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Sesame Street
A visit from Listen My Brother
Air date March 24, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Production January 25, 1971
Sponsors O, U, 11
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Picture Segment Description
Listen My Brother Alphabet Song.jpg
SCENE 1 Gordon and Susan introduce Listen My Brother, who sing their β€œAlphabet Song”. Afterward, they introduce Bill Cosby …
Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 2 Oscar shows Gordon and Susan what Slimey can do: form the letter U.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Cartoon Clay animation film by Jim Henson: A unicorn talks about U words.
(First: Episode 0037)
SCENE 3 Gordon watches Slimey form the letter O.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
SCENE 4 With the help of his friend Crawly, Slimey forms the number 11.
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Bob Gordon crossover 11.jpg
Cast Bob and Gordon erect an 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon Ten little Greeblies (bug-like creatures) keep getting separated by their group, teaching a lesson in counting backwards.
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 5 Gordon introduces LMB again, and they sing a counting song.
Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
Cartoon "Poverty U”
(First: Episode 0036)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 6 Gordon and some kids make mud pies in a sandbox.
Film "The Little Baker": A boy imagines that he's a baker.
(First: Episode 0020)

Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster helps Ernie match mittens, shoes, and gloves and put them away. Guess how he puts away two matching cookies.
(First: Episode 0135)
SCENE 7 Susan mentions that shoes go on feet and gloves go on hands. LMB sings "Parts of the Body."
Muppets "The UN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0155)
SCENE 8 Big Bird asks some kids to help him carry three empty boxes to Hooper's Store, and one box of bricks to his nest, but he can’t tell which is which. Gordon helps him figure out which box has the bricks, and the kids carry the empty boxes. They all cooperate to carry the bricks to Big Bird’s nest.
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes uses two water buckets to show empty and full. She inadvertently empties some water on a monster, who dumps the bucket on her head.
(First: Episode 0148)
Muppets An Anything Muppet demonstrates empty by leaving his room, soon Grover and his friends, including Cookie Monster, occupy the room making it full. The Anything Muppet comes in and scares the monsters away leaving it empty.
(First: Episode 0148)
Gordon and Bob assemble O.jpg
Cast Gordon and Bob put together the letter O.
(First: Episode 0111)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates the letter O.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert shows Ernie pictures and he needs to tell what happens next. Ernie imagines some very random scenarios based on the pictures. For the last picture (a man about to drive his car over a nail), Ernie says, "I think a monster's going to appear." Sure enough, behind Bert's back, Cookie Monster appears: "COOKIE!" Bert faints.
(First: Episode 0056)
Listen My Brother Togetherness Song.jpg
SCENE 9 LMB sings "Children Are Beautiful."
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro," The Swingle Singers
(First: Episode 0140)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit plays a sorting game with squares and circles, until Cookie Monster arrives and takes a bite out of the shapes. Kermit is upset, until he tastes one of them, and he joins Cookie Monster in finishing off the rest!
(First: Episode 0094)
SCENE 10 The sponsors are announced.

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