Sesame Street
Oscar bakes cookies
Air date May 7, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors A, G, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 In the kitchen, Susan gets off the phone with Oscar, and has the viewer guess what he's doing today by presenting visual clues: milk, a rolling pin, a cookie cutter, etc.
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 2 Outside, Susan gives Oscar his supplies, and notices him wearing a chef's hat. Oscar announces that he's making his mother's special pepper-butterscotch-sardine snaps.
When Oscar takes his cookies out of the oven, Cookie Monster shows up and tries one, but is disgusted by it.
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0158)
Cast Mr. Hooper and Bob build an A.
(First: Episode 0083)
Cartoon A man displays the capital and lowercase A, and explains what an alligator is.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie demonstrates the word "Apple"; Cookie Monster eats Ernie's apple.
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 3 Susan, a girl and Prairie Dawn wait for Susan’s dry cleaning. A Muppet deliveryman shows up with three different sized coats, and figures out which coat is whose.
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)

Muppets Bob makes up three Anything Muppets as if they were employed in a transportation mode: a railroad engineer, an airplane pilot, and a bus driver. They all agree that the best job would be on board a submarine, then sing "Yellow Submarine".
(First: Episode 0017)
Filmfair G gorilla
Film Filmfair G: A man asks a purple fellow what G word is behind a circus curtain. It's a gorilla.
(First: Episode 0085)
Muppets A group of monsters enter the frame, look upward, and exclaim "Gee!" The camera pulls back and reveals they're admiring a letter G.
(First: Episode 0085)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for Gorilla (in man suit)
(First: Episode 0085)
BB subtraction crossover
Cast Bob, Susan, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird, and Gordon line up in limbo and a voiceover (Fran Brill) asks how many of them there are, how many when they're all mixed up, and how many when each of them are subtracted one by one.
Film Counting 11 eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets Cookie Monster: After watching the "eggs and cookie" film, Cookie Monster demands a cookie. A mysterious talking hook appears from the sky, and responds by giving him a book instead. Cookie is surprised, "This not cookie...this BOOKIE!" He then exchanges the book for lots of cookies, which rain on him.
(First: Episode 0117)
Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
SCENE 4 Susan and the kids count 9 fingers.
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
Borrowing a Vacuum
Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what an angry face looks like.
(First: Episode 0144)
SCENE 5 Susan displays the letters ET on a felt board, then has the kids guess which letter will make the word “GET” – M, W, or G?
Cartoon The ET family is demonstrated in a story of the zet, a quick-witted bird.
(First: Episode 0236)
Cartoon Pick the right picture (featuring the Zet)
Muppets Marty sings "Has Anybody Seen My Dog?" as Grover tries to find it.
SCENE 6 Big Bird points out that there were no birds in that previous segment, but there are in the next one …
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock investigates the sound of the letter S.
(First: Episode 0200)
SCENE 7 Susan does two verses of “One of These Things”, first with three small capital A's and one small capital A, then three identical large elephants and one small one.
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
Muppets A hippie lines up a group of monsters to demonstrate first and last, but Grover doesn't want to be last in line. The hippie compromises and lets him be first... but the line keeps changing directions.
(First: Episode 0116)
SCENE 8 Oscar holds up a clay pot, introducing the next film.
Film Pottery
music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0169)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Farley are about to eat peppermint stick candy, but Cookie Monster passes by and points out that Ernie's is longer than Farley's, and Farley's is shorter. Cookie solves the problem by eating each stick, each time making the other one longer. He finally gets them the right size--but they are now eaten down to small stubs.
SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.

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