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Sesame Street
Air date April 16, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors I, R, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar comes into Hooper's Store to buy a birthday card for his friend Icky Grouch, but all the ones Mr. Hooper has have nice poems inside. Oscar resolves to make his own card.
Cartoon R is for Rooster, and Robber, and Rake ...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 2 Oscar returns to the store to read his own, Grouchy birthday poem. Mr. Hooper thinks it's mean and rotten, which signals to Oscar that he's successful.
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)
Ernie and an R.jpg
Muppets Ernie makes the sound of the letter R by pretending he's driving a car.
(First: Episode 0194)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit
(First: Episode 0014)
Cast Larry and Phyllis try to sing, but Larry can only make a honking sound while Phyllis can only make a beeping sound.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
0487 05.jpg
Insert Big Bird plays in his nest with a set of blocks that Roosevelt Franklin had gifted him. Herry Monster comes along and helps him sort them according to how they want to play with them.
(First: Episode 0178)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie a handy-dandy remembering pad that reminds him to take care of his daily routines (i.e. wake up in the morning, eat lunch at noon, etc.).
(First: Episode 0219)
SCENE 3 As Susan prepares barbecued ribs for dinner, Gordon suggests adding some more pepper. They are then reminded of one of their very first fights as a married couple. In a flashback, Susan prepares her very first dish of ribs for Gordon, who comments that it needs more pepper like his mother used to make. Susan takes offense to this and starts to cry. Gordon apologizes and asks that they act like the incident never happened. Back in the present, Gordon offers to make the ribs instead.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: R for rabbit (repeat)
BDM Lecture.JPG
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about hair. According to Kermit, "Hair is a part of you. It is not a part of me, because I am a frog." He points out that some people have hair on their heads, while others have it on their faces. But if you have hair all over your body -- like Beautiful Day Monster, who emerges brushing himself and singing "A pretty girl is like a melody ..." -- then you're a monster!
(First: Episode 0028)
SCENE 4 Mr. Hooper tells the viewer how his cash register works, then introduces a film about money...
Film Two boys each have five cents - one has five pennies, one has a nickel. They see a dime along the way, which is worth ten. They ask the man at the store for change for the dime, and he gives them a nickel and five pennies. They spend their pennies, but then they want to buy an ice cream for ten cents and the machine only takes dimes. They give the store man their nickels in exchange for a dime and they share a fudgesicle.
(First: Episode 0132)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie asks Bert to go play in the park with him. When Bert says no, Ernie wonders if he isn't feeling well and starts to examine him.
(First: Episode 0124)
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
Cookie Herry telephone.jpg
Muppets Herry Monster has just learned how to spell the word telephone. Cookie Monster comes running in with a frantic need for a telephone. Herry shows him the word, but Cookie wants a real one. Herry gives him one, and Cookie eats it.
(First: Episode 0207)
SCENE 5 Susan presents a letter I, then some ink. Mr. Hooper presents ice. Oscar declares that he's going inside his can.
Celebrity The New York Knicks make 3 baskets in a row, but miss on the 4th.
(First: Episode 0146)
Here and There.jpg
Muppets Billy wants to learn about here and there, so the Beautiful Day Monster and Cookie Monster show him by spreading apart, each calling Fred's son over to their side. However, whenever Baby gets to "there," he always finds himself "here."
(First: Episode 0111)
Bird is a four letter word.jpg
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A female and male vocalist sing "Bird is a four-letter word" over a film about birds.
(First: Episode 0157)
Insert A voiceover rhymes "chair" with "bear" and "hair."
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Knicks make 20, miss 21.jpg
Celebrity The New York Knicks make 20 baskets in a row, but miss on the 21st.
(First: Episode 0154)
Race for roses.jpg
Cartoon A ragged rabbit, red rooster, and raving rhinoceros participate in the Race for the Roses.
(First: Episode 0144)
Celebrity Arte Johnson says the alphabet, forgetting a few letters here and there.
(First: Episode 0147)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Brian talk about the difference between here and there.
(First: Episode 0127)
Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
SCENE 6 Bob does some drilling, while Gordon does some sawing. They both need to switch to the tool the other has, so they go off to borrow them.
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
SCENE 7 Bob and Gordon meet each other on the street and exchange the tools they need. Mr. Hooper approaches them both, as he's in need of a saw and a drill.

CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold the Sesame Street sign, and Oscar holds the Children's Television Workshop sign.

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