Sesame Street
Air date January 18, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors J, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan is hanging clothes on the line. Gordon is helping her by handing her the clothes one by one and handing her the clothespins. They greet the viewer and talk a little about helping and cooperating. Gordon introduces Larry and Phyllis.
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Cast Larry and Phyllis: Phyllis wants to watch a TV show about cowboys, while Larry wants to watch a music and dance show. They decide to cooperate and watch a game show instead.
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "All Together Now".
(First: Episode 0015)
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Film Two men, Big and Little, travel around playing the tuba and violin. Even though they’re different (Big has dark skin, and Little has light skin), together they make beautiful music.
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Professor Hastings talks about big and little using piles of blocks.
(First: Episode 0124)
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Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
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Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
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Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
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Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what an angry face looks like.
(First: Episode 0144)
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SCENE 2 Mr. Hooper makes an ice cream cone. Just as he is about to lick it, the ice cream falls out of the cone and smears right down the front of his shirt. He looks down at the mess, then up to the camera. "That makes me angry!"
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Herry Monster sneaks up on Little Bird and surprises her. She grumbles, "That makes me angry!"
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Gordon comes out of the front door of 123 Sesame Street, cheerful. About to walk down the steps, he notices a roller skate left on the steps which he would have stepped on. "That makes me angry!"
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Cookie Monster is excited when he sees a cookie jar, but when he opens the lid, he sees it's empty. "That makes me angry!"
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Oscar the Grouch is happiest when he's angry. A little Muppet girl gives him a big kiss, which makes him angry.
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Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him. (repeat)
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Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
Studio: Ken Snyder; Director: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0009)
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Muppets Lefty sells Ernie some air, but when Ernie waves to Bert, wanting to show it to him, he drops it. According to Bert (who didn't know what Ernie had), "It couldn't have vanished into thin air." But Ernie sobs, "Yes, it could, Bert! It could!"
(First: Episode 0118)
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Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0023)
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Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird enters Hooper's Store, wanting to buy some apples. He's not sure how many he wants, so Mr. Hooper lays out nine apples in a row, then arranges them in other different ways to show Big Bird that they're still nine apples.
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Cartoon Jazz #9 (repeat)
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Cast Gordon gets Bob unstuck from a large number 9.
(First: Episode 0129)
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Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts to 10. "Whoopee!"
(First: Episode 0069)
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Muppets Some Anything Muppets and monsters (including Cookie Monster, an early Grover, Beautiful Day Monster, Scudge, and Fred's son) pile up and count to 10.
(First: Episode 0084)
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Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Someone has eaten Ernie's cookies, and Sherlock Hemlock investigates the case. He asks Ernie questions about the cookies, when Cookie Monster comes by with cookie crumbs on his fur. Sherlock interrogate Cookie Monster, and he comes to the conclusion that Cookie is the thief. Cookie Monster admits it, saying that he is full now and gives Ernie the last cookie, but Sherlock ends up taking it as payment.
(First: Episode 0142)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "J Jump".
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon The letter J (repeat)
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SCENE 4 A series of "J" quickies:
  • Susan points to some girls jumping rope.
  • A Muppet lady displays a jewel.
  • Gordon juggles.
  • Herry Monster tosses jellybeans around.
  • Mr. Hooper jogs.
  • Oscar displays his junk.
  • Cookie Monster eats a J with jam.
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Cartoon "The J Commercial" (repeat)
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Song "Where the Garbage Goes" (edited)
(First: Episode 0077)
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Muppets "The AN Family Song"
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SCENE 5 Susan sings the "Selection Song". On the left are three children (mixed boys and girls). On the right is Gordon, Big Bird and one more child. The right answer is the child because they are classifying by size.
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Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures - Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "J Jump". (repeat)
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Cartoon Jazz #9 (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.


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