Sesame Street
Air date January 6, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors C, O, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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.
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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.
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
Muppets A group of Muppets (including Taminella Grinderfall and Sour Bird) repeat saying "Oh!" when they see a letter O.
(First: Episode 0075)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
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.
Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "A Spoonful of Sugar".
(First: Episode 0005)
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.
Film "Round": A live-action film set to a lively soundtrack shows circles in every-day life, including Coca-Cola bottle caps, moving wheels, yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons.
(First: Episode 0002)
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)
SCENE 5 "Three of These Things": Bob with different sized chairs, and Susan with different sized umbrellas.
Monday family.jpg
Film A little boy narrates the various activities his family partakes in on a typical Monday.
(First: Episode 0127)
Herbert Birdsfoot OP family.jpg
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)
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.
Film A steam shovel picks up debris. (with Mr. Hooper voiceover)
(First: Episode 0034)
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)
SCENE 7 Counting to 12: Gordon counts his eyes and fingers. Cut to Cookie Monster laughing.
Mr. Hooper displays an egg carton with a dozen (12) eggs. Cut to Cookie Monster laughing.
Susan fills 12 empty bottles with soda. Cut to Cookie Monster laughing.
Cast Bob assembles a large number 12.
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.
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)


Muppets / Cast "Surprise!": A band of Anything Muppet hippies sing about the good and bad parts of surprises, and how people respond to them, with various characters demonstrating them in cutaways.
Bill Cosby surprise.jpg
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what a surprised face looks like.
(First: Episode 0138)
Cartoon O limerick (repeat)
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Celebrity The New York Knicks make 11 shots, but miss on the 12th.
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets Professor Hastings talks about big and little using piles of blocks.
(First: Episode 0124)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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