Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird finds a suitcase outside of 123 Sesame Street.
Air date December 27, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors G, N, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob helps Oscar apply a door closer to his trash can lid, which will keep it from slamming down all the time. Oscar changes his mind when Bob describes how nice things will be without having to hear it slam all the time.
N naughty
Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock investigates the letter N.
(First: Episode 0253)
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SCENE 2 Bob sings "Picture a World."
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird lists various words in his nest area that start with N.
Nisfornifty
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
Leftycarrots1
Muppets Lefty delivers some carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get more carrots (in 13 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
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Celebrity The New York Knicks make 4 baskets in a row, but miss on the 5th.
(First: Episode 0146)
Leftycarrots2
Muppets Lefty delivers more carrots to his boss, but the boss orders him to get the most carrots he can find (in 15 seconds).
(First: Episode 0255)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 10 hits in a row, but miss on the 11th.
(First: Episode 0135)
Lefty.Boss.Bunny
Muppets Lefty delivers the rest of the carrots to his boss. The boss reveals that the carrots are for his pet rabbit (a real rabbit), which he shows to Lefty.
(First: Episode 0255)
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SCENE 4 Maria sings "One of These Things" using Spanish foods.
NancyNannyGoat
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Imlittleyourebig
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBig Bird tells Shola that he's been having some trouble figuring out big and little. Shola says that she's little and Big Bird is big. Big Bird says, "Oh! That must be why they call me Big Bird." Shola answers, "Yeah! You're Big Bird. I'm Shola."
ErnieEatsBert'sCake
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of the two pieces of chocolate cake that Bert was saving for their dessert. Bert sees Ernie holding a fork in one hand and a napkin with some chocolate on it in the other--and in front of him is a plate full of chocolate-cake crumbs. When Bert accuses Ernie of eating the cake, Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and framed Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie. But when Bert leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert says, "I don't want to talk about it."
(First: Episode 0119)
Big Bird Shola sticks
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentBig Bird and Shola demonstrate a big stick versus a little stick.
Cast water tap 01
Cast Part 1: In limbo, and without dialogue save for a voiceover, Tom, Rafael, Gordon, and Bob all try to get a drink of water from the same tap, but they keep arguing and bumping into each other when they all reach for it at the same time. The result is that no one gets a drink of water.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes displays a G, for "good." She gets kissed by a monster, who says, "Gee, that was good!"
(EKA: Episode 0280)
Cast water tap 02
Cast Part 2: The four men circle the water tap eyeing one another while the voiceover wonders what they will do. One of them holds the tap while the other gets a drink. The voiceover declares that some things are easy when you cooperate.
(First: Episode 0292)
10-Ams-monsters
Muppets Some Anything Muppets and monsters (including Cookie Monster, an early Grover, Beautiful Day Monster, Scudge, and Fred's son) pile up and count to 10.
(First: Episode 0084)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 12 hits in a row, but miss on the 13th.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Film Joe Raposo: Swinging Gibbon
(First: Episode 0009)
KermCookSMM
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog and Cookie Monster demonstrate the idea of "some, more and most" using three piles of cookies, each one bigger than the one before. Cookie Monster gets his choice of the piles, but he doesn't want "some", "more", or even "most". He wants them all!
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Film Getting Dressed (3:58)
Jazz10
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish)
N naughty
Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing. (repeat)
NancyNannyGoat
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles. (repeat)
Lookatthepenguinstakinabath
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10 (repeat)
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Film "Where a Letter Goes" -- a film about mail delivery.
(First: Episode 0120)
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EBScratch2
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have difficulty scratching their backs, so both help each other scratch their back. While Ernie's itch takes a little too long to scratch, he introduces a film called "Everybody Scratch." After the film, Ernie notices that Bert has stopped scratching his back; Beautiful Day Monster is.
(First: Episode 0012)
Nisfornifty
Cartoon An N-terview with an N (repeat)
Timber1
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and Bob see a suitcase by the stoop of 123 Sesame Street. Big Bird thinks this means somebody new is moved into the neighborhood, suggesting Ernie's cousin Marlon. Bob points out it could also mean someone is moving away and Big Bird frets it could be Maria. She turns out to be the owner of the suitcase, but she's not moving - it was on sale, so she just bought it.
Kermit and Tracy recite alphabet
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Tracy recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0120)
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Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes displays a G, for "good." She gets kissed by a monster, who says, "Gee, that was good!" (repeat)
LetterG.greenpurple
Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
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Cast Bob and Gordon assemble a large 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
Erniebertnewspaper
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a question, but Bert is reading the newspaper. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then Ernie can ask his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
2529-Turtle
Film A turtle swims in a tank.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
Dot Bridge 16 crumpled
Cartoon Dot Bridge #16: The dots kick aside a crumpled object.
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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