, a notepad, an eraser, and a box of cookies. However, Cookie realizes that he can’t think of a title: “Hmmm, maybe it called, ‘The Princess and the Cookie.’ Or maybe, ‘The Wizard of Cookies.’ No, no, gonna call it, ‘The Cookie in the Rye!’”

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

Cartoon: B is for Butterfly (speech balloon)

Scene 3: Maria and David check on Cookie Monster’s progress, and Cookie shows them what he’s written so far: a title. “Sir Cookie-lot! It going to be BIG! A number one best-seller, trust me.”

Film: The Mad Painter #8

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

Cartoon: Filbert’s Flea Circus

Muppets: Ernie & Bert go to the movies, where a woman with a tall hat blocks Ernie’s view. Ernie tries sitting in Bert’s lap, but Bert tells him to ask the lady to remove her hat. Once Ernie asks, the woman places her hat right in front of Bert’s seat!

Cartoon: Sand F/f

Scene 4: David writes on a notepad as Cookie Monster dictates his story. “Sir Cookie-lot” is about a daring young knight (Cookie) who must save the king and his daughter (Bob and Maria) from an evil sorcerer (Oscar). The knight is guided along his journey by a wise old man (David). The sorcerer tests the knight with a matching game involving cookies, which the knight completes. After devouring the cookies, the king and his daughter are released from captivity. The king offers to let the knight marry the princess, but the knight would rather eat more cookies instead! The angry sorcerer refuses to conjure up more cookies, so the knight eats the sorcerer’s wand and the stones in his lair! “And so the knight munched happily ever after. The end!”

Cartoon: Nelly 1-10/10-1 (animation by Harvey Kurtzman)

Cartoon: Jack and the B-Stalk

Muppets: Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School - Africa

Cartoon: Pinball Number Count #8

Film/Song: “B is for Bubble”

Cartoon: A little girl talks about “next to”

Insert: Oscar is about to take a picture of Bob and Mr. Hooper, but they are too far apart. They move closer and closer to each other until they blend together and vanish from sight!

Cartoon: Two circles demonstrate “next to” and “away from”

Film: Close-ups of an apple tree

Cartoon/Song: Penny Candy Man #8

Muppets: A group of Anything Muppet kids decorate a clubhouse

Cartoon: B is for Boxer (shown in English and Spanish)

Cartoon: Jazz Spies #8 (shown in English and Spanish)

Film: Flamingos

Muppets: Bert is locked out of the apartment, and Ernie won’t let him in. Bert experiences fear, sadness, and anger while waiting. When Ernie lets Bert in, their friends throw a surprise party for Bert!

Scene 5: Bob attempts to talk about quiet, but Oscar makes a big racket with a staticky radio, a jackhammer, and a church bell. Bob furiously shouts at Oscar to be quiet, just as the noise abruptly stops and David tells Bob to be quiet. As the adults get into a loud argument, Oscar peeks out and snickers, “Now this is more like it!”

Cartoon: Stripe counting 1-10

Muppets: Super Grover stops a fight between Sammy and Frankie

Cartoon: Fleas have fun in fur (animation by Bruce Cayard)

Cartoon: F is for Flower

Muppets: Three witches attempt to conjure up spells individually, but they fail. By cooperating, they make chicken soup together!

Film/Song: “Trying Song” (by Joe Raposo)

Scene 6: Maria and the kids sort four toy cars by size.

Muppets: The Count counts letters that he wrote to himself

Cartoon: A shoemaker shows how he uses a ruler to measure feet

Scene 7: Bert orders the special of the day - a chicken salad sandwich platter - at Hooper’s Store. David is surprised because Bert always orders a bowl of plain oatmeal and a glass of tap water. However, Bert asks David to hold the chicken salad, the chips, and the pickle spear. David points out that Bert’s request leaves him with two slices of plain white bread - which is exactly what Bert wants! David shakes his head, gives Bert two bread slices, and rolls his eyes. As Bert eats the bread, Maria announces the sponsors. SS sign still: the Count. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Northern Calloway as David
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Bob McGrath as Bob
Caroll Spinney as Oscar

Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as the Count, Little Jerry, AMs
Richard Hunt as 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 282 features Big Bird, Snuffy, the Count, Biff, Gordon, Susan, Luis, and Mr. Hooper! Plus, Herbert Birdsfoot recites the alphabet with Grover, Ernie makes noise at night, and two young Muppets learn to share a book.

Sesame Street Old School Outline 282

Season 5: The Count counts sugar/Moving a heavy bag

Sponsors: P, Q, 12

Scene 1: Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, and the kids count how many legs they have all together. Big Bird, Trey, Ingrid, and Crystal each have two legs...and Snuffy has four! In total, they have twelve legs.

Cartoon: A mother bird brings her babies a large number 12

Muppets/Song: Grover and an Anything Muppet girl sing, “The Question Song”

Cartoon: Q is for Quarter

Muppets: Bert can’t sleep with the dripping faucet, so Ernie turns on several noisy appliances to drown out the faucet

Film: Rhythm is everywhere!

Cartoon/Song: “The Ladybugs’ Picnic” (by Bud Luckey)

Cast: David plays a snake charmer who charms a 1 and a 2 out of his baskets, forming the number 12

Cartoon: Sand Q/q

Scene 2: Gordon, Susan, and the kids play “Three of These Things” with three Q’s and a P.

Film: Kids paint “P” things on glass

Cartoon: P is for Pin (speech balloon)

Cartoon: The story of a puppy found in a park by a policeman

Muppets: Guy Smiley hosts “Beat the Time,” with Cookie Monster as the contestant

Scene 3: Biff asks Luis for help with picking the right truck for his construction job. He opens a book and points to the illustrations of various vehicles - a fire engine, an ice cream truck, a school bus, and finally a flatbed truck. Luis says that the flatbed is the most appropriate vehicle for a hardhat, and Biff offers the job to Luis since he seems to know so much about construction!

Film: The roadrunner

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

Muppets/Song: “P is My Favorite Letter”

Cartoon: P is for Puddle

Cartoon: Chicken drawing (child voice-overs in English & Spanish)

Scene 4: Mr. Hooper needs help counting packets of sugar. The Count arrives and offers to help. Mr. Hooper gives him twelve packets of sugar, which the Count counts joyfully. Then the Count becomes curious to find out how many granules of sugar are in each packet...and proceeds to rip open the packets to count the granules, to Mr. Hooper’s dismay!

Muppets: Ernie and Bert share peanut butter and bread, and they cooperate to make peanut butter sandwiches

Film: Summer in the city (“Linda paloma”)

Cartoon: Poverty Q (animation by Cliff Roberts)

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

Cartoon: Q is for Quiet (animation by John Korty)

Film: Kittens (English/Spanish voiceover)

Muppets: Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover recite the alphabet

Cartoon: A mother bird brings her babies a large number 12 (repeat)

Scene 5: Luis finds a large bag in the middle of the street, but he can’t move it by himself. Gordon approaches him and helps, but the bag doesn’t budge an inch. Susan comes by, but the three adults still can’t move the bag. As they rest, Big Bird thanks them for watching his birdseed. Luis asks for clarification, so Big Bird opens the bag and reveals several bags of birdseed.

Muppets: Betty Lou and Charlie fight over a book, until they decide to read it together by alternating words

Film: Kids narrate a tortilla making contest

Scene 6: Mr. Hooper and Luis show opposites in English and Spanish (up/down, near/far, happy/sad, and me/you).

Muppets: Grover, Herry, and Billy Monster rearrange themselves to show that no matter what order they stand in, they will be three monsters. Eventually, they become exhausted and faint!

Cartoon: P is for Pillow

Cartoon: P is for pirate, pistol, parrot, puppy...

Muppets: Grover, Herry, and Billy Monster rearrange themselves to show that no matter what order they stand in, they will be three monsters. Eventually, they become exhausted and faint! (Spanish dub)

Film/Song: “You Can Clean Almost Anything”

Muppets: Bert asks Ernie to do the laundry, so Ernie prepares by filling the basket with things he’ll need to do the laundry such as a crayon box, radio, basketball, a cookie carton, and Rubber Duckie. An annoyed Bert points out that there’s no room for the laundry in the basket, so Ernie leaves to play baseball outside.

Cartoon: P is for Puddle (repeat)

Scene 7: Closing street scene - Susan pulls two kids in a red wagon, Mr. Hooper puts some newspapers on his newsstand, Jay plays basketball with three friends, Gordon buys a hot dog from Willy, and Big Bird chats with Biff. Luis announces the sponsors. SS sign still: Big Bird. CTW sign still: Gordon.

Northern Calloway as David
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Will Lee as Mr. Hooper
Kermit Love as Willy
Loretta Long as Susan
Hal Miller as Gordon
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

Frank Oz as Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, AMs
Jerry Nelson as Mr. Snuffleupagus, the Count, Biff, Herry Monster, Herbert Birdsfoot, AMs
Jim Henson as Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit, AMs