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Big Bird and Marty help Susan in the kitchen.
Air date May 17, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors Q, T, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Susan has asked Big Bird and Marty to help clean up the kitchen. Big Bird, the bigger of the two, assumes command of the chore. He instructs Marty on where to put various items, which are all the wrong places (such as the sponge in the fridge, the glass in the drawer, and the milk container in the sink). Susan returns just as Marty puts the forks on the stove per Big Bird's orders and sets everything straight. Despite his screw ups, Susan rewards him with a cookie. Big Bird jokingly puts it in his ear first.
Cartoon "Poverty Q": A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0048)
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that β€œQ” starts the word β€œquarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Muppets Grover assists Herbert Birdsfoot in a demonstration of the word "THE", by holding a sign with the word as Herbert tells a story and rings a bell whenever the sign is needed. As usual, Grover wears himself out.
(First: Episode 0166)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 2 Gordon and the kids sort through various items to find things that rhyme.
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Celebrity Bill Cosby tries to count 4 kids.
Animation Scanimate Films: A count of 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 3 Gordon now talks with the kids about various jobs in the neighborhood. When asks them who can usually be found by the mailbox, a Muppet fireman appears, thinking he's being discussed. He pops up again when Gordon tries talking about the job of a garbage man. Finally, Gordon asks the kids who usually works with a fire hydrant. The fireman appears once more, only now he doesn't have a clue. Gordon points him toward the following...
Song "Fireman Ready to Go"
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 4 Oscar tells Gordon and Susan that he's counted 16 Grouches pass by his can today so far. When asked how he can tell who is a Grouch, he sings "The Grouch Song."
Cartoon T is for Television
(First: Episode 0024)
Cartoon Poem about T words
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie is happy because he is about to eat his cookie, but Cookie Monster is sad because he hasn't had a cookie all day. Ernie gives him his cookie, but now Cookie is happy and Ernie is sad. The two keep passing the cookie to each other as both their emotions exchange. When the two decide to share they cookie, both end up breaking it, and now neither of them are happy!
(First: Episode 0172)
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings a counting song.
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon A housewife screams because there is a mouse in her house. Her husband's solution is to continually bring in animals to chase it out, with each animal making an even bigger mess than the previous one.
(First: Episode 0240)
Cast Gordon notices two groups of potato sacks with the wrong numbers matted above them: the group of two has the number 3, and the group of 3 has the number 2. He and Bob cooperate to carry one sack from one group to the other.
(First: Episode 0178)
Muppets Tough Luck Lester, a little boy, explains why he is in bandages; he is never cautious about what he does. With his friends' help, Lester is able to stay away from dangerous items like matches and broken glass.
(First: Episode 0161)
SCENE 5 Susan talks about how one can find letters in many different signs, segueing to...
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
Muppets A trio of Anything Muppet hippies sing "The Garden," with cameos from Cookie Monster and Grover.
Gordon Tom pile boxes.jpg
Cast In voiceover, Fran Brill asks Gordon and Tom to pile boxes taller than they are.
(First: Episode 0262)
Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
SCENE 6 Big Bird recites a short poem about triangles.
Muppets Herry Monster looks for a triangle. He first spots a rectangle. Grover tells Herry it isn't a triangle, and becomes frustrated. Next he spots a square, Grover tells him it isn't a triangle, and once again is frustrated. Grover suggests that Herry should cut the square in half and make two triangles.
(First: Episode 0195)
Racing car bridge.jpg
Film Tracks from a race car cross paths until most of the screen is blank. A pair of foot prints crosses the screen to blank out the last bit.
(First: Episode 0105)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
SCENE 7 Goodbye

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