Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird is short
Air date January 10, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors E, 9
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Picture Segment Description
0316 01
SCENE 1 Luis bounces a basketball in the arbor to communicate the number of the day.
400031
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Five balls try to play basketball
Muppets Five balls get together to play basketball. It takes them awhile to count themselves, but then they realize they don't have a ball.
(First: Episode 0267)
0212-TinyBird01

0212-TinyBird02
Insert Sitting at the counter in Hooper's Store, Big Bird wonders what it would be like to be short, so he tells Mr. Hooper he's going to do some imagining. He closes his eyes and Big Bird sees himself small enough to walk around on the counter where he interacts with, compared now to his tiny stature, is a large bowl of ice cream and large squeak toy which scares him now because he's so small. When Mr. Hooper cleans up, Big Bird notes that he's now too small to notice, so he imagines himself back to reality. Mr. Hooper leans in to Big Bird from overhead to excuse himself, making Big Bird wonder if he's still imagining. The camera pulls back to reveal Mr. Hooper standing on a step ladder, and Big Bird resolves to being his normal size again.
(First: Episode 0212)
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
2059f
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg.
(First: Episode 0002)
George counttoten
Film George the Farmer uses barrels to count to ten.
(First: Episode 0293)
0316 sorting
SCENE 2 Bob sings a classifying song in English with furniture. Luis follows in Spanish with clothing items.
R ribbon
Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
ErnDressesBalls
Muppets Ernie wonders what it would be like if everyone was exactly the same, and sees four balls who can't discern each other. Ernie decides to help the balls recognize each other by dressing each of them.
(First: Episode 0166)
MartianBeauty
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
0316 sand transition red
Animation The screen fills up with sand.
1091-34
Muppets Farley looks for his lost toy box.
(First: Episode 0279)
Square cartoon
Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
0316 sand transition purple
Animation The screen fills up with sand.
0316 bubbles book
Cast A man with a British accent narrates a limbo sketch in which Gordon and Bob share bubbles and a book.
WaterWaterWater
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
Erniebertdrippingwater
Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
0316 03
SCENE 3 Antonio sings a Spanish song about adding numbers while he jumps rope and Luis translates.
BumbleArdy
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0305)
0011.R.Radio
Cartoon A man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
KermitLectureWall
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about walls.
(First: Episode 0031)
GordonBob.E
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
Eaticecream
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
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0316 04b

0316 04c
SCENE 4 Bob opens an envelope with an E in it, Luis elbows Tom, and Cookie Monster tosses an egg into the air and catches it in his mouth.
Eaticecream
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys (repeat)
(First: Episode 0001)
0316 Dot & Hill B-3
Animation Dot & Hill B-3: Silhouetted dots use carts to climb a steep hill.
Circlessong
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry sing "Circles."
(First: Episode 0131)
0316 05
SCENE 5 Susan sits with the kids in front of 123 Sesame Street and asks the kids what kind of uniforms men would wear to work.
Lazy UP
Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
400031
Cartoon Jazz #9 (repeat)
(First: Episode 0137)
Mets miss 15
Celebrity The New York Mets make 14 hits in a row, but miss on the 15th.
(First: Episode 0167)
0011.R.Radio
Cartoon A man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0011)
0316 cast before after
Cast Before and after in splitscreen: Tom with a sandwich, Luis giving Bob a haircut, and Susan with a potted plant.
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo." (repeat)
(First: Episode 0002)
2059f
Cartoon E for elephant, eagle, everything, and egg. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0002)
Four corner bridge
Animation Four corners of a red square are hammered into a black screen.
R ribbon
Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R. (repeat)
Poem Howie
Muppets Howie, a rabbit, gets Cookie Monster to recite a poem about cookies.
(First: Episode 0273)
0316 06
SCENE 6 Bob and the kids match the animal to their environment.
0316 giraffes
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
0316 07
SCENE 7 Bob announces the sponsors while the kids play in the yard.

Notes

  • The "Script Highlights" from the CTW Archives include a three-part segment with Tom as Super-Duper Man, but it's missing from the script and final cut of the episode. The script for Episode 0394 includes the segment, but it's not in that episode's archive highlights.


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