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Sesame Street
Bob meets the Mudman / David sings "My Name"
Air date April 15, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors R, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob tells the viewer he's going to talk about some of the people who live around the neighborhood when The Mudman approaches him and explains what his job is.

The Mudman approaches Oscar the Grouch and asks him if he's interested in any of his wares. Oscar orders a quart of homogenized mud, a pound of dust, and three broken rocks (the Mudman drops them in Oscar's trash can, chipping his Steinway piano).

Finally, the Mudman offers Oscar today's special: a load of really icky glop. Oscar orders a pound and waits while the Mudman retrieves it in his truck.

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Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
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Muppets Granny Fanny Nesselrode tries to solve the problem of why ketchup won't come out of a bottle. Her co-host points out that she should remove the bottle cap first. Having solved the problem, Granny ends up pouring ketchup all over the place.
(First: Episode 0199)
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Cartoon "Jazz #4"
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 2 David, Bob, Susan, and Gordon pop up from behind the Hooper's Store newsstand and count four heads.
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Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert play tricks on each other in order to sit in the TV chair, until they realize they both fit in it. Herry tricks Ernie and Bert into leaving their chair so that he can sit in it. Ernie and Bert decide that if the chair can hold two, it can hold three as well, so they cram their way into the chair with Herry. When they realize that they're watching something only Bert would enjoy, they leave Bert alone.
(First: Episode 0207)
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Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Cast Gordon notices two groups of potato sacks with the wrong numbers matted above them: the group of two has the number 3, and the group of 3 has the number 2. He and Bob cooperate to carry one sack from one group to the other.
(First: Episode 0178)
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Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 3 David sings "My Name" for the Kids with Susan and Gordon in the arbor.
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Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
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Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: "R" – Rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 4 Bob and David display some pictures and ask which one should be the beginning, middle, and end. Bob has pictures of people running a race while David has pictures of a girl going through her day. Together, they sort groups of letters in the alphabet and display words that end in "ig".
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Cartoon A little girl sings "The Alphabet Song," while continually admonished by an adult in voice-over.
(First: Episode 0010)
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Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(First: Episode 0153)
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Muppets Farley goes to the hat shop.
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Film A magnetic scrapyard baler is used to lift cars into a compacter.
(First: Episode 0024)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
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SCENE 5 Susan, David, and the kids watch Alphabet Bates write an R in the sky. After Big Bird realizes his guess was wrong, he sings "Everyone Makes Mistakes".
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Cartoon A ragged rabbit, red rooster, and raving rhinoceros participate in the Race for the Roses.
(First: Episode 0144)
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Muppets Ernie makes the sound of the letter R. Herry Monster frightens him (and the letter) away by making a more menacing R sound.
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SCENE 6 Gordon demonstrates the different kind of outfit he might wear if were a farmer rather than a school teacher.
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Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "I Am a Fine Musician".
(First: Episode 0010)
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Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
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Muppets Ernie sings "Here Are Some Things" using plates of cookies, which Cookie Monster tries to eat.
(First: Episode 0192)
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SCENE 7 David sings a short reprise of "My Name" and says goodbye. Bob announces the sponsors.



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