Sesame Street
Gordon tries to cure Oscar's hiccups
Air date December 21, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors E, 11

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
0161 01
SCENE 1 Susan greets Farley, Big Bird, and the kids playing on the barrels in the construction area near Big Bird's nest and says it's such a nice day to have fun.
Apesatplay
Film Apes play at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0045)
MetsMiss-5
Celebrity The New York Mets make 4 hits in a row, but miss on the 5th.
0161 02
SCENE 2 Big Bird runs around playing Road Runner when Miguel asks him and the kids to guess what he's been doing. He has paint-stained coveralls, has a paintbrush and bucket, and a drop cloth. Big Bird assumes he's either pitching a tent, or has eaten a jelly sandwich.
Eaticecream
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
GordonBob.E
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
0161 03
SCENE 3 Bob displays the letters E and T — the ET family.
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover WET
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot displays the letters E and T, mentioning that they're the ET family. He calls on Grover to add a heavy letter W to the letters, making the word WET. Grover rests for a minute after carrying the heavy W away.
(First: Episode 0138)
Mets strike 3 no1 (Disgusted)
Celebrity A kid calls "strike three" on a player from the New York Mets who appears disgusted.
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover SET
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot calls on Grover to add a heavy letter S to the letters, making the word SET. Grover rests for a minute after carrying the heavy S away.
(First: Episode 0138)
0161 sort chairs
Cast In sped-up tape, Gordon and some kids sort chairs by size.
Herbert Birdsfoot Grover MET
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot calls on Grover to add a heavy letter M to the letters, making the word MET. Grover faints after being told to put the ET letters away.
(First: Episode 0138)
0161 escuela
SCENE 4 Bob and two kids observe that "escuela" means "school" in Spanish.
0573n1

PYP
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)
Mets hit 10 miss on 11
Celebrity The New York Mets make 10 hits in a row, but miss on the 11th.
(First: Episode 0135)
0161 05
SCENE 5 Bob acts like a carnival barker, playing a "shell game" using a ball and some boxes.
Ernieballoon1

Ernieballoon2
Muppets Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0008)
0161 06
SCENE 6 Oscar the Grouch sings "If You're Grouchy and You Know It" and has some kids follow along.
Mets strike 3 no2 (Frowns)
Celebrity A kid calls "strike three" on a player from the New York Mets who frowns.
Film-TripThruWoods
Film "In the Woods": Two kids go out into the woods. (title screen cut)
(First: Episode 0026)
AMs-DangerBoy
Muppets Tough Luck Lester, a little boy, explains why he is in bandages; he is never cautious about what he does. With his friends' help, Lester is able to stay away from dangerous items like matches and broken glass.
AnimalBabies
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Bonanza near far
Celebrity Lorne Greene from Bonanza demonstrates near and far on his horse.
SSGroverOriginalNearandFar
Muppets Grover demonstrates the difference between "near" and "far" by running away from the camera and back, eventually fainting from exhaustion.
(First: Episode 0057)
Song.WhatAreKidsCalled
Film Joe Raposo: What Babies Are Called
(First: Episode 0116)
0161 07a
SCENE 7 Oscar has the hiccups. Gordon tries to cure them by scaring him with a mask, but nothing scares a grouch.
2059f
Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0002)
0161 07b
SCENE 7
cont'd
Gordon tries to scare Oscar by popping a balloon, but Oscar's hiccups are still there.
Eaticecream
Cartoon E Imagination (repeat)
0161 07c
SCENE 7
cont'd
Gordon has run out of ideas on scaring Oscar. Just then, Granny Grouch appears and gives Oscar a big kiss, which disgusts him so much that his hiccups disappear.
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg (repeat)
Tim Conway E
Celebrity Tim Conway cheers, "Gimme an E!" and someone hands him one.
RFAlphabet
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
Mets hit 13 miss on 14
Celebrity The New York Mets make 13 hits in a row, but miss on the 14th.
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SCENE 8 Mr. Hooper counts five gingerbread men. He gives Bob two, which leaves three. He gives Farley another two, leaving one. He eats the last one, leaving none.
2059f
Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg. (repeat)
0161 09
SCENE 9 Kids play "Miss Mary Mack" while Oscar shouts goodbye. Bob announces the sponsors.


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