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Sesame Street
Big Bird spells LOVE
Air date January 14, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors A, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Miguel won't waste a second; he reveals a letter A.
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Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
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Cartoon A is for ape.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Monsters look at a big A.
(First: Episode 0083)
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SCENE 2 Susan and the kids sing a slow version of The Alphabet Song, while the alphabet is displayed on the front of 123 Sesame Street.
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Celebrity James Earl Jones recites the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0002)
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
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SCENE 3 On the front wall of 123, Big Bird attempts to spell LOVE, but, as Susan points out, he has made OVEL.
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Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters tell it to stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0149)
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Muppets Lefty tries to sell Ernie a STOP sign.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Film Joe Raposo: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
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Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
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Film The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
Some of this footage is used in "Pig's Love Song", but in a different order.
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Muppets Bob reads the story of "The Magic Apple," which is acted out by Ernie, Bert and three Anything Muppets. Ernie plays a "poor but honest farm boy" who would like to marry a princess and live in a palace with Rubber Duckies and banana milkshakes. A fairy godmother grants him that wish, but only if he can pick a magic apple from a tree. A farmer attempts to help him get the apple, but doesn't succeed. Finally, Ernie rests under the tree until the apple falls into his mouth! Just then, a king arrives and chooses Ernie to marry his daughter, "the lovely Princess Gwendolinda" (Bert in drag!).
(First: Episode 0133)
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SCENE 4 Miguel invites the viewers to take a close look at a tire.
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Film Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer". The object is a tire.
(First: Episode 0147)
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Film "Head To Toe Puzzle": Two kids put together a life size jigsaw puzzle of a human body.
(First: Episode 0024)
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
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Celebrity Tim Conway says, "One more time!"
(First: Episode 0140)
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band" (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Susan, Miguel, Bob and Mr. Hooper make four, and having only three apples means Mr. Hooper gets none.
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Cartoon "Jazz #7"
(First: Episode 0136)
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Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week".
(First: Episode 0107)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (repeat)
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Muppets A fairy godmother turns Cookie Monster into a handsome prince. He thinks it's ugly, and uses the wand to change her into her original form, Herry Monster wearing a wig. As monsters, they fall in love.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
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Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A. (repeat)
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A. (repeat)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
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Cartoon A is for ape. (repeat)
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Cartoon A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper sings Three of These Groups with groups of candy.
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Muppets Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
(First: Episode 0135)
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SCENE 7 The cast tells what they use boxes for. Bob uses one to store his tools, Oscar uses one for a table, and Susan uses one to store her trash. A kid uses the toybox in the Courtyard to play in, and Little Bird eats out of a birdseed box. Mr. Hooper has a box to keep his boxes in.
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band" (repeat)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (repeat)
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 With the kids, Susan plays basketball and Bob and Miguel play with blocks. Little Bird announces the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Oscar holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Mr. Hooper holds up the CTW sign at the end.


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