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Farley gets his tonsils out
Air date May 5, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors A, 7


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob shows the kids pictures of various animals and they discuss the names of what each young animal is called. The final picture shows a calf nursing from its mother. Bob segues from this to the next segment...
Film Baby animals are fed milk.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon Seven monsters cause havoc in a village.
Artists: Maurice Sendak, Fred Calvert
Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "As I Was Going to St. Ives."
(First: Episode 0045)
SCENE 2 Susan, Gordon, and Miguel find Farley crying. He has a sore throat and has been told he must get his tonsils removed, but he's afraid of the procedure. Gordon gives him words of encouragement, when Susan reminds him of an event a year and a half ago.
SCENE 2 cont'd In a flashback, Gordon comes home from the doctor feeling agitated; he too must have his tonsils removed, even at an age such as his. He feels nervous, having never been operated on before, but Susan comforts him.
SCENE 2 cont'd Back in the present, Farley starts to feel better and Susan proposes a way to put him at further ease.
Animation Dot & Hill B-1 - A ball cannot travel up a steep incline.
(First: Episode 0216)
SCENE 3 Susan shows Farley some pictures a of a kid going to the hospital to have their tonsils removed. She talks about every step of the event and Farley warms up to the idea when he sees his parents will be there, plus he can bring his toys and eat ice cream afterwards. He declares that he will go through with the surgery and starts wondering what toys he'll bring.
Dot & Hill B-2.jpg
Animation Dot & Hill B-2 β€” A dot tries to get up a hill after a cart, but doesn't make it up.
(First: Episode 0216)
0218 wheels 01.jpg

0218 wheels 02.jpg
Film Different kinds of wheels are shown and what they’re used for. (edited)
(First: Episode 0013)
Animation Dot & Hill B-3: Silhouetted dots use carts to climb a steep hill.
Muppets Prairie Dawn explains to Herry Monster about the similarities and differences between three shoes.
(First: Episode 0199)
Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates slowly around the rink.
Muppets Grover sings "Over, Under, Around and Through."
SCENE 4 Susan and Bob sing "Happiness Is."
Muppets Kermit the Frog introduces Professor Hastings, who conducts a lecture about the ways people feel, but keeps drifting off. Meanwhile, two groups of Muppets behind him pass by; one cheering for their winning team, and the others crying for the losing team.
(First: Episode 0106)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
Fran Brill counts cast on steps.jpg
Insert Mr. Hooper, Susan, Gordon, Bob, and three kids are counted (in voiceover by Fran Brill) as they rearrange on the stoop.
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0187)
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper presents an A word - airplane. His toy plane flies off on its own.
Muppets Part 1: Ernie is holding a banana in his ear. Bert tries to tell him that he does so, but he can't hear him because of it.
Cartoon A is for Ape.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Part 2: Ernie reveals that he has a banana in his ear in order to keep the alligators away. He uses Bert's denial of any on Sesame Street as proof that his method works.
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Part 3: Ernie, having seen an alligator in the previous cartoon, thinks he'll probably need a fresh banana, figuring the one he already has doesn't seem to work anymore.
SCENE 6 Susan has a pile of fruits and vegetables and identifies the ones that begin with A.
Cartoon "Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A.
(First: Episode 0130)
Muppets Grover and Oscar the Grouch recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0229)
Mets hit 10 miss on 11.jpg
Celebrity The New York Mets make 10 hits in a row, but miss on the 11th.
(First: Episode 0135)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing is a policeman.
(First: Episode 0223)
Cartoon A is for Ape. (repeat)
Mets hit 12 miss on 13.jpg
Celebrity The New York Mets make 12 hits in a row, but miss on the 13th.
(First: Episode 0136)
SCENE 7 Bob follows some arrows to the letter A. Miguel then points to his amigos.
Muppets Monsters are looking at something. Fred's son appears, and is reprimanded with "Eyy!" After a few times, Fred's son turns toward the viewer and yells "A!", revealing that the group is staring at the letter A.
(First: Episode 0083)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 20 hits in a row.
(First: Episode 0167)
5 Cookies.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon Seven monsters cause havoc in a village. (repeat)
SCENE 8 Farley, joined by his parents, shows Susan his teddy bear, which he will be taking to the hospital with him. Susan offers to go with them, then Gordon announces the sponsors.

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