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Sesame Street
Oscar's record player; Big Bird's shopping list
Air date March 11, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by David Roth
Production January 18, 1971
Sponsors I, V, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon plays a game with the kids - he sets out a bunch of hats associated with various jobs. They hear a sound effect (such as a fire siren or a jet plane) and they identify which hat goes with it. He then makes the sound of a letter and they must guess what it is - the letter V.
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Baby Monster IS.jpg
Muppets A baby monster sees the word "IS", and asks some other monsters to tell him what the word is.
(First: Episode 0168)
Celebrity Arte Johnson says the alphabet, forgetting a few letters here and there.
(First: Episode 0147)
SCENE 2 Oscar loudly plays his record player of off-key marching music. Gordon insists he turn it down for the sake of everyone on the street, but Oscar refuses, believing music is best enjoyed when it's loud. He turns it up further, drowning out Gordon's complaints.
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
SCENE 3 Oscar and Gordon squabble some more over the music, when Bob comes by with a solution to Oscar's hi-fi troubles - a pair of headphones. Oscar likes being able to listen to his music, but doesn't like that nobody's being bothered in the process.

Film A film of things that make sounds, including birds, farm animals, vehicles and footsteps. Is silence a sound? (edited)
(First: Episode 0002)
Girl goes shopping AM.jpg
Muppets Wendy's mom sends her to pick up some groceries, but she gets distracted by worms and butterflies, so she can't remember what to get by the time she gets to the grocer. Her mom tells her to think of apples when she sees worms and potato chips when she sees butterflies, and she manages to complete her task.
(First: Episode 0121)
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 4 Big Bird strolls into Hooper's Store and proudly tells Mr. Hooper that he's remedied his usual, forgetful habits by making a shopping list. He produces large cards with drawings on them, which mnemonically tell him what he wants to buy (such as a picture of a flower, which grows from a seed, which means he wants birdseed). His final drawing is that of a bottle of milk. Mr. Hooper describes a long-winded way this would remind Big Bird to buy something like a loaf of bread, but Big Bird states the picture is merely to remind him to get milk.
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie asks Bert to go play in the park with him. When Bert says no, Ernie wonders if he isn't feeling well and starts to examine him.
(First: Episode 0124)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
Muppets Fran Brill narrates as the Hands argue over a piece of cake before they decide to share it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Cartoon A bear has trouble adding and subtracting fish as he fishes at a lake; the number of fish keeps changing.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0205)
Muppets A hippie lines up a group of monsters to demonstrate first and last, but a monster doesn't want to be last in line. The hippie compromises and lets him be first... but the line keeps changing directions.
(First: Episode 0116)
Film Kids narrate footage of humans and animals overcoming obstacles, particularly a boy trying to ride a two-wheeler.
(First: Episode 0132)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie explains to the audience how people have two of everything: "Let's see, we've got two eyes, and two ears, and two noses..." "Hey, you ding-a-ling!" Bert interrupts. "You've only got one nose." Ernie promptly pulls Bert's nose off, sticks it to his own face, and keeps counting. "Two noses, and two eyes, and two ears ... too bad!"
(First: Episode 0061)
SCENE 5 Susan points to the various toys left out by the kids. Before putting them away, she uses them for a game of "Here Are Some Things," finding which toy goes with the others that fly.
Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it'll still work out: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
Cartoon "Jazz #2"
(First: Episode 0001)
Film / Animation Part 1: A boy declares he wants to build a building. He and an adult voiceover describe how the building will be made, intercut with stop-motion animation and live-action footage. The two then wait for the foundational cement to dry...
(First: Episode 0142)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc. (repeat)
Film / Animation Part two: With the cement dried, the boy's building is brought to completion.
(First: Episode 0142)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin and his mother sing "Roosevelt Franklin Counts".
(First: Episode 0068)
SCENE 6 At Hooper's Store, some kids (Muppet and human) are at the stools waiting to be served. Tina (Fran Brill) is on one end and insists she is first, provided everyone faces in her direction. On the other end is Rocco (Caroll Spinney), who believes he will be first if everyone faces his way. Mr. Hooper resolves the conflict by serving Christopher, the child in the middle, first instead.
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie a handy-dandy remembering pad that reminds him to take care of his daily routines (i.e. wake up in the morning, eat lunch at noon, etc.).
SCENE 7 Bob has a remembering pad of his own and it reminds him that it's time to say goodbye. Everyone (including Polly Watson) waves goodbye (though Big Bird shouts, "Hello!") as Gordon announces the sponsors.

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