Sesame Street
Air date December 8, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors A, D, 8
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Mad Little Jerry

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 Molly delivers noisy packages to Mr. Hooper and the kids guess what's inside--clocks, baby rattles, and a talking mama doll. Molly says she can't guess what's in the last package, because it is the quietest. Mr. Hooper opens it and says no, it's the noisiest of them all: his transistor radio.
Parkboys
Muppets Two Anything Muppet boys are in the park, playing hide and seek. One hides while the other says the alphabet. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the whole alphabet, so he asks for help when he gets stuck. The other boy has to come out of his hiding place to help him finish the alphabet. He helps with Z, and then gets caught.
(First: Episode 0278)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Molly points to the word "MAIL" and talks about the letter A.
Awitch
Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
Aisforape
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
KangarooBlues
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
George the Farmer in out
Film George the Farmer demonstrates in and out.
Noimage
SCENE 3 Luis sings the Classifying Song as he regroups a beachball, a basketball and a baseball with either a football or an orange.
Aapestory
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0158)
2485d
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
1095i
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (shown in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0279)
AM-SortFamily
Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
Noimage
SCENE 4 In/out quickies:
  • Mr. Hooper explains that ice cream, milk and chocolate syrup go in the mixing can, and a milkshake comes out.
  • Luis demonstrates that the pasteles (meat pie) comes out of the bag and goes in his mouth.
  • A boy climbs in one end of a metal toy tunnel and comes out the other end.
2477e
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
Bigacartoon
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Mad Little Jerry
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones perform "Mad."
(First: Episode 0240)
Racing car bridge
Film Tracks from a race car cross paths until most of the screen is blank. A pair of foot prints crosses the screen to blank out the last bit.
(First: Episode 0105)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Luis imagines that he's a mailman walking along in beautiful weather, meeting friends, and saying hello to nice dogs and cats on his route. Molly suggests that he imagine hiking along in the cold rain, with no friends around, and a great big dog barking at him.
ErnieCMDiet
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Cookie Monster tells Ernie that he is going on a diet and won't take his cookies, until Grover tells Cookie that he looks sick.
(First: Episode 0153)
CRoberts.Mouseelephant
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
DionYou!
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
BFL
Muppets / Cast 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.
(First: Episode 0277)
Aapestory
Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0158)
2485d
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party. (repeat)
George counttoten
Film George uses barrels to count to ten.
Noimage
SCENE 6 Luis looks in Hooper's Store -- rejecting a stick pretzel and a nugget pretzel -- until he finds an 8-shaped pretzel.
Ernie8Salesman
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell an 8 to Ernie, who ran out of money buying some 9s. Ernie then offers to sell Lefty his 9s.
(First: Episode 0079)
Ddart
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
BusbyTwinsCandle
Muppets The Busby Twins buy a candle from the shopkeeper.
Awitch
Cartoon "The Story of A" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0130)
MuppetHands-Counting3
Muppets Bob narrates as three Muppet hands show 3 fingers.
(First: Episode 0231)
1576-Bird
Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
Groversurpriseernie1

Groversurpriseernie2
Muppets Grover is going to teach the audience about "surprise" by sneaking up on Ernie. He sees Ernie sitting in his chair -- and he knows that it's Ernie, because he can see Ernie's shirt and Ernie's hair. Grover sneaks up to surprise Ernie -- but then it turns out to be Herry Monster, disguised as Ernie.
(First: Episode 0183)
George counttoten
Film George uses barrels to count to ten. (fast)
Noimage
SCENE 7
  • Molly fans out 8 letters, each with an 8-cent stamp on it.
  • Mr. Hooper shows an old ship's clock that rings 8 times.
  • Luis plays with a train with 8 cars on an 8-shaped track.
Kingofeight
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
Bigacartoon
Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0132)
Noimage
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0292 Episode 0294
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+