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Sesame Street
Molly imagines being on a ranch.
Air date November 24, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors F, K, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Molly has finished her shift for the day and relaxes on the stoop. She muses about when she gets the chance to take a vacation, she'd like to go out west to a ranch, with wide open spaces and horses to ride on instead of walking. She imagines herself on the Lazy F Ranch, where she's greeted by a cowpoke (Big Bird) who points her toward the stable. The head wrangler (Oscar) turns her away (he's one of the bad guys) and suggests she do some walking instead. Back in reality, Molly remarks that she should go to the beach instead.
Celebrity Flip Wilson shows how his teacher, Miss Johnson, taught the ABCs.
(First: Episode 0151)
Cartoon F for Football
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
Muppets Simon Soundman comes to Ernie's apartment because he has some car trouble and needs to use Ernie's phone, but Ernie doesn't understand what he is trying to say.
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 2 Maria sings two rounds of "Here Are Some Things," one using boats and another using balls.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
SCENE 3 Oscar shows off a picture of a littered city street. He hates looking at such a sight, not because of any ecological concern, but he hates that it would take him ages to collect and sort through it all like that. He tells the viewer to toss their trash in a can, which makes it easier for Grouches to find.
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Cartoon Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
(First: Episode 0090)
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit attempts to demonstrate between with two poles, which are actually mops held by Grover and Herry.
Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
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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)
SCENE 4 Bob bends a piece of wire to look like a number 9.
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
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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)
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Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
Animation Two houses plus 2 equals 4.
Cartoon "Poverty F”
(First: Episode 0128)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
SCENE 5 Bob and the kids discuss between.
Animation A number 9 looks for a house with his number on it.
Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
Cartoon What if a dog looked like a bird?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
Film A turtle swims in a tank.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cast Bob and Tom work as billboard putter-uppers, though Tom doesn't match the way Bob puts his picture up.
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Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful. (repeat)
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 "Poverty F” (repeat)
SCENE 6 Molly, a self-proclaimed authority on mailboxes, shows slides of different types of mailboxes. She then confesses to the viewer that she keeps her lunchbox in the Sesame Street mailbox.
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Film Elephants in the zoo.
Cartoon F for Football (repeat)
SCENE 7 Molly tells a story about delivering mail in a nine-story building, using lots of number 9s.
Muppets Grover sings "What Do I Do When I'm Alone?"
(First: Episode 0269)
SCENE 8 Bob quietly tells the kids that to demonstrate what someone angry looks like, he's going to visit Oscar and make him angry. Oscar eavesdrops and when Bob engages him, Oscar acts nice and friendly. This frustrates Bob into getting angry himself.
Film Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #16: Dots kick aside a crumpled object
SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.

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