Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird wants to imitate a rooster, and plans to wake Susan at 8 o'clock.
Air date December 24, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors G, S, 5, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives and the NHK episode guides.
Fish Cowboy Hat
  • Big Bird is very impressed with what he read about the rooster. Like the rooster, he wants to shout "Cock-a-doodle-doo" every morning and wake up the whole neighborhood. Susan agrees to let him try by waking her at 8 o'clock the following morning.
  • Ernie & BertErnie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers with his mind, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep. (First: Episode 0134)
  • It's 3:00am, but Big Bird can't read the clock. He waits until it rungs three times and tries to count along to see if it's 8 o'clock. Not sure, he shouts his rooster call to wake Susan (and the whole neighborhood). He makes the same mistake at 5:00am. Finally, he sleeps through 8 o'clock, and Susan wakes him so that he can proudly crow.
  • Cartoon: I Thought a Thought -- Circle. A man thinks of round objects, including a can. The man points out that the can isn't round, but an elephant stomps it into a flat shape.
  • David is fixing some toys, and asks the kids to help him match the proper missing parts to the toys which they complete.
  • Ernie & Bert — Ernie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he is doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar, and keeps having to find different uses for things, and eventually having to put fish in Bert's favorite cowboy hat, and if Bert wants to play cowboy, he has to wear the pot on his head.
  • Cartoon: "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
  • Susan shows some kids two balls and two stuffed animals, and asks how they are alike and how they are different.
  • Bob tells the story of a mother who had a loud child (who screamed all the time) and a quiet child (who whispered all the time).
  • David asks nine kids to count off.
  • Cartoon: I Thought a Thought ... about small things. A man thinks about small things, and lists them. A sea monster thinks it is small, especially when compared to its father! (EKA: Episode 0271)
  • Cartoon: A gorilla applies for a job at the Gerfner Employment Agency. (First: Episode 0131)
  • Ernie & BertBert complains about Ernie having the radio volume on too loud. Ernie pulls the knob off the radio, puts it on Bert's stomach, and turns the volume of Bert's voice up and down. (First: Episode 0241)

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