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The Mudman tries to sell his mud to Oscar and Tom; David fills the sidewalk with cement
Air date January 27, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Production November 30, 1971
Sponsors B, M, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch informs The Mudman that he doesn't need any mud today because he just received some as a present in the mail from his cousin "Messy" Minerva. The Mudman is disappointed as Oscar is one of his favorite customers, but he moves along to find business elsewhere.
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The Mudman approaches Tom in the arbor to interest him in his wares. Tom doesn't think he has a need for any mud until he realizes the flowers he's planting need a combination of water and dirt to grow. On second thought, Tom decides he's going to need two quarts of mud after all.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0137)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
Film The snouts, tails and bodies of pigs, with a soundtrack of pigs squealing.
(First: Episode 0179)
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 2 Susan, Luis, Tom, and Gordon sing "The Word Family Song" with the words hat, bat, mat, and cat.
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy meets Alphabet O'Malley, whose full name consists of twenty-six first names, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(First: Episode 0297)
Cast Wally and Ralph try to put on jackets after a very big meal.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug (repeat)
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SCENE 3 Susan finds Oscar talking to his pet cow Bossy in his trash can. He's trying to get some milk from her and explains that he's feeding her grass, but Susan points out that he hasn't grown nearly enough for her. After the lesson, Oscar begins planting more grass when he's approached by Tom who's asks what he's doing. "What am I doing? What does it look like I'm doing? I'm trying to get a glass of milk!"
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Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is.
(First: Episode 0281)
Muppets Cookie Monster uses the EXIT.
(First: Episode 0210)
Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(First: Episode 0153)
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 4 Gordon sings "Three of These Things" with Chrissy and Robert using triangles and a square.
Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon A man invites an M to dinner. The M is very appreciative, and makes "Mmmmmm" sounds. It eats all of the food at the table, and winds up eating the screen!
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
Film Detective Fred (Joe Raposo) is sent by his boss (Danny Epstein) to locate the number 20. Throughout the office and on the streets of New York, Fred tracks down the numbers 11 through 18 in numerical order by spying his surroundings. When he finds his way to Apartment 19, he discovers it is occupied by a gorilla, who leads him directly to the elusive 20.
(First: Episode 0277)
Muppets Herry Monster spots three shoes and deduces which one doesn't belong in the group. Prairie Dawn happens by and points out another way the shoes can be grouped.
(First: Episode 0199)
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B. (repeat)
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SCENE 5 David explains the process of filling the sidewalk in with some fresh cement and notes that he'll leave a DANGER sign next to it while it dries so nobody steps in it. Oscar asks if he can write his name in it, but David turns him down.
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)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” On a boring day, Ernie suggests some ideas to Bert, but then Bert has an exciting idea of his own. He shows off his bottlecap collection to Ernie, who remembers that he found a Figgy Fizz bottle cap -- the very one that Bert needed to complete his collection.
(First: Episode 0240)
Cartoon B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon The more a man inflates a balloon with a tire pump, the less room he has.
(First: Episode 0294)
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SCENE 6 Luis assembles a football team in the arbor and has them count off to 11.
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Film The Mad Painter #11
Cartoon A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0187)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon A polar bear learns what "EXIT" means.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
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SCENE 7 Antonio and the kids look on as Oscar reads the episode sponsors written in the cement by David: B, M, 11
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CLOSING SIGNS Gordon and Susan hold the Sesame Street sign while Antonio, Tom, and Ernie hold the CTW sign.

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