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Sesame Street
Gordon shows the number 4, sizes, and money
Air date November 10, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Production October 12, 1970
Sponsors A, 4


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon shows four of things: fingers, kids, comic books, and car horns.
Animation Scanimate Films #4
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
SCENE 2 Susan borrows a skate from a girl and sings "How Many Wheels Has a Roller Skate?"
Celebrity Carol Burnett runs the gamut of emotions while counting to 20.
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper sorts pieces from games. He has a city game and a country game, and the pieces got mixed up. The barn and the tractor go in the country, while the taxi goes in the city. Dogs are found in the city and the country...maybe the dog should go in the city because there are already two pieces in the country. No, the dog has no leash, and likes to run around, so weโ€™ll put him in the country.
Animation Scanimate Films #4 (repeat)
SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper demonstrates big, bigger and biggest with four balls. Little Bird, a Muppet boy (Frank Oz), and Herry Monster all compare sizes, but Gordon outsizes all of them when he introduces the next segment.
Muppets Tony sings "Windy" to his girlfriend, Beautiful Day Monster.
(First: Episode 0074)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper shows regular sized apple, and big, bigger, and biggest apples.
Cartoon A man goes to the grocery store to buy apples, but he can't decide how many to get. This frustrates the grocer, who has to keep adding and subtracting the amount of apples on his scale.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Celebrity Arte Johnson adds apples and gets applesauce.
SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper displays some apples and introduces the next segment.
Muppets / Cast Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" about a grocer and a doctor.
(First: Episode 0067)

SCENE 7 Gordon explains how money works by purchasing an apple from Mr. Hooper. He and Susan work hard at their jobs. They get paid for working, and they get their money and use it to buy things they need. When Gordon buys an apple from Mr. Hooper, now Mr. Hooper has money to buy the things he needs. Gordon laments that the only problem is, when youโ€™re a teacher sometimes you donโ€™t have enough money. Mr. Hooper sympathizes: โ€œAh, thatโ€™s a big trick for anyone, Gordon.โ€
Film Two boys each have five cents - one has five pennies, one has a nickel. They see a dime along the way, which is worth ten. They ask the man at the store for change for the dime, and he gives them a nickel and five pennies. They spend their pennies, but then they want to buy an ice cream for ten cents and the machine only takes dimes. They give the store man their nickels in exchange for a dime and they share a fudgesicle.
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie lies in bed and starts talking about what a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle. He then starts to ponder how many sides a circle has, and goes to sleep. Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, but ends up not being able to sleep.
SCENE 8 Circles are found everywhere on Sesame Street.
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Celebrity Tim Conway wonders what letter begins the word "toe."
SCENE 9 Mr. Hooper displays a letter A.
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts

SCENE 10 Susan displays a letter A; at Big Bird's doors, Herry also displays a letter A.
Cartoon "The Story of A" (repeat)
Cast Mr. Hooper and Bob build an A.
(First: Episode 0083)
Muppets Monsters look at a big A.
(First: Episode 0083)
SCENE 11 Gordon displays a capital and lowercase A.
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is, but he gets eaten by the alligator.
(First: Episode 0006)
Gordon displays the two A's again, in reverse order.
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
SCENE 12 Gordon displays things that end with the sound AN.
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot invents a complicated machine, to test Cookie Monster's problem-solving abilities. Cookie Monster needs to pull the string to raise the glass cover off the plateful of cookies at the other end -- but when he lets go to retrieve the cookies, the cover will fall again. Herbert hears Cookie Monster approaching, and hides to observe him. Cookie investigates the machine for a moment, then gets the cookies by karate-chopping the glass cover.
SCENE 13 Gordon listens to the ambient noises around Sesame Street.
Muppets Simon Soundman comes to Ernie's apartment because he has some car trouble and needs to use Ernie's phone, but Ernie doesn't understand what he is trying to say.
Film Kids narrate footage of humans and animals overcoming obstacles, particularly a boy trying to ride a two-wheeler.

SCENE 14 Big Bird spots a boy (Jerry Nelson) and a girl (Oz) arguing over a sandwich, and suggests they share it. He then shares some of his birdseed with Little Bird.
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
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SCENE 15 Big Bird and Little Bird give a brief recap of today's show and say goodbye. Gordon announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Ernie and Bert hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper, Oscar, and Gordon hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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