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Big Bird fools Tom with a disguise
Air date April 19, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors O, 6

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird has some disguise elements (including a collar and bowtie, a cape, and a noseless pair of Groucho glasses). He intends to fool Tom into thinking he's his own father, but first, he tells Tom that he's going on a nice long walk to quell any suspicions - "If you see anybody who looks like me, it won't be me."
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets A group of Muppets (including Taminella Grinderfall and Sour Bird) repeat saying "Oh!" when they see a letter O.
(First: Episode 0075)

SCENE 2 Big Bird returns in disguise, claiming to be his father "Verybig Bird." He boasts to Tom about how well he raised his son, accidentally losing his glasses after knocking into a tricycle. He admits it was all a ruse, but it was fun.
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates the letter O.
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
Herbert Birdsfoot OP family.jpg
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot displays the letters O and P, mentioning that they're the OP family. When he adds an M for "mop", he has Grover fetch a mop. When he adds a DR for "drop", he has Grover drop a heavy rock. When he adds an H for "hop", he has Grover hop repeatedly until he faints. Herbert then adds a FL for "flop" and a ST for "stop".
(First: Episode 0148)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 3 Bob counts six kids on the stoop, who remain six kids no matter how he counts them.
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)."
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Granny Fanny Nesselrode reads a letter from a viewer asking how to tell the difference between two kittens. Granny herself can't tell the difference, despite the fact that the two cats are different colors.
(First: Episode 0171)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
SCENE 4 A fuse has blown in Gordon and Susan's apartment, but Susan is a little too afraid to climb the ladder to fix it. Gordon climbs up for her, but can't find which fuse is out. Susan follows him up, surprised to find she isn't afraid after all.
Whistle A Happy Tune.JPG
Muppets Grover, lost in a scary forest, sings "I Whistle a Happy Tune" to keep his spirits up. He bumps into a monster -- but it's Cookie Monster, who happily joins in the song. Then they run into a little boy, and they run away, panicked.
(First: Episode 0131)
Animal Homes 1.jpg
Film Some kids at the playground talk about different animal homes and imagine themselves living in them.
(First: Episode 0136)
Muppets Farley explains things one can do with their mind - he plans on going to the door, he imagines who's knocking at it, he remembers it's not his mother and he hopes there's not a scary monster at the door. Herry Monster surprises him by bursting through the door, frightening Farley away. Herry's sorry Farley ran away; he wanted to play.
(First: Episode 0180)
Animal Homes 2.jpg
Film The kids at the playground continue talking about animal homes.
(First: Episode 0136)
SCENE 5 Susan sees some kids about to play hopscotch, but she observes one child drawing the path will take too long. She breaks the chalk into three pieces so they can cooperate and make it faster.
Herbert and Grover 1.jpg
Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
Gordon and Bob assemble O.jpg
Cast Gordon and Bob put together the letter O.
(First: Episode 0111)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O. (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” When it's Ernie's turn to get a newspaper from Hooper's Store, Ernie decides to plan everything he may need. He gets his scarf and hat and earmuffs in case it snows, his umbrella if it starts to rain, sunglasses and suntan cream if it's a sunny day, and a flashlight if it gets dark.
(First: Episode 0093)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
SCENE 6 Bob helps Oscar prepare a Grouch dish - sauerkraut between two pickles, topped with various, disgusting condiments.
Film "Six Song (Song of Six)." (repeat)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit demonstrates between by using a ping-pong ball, a doughnut, and a Beatles record sitting on a table, with the donut between the record and the ball. Beautiful Day Monster comes along and proceeds to eat everything. Kermit fears he will also get eaten, but the monster thanks him with a kiss.
(First: Episode 0070)
Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Rocket takes off at 7. Then it comes down so the man can continue his countdown, but at 1, it falls over with a huge crash.
(First: Episode 0022)
SCENE 7 Tom and the kids use their imaginations to pretend they row a boat on a lake, then go fishing.
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro," The Swingle Singers
(First: Episode 0140)
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
SCENE 8 Tom "swims" out of the boat to get close to the viewer and announce the sponsors.

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