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Sesame Street
Air date January 8, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors O, Y, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Pete Seeger and Brother Kirk introduce themselves. Pete sings "There Once Was a Man", a "fill-in-the-blank" rhyming song that the kids can participate in.
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man uses feathers and rocks to teach the difference between heavy and light. During the lecture, Cookie Monster comes along, mistakes the rocks for cookies, and eats them all. The rocks weigh Cookie down, so the monster proceeds to eat the feathers to "balance it out."
SCENE 2 Brother Kirk sings "The Ballad of Benjamin Bannaker", about a little known figure in black history.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Grover Herbert Birdsfoot OP.jpg
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot recites a poem with OP words, counting on Grover to hop whenever he says "hop" β€” repeatedly, until Grover faints.
(First: Episode 0150)
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
SCENE 3 Pete, Brother Kirk, Bob and the kids look up at the clouds and talk about what they see. Oscar sees grouchy things when he looks at the clouds.
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo
(First: Episode 0036)
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man holds up pictures and asks the viewer to find a square in each of them. Cookie Monster soon joins him when the man shows a picture of a cookie box, which Cookie Monster believes has cookies in it.
(First: Episode 0143)
SCENE 4 Pete, Brother Kirk, Susan and the kids reconvene at Hooper's Store. Pete sings "Six Brown Bottles" as Mr. Hooper subtracts them.
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Garbageman and Barber.
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo (repeat)
Muppets A group of monsters, including proto-Grover, Cookie Monster, and Beautiful Day Monster, repeatedly exclaim, "Y?" The camera pans up to reveal a Y floating above them.
(First: Episode 0091)
Cartoon Y is for Yo-Yo (repeat)
SCENE 5 Big Bird has set out his clothes to dry on the barrels until he can put the clothesline back up. Pete, Brother Kirk, Susan and the kids help him hang the clothes on the line and sing "If We All Work Together".
You Can Clean Almost Anything.jpg
Film You can clean almost anything.
Music: Bach's "Gavotte" performed by the Swingle Singers.
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 6 Big Bird struggles to pronounce Brother Kirk's last name. Kirk sings "More Love".
Muppets Professor Hastings talks about the number 2, using two trucks to demonstrate. Another Muppet shows him how the trucks are the same and different.
(First: Episode 0141)
SCENE 7 Brother Kirk asks the kids if they know how to clap their hands. They do, and demonstrate. The Reverend says that was very good, but he and Pete have a song that uses some special handclaps. He teaches the kids the three handclaps: one sounds high, one low, one medium. When they have it, Pete sings his song, and the kids use the appropriate claps in the appropriate places.
Cartoon O limerick (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O (repeat)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
SCENE 8 As Pete and Brother Kirk continue singing and clapping, Bob signs off. The credits roll.

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