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Air date March 31, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors A, J, 5


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 On the counter of Hooper's Store are several items people have ordered. Mr. Hooper tells Big Bird that the items can give them clues as to what the person who ordered them is doing today. Big Bird guesses each box is full of items for the person's pet monster to eat. An elderly Muppet woman approaches the store window, ordering some items associated with the beach. Big Bird guesses now that she and her grandson Chuckie are going to the beach. Instead, the items are to feed to her pet monster, Chuckie.
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Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
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SCENE 2 Bob presents the letter J and jokingly makes the wrong sound so the kids can make the right one.
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Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
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Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
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Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet man named Jack sings "A, You're Adorable" to his girlfriend, Adrienne, using alphabet blocks to enumerate the ways that he loves her. Cookie Monster shows up and eats the blocks.
(First: Episode 0023)
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SCENE 3 Miguel and the kids help a Muppet girl sort her clothes by the appropriate weather conditions to wear them in.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: J - Jam (repeat)
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Muppets Grover takes part in Bob's story: "Cutie and the Beast." Princess Cutie falls in love with the beast (Grover) and her father, the king, believes that when kissed, he will break whatever spell he's under and turn into a handsome prince. But, before they can be wed, the beast must first undergo "The Ordeal of What-Happens-Next."
Part 1
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Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
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Muppets As "Cutie and the Beast" continues, the Beast must deduce what happens next in three different situational paintings. The Beast successfully guesses what will happen and is allowed the princess' hand in marriage. The two share a kiss and Cutie turns into a beautiful beast, which is what she previously looked like before her enchantment. "These fairy tales never turn out the way you expect them to!," the king groans.
Part 2
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SCENE 4 Miguel has four dolls set out. He asks the viewer to find which numbered card should go with them.
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Cast Gordon appears as a magician sitting in a chair. He magically brings in Susan and Mr. Hooper, as well as a number counting them all. The other two pop in and out, forcing Gordon to change the number until he makes them all vanish.
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Muppets Betty Lou teaches the meaning of "beginning", "middle", and "end", and introduces two of her friends: Beginning and End. The duo tell a story, but it lacks something in between the beginning and end parts. Beginning and End recruit their pal Middle to fill out the rest of the story. Middle, however, cannot stop telling the exciting part of the story, and the three friends begin a quarrel, forcing Betty Lou to declare the end of the lecture.
(First: Episode 0138)
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Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0125)
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Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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Celebrity Pat Paulsen counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0101)
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SCENE 5 Bob talks with the kids about the two different sounds of the letter A. He asks them to pay attention to the next segment...
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Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 5 cont'd The kids guess which sound of the letter A that "alligator" begins with. Bob introduces another A short...
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 5 cont'd The kids now say which A sound the word "ape" is said with.
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Muppets An Anything Muppet man holds up pictures and asks the viewer to find a square in each of them. Cookie Monster soon joins him when the man shows a picture of a cookie box, which Cookie Monster believes has cookies in it.
(First: Episode 0143)
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Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
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Cast Gordon and Mr. Hooper have ice cream on a hot day, but can't remove their sweaters by themselves, until they cooperate.
(First: Episode 0193)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
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Muppets "The AN Family Song"
(First: Episode 0181)
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SCENE 6 A Muppet girl comes to Hooper's to to buy two dollies. Mr. Hooper has four dollies for sale and the girl can't decide on which ones to buy; she's able to classify them into many groups of potential purchase, such as size or skin color. She finally decides to get the two dollies wearing overalls, but tells Mr. Hooper to hold off on wrapping them until her birthday - in three months.
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Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover).
(First: Episode 0222)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird presents a film about his "cousins" - penguins.
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Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry sing "Circles."
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 8 Goodbye


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