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Sesame Street
Molly's noisy packages
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.

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Picture Segment Description
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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.
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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)
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SCENE 2 Molly points to the word "MAIL" and talks about the letter A.
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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)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(First: Episode 0277)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates in and out.
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SCENE 3 Luis sings the Classifying Song as he regroups a beachball, a basketball and a baseball with either a football or an orange.
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0158)
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Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
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Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball (shown in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet family arranges themselves in different ways.
(First: Episode 0275)
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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.
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
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Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones perform "Mad."
(First: Episode 0240)
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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)
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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.
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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)
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Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
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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)
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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)
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0158)
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Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party. (repeat)
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Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
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SCENE 6 Luis looks in Hooper's Store -- rejecting a stick pretzel and a nugget pretzel -- until he finds an 8-shaped pretzel.
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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)
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Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
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Muppets The Busby Twins buy a candle from the shopkeeper.
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Cartoon "The Story of A" (repeat)
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Muppets Bob narrates as three Muppet hands show 3 fingers.
(First: Episode 0231)
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Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
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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)
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Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten. (fast)
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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.
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Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
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Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A. (repeat)
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SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.


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