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Air date December 11, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors M, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar encounters the viewer, right as he's about to make a spinach ice cream sundae. He tells the viewer to go bother Martha instead.
Cartoon M is for Marvelous Martha
(First: Episode 0013)
SCENE 2 Bob tells the kids that M is an important letter. He asks Oscar to make the "M" sound, but Oscar is still busy.
Cartoon M for Mail
(First: Episode 0013)
Bob asks Oscar again, but Oscar is busy eating his sundae. He remarks "mmmmm" as he eats it.
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: the letter M
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot explains what the letters M and W look like with a very uncooperative letter that keeps switching itself. The letter eventually stops switching, and Herb solves the problem by rotating the camera angle, turning the letter upside down.
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 3 Susan plays a remembering game with Big Bird and the kids. She puts some objects into a box, then briefly leaves them alone.
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1 (repeat)
When Susan comes back, Big Bird has trouble remembering what went in the box, but the kids get it right. She prepares them for a second round.
Dot Bridge 02 late
Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
Susan comes back to finish the game.
Dot Bridge 03 early
Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro," The Swingle Singers
(First: Episode 0140)
Dot Bridge 04 third red
Cartoon Dot Bridge #4: Third dot wants to be red
(First: Episode 0001)

Muppets Bob reads the story of "The Magic Apple," which is acted out by Ernie, Bert and three Anything Muppets. Ernie plays a "poor but honest farm boy" who would like to marry a princess and live in a palace with Rubber Duckies and banana milkshakes. A fairy godmother grants him that wish, but only if he can pick a magic apple from a tree. A farmer attempts to help him get the apple, but doesn't succeed. Finally, Ernie rests under the tree until the apple falls into his mouth! Just then, a king arrives and chooses Ernie to marry his daughter, "the lovely Princess Gwendolinda" (Bert in drag!).
(First: Episode 0133)
SCENE 4 Gordon observes Mrs. Jones walk by with her baby in a carriage. He introduces the next film …
Film Film footage of a 1-day-old baby reindeer taking its first steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 4 Gordon introduces the next film, this one with a mandrill mother and baby.
Mandrill carry
Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
Muppets "The UN Family Song"
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper witnesses an interaction between an Anything Muppet boy and girl. The girl, Delores, is mad at the boy because he pulled her hair in school. The boy apologizes. Neither he nor Delores can decide what they want from Hooper's Store, but they ultimately decide to split a strawberry ice cream soda.
Film Counting 11 eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets Ernie counts out eleven cookies and one egg. Cookie Monster eats the cookies- and then the egg.
(First: Episode 0054)
Celebrity Pat Paulsen says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0067)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0005)
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie lies in bed and starts talking about what a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle. He then starts to ponder how many sides a circle has, and goes to sleep. Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, but ends up not being able to sleep.
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 6 Susan sings "Draw Me a Circle" as a kid does so. She then signs off, and the credits roll.

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