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Sesame Street
Big Bird plans his day
Air date December 25, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors T, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan greets the viewer, and notices a mailman down the street.
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Muppets Ernie tries to help a mailman deliver a package to Mrs. Mary Ann ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.
(First: Episode 0038)
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Cartoon A poem filled with T words, including a teacher, toys, Texas, and "turtles with brains".
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
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SCENE 2 Bob makes a letter T out of two pieces of wood.
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Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
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SCENE 3 Susan asks Oscar what his favorite T word is. He says it's "terrible".
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Cartoon "Poverty T": T is for Trash and Ticket
(First: Episode 0020)
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SCENE 4 A girl makes the letter T with her fingers.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird encounters Gordon planning his day, and decides to plan his own day. Big Bird picks up all the things he wants to play with today, which Gordon says is too much for anyone to do in one day. Big Bird decides to spend his day cleaning up the mess he just made.
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Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie's friend holds a huge card of a dog in front of his head. Ernie asks Bert how many feet the dog has, and Bert says four. Next, Ernie's friend holds up a card of a table. Ernie asks Bert how many legs the table has. Again, Bert says four. Ernie's friend then holds up a card that shows a four-eyed monster. Ernie asks Bert, "How many eyes can you count on this face?" Bert again says four, but adds that "nothing in the world has four eyes and looks like that." Ernie's friend lowers the card, revealing himself to be the Beautiful Day Monster- with two extra eyes.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
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Muppets Grover uses a telephone booth to explain how a telephone is used. When he enters the booth, however, he finds that there is no phone in sight. An Anything Muppet boy arrives to use the telephone, and thinks that Grover is the telephone since he is the only thing he found in the booth. The boy proceeds and talks into Grover's mouth.
(First: Episode 0146)
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SCENE 6 Bob talks to some kids about what a part of something is, and points them to a film.
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Film Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (tire)
(First: Episode 0147)
Bob and the kids are heard commenting on the film.
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SCENE 6
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Bob introduces another film.
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Film "Look a Little Closer" (tomato)
(First: Episode 0147)
Bob and the kids are heard commenting on the film.
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SCENE 6
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Bob introduces yet another film.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (hand)
(First: Episode 0147)
Bob and the kids are heard commenting on the film.
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SCENE 6
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Bob concludes that everything has partsβ€”even parts have parts.
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Muppets Ernie sings "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake" when a hungry Cookie Monster demands a cookie.
(First: Episode 0031)
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Film A child narrates a series of black-and-white photos about how to bake a cake.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Transition A circle appears on screen, expanding like a balloon until it pops.
(First: Episode 0105)
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0101)
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SCENE 7 Mr. Hooper counts four dolls in his store.
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Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
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Muppets Fred's son wants to learn about here and there, so the Beautiful Day Monster and Cookie Monster show him by spreading apart, each calling Fred's son over to their side. However, whenever Baby gets to "there," he always finds himself "here."
(First: Episode 0111)
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Cartoon Checkerboard transition cartoon
(First: Episode 0105)
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Cast Larry and Phyllis argue about which of two photographs to put on the wall, ultimately choosing a third that they both like. They cooperate to hang the picture together.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Transition The screen fills up with fluid.
(First: Episode 0105)
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SCENE 8 Susan displays four props on the table: a wooden bowl, a pot, a frying pan, and a flower watering-can. She plays two rounds of "Three of These Things" and points out that there are two right answers.
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Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
(First: Episode 0004)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 1: Ernie, having set up shop as a barber, gives Bert a haircut, but he ends up removing all of his hair.
(First: Episode 0068)
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Film New Bridge #5 - Bounce
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 2: Ernie tries to disguise Bert until his hair grows back, but a monster (later known as Grover) mistakes Bert for his father and lugs him away.
(First: Episode 0068)
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Cartoon T is for Television (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 3: Bert has quickly grown his hair back, but his brief time amongst monsters has resulted in his speaking like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0068)
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Cartoon "Poverty T" (repeat)
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SCENE 9 Mr. Hooper tells the audience to watch closely and see what the following words have in common.
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SCENE 9
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Bob and Gordon are glad they met.
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SCENE 9
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A little girl has Little Bird as a pet in a cage, but Little Bird switches roles and puts her in the cage.
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SCENE 9
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Susan observes that her hands are wet.
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SCENE 9
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A large net falls on Oscar.
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SCENE 9
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Mr. Hooper displays all the "ET" words we just saw.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert has a present for his Aunt Matilda, but Ernie thinks that the present is for him, so he makes several guesses about what it is first, then unwraps it.
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SCENE 10 Gordon asks a kid to say goodbye in the language they speak in the country she comes from, Cuba. The girl says goodbye and adios.


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