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Sesame Street
Big Bird learns that people have supper and go to bed at about the same time
Air date January 5, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors J, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 It's late afternoon. Kids are going home for supper as Mr. Hooper is taking the tablecloth off his cafe table. While waiting to buy some groceries, Bob shows us the letter of the day, the letter J.
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Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
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Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird decides it's a good time to visit some of his friends, but everyone he meets is busy going home for dinner. Mr. Hooper has just enough time to explain why everyone eats dinner at the same time before he goes home to prepare his own supper. Big Bird is hungry himself and returns to his nest for a bowl of birdseed.
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Cartoon Clouds that look like things.
(First: Episode 0211)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #14: Dots line up at the same time as some squares who ultimately dominate the board
(First: Episode 0297)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird is busy having dinner, when Mr. Snuffleupagus appears. He's hungry too, but declines Big Bird's offer of birdseed. Big Bird and his friend search the neighborhood for something to eat, and finally wind up at Hooper's Store. To Big Bird's shock, Snuffleupagus finishes off an entire jar of candy for his dinner, and then informs Big Bird that he is going home for dessert. Bob and Mr. Hooper appear, and again, Big Bird is unable to prove the existence of the elusive Snuffleupagus.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Genelle count to 20.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
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Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
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SCENE 4 Maria sings a round of the Classification Song with the kids. She uses a cob of corn, a shoe, a hat, a glove, and a shirt.
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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Film A woman asks a boy how a glass of milk was spilled on the table, so the boy offers several outlandish scenarios before telling her the truth: it was him.
(First: Episode 0212)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #16: Dots kick aside a crumpled object
(First: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 5 It's evening now. A Muppet kid named Teddy is upset because his mom has called him in to go to bed. Bob explains to Teddy the importance of sleep, and Teddy decides that an early bedtime isn't so bad after all.
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Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
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Muppets Tough Luck Lester, a little boy, explains why he is in bandages; he is never cautious about what he does. With his friends' help, Lester is able to stay away from dangerous items like matches and broken glass.
(First: Episode 0161)
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Cartoon The letter J (repeat)
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SCENE 6 In the dark, Maria accidentally throws a bag of garbage into Oscar's trash can. To avoid further accidents, Oscar decides to move his trash can to a safer place, under a street light.
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Cartoon O limerick (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Having moved his can to the streetlight, Oscar prepares for a good night's sleep, only to be continually disturbed by Bob, David and assorted kids. Oscar gives up all hope of sleep when Maria accidentally throws a candy wrapper into his trash can. Streetlights attract people, and if there's one thing Oscar can do without, it's people!
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Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O. (repeat)
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Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(First: Episode 0153)
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SCENE 8 Bob counts to six by blowing out six candles.
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Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
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SCENE 9 At twilight, Mr. Hooper closes the store. He goes through the whole process, then realizes he forgot to take off his apron.
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Film George the Farmer sets out various items and then sorts them by type.
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Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what an angry face looks like.
(First: Episode 0144)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
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SCENE 10 With stars and moonlight as a setting, Maria recites some poems in Spanish, and translates. Maria and the kids agree that poetry and a starry sky go very well together.
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Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
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Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
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SCENE 11 Everyone on Sesame Street is going home to bed. Big Bird decides that, like having supper, going to bed is something else that just about everybody does at about the same time every day.
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Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him. (repeat)
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Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 12 Big Bird signs off, then goes to sleep in his nest. The sponsors are announced as the indoor lights go off, one by one.


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