Sesame Street
Big Bird wants to say "adios"
Air date November 13, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors F, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch sings "Three of These Things" with a rancid sneaker, a tattered glove, a messed up sock, and a nice hat. Oscar tells Gordon and the kids that the hat is the answer, but it won’t be nice for long, because he’s going to stick it in his egg beater and pour motor oil on it.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter F. He wanted an F, but someone sent him an E. A monster asks what the difference is between E and F, and then solves Kermit’s problem by eating the bottom line of the E so Kermit can talk about F.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird learns about the Spanish word "adios", and is anxious to say it, but Susan tells him it's too early to say goodbye.
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Muppets Tony sings The Beatles song "Help!" because his date can’t go to the dance tonight and he needs someone to go with.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cast Larry and Phyllis argue about which of two photographs to put on the wall, ultimately choosing a third that they both like. They cooperate to hang the picture together.
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 10 hits in a row, but miss on the 11th.
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SCENE 3 Gordon displays the letters AN on a board, and some pictures of things that end with AN.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through others
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets A fairy godmother turns Cookie Monster into a handsome prince. He thinks it's ugly, and uses the wand to change her into her original form, Herry Monster wearing a wig. As monsters, they fall in love.
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Cartoon Casey Kasem narrates a cartoon about a frog, a fish, and a fly who are told by a fairy that the things they crave can be found within a cup in the sky. None of them can reach the cup on their own until they cooperate.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
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Cartoon Poverty F
(First: Episode 0128)
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Cartoon F for Football
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film A child narrates a series of black-and-white photos about how to bake a cake.
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Muppets "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake"
(First: Episode 0031)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird asks Susan if he can say "adios" yet. She tells him to keep practicing as he waits.
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Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
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Muppets Cookie Monster hangs his head down in sadness. Ernie gives a lengthy speech on how looking up is the key to happiness. While his head's in the clouds, Cookie looks up toward Ernie's cookie box and empties it, making him happier.
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Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates sad.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3 (repeat)
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Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster helps Ernie match mittens, shoes, and gloves and put them away. Guess how he puts away two matching cookies.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
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Cartoon F for Football (repeat)
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Cartoon F for fly and frog
(First: Episode 0034)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird is afraid he'll forget to say "adios", but Susan reassures him he won't.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows a raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Tom Smith meets Alphabet O'Malley, whose full name consists of twenty-six first names, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet.
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Cartoon Casey Kasem narrates a cartoon about a frog, a fish, and a fly who are told by a fairy that the things they crave can be found within a cup in the sky. None of them can reach the cup on their own until they cooperate. (repeat)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly (repeat)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 10 hits in a row, but miss on the 11th. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Bob displays a birdhouse he just finished making. He shows the kids some pictures of birds who will live there, and has them add up the birds.
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Cartoon Poverty F (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Susan alerts Big Bird that it's finally time to say goodbye, and he joyfully repeats the word "adios". After the credits roll, he continues saying it to the kids at his nest, as they play in the barrels. Bob announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS The Sesame Street sign floats above Ernie and Bert, while Susan and Oscar hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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