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Sesame Street
Big Bird's "Next" poem
Air date November 19, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors B, E, 6
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon welcomes everyone to Calle Sesame. As Big Bird enters, Gordon asks if we know what is going to happen next on Sesame Street. When Big Bird hears the word "next" he says heโ€™s been dreaming up a poem about the word. He recites the poem and has the kids finish his rhymes.
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Film A film of things that make sounds, including birds, farm animals, vehicles and footsteps. Is silence a sound? (edited)
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about making the B sound, with much detail. When Beautiful Day Monster walks by, Kermit goes over the lesson again. The monster does the noise perfectly, but his "BAH!" scares Kermit away, and fogs up the screen.
(First: Episode 0068)
SCENE 2 Susan and Mr. Hooper see a Bus Stop sign on Oscar the Grouch's can. They ask him what it is doing there, and that he cannot expect a bus to stop on the sidewalk. Oscar says he wouldnโ€™t want his friend Julius to go out into the street. Julius is a worm, and he is waiting there on the sidewalk for the bus (donโ€™t step on him!). The worm bus picks up Julius and drives away.
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Fireman and Postman.
(First: Episode 0023)
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper, wearing a fireman's hat, introduces the next segment.
Cartoon The uses of water
Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0002)
Kermit and Tracy recite alphabet.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Kermit and Tracy recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0120)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets "The Word Family Song": ET family
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 5 Bob reads a book to some kids: The Three Billy Goats Gruff. He points out that "billy goat" begins with B.
Song "B is for Bubble." (repeat)
Muppets A disconsolate Ernie tells Oscar the Grouch that he's lost his Rubber Duckie. Oscar tries to calm Ernie down and says that he'll buy Ernie another one. Ernie says he can't - Rubber Duckie is special and unique. He tells Oscar that Rubber Duckie is "cute, adorable, sweet, cuddly, and makes a wonderful sound." Oscar tells Ernie that he'll bring him a new one.
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Oscar comes back with a new Duckie, but this one is different - it's a Grouch duckie. They realize that they have different ideas of what is cute and ugly. Ernie thanks Oscar for trying to help - and when he sits down, he hears a familiar squeak. He digs through the stuff on the floor, and finds his Rubber Duckie! Ernie and Oscar argue over which of their toys is the cutest.
Pat Paulsen counts to 20.jpg
Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0101)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
SCENE 6 Susan plays two rounds of "One of These Things" using shape groups.
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry sing "Circles."
(First: Episode 0131)
Cast Larry and Phyllis cooperate when moving suitcases onto a shelf, one of which is full of bricks.
Muppets Grover talks about front and back, but whenever Grover wants to talk about front, the camera suddenly cuts to a shot of his back, and whenever he wants to talk about back, the camera cuts to a shot of his front.
SCENE 7 Gordon asks the kids what they look like when they're proud. He introduces Kermit, who's also proud โ€” of his color.
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green".
(First: Episode 0087)
Film A steam shovel picks up debris.
(First: Episode 0034)
SCENE 8 Gordon signs off.

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