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Sesame Street
Listening to sounds on the street; Big Bird tries to get attention
Air date May 26, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors O, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 It's nighttime on Sesame Street and Bob asks the kids (off-screen) to listen to the quiet for a minute. Some sounds are heard that Bob asks them to identify: a cat meowing, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird snoring, and a fire engine in the distance. "Aren't night sounds interesting?"
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
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Cartoon Robert W. Unimportant projects a film about the small letters d, b, and p (they rotate and turn into one another).
(First: Episode 0199)

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SCENE 2 It's now just before dawn now and Bob continues to ask the kids to identify sounds: a bird starting to sing, an alarm clock, Mr. Hooper's keys as he readies to open Hooper's Store for the day, Susan singing in the shower, teeth brushing, and Gordon zipping up her dress. Susan exits 123 Sesame Street, asks if the viewer has been listening to her all along, and notes that listening is a fascinating thing. For example, Gordon cries "ouch" from offscreen while shaving and Susan heads back inside to check on him.
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Celebrity Bill Cosby teaches the concepts of "yesterday" and "today."
(First: Episode 0182)
Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 1)"
A boy loves jellybeans and comes across a girl who's sad because she lost hers. The boy shares his bag of jellybeans with the girl, but now he has none. Will he get his jellybeans back? Stay tuned...
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 2)"
The boy who gave his jellybeans away finds the girl again. This time she's afraid of a monster, but the boy assures her that if the monster comes around, he'll be there to help out. Rewarding his kindness, she gives the boy back his jellybeans. All is well until the monster shows up and the girl reveals the reason the monster was bothering her was because he wanted the jellybeans. Now the boy has them, so she's no longer afraid. The monster eats the entire bag of jellybeans and gives the boy a kiss. Our hero is no longer afraid, but he still doesn't have jellybeans. Stay tuned....
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
Muppets "The Story of the Boy and the Girl and the Jellybeans (Part 3)"
The boy is mad because he has an empty bag and no jellybeans, and the girl is mad because she found her jellybeans, but she doesn't have anything to put them in. They decide to share, and the girl puts her jellybeans in the boy's bag. A happy ending with jellybeans for all!
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird looks at himself in the mirror and feels that he's starting to get sick, so he figures on staying in bed so that everyone can take care of him. Bob and Gordon separately pass through his nest and don't notice, but Big Bird overhears everyone making a fuss over Mr. Hooper who just got over a cold. Big Bird devises a plan to be more like Mr. Hooper so that everyone will pay attention to him.
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Celebrity Flip Wilson counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0147)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones perform "Mad".
(First: Episode 0240)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird has dressed himself up like Mr. Hooper and walks around Sesame Street to get attention, but everyone recognizes him right away and either dismiss him right away, or ask him to do chores. He continues to think of what might get him some respect, and decides to be someone really special who solves problems: like Sherlock Hemlock.
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Muppets Some AM kids get ready to play baseball. A Fat Blue (Jerry Nelson) brings a bat, Prairie Dawn (Fran Brill) brings a glove, and a Lavender (Caroll Spinney) brings a catcher's mask. A Hot Pink (Frank Oz) brings a hockey stick, and a tennis racket, before producing a box... which holds the baseball.
(First: Episode 0193)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
(First: Episode 0173)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird is now dressed like Sherlock Hemlock with a deerstalk cap, fake mustache, and magnifying glass. He makes his rounds on Sesame Street, trying to get attention again, but everyone still either ignores him or asks him for favors. He finally has a temper tantrum, gets everybody's attention, and explains what's been going on. Everybody assures him that they like him just the way he is and Susan invites him in for vegetable soup.
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Muppets Howie, a rabbit, gets Cookie Monster to recite a poem about cookies.
(First: Episode 0252)
Film A bumble bee
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
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Muppets Jerry Nelson narrates a letter F joining U and N to make the word FUN. They celebrate with streamers and confetti.
(First: Episode 0178)
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Cast Gordon and Bob put together the letter O.
(First: Episode 0111)
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Muppets The letter S joins U and N to make the word SUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in beach gear to bask in the sun.
(First: Episode 0226)
Film Grasshopper (harpsichord 50s-style music)
(First: Episode 0084)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones spell out RUN.
(First: Episode 0226)
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Cast Fran Brill narrates a segment with Gordon and Tom drawing a house in limbo.
(First: Episode 0271)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O (repeat)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
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SCENE 6 Susan greets Miguel in the arbor and asks about that song she heard him and Bob sing together a couple of weeks ago. She says that Bob taught her the English part and she'd love to learn the Spanish part. Together, they sing "Sing"/"Canta".
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SCENE 6 cont'd Miguel and the kids say goodbye in both English and Spanish, then Prairie Dawn announces the sponsors.


CLOSING SIGNS Susan and Bob hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Cookie Monster holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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