Sesame Street
The fire inspector teaches Gordon how to prevent fires.
Air date December 13, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors L, P, 11
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Herbert and Grover 1

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon goes to Hooper's Store and buys eleven carrots.
0871s
Muppets Muppet Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
1090-12
Cartoon P is for Puppy
(First: Episode 0199)
The.wrong.patient
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie'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)
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SCENE 2 The fire inspector arrives at Gordon's building and discovers a dangerous condition: a door is stuck.
P-paintonglass
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass.
(First: Episode 0119)
Turtlefilm
Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0281)
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SCENE 3 The fire inspector advises Gordon not to put paper bags on the stove. If someone lit the stove, a fire could start (or the pilot light could start one). Then the fireman continues to inspect the building as Gordon prepares to repair the stuck door.
KermitLectureWall
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about walls and gets trapped by four walls that surround him.
(First: Episode 0031)
Dot Bridge 12 gather tight red
Cartoon Dot Bridge #12
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SCENE 4 Gordon and Tom tighten the hinge and fix the door. The fire inspector then says that the house is one of the best kept buildings he has seen.
Ptoon
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
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Cast Because the lid of a box won't stay open by itself, Gordon can't put a large beachball in it alone, and Bob can't put a large inflated beach animal toy in it alone. They discover that if one of them holds the lid the other can easily put his article in the box.
Snowwhite
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
HouseNumber9
Animation A number 9 looks for a house with his number on it.
(First: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 5 A kid holding Molly's mailbag (and hidden behind a newsstand) makes it appear as if the mailbag is walking.
Gurucountsto20
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (shown in English and Spanish)
(First: Episode 0276)
AnswerLady--Kittens
Muppets Granny Fanny Nesselrode reads a letter from a viewer asking how to tell the difference between two kittens. Granny herself can't tell the difference, despite the fact that the two cats are different colors.
(First: Episode 0171)
Animalswtails
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Lisforlips
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
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SCENE 6 David asks Big Bird to bring the chair that is next to the kids over to him.
MostBeautifulWoman
Muppets Bob reads the story of "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World."
(First: Episode 0138)
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SCENE 7 Some kids can't move a heavy box by themselves and Tom can't pick up a newspaper because his hands are full. They help one another and succeed.
1454-Zet
Cartoon The ET family is demonstrated in a story of the zet, a quick-witted bird.
(First: Episode 0236)
Gibbons
Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
1090-12
Cartoon P is for Puppy (repeat)
(First: Episode 0199)
Herbert and Grover 1
Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
P-paintonglass
Film Kids paint P-word animals on glass. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0119)
Noimage
SCENE 8 Oscar insists that Molly put his new wastebasket full of scrap paper on top of his can. As expected, when he opens the can to come out, he knocks the wastebasket over.
1454-Zet03
Cartoon Pick the right picture (featuring the Zet)
(First: Episode 0260)
Erniebertspecialnose
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
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 9 David gives a kid a kitten. They discuss what the kitten needs to live: food, water, milk, toys, other cats for friends, and room to run around in.
Lisforlips
Cartoon L is for Lips (repeat)
(First: Episode 0147)
Film-Walrus
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: The walrus
Dot Bridge 11 gather tight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #11: A long square appears, so the dots all gather in a tight group.
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light (repeat)
(First: Episode 0147)
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SCENE 10 Luis signs off as David and the kids play with the kitten.


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