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Sesame Street
Air date February 25, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors G, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon walks down the steps of the carriage house carrying something behind his back. He makes his way over to the front of Big Bird's nest where he greets Little Bird and produces the object, displayed backwards. Little Bird identifies it as the letter G. Gordon asks how he figured it out if it was facing the wrong way; he's met with the response, "I'm a smart little bird."
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the capital and small G, while Grover celebrates how the letter starts his name (though he prefers it displayed with a capital G).
(First: Episode 0125)
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Cartoon G for Gorilla (in man suit)
(First: Episode 0085)
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Muppets Bob meets Samuel Snively, a circle salesman who can't tell the difference between a circle, square, and triangle.
(First: Episode 0166)
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Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
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Muppets A disconsolate Ernie tells Oscar the Grouch that he's lost his Rubber Duckie. Oscar tries to calm Ernie down and says that he'll buy Ernie another one. Ernie says he can't - Rubber Duckie is special and unique. He tells Oscar that Rubber Duckie is "cute, adorable, sweet, cuddly, and makes a wonderful sound." Oscar tells Ernie that he'll bring him a new one.
(First: Episode 0139)
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SCENE 2 At Hooper's Store, Tom orders some peanuts, Bob orders more, and Gordon asks for the most (though Mr. Hooper pours him "too much most").
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Muppets Oscar comes back with a new Duckie, but this one is different - it's a Grouch duckie. They realize that they have different ideas of what is cute and ugly. Ernie thanks Oscar for trying to help - and when he sits down, he hears a familiar squeak. He digs through the stuff on the floor, and finds his Rubber Duckie! Ernie and Oscar argue over which of their toys is the cutest.
(First: Episode 0139)
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Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0189)
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SCENE 3 Tom needs the box for his puzzle and asks Big Bird to retrieve it from the playground. Big Bird fears he might screw up the mission like he usually does, though. He goes to the playground and sees a single box, but constantly runs back and forth describing it to Tom to make sure it's the one he needs. Tom finally follows Big Bird and points out that the box he needs is the only one there. Big Bird replies, "Why didn't you say so in the first place?"
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Muppets Ernie opens his lunchbox and finds that half of his chicken salad sandwich is missing. Sherlock Hemlock, the world's greatest detective, investigates this fiendish crime. It turns out that Sherlock himself ate half of Ernie's sandwich.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film Traffic light.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy meets Alphabet O'Malley, whose full name consists of twenty-six first names, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0135)
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SCENE 4 Bob asks if you've every thought about the things that make you happy and the things that make you sad. Eating a hot dog from Willy's food cart makes him happy.
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SCENE 4, cont'd Nothing makes Bert happier than sitting alone in his apartment to watch TV. He settles in to watch a rerun of "The Wonderful World of Pigeons", but the TV announcer (Jerry Nelson) discloses that it won't be seen today. This makes Bert sad.

The script was originally written to have Bert reading the newspaper in peace, ruined by Herry Monster.

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SCENE 4, cont'd Gordon plays catcher for a stickball game in the yard. Playing with his friends makes him happy.
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Muppets Kermit teaches "some", "more", and "most" with different sized jars of jellybeans, the most of which are eaten by a monster.
(First: Episode 0022)
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SCENE 5 Tom points out that having a broken doll makes you sad. He proceeds to fix the arm on Kim's doll.
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SCENE 5, cont'd Bob slams the back door of Hooper's Store, startling Mr. Hooper. The owner says it make him happy when customers come to his store.
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SCENE 5, cont'd Oscar the Grouch gets caught in a loop explaining that he's only happy when he's sad, and vice versa.
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Muppets Kermit has now filled the jars with marbles. When the monster tries to eat the marbles, he hurts his jaw and becomes most unhappy.
(First: Episode 0022)
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Cartoon "Jazz #3" (repeat)
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Fireman and Postman.
(First: Episode 0023)
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SCENE 6 Tom and two kids count threes.
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Cartoon "Jazz #3" (repeat)
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Cast Larry and Phyllis cooperate when wrapping a present.
(First: Episode 0145)
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Muppets Cookie Monster hangs his head down in sadness. Ernie gives a lengthy speech on how looking up is the key to happiness. While his head's in the clouds, Cookie looks up toward Ernie's cookie box and empties it, making him happier.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Cast Bob and Gordon cooperate to clean up a mess.
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot and Grover talk about "AN" words. Herbert demonstrates the words themselves, while Grover provides visual aids. The first word they talk about is RAN. While Herbert talks about how to make the word, Grover keeps running around the scene until he tires himself out.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon G for Gorilla (repeat)
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Muppets Herbert now makes the word "CAN," so Grover makes a stack of them, which he knocks over.
(First: Episode 0160)
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Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way. (repeat)
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Muppets Finally, Herbert makes the word "FAN." Grover brings in a fan that blows them both away.
(First: Episode 0160)
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SCENE 7 A large balloon is attached to Oscar's can. He tells Bob and the kids that he's going somewhere today and they can guess where. They deduce from the tickets he has, the balloon and a nearby circus poster that he's going to the circus. Oscar is upset they figured it out on the first try.
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Film Apes play at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0045)
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SCENE 8 The stickball game continues in the yard as Oscar and Big Bird announce the sponsors.


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