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Sesame Street
African drummers visit
Air date January 5, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors W, X, 11


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird looks around in Gordon's garage. He tells Gordon he found some magazines in Spanish, one of which has the words ven aqui (come here). Gordon makes sure he knows what the words mean, but every time he says "come here", more and more kids come up and sit on his lap.
Celebrity Lorne Greene and the Bonanza cast add two horses and one horse to make three horses.
(First: Episode 0150)
Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert plan to go to the zoo tomorrow, but Ernie can't make up his mind. What would happen if Ernie bought a balloon, but then lost it when he gets frightened by a buffalo? Then he remembers that the zoo is closed on Wednesdays.
(First: Episode 0137)
SCENE 2 Big Bird finds some long sticks in the garage. Gordon takes the sticks and gives them to some members of an African folk dance group, who do a stick dance.
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "I Am a Fine Musician".
(First: Episode 0010)
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)

SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper, Susan and Bob come out to meet the dance group. With The kids, they join Carol in making a rhythm. Farley dances behind the bongo players.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has a treasure map of the living room, leading to a spot marked with an X. As Bert watches, he digs up a treasure chest with a letter X inside.
(First: Episode 0013)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in. (repeat)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray
(First: Episode 0064)
Cast Larry and Phyllis: Larry tells Phyllis that he invited their friend Fred to dinner. Without listening to him any further, Phyllis tries to do multiple chores at once, until she realizes that they have to cooperate in order to spiff up the place. They do so in sped-up tape, then Larry reveals that Fred can't come to dinner tonight.
(First: Episode 0142)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates happy.
(First: Episode 0142)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie is happy because he is about to eat his cookie, but Cookie Monster is sad because he hasn't had a cookie all day. Ernie gives him his cookie, but now Cookie is happy and Ernie is sad. The two keep passing the cookie to each other as both their emotions exchange. When the two decide to share they cookie, both end up breaking it, and now neither of them are happy!
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates sad.
(First: Episode 0135)
Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
SCENE 4 Gordon wants to find out who the toughest drummer is. He and Susan watch as Kenny, Kenny, Joe and Anthony all engage in a drum-off.
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a W.
(First: Episode 0005)
Cartoon W is for Worm (repeat)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch" (repeat)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man named Jack sings "A, You're Adorable" to his girlfriend, Adrienne, using alphabet blocks to enumerate the ways that he loves her. Cookie Monster shows up and eats the blocks.
(First: Episode 0023)
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro," The Swingle Singers
(First: Episode 0140)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper, Susan, Bob and the kids bring shoeboxes for Big Bird so they can build a tower. They count the 11 boxes once they're finished, then Big Bird accidentally knocks the tower over.
Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays. (repeat)

SCENE 6 Carol and Susan watch as the kids participate in a dance about a boat named Tooga.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray (repeat)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in. (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping. (edited)
(First: Episode 0032)
SCENE 7 The kids play the drums along with the drummers as the closing music plays. Susan announces the sponsors.

CLOSING SIGNS The Sesame Street sign floats above Ernie and Bert, while Bob holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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