Sesame Street
Plot Oscar fights litter
Air date November 16, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors B, M, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives and the NHK episode guides.
  • Tom leaves the store for a minute, and when he returns, someone has taken a scoop of ice cream and left a quarter. The culprit also left a yellow feather. Big Bird comes in to order an ice cream, and Tom tells him he must have quite an appetite, as he just had an ice cream. Big Bird says he didn't, but Tom doesn't believe him until a woman comes in to tell him he has delicious ice cream and to retrieve the feather that fell from her hat.
  • Film: 'Fred, Get Me a 20!' - Detective Fred (Joe Raposo) is sent by his boss (Danny Epstein) to locate the number 20. Throughout the office and on the streets of New York, Fred tracks down the numbers 11 through 18 in numerical order by spying his surroundings. When he finds his way to Apartment 19, he discovers it is occupied by a gorilla, who leads him directly to the elusive 20.
  • Susan plays a numerical correspondence game with the kids. She puts out a certain number of oranges and has the kids count to themselves and find the number that matches the oranges.
  • Clay animation: An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
  • Film: Mr. and Mrs. Snow (snowmen) talk about bottom, middle, head, and other body parts and clothing as their parts are put together.
  • Kermit's Lectures: Bob holds an American bullfrog and asks Kermit to talk about frogs. However, due to living a somewhat different life than normal frogs, what Kermit says about frogs is somewhat incorrect; for example, Kermit believes that frogs eat fried chicken and pizza, and live in apartment houses.
  • Cartoon: Jack and the “B” Stalk. (shown twice)
  • Two Anything Muppets have the same face, hair, and outfits, but they have different voices.
  • Cartoon: "Jungle Add and Subtract" -- Ladybugs and lizards are added and subtracted.
  • The cast sings a "Same and Different" song, comparing how two toys are alike
  • Cartoon: The word BUS
  • Two monsters stand on either side of a large plate of cookies. Herry Monster has an "R" on his sweatshirt and growls menacingly, "Rrrrrrrr". A fat blue monster has an "S" on his sweatshirt and hisses ominously, "Sssssssss". While they argue in this way, Cookie Monster (wearing an "M" on his sweatshirt) comes along, eats the cookies, rubs his tummy and says, "Mmmmmmmmmm".
  • Cartoon: A boy and father think of how to make a cart. (EKA: Episode 0231)
  • Cartoon: A Boy and a Cart (Spanish version)
  • Cartoon: "B" - Ball
  • Cartoon: "B Wall" -- Casey Kasem narrates a poem about various items beginning with "B" sitting on a wall. (shown twice)
  • "Big Bird Buys Big Blue Book"
  • Cartoon: Offscreen voices try to guess what a line turns into. The line becomes a picture of a kite, but a piece breaks off and turns the picture into a fish. (This animation is shown twice -- in English and Spanish.)
  • Be - B
  • Oscar fights litter.
  • Ernie & BertErnie can't decide which of the two different shelves he should place a large vase on, so Bert tells him to use his imagination. Ernie imagines the vase falling off the little shelf and Bert kicking him out of the apartment. Then, Ernie imagines putting the vase on the big shelf, and Bert rewarding him with a big surprise party.

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