Sesame Street
Big Bird's paper airplane is stuck in a tree
Air date December 20, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors Q, Y, 5
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Ernie&Salesman

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 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.
Paintaround
Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0243)
Ernie&Salesman
Muppets 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 can't even see it.
(First: Episode 0264)
Y.Yawn
Cartoon Y for yawn
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SCENE 2 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.
HandsCakeShare
Muppets Fran Brill narrates two Anything Muppet hands who argue over a piece of cake before they decide to share it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Qthatfunnything
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
GrannyFanny-Ketchup
Muppets Granny Fanny Nesselrode tries to solve the problem of why ketchup won't come out of a bottle. Her co-host points out that she should remove the bottle cap first. Having solved the problem, Granny ends up pouring ketchup all over the place.
(First: Episode 0199)
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SCENE 3 Maria sings the Classifying Song, with picture objects divided into groups. In one group is a picture of a nail, light bulb, the sun, and a candle. In the other group is a pair of sunglasses, a flashlight, and a beach umbrella.
Dot Bridge 15 rotating pattern
Cartoon Dot Bridge #15: Dots and squares converse and form pattern
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Maria sings the Classifying Song in Spanish; this time the first group has a pen, pencil, and a crayon. The other side has an

eraser, a piece of chalk, and a piece of writing paper.

E&BErniePlaystheDrumsWhileBertKnocks
Muppets Ernie & BertBert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks. Instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats his knocks on the drums.
(First: Episode 0280)
5painting
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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SCENE 4 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.
Jazzyspies5
Cartoon Jazz #5
(First: Episode 0007)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 4 hits in a row, but miss on the 5th.
(First: Episode 0230)
Y.Yawn
Cartoon Y for yawn (repeat)
Snowpeople
Film Male and female snow people narrate their own construction.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 5 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.
RaposoFish
Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Kingfireman-bob Muppets Story: Bob reads "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)
Mets hit 13 miss on 14
Celebrity The New York Mets make 13 hits in a row, but miss on the 14th.
(First: Episode 0161)
1640-Bridge
Transition Bridge #3 - 4 Corner Bridge A
(First: Episode 0282)
Jim Nabors ABC song
Celebrity Jim Nabors sings The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 0176)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird recites his poem about the letter Y.
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Film (LA) Body parts (2:03)
YakYes
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
1090-10
Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Qthatfunnything
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing. (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Oscar taps out various messages in code on his tin can telegraph. Bob and some kids copy the same rhythms.
3978f
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
OPFamilySong
Muppets "The "OP" Family Song"
(First: Episode 0146)
Snowshoes-garbage
Film A man (Barry Simpson) puts on snowshoes to bring his trash out.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0281)
5painting
Song "1-2-3-4-5!" (repeat)
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SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.


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