Sesame Street
Big Bird helps Susan prepare for a party
Air date December 4, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by David Roth
Sponsors Z, 3
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
0150 01
SCENE 1 Susan is busy cooking for a dinner party, and she is one chair short. She asks Big Bird to go borrow a chair from Mrs. Rodriguez down the street.
100011
Celebrity Lorne Greene and the Bonanza cast add two horses and one horse to make three horses.
0150 02
SCENE 2 Big Bird comes back, sans chair. He says that he tried talking to Mrs. Rodriguez, but Susan explains that Mrs. Rodriguez is a little hard of hearing, and makes sure he knows how to talk loud.
ErnieBertQuietLoud
Muppets Ernie & BertBert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
0150 03
SCENE 3 Bob asks the kids to sort things by the volume of the sound they make.
Jim Nabors 20
Celebrity Jim Nabors counts from one to twenty, demonstrating soft and loud.
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SCENE 4 Big Bird comes back, again, sans chair. He explains that he tried talking loudly to Mrs. Rodriguez, but Susan explains that Mrs. Rodriguez only speaks Spanish, and teaches him how to ask for the chair ("silla").
Kermit'sradioBigV
Muppets Kermit uses a radio to demonstrate "soft". Grover shows up and wants to talk about loud, turning the radio up. After the two demonstrate soft and loud a few times, Big V appears and eats the radio.
(First: Episode 0039)
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SCENE 5 Bob shows Farley, Oscar, and the kids a series of pictures of different homes in the city, country, and suburbs.
Wheredoesgarbagego
Song "Where the Garbage Goes," a song film which explains what happens to garbage after it gets thrown away. (edited version)
Music by Peter Schickele
(First: Episode 0077)
PovertyZ
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
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SCENE 6 Big Bid successfully brings Susan the chair from Mrs. Rodriguez, having asked her for one "silla". He goes off to play checkers with a pigeon, while Gordon goes to borrow some silver polish from Oscar.
ZforZipper
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Grover Herbert Birdsfoot OP
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot recites a poem with OP words, counting on Grover to hop whenever he says "hop" — repeatedly, until Grover faints.
Lorne Greene 2 horses from 3
Celebrity Lorne Greene and the Bonanza cast subtract two horses from three horses to equal one horse.
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SCENE 7 In the arbor, Susan and the kids spell words using letter of the alphabet on a wide magnetic board. They sing "The Alphabet Song".
Gordon Bob assemble Z
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a letter Z.
Larryphyllisinvites
Cast Larry and Phyllis cooperate on sending out invitations to a party.
HensonClay.Z
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Z words.
(First: Episode 0025)
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SCENE 8 Gordon finds a sign on Oscar's can: "Please use the special password knock". He repeatedly knocks on Oscar's can and asks him for some silver polish, but after several tries, Oscar says he's all out.
KermitBrian-Loud
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Brian talk about loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0126)
Film.kidsmadeof
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0003)
ZforZipper
Cartoon Z for zipper (repeat)
(First: Episode 0025)
What Kids Are Made Of part 2
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0003)
Sherlocksandwich
Muppets Ernie opens his lunchbox and finds that half of his chicken salad sandwich is missing. Sherlock Hemlock, the world's greatest detective, investigates this fiendish crime. It turns out that Sherlock himself ate half of Ernie's sandwich.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 9 Gordon returns with the polish but explains to Susan that he didn't get it from Oscar because he couldn't figure out his secret knock. Susan tells him to go take a shower.
AllTogetherNow
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "All Together Now".
(First: Episode 0015)
Ernie and Bert Z
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is supposed to talk about the letter Z, but doesn't know what a Z looks or sounds like. He hears a buzzing noise, and looks around to find its source. He finds a funny looking thing in a drawer, which, as Bert points out, is a Z.
(First: Episode 0026)
HensonClay.Z
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Z words. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0025)
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SCENE 10 The guests start arriving at the dinner party and Susan offers them some hors d'oeuvres; Big Bird asks for an egg and says he feels like a bit of a cannibal. Susan signs off while Herry Monster announces the sponsors in voiceover.


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