Sesame Street
Air date March 9, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors V, 11
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob greets everyone he meets, including the viewer, when he suddenly comes across a sad little Muppet girl named Polly, who is lost and can’t find her mommy. Bob takes her over to Oscar, so Oscar can keep an eye on her while Bob looks for her parents. Oscar isn’t sure he can make a sad girl happy.
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Susan encounters Oscar and Polly. Oscar gives examples of what makes him happy, including scratchy records, weeds, and an ugly monster doll. Susan lists things that make most people happy, all of which disgust Oscar.
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates sad.
(First: Episode 0135)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)

SCENE 2 Bob returns with some good news: he located Polly’s mother, who’s on her way over now. Mr. Hooper gives Polly a strawberry ice cream cone, and finally Polly’s mother appears to take her home. Susan is happy witnessing all this, and Oscar grudgingly admits he’s happy too.
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates happy.
(First: Episode 0142)
Ernie Bert umbrella
Muppets Ernie & Bert — During the rain, Ernie stands under an umbrella explaining how the weather makes him feel happy, sad, and mad. Bert has been trying to get under the umbrella with him, telling Ernie that all it has made him feel is wet. Ernie wonders why he doesn't have his umbrella; Bert explains that it's because Ernie is using it. Ernie thanks him and leaves Bert sneezing in the rain.
(First: Episode 0137)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets Muppet Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
Bob Gordon crossover 11
Cast Bob and Gordon erect an 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Muppets Ernie has a question but decides to wait until Bert is done reading the newspaper to ask. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then, Ernie asks his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "All Together Now".
(First: Episode 0015)
SCENE 3 Big Bird attempts to help Mr. Hooper put a “DANGER” sign by some boxes that he doesn’t want anyone bumping into –– which is exactly what Big Bird does.
Grover danger sign
Muppets Grover reads a sign that says DANGER and looks around for said danger. He doesn't find it anywhere until he trips and falls on the sign.
(First: Episode 0182)
Cartoon "Imagination V" (repeat)
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin (repeat)
Muppets Little Bird plays an imagination game, closing his eyes and imagining he hears sounds. At the end of the game, he imagines that he hears a scary monster -- and when he opens his eyes, Herry Monster is there, growling at him.
(First: Episode 0148)
SCENE 4 Imagination quickies: Can you guess what they’re doing?
  • Bob mimes hammering a nail.
  • Susan mimes writing a letter.
  • Mr. Hooper mimes making an ice cream soda.
  • Gordon mimes playing basketball with some kids.
Animation A hungry head eats four circles one by one.
1Of These Things
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "One of These Things."
(First: Episode 0174)
Muppets Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0008)
Film Jerry Nelson counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
SCENE 5 Oscar doesn’t like monkeys, but prefers pigs.
Film The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
(First: Episode 0179)

Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert says that he and Ernie are looking at the "Mysterious Nose-Snatcher." Ernie, disagreeing, walks closer and closer to the camera to see. His face begins to black out the screen...but when he moves back into view, his nose is missing!
(First: Episode 0005)
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes is far away, while a monster is near. She gets closer to the monster and accidentally steps on his foot, then ends up in his jaw.
(First: Episode 0076)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie has a plate full of cookies that is near him. Ernie walks away from the cookies that is far from him. While Ernie is far, Cookie Monster eats the plate full of cookies.
SCENE 6 Susan and some kids put together a picture puzzle of a policeman.
Muppets Ernie tries to find another cookie with a criss-cross of icing. He has trouble matching cookies, but Cookie Monster "matches" them by eating them (putting them all in the same place, his stomach).
(First: Episode 0169)
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Small v (repeat)
SCENE 7 Gordon signs off, and continues playing imaginary basketball with the kids.

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