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Air date April 6, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors B, 9

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon greets the viewer, not wanting to disturb Bert as he reads his newspaper in his apartment...
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Bein' Green".
(First: Episode 0087)
Muppets Grover visits the zoo to talk about birds. He visits the bird cage (containing Little Bird) and swaps places inside the cage. Two Anything Muppets come and admire him.
(First: Episode 0137)
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 2 Big Bird tells Miguel he has a new pen pal, but he's not sure what to write to her about. He thinks he can write about clumsy he is, but Miguel tells him some positive attributes he can write about. With a new, positive outlook, Big Bird narrowly avoids walking into the barrels again - "If you think good things, you do good things!"
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B. (edited)
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
(First: Episode 0168)
SCENE 3 Susan and the kids find stars hidden within a picture.
Muppets Little Bird plays an imagination game, closing his eyes and imagining he hears sounds. At the end of the game, he imagines that he hears a scary monster -- and when he opens his eyes, Herry Monster is there, growling at him.
(First: Episode 0148)
Film Traffic lights
(First: Episode 0131)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
SCENE 4 Miguel counts to 20 in Spanish, then presents the way to count in English...
Film A woman counts 20 backflips performed by a monkey.
(First: Episode 0217)

Muppets Gordon asks Ernie to put three balls and a balloon into four small boxes. When Ernie learns the trick, he tries to play the game with Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0008)
Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
(First: Episode 0007)
Celebrity Lou Rawls sings the alphabet song to a group of kids.
(First: Episode 0083)
Cartoon B is for Bongo Beat, Bandit, and Bottles of wine. (repeat)
SCENE 5 Tom asks Oscar why he's so grouchy all the time. "If you were me, you'd be the same," replies Oscar. Tom imagines that he is Oscar, living in a trash can. At first, he's very pleasant with everyone as he would be, but as more and more people disturb him, he develops an attitude like Oscar's.
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (repeat)
Cartoon B for butterfly (repeat)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug (repeat)
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee. (repeat)
Song Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 6 Tom and Miguel monitor a rollerskating race down the block with the kids.
Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
(First: Episode 0134)
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
SCENE 7 The kids skate around as Miguel announces the sponsors.

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