Sesame Street
Air date February 12, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors Z, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon greets the viewer. Oscar asks him what "hola" means, but Gordon is distracted by passers-by and keeps saying "hello", making Oscar impatient.
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Z words.
(First: Episode 0025)
Ernie and Bert Z.jpg
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is supposed to talk about the letter Z, but doesn't know what a Z looks or sounds like. He hears a buzzing noise, and looks around to find its source. He finds a funny looking thing in a drawer, which, as Bert points out, is a Z.
(First: Episode 0026)
Cartoon Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
SCENE 2 Bob sings a song about opposites with the kids.
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes demonstrates empty and full.
(First: Episode 0148)
Kermit Cookie glass of milk.jpg
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit teaches "full" with a full glass of milk until Cookie Monster drinks it all (with a straw). Disgusted, Kermit complains that he didn’t want to teach "empty", and asks who can talk about the word "full".
(First: Episode 0081)
Pat Paulsen empty full.jpg
Celebrity Pat Paulsen demonstrates the different between a full and an empty wastebasket.
(First: Episode 0081)
Transition The screen fills up with fluid.
(First: Episode 0105)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock investigates the sound of the letter S.
SCENE 3 Big Bird carries his groceries home from the store. Mr. Hooper offers to carry his toy truck back to his nest, but Big Bird asks him to wind it up instead –– again and again, every time it stops.
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing is a fireman.
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Grocer and Doctor.
(First: Episode 0067)
Cartoon Jazz #5 (repeat)
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 4 Bob plays "Three of These Things" with tools, telling the kids to guess which doesn't belong.
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Girl goes shopping AM.jpg
Muppets Wendy's mom sends her to pick up some groceries, but she gets distracted by worms and butterflies, so she can't remember what to get by the time she gets to the grocer. Her mom tells her to think of apples when she sees worms and potato chips when she sees butterflies, and she manages to complete her task.
(First: Episode 0121)
Film Apples grow on a tree.
(First: Episode 0093)
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)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy plays hide-and-seek with three letter Zs, who blend into his porch.
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(First: Episode 0023)
Cartoon Z for zipper (repeat)
Gordon Bob assemble Z.jpg
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a letter Z.
(First: Episode 0150)
SCENE 5 Gordon, Mr. Hooper and the kids cooperate to make ice cream sundaes.
Cartoon Jazz #5 (repeat)
Muppets An Anything Muppet demonstrates empty by leaving his room, soon Grover and his friends, including Cookie Monster, occupy the room making it full. The Anything Muppet comes in and scares the monsters away leaving it empty.
(First: Episode 0148)
Cartoon "Poverty Z" (repeat)
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Z words. (repeat)
Cartoon Z for zipper (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie that if he can clean the messy apartment in fifteen seconds or less, he will give Ernie his dessert, ice cream and cookies.
(First: Episode 0033)
Film New bridge #5 –– bounce (0:06)
(First: Episode 0105)
SCENE 6 As the kids enjoy their sundaes, Gordon signs off and announces the sponsors. The credits roll.

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