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Sesame Street
Bob and Gordon remember their pets
Air date May 18, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors V, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob and Gordon remember the pets they had when they were young. Each remembers that his pet was small, cute, and furry, nice to pet, and ate out of a small dish. They agree they must have had the same pet, but it turns out Bob had a puppy and Gordon had a kitten.
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: V for Violin
A musician plays a violin, which instantly breaks.
(First: Episode 0052)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock encounters the letter V.
SCENE 2 Bob sings "Five Fingers on My Left Hand”, using the kids' fingers to demonstrate.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Film Two boys each have five cents - one has five pennies, one has a nickel. They see a dime along the way, which is worth ten. They ask the man at the store for change for the dime, and he gives them a nickel and five pennies. They spend their pennies, but then they want to buy an ice cream for ten cents and the machine only takes dimes. They give the store man their nickels in exchange for a dime and they share a fudgesicle.
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
Cartoon "Imagination V" (repeat)
SCENE 3 β€œV” quickies:
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie sings a selection song using plates of cookies. He has three plates full of cookies, and sings "Here are some things that belong together..." Then he shows a plate full of cookies and an empty plate, and sings "Which one of these things goes with the others..." He says the plate full of cookies, but what he didn't notice was that the cookies on the other plates were eaten while he was singing. Now that there will be a different answer, he sings the song again.
(First: Episode 0192)
SCENE 4 Big Bird delivers Susan her groceries from Hooper's Store. He describes the many unfortunate things that happened to him in the process, such as having the wrong bag and tripping. These events almost made him mad, but in the time needed to correct the mistake, he didn't have time to be angry. Now that he has the time, he starts ranting and raving.
Insert IG quickies:
  • PIG: cut away to a film with pigs.
  • WIG: Oscar wears a wig.
  • DIG: Gordon digs in a flower box.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
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)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 3 hits in a row, but miss on the 4th.
(First: Episode 0136)

Cast / Muppets Gordon plays a game of "What Will Happen?" with Ernie. After Ernie guesses correctly what will happen when Gordon drops a ball and turns on a radio, Gordon asks what will happen when he picks up a bell and shakes it. Ernie says the bell will ring. Gordon states that a monster will come out and start blowing a flute. Ernie thinks that's silly, but is surprised when that exact thing happens. Gordon admits that he had worked it out beforehand with Cookie Monster, and gives him a cookie. After Gordon leaves, Ernie has an idea for a trick to play on Bert.
(First: Episode 0031)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 4 hits in a row, but miss on the 5th.
(First: Episode 0161)

Muppets Part 2: Ernie tries to play the same trick on Bert, but when Ernie rings the bell, nothing else happens. Bert thinks Ernie's gone bananas, and he leaves. When Ernie wants to know what happened, Cookie Monster says that he couldn't play the flute, because his mouth was full of cookies.
(First: Episode 0031)
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Muppets Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 13 hits in a row, but miss on the 14th.
(First: Episode 0161)


SCENE 5 A voice narrates as:
  • Susan runs her water, but what would happen if she left it running while she answered the phone?
  • What will Tom do after he gets dressed up?
  • Mr. Hooper inspects his hose's connection to the faucet. Will he get squirted in the face? (Yes.)
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Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Tree kangaroo and baby.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0026)
SCENE 6 Susan sits on the steps with some kids, playing with dolls. She learns that mama and papa mean the same thing in English and Spanish. She narrates a film of a baby reindeer
(First: Episode 0003).
Muppets Tony sings The Beatles song "Help!" because his date can’t go to the dance tonight and he needs someone to go with.
(First: Episode 0135)
Film Comparing a boy's skin to animals' fur, feathers, skin, and other coverings.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0108)
SCENE 7 Gordon asks Susan where she wants a picture to be hung, but she can't decide what furnishings it should be close to.
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Cartoon Jazz #5 (repeat)
Transition The screen fills up with fluid.
(First: Episode 0105)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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