Sesame Street
Plot Construction workers fill Sesame Street
Air date November 19, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Directed by Joost Van Rees
Sponsors G, N, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 As Bob welcomes the viewers, Sesame Street is suddenly beset with an outburst of jackhammers and roaring compressors. Maria and Tom come by to see that workmen are fixing the street, and they complain about the noise. Oscar pops up wearing a hard hat and says he's heading to where they're digging, not wanting to miss all the noise, dirt and mess.
Nisfornifty
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
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Song "Starfish"
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SCENE 2 Oscar shows Maria and the kids the items he retrieved while the workmen were digging up the sewer. Maria sings "One of These Things" as Oscar arranges his "collector's trash."
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes displays a G, for "good." She gets kissed by a monster, who says, "Gee, that was good!"
E&BErniePlaystheDrumsWhileBertKnocks
Muppets Ernie & BertBert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks. Instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats his knocks on the drums.
NancyNannyGoat
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock investigates the letter N.
(First: Episode 0253)
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SCENE 3 Rafael makes the letter N with a folding ruler, and teaches the kids how to say N in Spanish and English. Oscar appears to demonstrate some of his favorite words that start with N: nasty, noise, no, and nag. Rafael prefers the words nice, neat, and new. Oscar only has one word to say to that: nuts!
N naughty
Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
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Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(EKA: Episode 0234)
Jazzyspies6
Cartoon Jazz #6
(First: Episode 0011)
MumfordPineapples
Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
CatLion
Cartoon A black cat chases after a white one, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0255)
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SCENE 4 Rafael makes some shapes with a folding ruler.
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Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird shows walking forwards and backwards. He's stuck on something he's supposed to teach about walking backwards. He continues to walk backwards until he crashes offscreen. He remembers that one should be careful when walking backwards because it's hard to see where you're going.
Backwardsfilm
Film A very busy man is asked by a voice what "forwards" and "backwards" means, but the man doesn't have time to listen. Instead, he is shown what "backwards" means by watching everything around him go in reverse motion!
(First: Episode 0195)
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0228)
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes displays a G, for "good." She gets kissed by a monster, who says, "Gee, that was good!" (repeat)
BabyMonkey
Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cast Tom, Rafael, Big Bird, Bob, Maria, Oscar and the kids cooperate to make the book fair a big success.
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Celebrity Flip Wilson counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0147)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie's doctor comes over. Ernie keeps trying to tell the doctor why he called him, but the doctor is too occupied with checking on Ernie, hardly allowing him to get a word in edgewise.
(First: Episode 0137)
Toon-BalloonPopping
Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
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SCENE 6 An older kid instructs the others to draw a 6 on a white cardboard. Bob helps them count the six sixes, six crayons, and six kids. Bob then asks what happens when you have six Twiddlebugs, pointing them to the next segment.
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts six Twiddlebugs. When he's done, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
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SCENE 7 Rafael shows kids how to read the word LOVE.
NancyNannyGoat
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles. (repeat)
Shot.queenof6
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden. (repeat)
Jazzyspies6
Cartoon Jazz #6 (repeat)
Eyelids.bert
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
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Cast Bob hammers in a nail, Rafael holds up a napkin, Maria puts a jewlery chain around her neck, and Tom lines up some nuts on a table in the shape of the letter N.
N naughty
Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing. (repeat)
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Muppets Some Muppet kids (including Farley) plan to decorate their clubhouse, but each one is only able to find one item. They are upset at their individual failures, until they see what a difference each item makes when they're all hung up.
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Oscar asks the kids to imitate the rhythms he beats out on his can.
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Muppets The Miss Muffet Play: Little Miss Muffet rehearses for a play about her nursery rhyme. At the "Along came a spider" clue, Muffet's co-star enters wearing a number of different animal costumes, including a rabbit and a duck. Miss Muffet becomes increasingly annoyed -- and when he shows up as a fish, she grabs the parts of his fish costume off of him, and puts his spider outfit on. Naturally, once she sees the spider costume on him, Miss Muffet is frightened, and a crazy chase ensues.
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Cartoon G is for Glue (repeat)
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SCENE 9 Oscar bangs out some goodbye rhythms as Rafael announces the sponsors. The credits roll over a scene of the kids playing in the Arbor.
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CLOSING SIGNS Oscar holds up the Sesame Street sign, and Bob holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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