Sesame Street
Oscar puts up stop signs around Sesame Street
Air date December 22, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors H, 12
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob, Gordon, and Mr. Hooper notice that Oscar has put STOP signs up all over the Street. "This sign here means STOP making so much noise! And this sign here? That means STOP playing all those fun games around here!" The others tell Oscar that they think the signs mean STOP being so grouchy all the time.
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Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters tell it to stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0149)
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Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
The pigeon footage in this film was re-used for the introduction of "Doin' the Pigeon."
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Cast Larry and Phyllis cooperate on sending out invitations to a party.
(First: Episode 0150)
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SCENE 2 Gordon and kids compare two groups of four objects.
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
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Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Well, back to the ol' drawing board!"
(First: Episode 0057)
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SCENE 3 Gordon asks the kids to figure out which toys in their groups are the same and different.
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The spectators take off.
(First: Episode 0022)
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Celebrity Carol Burnett: "Well, back to the ol' drawing board!" (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and Mr. Hooper ask Melody to count 12 bottles of ginger ale.
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Celebrity The New York Knicks make 11 shots, but miss on the 12th.
(First: Episode 0154)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: Rocket takes off at 7. Then it comes down so the man can continue his countdown, but at 1, it falls over with a huge crash.
(First: Episode 0022)
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SCENE 5 Gordon has the kids line up to demonstrate beginning, middle and end.
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Film A little boy imagines that he's a baker.
(First: Episode 0020)
The title card "The Little Baker" is omitted, at least in Noggin's version.
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Cartoon "Poverty H
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 6 Oscar complains and explains to the viewer about H words that he doesn't like: Hello, Ha ha and Happy.
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Muppets Kermit tries to give a lecture on being happy, but Cookie Monster eats Kermit's happy face prop, which makes him mad.
(First: Episode 0066)
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cast Gordon and Bob put an H together.
(First: Episode 0081)
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Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
cut from the Noggin version
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Film Kids narrate a film of an African plain and the animals that live there.
(First: Episode 0128)
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Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
(First: Episode 0089)
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SCENE 7 Susan plays "What Happens Next" with some kids.
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
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Cartoon Gloria, a rambunctious little girl, sings the alphabet song while an adult gives her instructions.
(First: Episode 0010)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird has grouped some objects by his nest, with a sign reading "Big Bird's Rhyming Kits". He explains to Gordon that he put them together to assist anyone who wants to write a poem, like he's done for each group of objects, which Gordon goes over. Gordon asks Big Bird to think up a poem about crossing the street, leading into the next segment …
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Goin' for a Ride", while traveling in a car, train, and boat.
(First: Episode 0037)
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SCENE 9 Bob shows the kids a STOP sign in Spanish before signing off. Gordon announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Bob holds up the Sesame Street sign while Roosevelt Franklin and his mother hold up the CTW sign at the end.


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