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Sesame Street
David saves Maria's rings from being lost in the drain
Air date February 25, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Directed by Robert Myhrum
Sponsors T, U, 10


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Molly greets the viewer, then notices the tire swing in the arbor. She tells us that she's always wanted to try the swing, but she would feel so foolish if anyone were to see her. But no one is anywhere near, so here goes. She puts down her mailbag and makes sure that the street is Β­empty. As soon as she gets on the tire swing, on cue, the entire cast and kids appear from the garage, fire escape, Hooper's Store, etc. They go on about their business, ignoring her. Finally, she asks out loud for a push.
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Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
Cartoon A poem filled with T words, including a teacher, toys, Texas, and "turtles with brains".
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
SCENE 2 Maria puts two bars together to form the letter T.
Cartoon "Poverty T”
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 3 David says "T" and crumbles a letter T into tiny pieces that fall to the floor; a reverse in the film has the T materialize again.
Muppets Some Anything Muppets and monsters (including Cookie Monster, an early Grover, Beautiful Day Monster, Scudge, and Fred's son) pile up and count to 10.
(First: Episode 0084)
Film "Sometimes, when you want to get somewhere, you need a bridge."
Music: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Allegro," The Swingle Singers
(First: Episode 0140)
SCENE 4 David discovers Maria in tears. She explains that she was washing her hands, had put her rings on the edge of the sink, and had accidentally knocked them into the sink and down the drain. David points out that the S-shaped pipe under the sink is called a trap; it traps things that drop down the drain.
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Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0134)
David borrows a wrench and recovers Maria's rings. She is now all smiles.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” During the rain, Ernie stands under an umbrella explaining how the weather makes him feel happy, sad, and mad. Bert has been trying to get under the umbrella with him, telling Ernie that all it has made him feel is wet. Ernie wonders why he doesn't have his umbrella; Bert explains that it's because Ernie is using it. Ernie thanks him and leaves Bert sneezing in the rain.
(First: Episode 0137)
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Transition Bridge #13 - Leaf Drop Bridge
(First: Episode 0309)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0306)
Cartoon Number count to 20 (w/ cameo appearance by Cookie Monster), followed by cast list at the end.
SCENE 5 Molly dresses up for a wedding, and finds that no one recognizes her out of her postal uniform. She calls David's attention, and David finally recognizes her.
Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Kermit tests Cookie Monster with his new monster testing device. He wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie out of the machine. Cookie Monster proceeds to crush the cookie in the contraption into crumbs and pour water on them. But he's delighted with the results -- cookie soup.
(First: Episode 0320)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
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Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
SCENE 6 Maria has a lower-case t over her right shoulder and a capital T over her left shoulder. She identifies both Ts in Spanish.
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Film A child closes their eyes and describes the shapes they feel.
Celebrity Nina Simone sings "Young Gifted and Black".
SCENE 7 Big Bird walks past Oscar's can, and hears beautiful music coming from it. Oscar invites Big Bird to look inside his can, where he uses records as bowling pins.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes home to a sleeping Bert and tries to think of things to do that won't wake him up. He can't watch TV, and he can't play with his ball. Bored, he decides to take a nap too -- but then he starts to snore. This awakens Bert, who wonders out loud where the noise is coming from, in the process arousing Ernie, who gets mad at being woken up.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon "Poverty U”
(First: Episode 0036)
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Garbageman and Barber.
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 8 The kids run forward to the end of the street. The scene is reversed, so they run backward.
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes uses a wind-up doll to show forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0157)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
(First: Episode 0280)
SCENE 9 Maria teaches Molly to say "How are you?" in Spanish.
Cartoon T for top (repeat)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks. Instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats his knocks on the drums.
(First: Episode 0280)
SCENE 10 Maria teaches Molly how to say β€œgoodbye” in Spanish. The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.

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