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Sesame Street
Gordon and Susan argue over a lamp
Air date December 30, 1970
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors I, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan greets the viewer, displaying a lamp she just got. Gordon openly rejects the lamp, igniting a conflict between him and Susan.
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0023)
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Susan sits on the steps admiring the new lamp with one of the kids. Gordon arrives, having just bought a lamp of his own. Susan dislikes this lamp, so they each go to someone for advice: Susan to Mr. Hooper, and Gordon to Bob.
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
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Mr. Hooper thinks the lamps look nice, but Bob doesn't like either of them. Oscar thinks the lamps would look better with some damage. Susan and Gordon realize that their disagreement is nothing worth fighting over and agree to go to the store together and pick one out that they both like. Mr. Hooper offers to buy Gordon's lamp, and Bob does the same for Susan's so he can gift it to his mother for her birthday.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
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Muppets Ernie talks about what happens next when he throws a rubber ball, a glass and a watermelon over the wall. When he throws the ball, it bounces. When he throws the glass, it breaks. When he throws the watermelon, Cookie Monster catches it in his mouth and thanks Ernie.
(First: Episode 0148)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 2 Gordon and Susan stop by Hooper's Store to show off the lamp they picked out together, but neither Bob nor Mr. Hooper care for it. Gordon hands the empty box to Bob so he can use it to box up the lamp for his mother, and the Robinsons take off with their selection without a further concern for whether or not anyone else likes it.
Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
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Celebrity Arte Johnson tries to count from one to ten. (He makes it.)
(First: Episode 0134)
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "As I Was Going to St. Ives."
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon Jazz #7 (repeat)
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Muppets A baby monster sees the word "IS", and asks some other monsters to tell him what the word is.
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates silly.
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper presents … the IG family! First, Little Bird observes that Big Bird is big. Next, we see Susan using a trowel to dig, and Oscar wearing a wig. Finally, a Muppet boy (Jerry Nelson) sees a pig (Frank Oz).
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
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SCENE 4 Bob sings the "Multiple Classification Song" using an art card with shapes.
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(First: Episode 0153)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream. (repeat)
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Story of Ira and Inez."
(First: Episode 0034)
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite". (repeat)
Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
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Film Tracks from a race car cross paths until most of the screen is blank. A pair of foot prints crosses the screen to blank out the last bit.
(First: Episode 0105)
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Film Kids narrate a film about where you get ice cream: from the cow, to the factory, to the ice cream shoppe.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream. (repeat)
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 5 Bob helps Kevin get up on stilts to present the letter I and the number 7 on a sandwich board.

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