Sesame Street
The new trashcan
Air date April 23, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors F, Z, 10
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Cosby-Counting

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon sets up a shiny new trashcan for himself, replacing his old, busted one. Oscar hates the new trashcan, but likes the old one. Gordon leaves a note for Carl the trash collector to take away the old one.
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
Jazz10
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
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SCENE 2 Susan comes by and sees the new trash can. Gordon finds a note indicating that Carl has been here, but notices that Oscar’s can is missing. They catch up with Carl on his way to Hooper’s, and find out that he took Oscar’s can by mistake, meaning that Oscar could be in danger. They hurry over to the garbage truck.
HensonClay.Z
Animation Clay animation insert by Jim Henson -- Z words.
(First: Episode 0025)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and Carl find that Oscar’s can now has even more trash in it. Oscar, who is unharmed, enjoys being covered in all this new trash. When Oscar finds out that Carl collects trash for money, he offers to partner with him.
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10 (repeat)
CookieHeavyLight
Muppets An Anything Muppet man uses feathers and rocks to teach the difference between heavy and light. During the lecture, Cookie Monster comes along, mistakes the rocks for cookies, and eats them all. The rocks weigh Cookie down, so the monster proceeds to eat the feathers to "balance it out."
(First: Episode 0175)
PovertyZ
Cartoon "Poverty Z”: -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Gordon Bob assemble Z
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a letter Z.
(First: Episode 0150)
ZforZipper
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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SCENE 4 Carl takes away the correct old trashcan, subtracting one from four, leaving three.
Folge1a
Cartoon A man goes to the grocery store to buy apples, but he can't decide how many to get. This frustrates the grocer, who has to keep adding and subtracting the amount of apples on his scale.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot invents a complicated machine, to test Cookie Monster's problem-solving abilities. Cookie Monster needs to pull the string to raise the glass cover off the plateful of cookies at the other end -- but when he lets go to retrieve the cookies, the cover will fall again. Herbert hears Cookie Monster approaching, and hides to observe him. Cookie investigates the machine for a moment, then gets the cookies by karate-chopping the glass cover.
(First: Episode 0132)
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Film To a jazz rhythm soundtrack, the camera zooms in on flowers growing on a tree.
(First: Episode 0156)
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SCENE 5 Bob sings "Special".
F bubble
Cartoon Speech Balloon: F for Fly
(First: Episode 0032)
Grover-F
Muppets Grover makes the sound of the letter F, which blows the letter further and further away until it flies off-screen with a loud crash.
(First: Episode 0236)
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SCENE 6 Bob makes the sound of the letter F, and introduces the next film.
Firemanreadytogo
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
GrannyFanny-Alphabet
Muppets Granny Fanny Nesselrode is asked by a viewer if there's a way to memorize the letters in the alphabet. Granny thinks it's impossible, while the announcer is able to recite it with ease. Instead, Granny shows off her "alphabet box," containing an item beginning with every letter of the alphabet.
E&Bhereornothere
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
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SCENE 7 Gordon points to some kids hopping in their zapatos, which is Spanish for “shoes”.
Grover Herbert Birdsfoot OP
Muppets Herbert Birdsfoot recites a poem with OP words, counting on Grover to hop whenever he says "hop" — repeatedly, until Grover faints.
(First: Episode 0150)
Cosby-Counting
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
IceCreamCrossover
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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Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Phone
Muppets Simon Soundman comes to Ernie's apartment because he has some car trouble and needs to use Ernie's phone, but Ernie doesn't understand what he is trying to say.
(First: Episode 0132)
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SCENE 8 Bob sings the Classifying Song, with pictures of a drum among groups of trash bins.
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10 (repeat)
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SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


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