Sesame Street
Air date March 15, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors W, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon welcomes the viewer, and displays a giant letter W.
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter W. Cookie Monster eats the W.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon A worm declares that the word "worm" is the only important word that begins with "W". A walrus retaliates by dumping a bucket of water on it.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to start his W lecture again, but the W comes to life and attacks him.
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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SCENE 2 Oscar shows Gordon his new grouch phone, which makes a cacophony of sounds when it rings, so people will know not to call him.
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 13 hits in a row, but miss on the 14th.
(First: Episode 0161)
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Muppets Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(First: Episode 0192)
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Song Sesame Street Animal Films: "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Muppets "Everybody Moo": Cookie Monster and Herry make monster noises and animal noises and invite the viewer to do the same.
(First: Episode 0141)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 3 hits in a row, but miss on the 4th.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby counts three kids, but a fourth keeps hiding behind him.
(First: Episode 0154)
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SCENE 3 Bob and some kids look around for pretty pebbles.
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Film African kids play at various activities, including a game with stones.
(First: Episode 0136)
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SCENE 4 Susan plays a “Three of These Things” game using three books and a suitcase.
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Muppets An Anything Muppet boy teaches "forward" and "backward" with a group of Muppets who keep running over the boy when his back is turned.
(First: Episode 0069)
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Film A very busy man is asked by a voice what "forwards" and "backwards" means, but the man doesn't have time to listen. Instead, he is shown what "backwards" means by watching everything around him go in reverse motion!
(First: Episode 0166)
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SCENE 5 Gordon plays a “Three of These Things” game using three foods and a rattle.
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot recites a poem with OP words, counting on Grover to hop whenever he says "hop" — repeatedly, until Grover faints.
(First: Episode 0150)
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Cast Gordon, Susan and Bob each wear hats corresponding to different transportation modes, but find they're wearing the wrong hats when they get to their (pretend) vehicles.
(First: Episode 0191)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4" (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert has a number 4 in his hand, and asks Ernie what it is. Ernie says it's a chocolate cream pie. Bert points him to a film about the number 4.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets When the clip is over, Ernie guesses that the 4 is a banana cream pie. "If this 4 is a banana cream pie, then what is this?" asks Bert, while he pulls out a pie. "That's a 4!" Ernie grins, and Bert pushes the pie in Ernie's face. "I knew what it was all along," Ernie remarks, "but who wants to get hit in the face with a 4?"
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper and the kids talk about their families.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Tree kangaroo and baby.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0026)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 20 hits in a row.
(First: Episode 0167)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
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Muppets Grover asks Little Jerry and the Monotones (who are tired and don't seem to care about what they are doing) to hold up signs with letters that make up the word "walk". When Grover tells them what it spells, they walk over him.
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch" (repeat)
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Muppets Grover walks past the letters that spell "walk" and tells the viewers what the word is. The letters then walk over Grover.
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SCENE 7 Susan learns from a kid that “camina” means “walk” in Spanish.
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Muppets Tony sings The Beatles song "Help!" because his date can’t go to the dance tonight and he needs someone to go with.
(First: Episode 0135)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird asks Mr. Hooper for a cookie, even though he doesn’t have any money. Mr. Hooper hesitantly gives him the cookie, and suddenly everyone on Sesame Street wants one.
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Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
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Cartoon W for worm (repeat)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water (repeat)
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Muppets Grover sees his shadow follow him around, and thinks it's a person following him. However, Herbert Birdsfoot explains what a shadow is.
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SCENE 9 Mr. Hooper says goodbye as the kids collect their free cookies. The sponsors are announced.


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