Sesame Street
Air date March 16, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors W, X, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob and Louise (Diana Sands) form the letter X with their fingers.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray
(First: Episode 0064)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 2 Louise encounters Oscar with a broken pinwheel, which makes him angry. Louise fixes it for him, not realizing that grouches like broken things, and like to be angry.
Walt Frazier big bigger biggest
Celebrity Walt Frazier helps Mr. Hooper and Jill demonstrate big, bigger, and biggest.
(First: Episode 0141)
Borrowing a Vacuum
Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper looks through his binoculars at some dolphins, and asks the kids to count with him how many times the dolphins jump.
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Muppets "Five People in My Family"
(First: Episode 0008)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
SCENE 4 Bob counts 7 kids along Sesame Street.
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers things with his brain, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep.
(First: Episode 0134)
Celebrity Flip Wilson shows how his teacher, Miss Johnson, taught the ABCs.
(First: Episode 0151)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a W.
(First: Episode 0005)
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)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
SCENE 5 A Muppet boy drives a homemade bus, but can't figure out why nobody has boarded. Gordon points out that his vehicle reads "UBS" instead of "BUS."
Larry and Phyllis wall picture
Cast Larry and Phyllis argue about which of two photographs to put on the wall, ultimately choosing a third that they both like. They cooperate to hang the picture together.
(First: Episode 0135)
Muppets Granny Fanny Nesselrode reads a letter from a viewer asking how to tell the difference between two kittens. Granny herself can't tell the difference, despite the fact that the two cats are different colors.
(First: Episode 0171)
SCENE 6 Mr. Hooper gives Louise and a kid a piece of paper to draw on. The paper had the number 5 on it, so they look for the hidden 5 in the picture they drew.
Cartoon Jazz #5 (repeat)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!" (repeat)

Muppets Bob makes up three Anything Muppets as if they were employed in a transportation mode: a railroad engineer, an airplane pilot, and a bus driver. They all agree that the best job would be on board a submarine, then sing "Yellow Submarine".
(First: Episode 0017)
Ice cream factory
Film Kids narrate a film about where you get ice cream: from the cow, to the factory, to the ice cream shoppe.
(First: Episode 0168)
SCENE 7 Big Bird puts all his trash in a trash can, then wonders where to put it so the trash collector can get it. Bob suggests he put it where everyone can see it. Big Bird puts it on top of a round barrel, and it falls and spills.
Cartoon A baby rescues a ball from on top of a column.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0184)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: X for X-ray (repeat)
SCENE 8 Big Bird looks for another place to put the trash can. Bob helps him remember what he did last time, and Big Bird puts the can on the ground, but then knocks it over by accident.
Cartoon "Poverty X" (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie has a treasure map of the living room, leading to a spot marked with an X. As Bert watches, he digs up a treasure chest with a letter X inside.
(First: Episode 0013)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water (repeat)
Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover).
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch" (repeat)
Cartoon W for worm (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is going on a hunt for big rocks. When he tries to pick a really big one, the rock turns out to be the dome of a large monster.
(First: Episode 0034)
SCENE 9 A kid, Louise, Bob and Gordon each demonstrate big, bigger and biggest with different sized bikes.
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
Muppets Herry Monster looks for a triangle. He first spots a rectangle. Grover tells Herry it isn't a triangle, and becomes frustrated. Next he spots a square, Grover tells him it isn't a triangle, and once again is frustrated. Grover suggests that Herry should cut the square in half and make two triangles.
(First: Episode 0195)
SCENE 10 As the gang takes turns on the tandem bike, Mr. Hooper signs off.

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