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Sesame Street
Big Bird learns how to play baseball
Air date March 1, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors E, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Miguel, dressed in a baseball uniform, challenges Big Bird to a guessing game and removes items from his bag including a baseball glove, a bat, and a baseball. Big Bird says he'd like to learn how to play, and shuffles off down the street to recruit Gordon.
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
SCENE 2 Bob, Susan, and Mr. Hooper join Big Bird, Miguel, and Gordon in a game of baseball. Big Bird is worried he won't be able to hit the ball, but everyone assures him that he'd make a fine player. Mr. Hooper calls out two strikes from Miguel's pitches, but Big Bird finally hits the ball when he tries to swat a fly and wins the game.
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Cookie Monster drinks both of Kermit's glasses of milk, which he was going to use to explain "more" and "less". When Kermit insults Cookie Monster, several of Cookie Monster's monster pals gang up on Kermit, prompting him to point out that now there are more monsters and less frogs.
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
0153 Pile of cookies.jpg
Muppets Gordon and Cookie Monster see a big pile of cookies. Cookie asks for one cookie, and saves it for later because he does not want to ruin his supper (which will be cookies). Then he wants another, because one cookie makes him a little happy, but two would make him happier. As Gordon puts cookies in Cookie's bag and then takes them away, Cookie becomes more happy with more cookies and less happy with less cookies. When Cookie has all the cookies in his bag, he is very happy, but decides there is a better place to put the cookies than the bag ... his tummy.
(First: Episode 0153)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket doesn't go off until a few seconds after the countdown commences.
(First: Episode 0148)
SCENE 3 Bob sings "One of These Things" with several verses: toy trumpet, toy drums, toy guitar; pot, harmonica, squeaky stuffed animal; toy rocket ship, model jet airplane, toy helicopter; toy car, toy balsa wood plane, toy sail boat.
Insert Alphabet Bates makes the letter E.
(First: Episode 0061)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert and Ernie try to figure out who owns a cabinet containing cookies. Bert says that the cabinet is his, because he has his first initial, B, on the door. However, the B is spread between two doors, and Ernie opens one door, making the other look like an E.
(First: Episode 0019)
Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0002)
Cartoon Clouds that look like things.
Cartoon "E Imagination": A surreal story of a boy eating a peach atop an eagle witnessing a queen on her knee, dreaming of eating ice cream in a land of steam.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 4 Miguel introduces Oscar the Grouch to two of the kids, and explains that when a boy is your friend in Spanish, he is your amigo, and that a girl is your amiga. Oscar indulges the lesson, asks how to say "go away and leave me alone" in Spanish, and slams the lid of his can shut.
Muppets Lefty tries to sell Ernie a STOP sign.
(First: Episode 0134)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The director's hat blasts off instead.
(First: Episode 0148)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 5 Big Bird reads a poem titled "Babies" about how babies are different from grown-ups. "...You can't play baseball with 'em / Or share a soda pop / And sometimes when they start to cry / You think they'll never stop."
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Muppets Ernie finds an apple on a brick wall, and wants to know who it belongs to. Sherlock Hemlock helps solve the mystery, and realises that Ernie has a brown paper bag with a hole at the bottom, and that Ernie had an apple in the bag, therefore the apple belongs to Ernie.
(First: Episode 0137)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Cast In front of a prop cutout of the sun, Gordon and Mr. Hooper eat ice cream cones wearing heavy sweaters. Without using dialogue, the two communicate to one another that it's hot out and agree that they should both remove their sweaters. After struggling for a moment, kids in voiceover tell them to cooperate, and they get the task done.
(First: Episode 0193)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets sing "Everyone Likes Ice Cream"
(First: Episode 0026)
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
Three Monsters.jpg
Muppets Grover, Herry and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
SCENE 6 Bob counts pennies and explains a piggy bank on the steps of 123 Sesame Street with some kids when Big Bird comes along. Bob explains that he's going to save up his pennies until the bank is full, then break it and buy something with the money. He asks the kids what they'd buy, and Big Bird says he'd buy a new piggy bank to replace the broken one.
Film Two boys each have five cents - one has five pennies, one has a nickel. They see a dime along the way, which is worth ten. They ask the man at the store for change for the dime, and he gives them a nickel and five pennies. They spend their pennies, but then they want to buy an ice cream for ten cents and the machine only takes dimes. They give the store man their nickels in exchange for a dime and they share a fudgesicle.
(First: Episode 0132)
Kermit and Tracy recite alphabet.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Tracy recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0120)
Cartoon E for elephant, eat, eagle, everybody, empty, and egg. (repeat)
SCENE 7 Gordon and the kids play baseball in front of Oscar's trash can while Oscar calls out a strike. He tells Gordon he may as well umpire the game since the umpire is the is the one who is always grouchy, nobody agrees with, and who nobody ever likes.

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