Sesame Street
Plot Gordon makes a window box
Air date December 2, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors L, O, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon is about to build a window box for Susan, but he doesn't know what kind yet. Big Bird attempts to tell him what kind, but Gordon reminds him that "long" and "tall" can mean different things to different people, and explains how measuring works.
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Kermit and Grover count nine blocks.
(First: Episode 0080)
SCENE 2 Gordon has finished building the window box, but now it has to be painted. Mr. Hooper, Susan, Bob and Big Bird all give their say in what color it should be, as well as what should be planted in the box. Gordon helps them all compromise.
Muppets An Anything Muppet demonstrates empty by leaving his room, soon Grover and his friends, including Cookie Monster, occupy the room making it full. The Anything Muppet comes in and scares the monsters away leaving it empty.
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes demonstrates empty and full.
Film Countdown #8 (0:26)
SCENE 3 Gordon and the kids talk about shapes using the scraps of wood left over from the window box.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it'll still work out: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
Film Countdown #9 (0:19)
SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper sings "Three of These Things" with groups of items in his store.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Little Bird plays an imagination game, closing his eyes and imagining he hears sounds. At the end of the game, he imagines that he hears a scary monster -- and when he opens his eyes, Herry Monster is there, growling at him.
Countdown launch success
Cartoon Countdown series #7 — Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
Ernie What Happens Next
Muppets Ernie talks about what happens next when he throws a rubber ball, a glass and a watermelon over the wall. When he throws the ball, it bounces. When he throws the glass, it breaks. When he throws the watermelon, Cookie Monster catches it in his mouth and thanks Ernie.
SCENE 5 Gordon shows Big Bird and some kids how to count and arrange nails.
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Grocer and Doctor.
(First: Episode 0067)
SCENE 6 Susan encounters Oscar having an open house party in his trash can. Susan thinks grouches don't like parties, but he's the only one there, so it's fine. Susan, Bob and Oscar sing "Happiness Is".
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot displays the letters O and P, mentioning that they're the OP family. When he adds an M for "mop", he has Grover fetch a mop. When he adds a DR for "drop", he has Grover drop a heavy rock. When he adds an H for "hop", he has Grover hop repeatedly until he faints. Herbert then adds a FL for "flop" and a ST for "stop".
Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
SCENE 7 Following the swinging gibbon film, Bob introduces a machine that swings.
Film A magnetic crane picks up large pieces of metal.
(First: Episode 0009)
SCENE 8 Bob shows some kids what different tools are used for. He displays an L-shaped ruler.
Cartoon L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Celebrity Tim Conway shouts "Gimme an L!" and is handed one.
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 9 A busy Mr. Hooper asks Big Bird to answer the phone for him. When Big Bird answers it, he is confused when he hears "hola". Mr. Hooper explains that "hola" means "hello" in Spanish. But now, it's time to say goodbye.

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