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Sesame Street
Measles vaccination
Air date February 16, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Production December 15, 1971
Sponsors W, 3

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird notices a line outside Hooper's Store where he asks Tom what's going on. Tom explains that the store has been set up as a vaccination clinic today and Susan has volunteered some time away from her nursing job to help out. Big Bird meets Dr. Marzullo (played by Madge Sinclair) who's administering the measles shot, and gets in line behind the kids to get one of his own.
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
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SCENE 2 Luis stops Antonio riding his bike in the arbor and convinces him in Spanish to get a measles shot. Susan preps and Dr. Marzullo treats Luis first, then Antonio. He counts to five and it's over; now he can return to playing outside with the balloon he received for being a good patient.
Film Mad Painter #3
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)

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SCENE 3 Mr. Snuffleupagus tells Big Bird that he got his measles shot last week, but he wonders if he could get a free balloon anyway. He walks over to the store and uses his snuffle to tap on Dr. Marzullo's shoulder through the window. She doesn't look up from her paperwork during the discussion, but she agrees to grant his request. As she turns to hand over the balloon, Dr. Marzullo is shocked when she places it in the snuffle of the creature before her who has now rendered her speechless.
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After Snuffy leaves, Susan and Tom enter the store to see if the doctor is all finished for the day. Dr. Marzullo is reeling from her experience and struggles to explain what's just happened to her; it's too silly. Refusing to explain what's happened to her, she simply tells Susan and Tom that she's going home to take a nice, long rest.
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter W. Cookie Monster eats the W.
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to start his W lecture again, but the W comes to life and attacks him.
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
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SCENE 4 In the courtyard, Gordon leads the kids in clapping their hands to the beat of the music.
Muppets Grover, Big Jeffie, and a Lavender girl have fun scatting to handclapping.
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
Animation 2 houses plus 2 equals 4.
(First: Episode 0298)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Bert and David display their mad and happy faces.
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€” 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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Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 5 Luis shows the kids how he gets his dog Manolo to sit: he delivers the command in Spanish.
Animation 2 houses plus 3 houses equal 5.
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0269)
Muppets Grover uses his airplane to demonstrate "above" and "below."
(First: Episode 0149)
Film Prairie dog
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon W - wallpaper (repeat)
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a W.
(First: Episode 0005)
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 Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
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SCENE 6 Tom finds a wallet on the ground, but when he tries to pick it up, it moves away from him. After several attempts, the wallet reaches Oscar's trash can where he discovers that Oscar has been playing a practical joke, pulling the wallet on a string. When Oscar asks if Tom would mind placing it back where he found it to play the same trick on someone else, he's surprised to hear that Tom is happy to oblige.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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SCENE 7 Tom clues Gordon into Oscar's gag, but the two have attached a bag of confetti to the wallet that explodes in Oscar's face when he reels it in.
Muppets The Busby Twins buy a candle from the shopkeeper.
(First: Episode 0293)
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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)
Cartoon I thought a thought ... about circles.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0247)
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SCENE 8 Tom asks the kids how many three is.

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Celebrity Flip Wilson counts from 1 to 20.
(First: Episode 0147)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
Muppets Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon E Imagination (repeat)
Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
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SCENE 9 The kids play in the construction area while Gordon recites the sponsors.
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CLOSING SIGNS Antonio, Tom, and Ernie hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Gordon and Susan hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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