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Sesame Street
Oscar puts up a "Wet Paint" sign
Air date December 16, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors A, 8
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan welcomes the viewers and notices a group of frowning kids. She sings "If You're Happy and You Know It" to help cheer them up. Oscar the Grouch watches.
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Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie shows Bert his A machine. You turn the crank over here, you push the button on top, and out comes an A. But it doesn't work when it rains, it only makes A when the sun shines.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
Artist: John Paratore
cut from the Noggin version
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Celebrity Jackie Robinson says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0054)
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A. (repeat)
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Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Monsters, including the puppet who would become Grover, Flute-Snatcher, Cookie Monster, Beautiful Day Monster, and Scudge, are looking at something. Fred's son appears, and is reprimanded with "Eyy!" After a few times, Fred's son turns toward the viewer and yells "A!", revealing that the group is staring at the letter A.
(First: Episode 0083)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper and Gordon try to decipher a smeared note ordering bird seed. It turns out that the note is from Big Bird.
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Song Fireman Ready to Go
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Hunt for Happiness: Helen Happy tells Harold Happy that she has mud on her sneaker.
(First: Episode 0112)
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Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Grandmother Happy suggests that Helen wipe the mud off her sneaker with a rag... but now... there's mud on the rag!
(First: Episode 0112)
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Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
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Muppets Grandmother Happy tells Harold to wash the mud off the rag with soap. It works... but now there's mud on the soap! Grandmother Happy gives up.
(First: Episode 0112)
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Celebrity The New York Knicks count 4 lay-ups.
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SCENE 3 Bob tells a joke in English, and Carlos translates it into Spanish.
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes is standing next to a bathtub full of water. She is dry. A monster appears and throws the water at her, causing her to be wet, and then kisses her. "Bleah!" she says.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert watch the Alice cartoon on TV, and Ernie laughs when he sees Alice being kissed by the monster. Bert says Ernie wouldn't think it was so funny if a monster kissed him. Beautiful Day Monster appears, and kisses Ernie.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
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Celebrity Tim Conway says, "One more time!"
(First: Episode 0140)
cut from the Noggin version
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band" (repeat)
cut from the Noggin version
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Celebrity Walt Frazier and Dick Barnett of the New York Knicks bounce a round basketball. Bill Cosby tries to bounce a square basketball.
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SCENE 4 Kids on the Street make shapes with their fingers.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert thinks that Ernie has eaten his cookies, but it turns out that Cookie Monster (dressed as Ernie) ate the cookies.
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Cast Larry and Phyllis attempt to sing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird tells Herbert Birdsfoot a poem about the "AN" family.
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Celebrity The New York Knicks make 16 baskets in a row, but miss on the 17th.
(First: Episode 0146)
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SCENE 6 Bob plays "Three of These Things" with fruit.
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Cartoon Jazz #8 (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Bob plays "Three of These Things" again with knick-knacks.
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Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing: A camel.
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Muppets Ernie demonstrates the word "Apple"; Cookie Monster eats Ernie's apple.
(First: Episode 0047)
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Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A. (repeat)
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Oscar shows Susan the "Wet Paint" sign on his trash can, which he put there so that he can go to sleep without anybody banging on his can and bothering him. Shortly after Susan leaves, Bob knocks on the can to tell Oscar that the paint is dry.
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
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SCENE 9 Gordon sees Oscar's "Wet Paint" sign, and bangs on his can to tell him that the paint's dry.
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Cartoon A is for Ape.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 10 Mr. Hooper bangs on Oscar's can to tell him that the paint's dry; Oscar gets frustrated and takes the sign down. Susan bothers him to point out his sign's missing.
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Cartoon "Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A. (repeat)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play".
(First: Episode 0047)
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SCENE 11 Before saying goodbye to the viewer, Susan hopes Oscar can get some rest; however Mr. Hooper and Gordon come and bang on Oscar's can to tell him that his sign fell down. Bob announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Big Bird holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon holds up the CTW sign at the end.


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