Sesame Street
Big Bird loses his R, Oscar gets angry
Air date November 26, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors R, 5
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird wants to show a capital and a small letter R, and so he wrote them on a card. After sitting down to think of words that begin with R, like ran, rabbit and room, he couldn't find his Rs. Bob finds the Rs stuck to Big Bird's back.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: R - rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird knocks on Oscar's can and asks him to make the "r" sound. Oscar does so when he growls.
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Cartoon A ragged rabbit, red rooster, and raving rhinoceros participate in the Race for the Roses.
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Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 3 Gordon comments to the kids that he would get angry if he ever lost his Rs, and asks the kids what happens when they get angry. Oscar interrupts because he thinks he can get angry better than the kids can. They have a competition to see who is better at frowning, growling, and yelling. Oscar actually gets angry because they didn't ask him, the expert, about being angry. He gnashes his teeth, which makes him feel tip-top.
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Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what an angry face looks like.
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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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SCENE 4 Bob sits with five kids and sings "Five Fingers on My Left Hand". He then shows them five of things: sticks of gum, pennies, and marbles.
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Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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SCENE 5 In a series of quick cuts, Gordon, Susan, Bob, Mr. Hooper, and Oscar demonstrate the -ig words fig, pig, twig, jig, and wig.
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Film A group of kids play follow the leader and go over, around and through various obstacles, but one of them takes a while to catch on.
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 6 Gordon leads the kids (and the viewer) in some stretching exercises and an imaginary trip to the sky.
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Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0005)
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Muppets Ernie tries to help a Pumpkin Anything Muppet mailman deliver a package to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
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SCENE 7 Susan shows where things live — e.g., where vehicles are stored.
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Cartoon A bear counts bees.
(First: Episode 0083)
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Film Joe Raposo: What Babies Are Called
(First: Episode 0116)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a collection of Rs in a box. He shows Bert, who says that Ernie will be the laughingstock of Sesame Street if anyone else finds out. Ernie sadly throws away his Rs, and Bert asks to have the box for his J collection.
(First: Episode 0014)
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Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
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SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper has stacked canned goods into two different shaped towers - a rectangle and a triangle. He can't decide on either of them, so he calls Big Bird over to help him. Big Bird accidentally knocks the cans over.
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Film "In the Woods": Two kids go out into the woods. (title screen cut)
(First: Episode 0026)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert shows Ernie pictures and he needs to tell what happens next. Ernie imagines some very random scenarios based on the pictures. For the last picture (a man about to drive his car over a nail), Ernie says, "I think a monster's going to appear." Sure enough, behind Bert's back, Cookie Monster appears: "COOKIE!" Bert faints.
(First: Episode 0056)
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SCENE 9 Bob, taking a cue from Ernie and Bert, plays the "what happens next" game with some kids.
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Cartoon Jazz #5 (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Gordon shows Oscar that "niña" is Spanish for "girl". Oscar doesn't know the Spanish words for "get lost" yet, so he says it in English instead. Gordon signs off.


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