Sesame Street
Big Bird's pet triangle
Air date December 28, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors N, Z, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird sees the benefits water has in the community - Molly drinks it to refresh herself during her rounds, Susan waters her plants with it, and Gordon observes a goldfish swimming in it. Big Bird thinks it would be great if all of Sesame Street was submerged in water, but as he imagines the situation, he realizes birds can't breathe underwater.
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Muppets Cookie Monster explains the purpose of the Bus Stop sign, however the bus zooms pasts him. Resulting in Cookie Monster ripping the part of the sign mentioning STOP.
(First: Episode 0192)
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Cartoon The O in STOP bounces around, and the other letters ask it to stop.
(First: Episode 0149)
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Muppets Lefty tries to sell Ernie a STOP sign.
(First: Episode 0134)
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SCENE 2 Molly sings "The Alphabet Song" with the kids.
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Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
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SCENE 3 The kids tell Molly about snow.
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Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird tells Molly he has a new pet - a triangle named Pointy. Molly doesn't believe triangles can be pets, but changes her mind when Pointy (Jerry Nelson) starts talking back to her.
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Cartoon N is naughty, nice, nodding, nickel, noon, nibbling, nest, nut, nose, night, nine, and nursing.
(First: Episode 0140)
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SCENE 5 Molly tells Oscar about Big Bird's new pet. Oscar balks at the idea of owning a triangle, then brings out his own pet - Boxy, a rectangle (Jerry Nelson).
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
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Transition Bridge #1 - Zipper
(First: Episode 0291)
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Muppets Grover has a box that can make the sound "ding-ding". However Grover can't make it to sound right so he attempts to fix it. When it's fixed and says "ding-ding", Cookie Monster comes because he thinks he heard the dinner bell ring and eats the box.
(First: Episode 0286)
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Transition Bridge #2 - Scoring
(First: Episode 0291)
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Animation Today's Secret Drawing will be a nurse.
(EKA: Episode 0239)
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Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
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Cast Bob and Gordon erect an 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
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SCENE 6 Oscar recites a poem about the octopus, segueing to...
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Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
(First: Episode 0291)
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Muppets Happening upon the ice cream man, Ernie wants to buy a chocolate - strawberry - peach - vanilla - banana - pistachio - peppermint - lemon - orange - butterscotch ice cream cone, but the ice cream vendor instead gives him a butterscotch - orange - lemon - peppermint - pistachio - banana - vanilla - peach - strawberry - chocolate ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0133)
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SCENE 7 Gordon sings the "Same/Different Song" to the kids with visual display of the words DIG, WIG, and PIG.
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Transition Bridge #10 - Bricks Bridge A
(First: Episode 0286)
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SCENE 8 Gordon sings the song again, now using the words CAT, FAT and SAT.
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Transition Bridge #11 - Bricks Bridge B
(First: Episode 0286)
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 1)
A mother sends her young daughter into the forest to chop down a tree to use for wood. When she finds one, a terrible troll encourages her to chop it down. However, a bird above protests, as the tree is her home. The girl wonders what she should do...
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Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 2)
The girl resolves to not chop down the tree, allowing the bird to keep her home. She finds another tree, when an old man objects - he thinks it's the most beautiful tree in the forest and gives him shade on hot days. The troll wants to cut it down, so the girl starts thinking again...
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Cartoon Z For Zebra & Zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
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Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 3)
The girl again choses to not chop down the tree and happens upon a third. She decides that this tree is perfect to cut down, as it is not being used by any birds or people. The troll reveals himself to be a handsome prince, who will grant her any wish. She asks him to cut down the tree and bring it to her house.
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Cast Gordon appears as a magician sitting in a chair. He magically brings in Susan and Mr. Hooper, as well as a number counting them all. The other two pop in and out, forcing Gordon to change the number until he makes them all vanish.
(First: Episode 0233)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog and Brian demonstrate the parts of the face.
(First: Episode 0126)
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SCENE 9 Gordon and Susan sing "Right in the Middle of My Face."
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Cartoon Kids guess what two circles drawn onscreen will become. They turn out to be the eye of a friendly monster.
(First: Episode 0248)
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Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer (repeat)
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Muppets Tony sings "Windy" to his girlfriend, Beautiful Day Monster.
(First: Episode 0074)
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Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (part two)
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SCENE 10 The kids play in the yard as Susan announces the sponsors: N, Z, 11
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CLOSING SIGNS Molly holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Big Bird holds up the CTW sign at the end.


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