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Sesame Street
Air date March 2, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors H, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Tom tries to present today's number, but doesn't have a copy on hand. He lies down and forms his body into the rough shape of a number 6.
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
Kermit and Snerfs.JPG
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on tall and short using two Snerfs, who keep changing their size.
(First: Episode 0015)
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit presents a lecture on big and small with the Beautiful Day Monster and a small monster. Splurge comes in at the end to show what a really big monster looks like.
(First: Episode 0015)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)

SCENE 2 Sitting at the counter in Hooper's Store, Big Bird wonders what it would be like to be short, so he tells Mr. Hooper he's going to do some imagining. He closes his eyes and Big Bird sees himself small enough to walk around on the counter where he interacts with, compared now to his tiny stature, is a large bowl of ice cream and large squeak toy which scares him now because he's so small. When Mr. Hooper cleans up, Big Bird notes that he's now too small to notice, so he imagines himself back to reality. Mr. Hooper leans in to Big Bird from overhead to excuse himself, making Big Bird wonder if he's still imagining. The camera pulls back to reveal Mr. Hooper standing on a step ladder, and Big Bird resolves to being his normal size again.
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Film A woman asks a boy how a glass of milk was spilled on the table, so the boy offers several outlandish scenarios before telling her the truth: it was him.
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
SCENE 3 Tom now tries to show one of today's letters, but he again doesn't have one on hand. He calls Bob over and uses them both to make the shape of the letter H.
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 4 Bob sings "The ET Family Song."
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie an empty box, explaining that he can fill the box with things like a pet mouse (if Ernie had one) and jellybeans (if they rained from the sky). Ernie wants an empty box, but doesn't have any money. However, Bert brings a box of cookies, and Ernie throws the cookies out so he can catch jellybeans from the sky.
(First: Episode 0081)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets The Hands Part 1: Kids provide voiceover commentary as a green hand builds a face out of pieces. A purple hand tries to do the same, but gets all the parts mixed up. The green hand helps the purple hand make the face look like the one on the left.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon A boy counts while erasing things and people. (repeat)
SCENE 5 Susan calls out to Mr. Hooper from her window, ordering six oranges. Mr. Hooper can't leave the store unattended to deliver them, so he rallies the kids to bring them to her one-by-one.
Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
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Muppets Grover, lost in a scary forest, sings "I Whistle a Happy Tune" to keep his spirits up. He bumps into a monster -- but it's Cookie Monster, who happily joins in the song. Then they run into a little boy, and they run away, panicked.
(First: Episode 0131)
Song Joe Raposo sings "A Little Bit."
(First: Episode 0160)
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Muppets Part 2: The hands make faces again (with continued commentary by the kids), but this time the green hand copies the mixed-up arrangement of the face made by the purple hand.
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
(First: Episode 0007)
SCENE 6 Susan plays two rounds of "Three of These Things," first using glasses, then stuffed animals.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!" (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 1: Ernie, having set up shop as a barber, gives Bert a haircut, but he ends up removing all of his hair.
(First: Episode 0068)
Cartoon H for hello (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 2: Ernie tries to disguise Bert until his hair grows back, but a monster (later known as Grover) mistakes Bert for his father and lugs him away.
(First: Episode 0068)
Cartoon H is for horseshoe. (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Part 3: Bert has quickly grown his hair back, but his brief time amongst monsters has resulted in his speaking like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0068)
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks. (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 7 Oscar offers Tom some candy from a small can. Tom finds this uncharacteristically nice of him, only to be frightened by the spring-loaded snake inside. Oscar claims Grouches are never frightened like that, but Tom begins scheming a way to get back at him.
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 8 Tom returns, carrying a bucket on his shoulder. He begins wobbling around, concerning Oscar. Tom eventually spills the contents of the bucket all over Oscar - confetti, rather than water as Oscar had feared. Tom has a good laugh, but Oscar doesn't find anything funny about trying to frighten someone like that.
Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
SCENE 9 Tom picks the confetti out of Oscar's fur while he grumbles over Tom's stunt.

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