Sesame Street
Air date January 6, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors C, O, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon notices Oscar acting grouchier than usual. Susan, Bob and Mr. Hooper recall that Oscar asked for a suitcase, asked Bob for directions to the bus depot, and bought a "for rent" sign. They put the clues together and conclude that Oscar is moving away.
Ohubleycartoon
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Opencartoon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 2 Oscar reveals that he's moving to Gunk Alley, because he's sick of all the friendly people on Sesame Street. The adults decide to throw him a farewell party.
Olimerick
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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Muppets Anything Muppet "O" tag
(First: Episode 0075)
Overandoverhorse
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
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SCENE 3 At the farewell party, a banner is put up which reads "Goodbye, old friend". Susan presents a cake with sardine frosting, and the letter O formed in pickles. They also give him a dirty rag, a jar of mud and a worn-out broom as going-away presents. Oscar decides to stay on Sesame Street, because in a cardboard box on Gunk Alley, there's nothing to complain about — and grouches love complaining.
1261-train
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
SpoonfulSugar
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "A Spoonful of Sugar".
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 4 Do you know what's round? Gordon displays a ball. Mr. Hooper displays an orange. Cookie Monster displays a cookie. Susan displays a jar lid. Big Bird displays a balloon.
Pitchreel-circles
Film A live-action film shows circles in every-day life, from Coca-Cola bottle caps, to moving wheels, to yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons, set to a lively soundtrack.
(First: Episode 0002)
ErnieCMDiet
Muppets Cookie Monster tells Ernie that he is going on a diet and won't take his cookies, until Grover tells Cookie that he looks sick.
(First: Episode 0153)
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SCENE 5 "Three of These Things": Bob with different sized chairs, and Susan with different sized umbrellas.
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Film The activities of different families on Mondays.
(First: Episode 0127)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot displays the letters O and P, mentioning that they're the OP family. When he adds an M for "mop", he has Grover fetch a mop. When he adds a DR for "drop", he has Grover drop a heavy rock. When he adds an H for "hop", he has Grover hop repeatedly until he faints. Herbert then adds a FL for "flop" and a ST for "stop".
(First: Episode 0148)
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SCENE 6 Susan digs in her flower box. Cookie Monster digs for a cookie, but finds a worm instead. Bob digs into a sundae at Hooper's Store.
1247-Crane
Film A steam shovel picks up debris. (with Mr. Hooper voiceover)
(First: Episode 0034)
Littlebird-herry
Muppets Little Bird plays an imagination game, closing his eyes and imagining he hears sounds. At the end of the game, he imagines that he hears a scary monster -- and when he opens his eyes, Herry Monster is there, growling at him.
(First: Episode 0148)
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SCENE 7 Counting to 12: Gordon counts his eyes and fingers. Cut to Cookie Monster laughing.
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SCENE 7
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Mr. Hooper displays an egg carton with a dozen (12) eggs. Cut to Cookie Monster laughing.
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SCENE 7
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Susan fills 12 empty bottles with soda. Cut to Cookie Monster laughing.
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Cast Bob assembles a large number 12.
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SCENE 7
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Cut to Cookie Monster: he doesn't think the number 12 is funny anymore, but the letter O … that's a riot!
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Cast Bob and Gordon assemble a large O with two separate pieces.
(First: Episode 0111)
Cut to Cookie Monster laughing.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie declares that he's "the world's greatest counter of numbers". To prove it, he counts from 1 to 10. But every time Bert interrupts him, Ernie starts over again. This slowly drives Bert crazy.
(First: Episode 0107)
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OscarSURPRISE!

Herrybertsurprise
Muppets / Cast "Surprise!": A band of Anything Muppet hippies sing about the good and bad parts of surprises, and how people respond to them. Various characters appear in cutaways demonstrating surprises, including: Oscar surprising Susan with a snake in a can; Herbert Birdsfoot in a room surprised by Roosevelt Franklin, Roosevelt Franklin's Mother, Herry, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Grover; and Herry sneaking up on Bert. After the many clips of various surprises, the back-up singers eventually give the lead singer their own surprise for him at the end of the song.
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Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what a surprised face looks like.
(First: Episode 0138)
Olimerick
Cartoon O limerick (repeat)
(First: Episode 0146)
Basketballcounting4
Celebrity The New York Knicks make 12 shots.
(First: Episode 0154)
Boxofrainbows
Muppets Professor Hastings talks about big and little using piles of blocks.
(First: Episode 0124)
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SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.


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