Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird's paper airplane is stuck in a tree.
Air date December 20, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors Q, Y, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives and the NHK episode guides.
  • It's a sunny day on Sesame Street, and Tom asks the viewers to imagine what it would be like if there were no sun: it would be night all the time, plants wouldn't grow, and it would be cold.
  • A salesman tries to sell Ernie a piece of pumpkin seed candy for a nickel. Ernie doesn't like pumpkin seed candy, so the salesman offers him a deal: a smaller piece of pumpkin seed candy is better because it will not disgust Ernie as much, and he can have that one for a nickel, too. This continues, until he succeeds in selling Ernie a piece of pumpkin seed candy so small that Ernie cannot even see it. (EKA: Episode 0264)
  • Bob makes a paper airplane, and Big Bird throws it so high that it gets caught on the top branches of a tree. While Bob is gone to get a pole to knock it down, Mr. Snuffleupagus arrives and blows the plane down with his snuffle.
  • Maria sings the Classifying Song in Spanish.
  • Ernie & Bert — Bert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks, but instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats Bert's knocks on the drums. (First: Episode 0280)
  • Oscar orders five hamburgers for the meeting of the Disagreeable Order of Grouches. Tom puts out five paper plates, five rolls, five pickles, five slices of onion, five globs of mustard and five scoops of chili as Oscar counts.
  • Cartoon: A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
  • Bob shows some art card pictures and asks what is wrong with them. He shows a spider in a barn stall, a bird in a spiderweb, a horse in an underwater scene, etc.
  • Story: Bob reads the story of "The King and the Fireman", a story about a king who becomes so grateful for being saved by a fireman that he decides to make everyone in the kingdom a firefighter... and soon realizes what a mistake he's made. (First: Episode 0278)
  • Big Bird recites his poem about the letter Y.
  • Film: Body Parts.
  • Sesame Street Animal Films: Peacock.
  • Oscar taps out various messages in code on his tin can telegraph. Bob and some kids copy the same rhythms.
  • Film: Snowshoe Comedy.
  • Cartoon: Y - Yawn

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