Sesame Street
Molly's favorite K word is "kiss".
Air date December 29, 1971
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors K, Z, 12
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Knittinkitten

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar calls Mr. Hooper, asking him for some rotten apples. He has some for Oscar, but first he has to sweep up the store.
Kisforkiss
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Parkboys
Muppets Two Anything Muppet boys are in the park, playing hide and seek. One hides while the other says the alphabet. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the whole alphabet, so he asks for help when he gets stuck. The other boy has to come out of his hiding place to help him finish the alphabet. He helps with Z, and then gets caught.
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 2 When Mr. Hooper delivers the rotten apples to Oscar's trash can, he sees it's not there. Meanwhile, Oscar walks in his can over to the store and encounters David. Oscar assumes Mr. Hooper went home without delivering the apples, but David points out that he never does that without closing the store. Oscar then assumes that Mr. Hooper kept the rotten apples for himself, which David says is unlikely. Finally, Mr. Hooper catches up with Oscar, who agrees to go back to his area.
1041Zebra
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
1576-Bird
Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
Toon.Z.climbers
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
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SCENE 3 David finds a plate with a half-eaten piece of blueberry pie on the ground near several kids playing tag. By observing the dubious clue of a blueberry smear on one particular child's face, he sees who the pie belongs to.
GroverinAirplane
Muppets Grover uses his airplane to demonstrate "above" and "below."
(First: Episode 0149)
2125i
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
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SCENE 4 Molly asks Luis if he knows her favorite word that starts with the letter K. She kisses him on the cheek and tells him that the word is "kiss".
Toon-GOwensKangaroo
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
Tom Gordon blocks 01
Cast Part 1: Tom has blocks and Gordon has a truck. How can they play on the same table without getting in each other's way?
(First: Episode 0294)
HubleyCatandMouseChase
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
Tom Gordon blocks 02
Cast Part 2: Tom and Gordon figure out how to get the truck through the blocks.
(First: Episode 0294)
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SCENE 5 Luis is taking his alarm clock to be repaired, but Big Bird can't see anything wrong with it. He tries to wind the clock, only to discover that it falls apart when it's wound up.
George the Farmer embedded shapes
Film George the Farmer shows embedded shapes using drawing of geometric forms and household objects with the same shape.
(First: Episode 0288)
BusbyTwinsCandle
Muppets The Busby Twins buy a candle from the shopkeeper.
(First: Episode 0293)
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SCENE 6 Molly asks David if he knows her favorite word that starts with the letter K. She kisses him on the cheek and tells him the word is "kiss".
Kangaroowithk
Cartoon "Poverty K" - Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K. Featuring the sped-up voice of Gene Moss.
(First: Episode 0142)
1041Kcheerleaders
Muppets "K" Cheer #2
(First: Episode 0101)
Knittinkitten
Cartoon A kitten is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten.
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 7 Luis displays a model skeleton to the kids. He explains that everybody has bones inside them, and introduces the next film …
SkeletonFish
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Skeleton fish.
(First: Episode 0287)
ErnieCMCuppycakes
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
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SCENE 8 Molly and some kids talk about their fears. Molly said she used to be afraid of skeletons (like the one Luis is carrying), until she realized that everyone has a skeleton inside them.
1041pinkpanther
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Film.Babyturtle
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
2125i
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key (repeat)
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SCENE 9 Number 12 quickies:
  • Mr. Hooper counts out 12 pencils in English.
  • Luis counts 12 steps down to the ground in Spanish.
  • David counts as he jumps up and down 12 times.
NumberTwelveRocks
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
Cosby-Counting
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
Toon.Z.climbers
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it. (repeat)
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SCENE 10 Mr. Hooper washes his dishes in a tub. He explains that he doesn't use running water so that he conserves clean water.
1041Zebra
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo (repeat)
Grovershadow
Muppets Grover sees his shadow follow him around, and thinks it's a person following him. However, Herbert Birdsfoot explains what a shadow is.
(First: Episode 0221)
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SCENE 11 Big Bird hands Molly a letter with no envelope. Molly explains to Big Bird that all letters that go through the mail must be in an envelope with a stamp and an address on it, and helps him with such. Big Bird then says the letter is for her, inviting her to dinner at his nest.
Hubley.Penguintap
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Toon-GOwensKangaroo
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo (repeat)
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SCENE 12 David plays a game called "Rhythm Telephone". He claps out a rhythm at the head of a line of kids. Each kid passes the rhythm along from person to person until it reaches Mr. Hooper. Then we see if the rhythm Mr. Hooper claps out is the same one David started with.
Kangaroowithk
Cartoon "Poverty K" (repeat)
George abovebelow
Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
Herry's Ball
Muppets Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
(First: Episode 0191)
1041pinkpanther
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate (repeat)
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SCENE 13 Molly asks Oscar the same question she asked Luis and David: Does he know her favorite word that begins with the letter K? When she kisses him and tells him the word is "kiss", Oscar is most upset. He doesn't think "kiss" is such a nice word.
Knittinkitten
Cartoon A kitten is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten. (repeat)
Whichcomesfirst
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 14 Oscar is still recovering from Molly’s kiss. Molly signs off.


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