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Sesame Street
Big Bird finds Bob's J
Air date November 11, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Production October 13, 1970
Sponsors A, J, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob wants to talk about the letter J. He has a capital J, but he puts it down for a minute to go get a small j. Meanwhile, Big Bird comes out of the garage with a fishing pole, looking for a hook. He sees the capital J and attaches it to his line.

Bob returns with the small j, but leaves it for a minute to go looking for the capital J he left there. Big Bird comes back and puts that one on his line too. Bob comes back and asks Big Bird for help finding his Js, and finds them on Big Bird’s fishing line.

After Bob explains the letter J, he tells Big Bird he won’t catch any fish with the letter J. Big Bird says he’ll go fishing for letters, instead.

Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0125)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy count to 5.
(First: Episode 0125)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 2 Oscar the Grouch tells Susan and the kids that he is not afraid of anything. Not even an alligator or a lion. Then they hear thunder and Oscar wants Susan to hold his paw.
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)
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Cast Larry and Phyllis retrieve a lucky penny from under a bag of potatoes.
Cartoon A is for Ape.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie demonstrates the word "Apple"; Cookie Monster eats Ernie's apple.
(First: Episode 0047)
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SCENE 3 Gordon displays some objects to the kids, and has them guess where to find the objects. They eventually conclude that these things can all be found at the supermarket.
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Film Kids narrate a film about helping pick out items at the supermarket, and using the shopping cart to have a race.
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SCENE 4 Gordon and Susan show the kids what rhythm is, and invite them, along with the viewer, to clap along to some peanut butter and jelly making music.
Muppets Three Anything Muppets sing "Everyone Likes Ice Cream" (edited)
(First: Episode 0026)
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SCENE 5 Oscar holds an ice cream cone while reciting a poem about how he hates it.
Film "Round": A live-action film set to a lively soundtrack shows circles in every-day life, including Coca-Cola bottle caps, moving wheels, yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons.
(First: Episode 0002)

Muppets Bob reads the story of "The Magic Apple," which is acted out by Ernie, Bert and three Anything Muppets. Ernie plays a "poor but honest farm boy" who would like to marry a princess and live in a palace with Rubber Duckies and banana milkshakes. A fairy godmother grants him that wish, but only if he can pick a magic apple from a tree. A farmer attempts to help him get the apple, but doesn't succeed. Finally, Ernie rests under the tree until the apple falls into his mouth! Just then, a king arrives and chooses Ernie to marry his daughter, "the lovely Princess Gwendolinda" (Bert in drag!).
Cartoon Jazz #5 (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird stumbles into the kitchen and ruins Gordon's peanut butter and jelly making music groove. He shows off a card he found with a really big word β€” abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz β€” and sings "ABC-DEF-GHI".
Muppets Happening upon the ice cream man, Ernie wants to buy a chocolate - strawberry - peach - vanilla - banana - pistachio - peppermint - lemon - orange - butterscotch ice cream cone, but the ice cream vendor instead gives him a butterscotch - orange - lemon - peppermint - pistachio - banana - vanilla - peach - strawberry - chocolate ice cream cone.
Film Kids narrate a film of an African plain and the animals that live there.
(First: Episode 0128)
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SCENE 7 Susan plays a "One of These Things" game with "aj" in three squares and "ja" in one square.
Cartoon The letter J (repeat)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
Cartoon A is for Ape. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Gordon wants to hear some cabbage sandwich making music, but hears the goodbye music instead. Bob announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS Big Bird holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Oscar and Bob hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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