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Sesame Street
Cookie Monster is left alone with Susan's cookies
Air date January 20, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors T, U, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Tom is about to display one of today's letters, which Bob forgot. By holding his arms out, Tom forms the letter T with his body.
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts six snails, six ships, and six whales.
Artist: Bud Luckey
Short long skirts.jpg
Film Kids narrate a film about shorter and longer skirts.
(First: Episode 0304)
SCENE 2 Susan has finished baking some cookies. She must leave, and asks Big Bird to take care of the cookies for her while she's gone. Big Bird has to go to the store, so he asks Cookie Monster to take care of the cookies. Cookie Monster is sorely tempted, but he listens to his conscience and does not eat the cookies; he keeps his promise.
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Film Tracks from a race car cross paths until most of the screen is blank. A pair of foot prints crosses the screen to blank out the last bit.
(First: Episode 0105)
Still hungry for cookies, but wanting to keep his promise, Cookie Monster tests his willpower by locking the cookies into a suitcase.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Muppets Ernie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then, Ernie shows Bert a blank page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now, and the cow went home.
(First: Episode 0030)
SCENE 3 Tom gives Big Bird his groceries, then assumes that Cookie Monster has eaten the cookies that Big Bird was supposed to watch. When Big Bird returns and sees that he hasn't eaten them, he feels relieved. When Susan returns, she tells Cookie Monster that she baked the cookies for him!
Cartoon T is for Television (shown in Spanish, then English)
(First: Episode 0024)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Polly recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon "Poverty T”
(First: Episode 0020)
Film How milk is made, featuring the song "Hey Cow." (edited)
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 4 Rafael explains to some kids why he's putting fresh water into his goldfish bowl.
Cartoon A poem filled with T words, including a teacher, toys, Texas, and "turtles with brains".
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)

Muppets Bob makes up three Anything Muppets as if they were employed in a transportation mode: a railroad engineer, an airplane pilot, and a bus driver. They all agree that the best job would be on board a submarine, then sing "Yellow Submarine".
(First: Episode 0017)
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes and a monster use hot dogs to demonstrate "long" and "short."
(First: Episode 0289)
SCENE 5 By lying on the ground and sticking his arms and legs into the air, Tom forms the letter U with his body.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U for Umbrella (repeat)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon "Poverty T” (repeat)
Muppets Ernie has a question but decides to wait until Bert is done reading the newspaper to ask. Ernie hums and talks to Rubber Duckie until Bert gives up reading the paper in exasperation. Then, Ernie asks his question: Can he borrow the newspaper?
(First: Episode 0042)
SCENE 6 Oscar can't make up his mind whether to use his baseball to practice his pitching or to use his pencil to write his uncle a letter.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit asks Grover to use ladders to demonstrate the difference between short and long. Kermit's amazed that Grover can carry the long ladder by himself, but then sees that Grover is on both ends.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon Country 6 (repeat)
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
Cartoon A dog learns about U. (repeat)
SCENE 7 Bob talks about the sea horse.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Seahorse
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon A poem filled with T words (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #12: Square remains in corner, and third dot changes color
(First: Episode 0296)
Cartoon T for top (repeat)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week".
(First: Episode 0107)
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden. (repeat)
George tallershorter.jpg
Film George the Farmer's ladder gets taller and shorter, as does his box of berries.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0269)
SCENE 8 Big Bird counts six kids playing follow the leader. They all say goodbye and the sponsors are announced.

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