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 appears lost in thought, then introduces today's letter - G.
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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 Filmfair G: A man asks a purple fellow what G word is behind a circus curtain. It's a gorilla.
(First: Episode 0085)
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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 feels happy when he eats pizza. In his apartment, Bert feels happy when he gets to read his newspaper in peace; Herry Monster pops up to ruin this. Gordon plays with the kids and notes that being with 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 toy can make one sad. Having customers at the store makes Mr. Hooper happy. Oscar the Grouch claims that Grouches like being sad, which makes them feel happy, which makes them feel sad...
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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 Gordon breaks from a game of stickball to say goodbye.


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