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Big Bird gets mad because Lillian won't play with him
Air date February 8, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors H, V, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis shows that four kids have their hands up in the air to represent the letter of the day: V. He also counts their hands, which add up to 8, the number of the day.
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Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
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Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
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Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell an 8 to Ernie, who ran out of money buying some 9s. Ernie then offers to sell Lefty his 9s.
(First: Episode 0079)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird wants to play a game with Lillian (Vinnette Carroll), who is occupied with reading some books and declines his suggestions to play baseball, football, and basketball with him. Big Bird thinks Lillian doesn't like him and threatens to run away.
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Cartoon A mad scientist puts together a capital H.
(First: Episode 0284)
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Film George the Farmer counts 20 barrels.
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 3 Suitcase in hand, an angry Big Bird informs David that he's running away because of Lillian. David has Big Bird talk things out with Lillian, who explains that she said no because she's too old to play sports. She also says she's been trying to find a book to read to him. Big Bird loves the idea and decides to not run away. Lillian has an appropriate book to read, titled Boy, Was I Mad!
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Muppets Two children, who can only read some words, resolve their fight over a large book by helping each other and reading alternate words.
(First: Episode 0297)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Howard and Harold think of H words
(First: Episode 0284)
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SCENE 4 Lillian starts to read Boy, Was I Mad! to Big Bird and the kids. Lillian stops partway through and says they'll read more after this word about the letter V.
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Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock encounters the letter V.
(First: Episode 0267)
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Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
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SCENE 5 Lillian reads the rest of Boy, Was I Mad!. Afterwards, Lillian notes that the boy never said what he was mad about, concluding that all of us just get mad sometimes. Big Bird agrees.
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Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
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Muppets Granny Fanny Nesselrode is asked by a viewer if there's a way to memorize the letters in the alphabet. Granny thinks it's impossible, while the announcer is able to recite it with ease. Instead, Granny shows off her "alphabet box," containing an item beginning with every letter of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0250)
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Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover).
(First: Episode 0222)
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Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover in Spanish).
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 6 David finds a poem entitled "The Fisherman." Each verse has the last word torn off, which is filled in by the kids, and then confirmed with other pieces of paper that have the rhyming word written on it. The final word of the last verse, which rhymes with "man", is left a mystery. Oscar, who turns out to be the poem's author, supplies David with the missing word: "old shoe." David confronts Oscar, who reveals he couldn't think of a rhyme for "man". The kids mention several rhyming words, but Oscar prefers "old shoe."
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Muppets / Cast The Anything Muppets sing "Before and After." (retaped version)
(First: Episode 0188)
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Animation Dot & Hill A-4
(First: Episode 0164)
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Cast Gordon notices two groups of potato sacks with the wrong numbers matted above them: the group of two has the number 3, and the group of 3 has the number 2. He and Bob cooperate to carry one sack from one group to the other.
(First: Episode 0178)
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Film Elephants in the zoo.
(First: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 7 Luis sings "One of These Things" with pictures of Raggedy Ann dolls.
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon A colorful, rhythmic demonstration of the word IN
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Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
(First: Episode 0298)
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SCENE 8 Lillian explains that we can sometimes tell how somebody feels by looking at his face. She then asks the kids to make a mad face. Lillian also explains that another way we can tell how somebody feels is by the tone of his voice. She then says "The weather report says it's going to snow tomorrow" three different ways -- she sounds sad, then happy, and finally mad.
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Transition Bridge #2 - Scoring
(First: Episode 0291)
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Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
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Muppets Anything Muppet kids and upside-down 8
(First: Episode 0282)
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Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
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SCENE 9 The kids play in the yard while Luis announces the sponsors.


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