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Sesame Street
An ice cream machine is installed on Sesame Street
Air date May 14, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by David Roth
Production March 9, 1971
Sponsors T, 3

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Picture Segment Description
0265 01
SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch tells the audience he's sending a letter to his uncle who runs a mud farm. He makes a request for mud, and his uncle send it back to him through the mail. Oscar places the letter in the mail box, leading to...
Film "I Am a Letter" - Vocalists sing a song describing the process of how mail is sent.
(First: Episode 0120)
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Fireman and Postman.
(First: Episode 0023)
Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing is a mailman.
(First: Episode 0220)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
(First: Episode 0119)
0265 02a
SCENE 2 As Bob passes by, an ice cream company employee named Moe grabs his attention to show him that a new ice cream machine has been installed on Sesame Street. Bob doesn't think the neighborhood needs one since they've got Hooper's Store, but Moe convinces him to try it. After feeding it a dime, Bob gets an ice cream sandwich and heads over to Hooper's.
0265 02b
Mr. Hooper catches Bob reading by his newspaper stand and asks him where he got the ice cream. Bob explains and instantly puts Mr. Hooper into a panic that it's going to put him out of business. While Bob tries to convince him that won't happen, several kids pass by having made purchases from the machine.
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping. (edited)
(First: Episode 0032)
cut from the Max version
0265 03
SCENE 3 Moe tries to sell Oscar some ice cream, but Oscar complains that it doesn't have his favorite flavor: sardine. As the man apologizes, Mr. Hooper begins shouting "GET YOUR SARDINE ICE CREAM" from his window. Oscar shouts back for him to save him some, and tells Moe that if he doesn't get any sardine ice cream in his machine, he's going to go out of business.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert hears the phone ringing inside a basket, and asks Ernie to answer it. Ernie goes through the basket, and finds a banana. He pretends it's a phone, and gives it to Bert to talk on. Ernie answers the real phone, and tells the caller that Bert can't come to the phone because he's talking on the banana.
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
0265 04
SCENE 4 Big Bird comes by the ice cream machine and prepares to spend his dime on it, but he's turned off by the flavors that Moe has understood to be this neighborhood's favorite (namely, the newly stocked sardine ice cream). Big Bird explains that he usually spend his money at Hooper's, just as Mr. Hooper begins shouting today's special: extra crunchy bird seed ice cream.
Cookie Herry telephone
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)
Cartoon "Poverty T”
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
0265 05
SCENE 5 Gordon and Susan reluctantly agree to try the ice cream machine until they learn what Moe has installed as Sesame Street's favorite flavors: sardine and bird seed. Mr. Hooper calls them over shouting flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peppermint ripple, fudge chip, peach, banana, apple, rum raisin, and raspberry sherbet. Susan asks if he has pistacchio... "I've got that, too!"
Cartoon A poem filled with T words, including a teacher, toys, Texas, and "turtles with brains".
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
Celebrity The stars of Bonanza -- Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, and Dan Blocker -- count up to 20.
(First: Episode 0131)
0265 06
SCENE 6 From the pay phone inside Hooper's, Moe calls company headquarters to tell them they'd better come and pick the machine up. They can't compete with the number of flavors carried by Hooper's Store. As the man starts to unravel, Mr. Hooper offers him a tutti-frutti cone. He begins to cry, tells his boss he quits, and hangs up the phone.
Whistle A Happy Tune
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)
cut from the Max version
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
(First: Episode 0004)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
0265 07
SCENE 7 Gordon screens a film about frogs in his apartment for Bob as a practice run for his class.
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Muppets An Anything Muppet man named Jack sings "A, You're Adorable" to his girlfriend, Adrienne, using alphabet blocks to enumerate the ways that he loves her. Cookie Monster shows up and eats the blocks.
(First: Episode 0023)
cut from the Max version
Film Lizards
(First: Episode 0047)
Muppets Grover tries to show some monsters that they need to be on both sides of a rope in order to have a proper game of tug-o-war.
(First: Episode 0261)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates beginning and end.
0265 08
SCENE 8 Susan instructs the kids on how to undress and dress a paper doll-style image of a little girl.
Cartoon "Jazz #3" (repeat)
Cartoon "Poverty T" (repeat)
0265 09
SCENE 9 Bob helps the kids take turns on the tire swing. As they wave goodbye, Gordon announces the sponsors, and the credits follow.

CLOSING SIGNS Susan holds the Sesame Street sign, while Cookie Monster holds the CTW sign.


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