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Reading Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Air date April 3, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, K, N, 6, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon welcomes the viewer, and encounters a boy pretending to be a shoe salesman. Gordon plays along and pretends to be the customer, trying on a big, bigger and biggest shoe.
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Film "Big, Bigger, Biggest"
A junior car dealer displays cars of different sizes to people of different sizes.
(First: Episode 0003)
Racing car bridge
Film Tracks from a race car cross paths until most of the screen is blank. A pair of foot prints crosses the screen to blank out the last bit.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
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Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
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Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #1)
(First: Episode 0100)
Jackierobinsonalphabet
Celebrity Jackie Robinson says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0054)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper reads a book to Oscar and the kids: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig, about a donkey who finds a magic pebble and is cornered by a lion, then turns into a rock after making a hasty wish. Midway through, he asks them what it would be like if they were a rock or a tree. He then points them to Bob and Gordon, who are observing a real donkey.
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Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "As I Was Going to St. Ives."
(First: Episode 0045)
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Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
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Film New Bridge #1 - Panel Drop
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SCENE 3 Bob continues reading the story, ending at the part where Sylvester's parents are miserable without him. Oscar enjoys this part, and Bob remarks that Ernie is good at finding rocks.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is going on a hunt for big rocks, and when he tries to pick a really big rock, the rock turns out to be the dome of a large monster.
(First: Episode 0034)
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Cartoon Eugene wants his talking crow Willis to name some N words, and Willis replies with "no," "nothing," "nobody" and "never."
(First: Episode 0101)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
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Transition A circle appears on screen, and grows until it covers the whole screen.
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SCENE 4 Gordon finishes reading the story, which has a happy ending. Oscar is disgusted by the happy ending, and Gordon points him to Kermit.
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Muppets Kermit tries to give a lecture on being happy, but Cookie Monster eats Kermit's happy face prop, which makes him mad.
(First: Episode 0066)
Checkerboard
Cartoon Checkerboard transition cartoon
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Fireman and Postman.
(First: Episode 0023)
Tank-Filling
Transition The screen fills up with fluid.
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Muppets Game Show: Pick Your Pet
Lucy Jones insists upon a pet that purrs, has silky hair, and likes milk... the Beautiful Day Monster.
(First: Episode 0067)
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Film New Bridge #5 - Bounce
Story of Ira and Inez
Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Story of Ira and Inez."
(First: Episode 0034)
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SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper displays the capital and lowercase I, and observes the different sounds of the letter.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
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SCENE 6 The credits roll, and the sponsors are announced.


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