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Sesame Street
A big rainstorm hits Sesame Street
Air date March 3, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Directed by Joost Van Rees
Sponsors B, M, 4
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Molly welcomes the viewers and tells them that she heard the weather report -- there's going to be a big rainstorm. She warns everyone that the rain is coming, and they get ready for the storm. David brings his laundry in, Big Bird and Chris put their checkerboard away, and Tom lowers the awning at Hooper's Store. Lightning flashes in the sky; the storm is approaching.
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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Cartoon Dot Bridge #14: Dots line up at the same time as some squares who ultimately dominate the board
(First: Episode 0297)
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 2 At the Fix-It Shop, Rafael has finished fixing David's transistor radio. He's about to deliver it, but he hears the weather report on the radio, and realizes that he has to dress for the rain. He puts on a hat, coat and galoshes. Then David shows up to pick up the radio, just as the rain starts. Rafael gives David his hat, coat and galoshes so he can get home without getting wet.
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 A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Two Anything Muppet boys are in the park, playing hide and seek. One hides while the other says the alphabet. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the whole alphabet, so he asks for help when he gets stuck. The other boy has to come out of his hiding place to help him finish the alphabet. He helps with Z, and then gets caught.
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon M is for Moo
Music: Larry Rosen and Charles Myers
(First: Episode 0276)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 3 Tom asks the kids to help him take the plants outside into the rain, so they can get watered. He says that the plants are happier when they're watered by rain, rather than a watering can.
Cartoon Two lines intersect at the middle of the screen and have an argument; they cooperate by making a cross.
(First: Episode 0276)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Big Bird tells Shola that he's been having some trouble figuring out big and little. Shola says that she's little and Big Bird is big. Big Bird says, "Oh! That must be why they call me Big Bird." Shola answers, "Yeah! You're Big Bird. I'm Shola."
(First: Episode 0306)
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Farley goes to the hat shop. (long take)
(First: Episode 0244)
SCENE 4 Molly slips on a slippery spot on the ground, and Big Bird helps her up. They worry about other people slipping on that spot, so Molly uses a piece of chalk to write a message -- "Don't Walk Here" -- with an arrow that points to the slippery spot.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 5 Molly's chalk message washes off in the rain, and David falls on the slippery spot. Molly realizes that she has to make a sign that won't wash away.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie tells Bert that he has a note for him, but he can't remember where it is. He thinks maybe he put it in the toybox, so he digs through the box, throwing toys everywhere. It's not in the toybox, so Ernie looks in the clothes hamper, scattering clothes all over. He finally finds the note, which tells Bert that it's his turn to clean up the apartment.
(First: Episode 0255)
SCENE 6 Molly puts up a big sign that says "DON'T WALK HERE," but Rafael can't read it because of the rain on his glasses. He steps closer to read the sign, then slips. Frustrated, Molly puts a basket over the slippery spot.
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!
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets A Japanese storyteller tells "The Mystery of the Four Dragons". An aged emperor offers the throne to his son if he can find four hidden dragons in the room.
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
Cartoon Adding up five ladybugs and five lizards
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Bug
(First: Episode 0136)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chickens.
(First: Episode 0282)
SCENE 7 Oscar is enjoying the rainy day β€” nobody's playing outside, and everybody's getting wet and muddy. His fun is ruined when he gets splashed by a passing car, causing him to scream at the (offscreen) driver. David walks by in the middle of Oscar's outburst, and assures Oscar that the driver didn't do it on purpose, but Oscar insists otherwise. David then shows Oscar how he would handle the situation himself using a calmer approach, until the same thing happens to him when another car passes by, with the same result. Oscar, impressed by David's anger, tells David that he has the makings of a first-rate grouch. They both laugh as David leaves. "Not a bad day after all!" Oscar remarks.
Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
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)

Muppets Grover is going to teach the audience about "surprise" by sneaking up on Ernie. He sees Ernie sitting in his chair -- and he knows that it's Ernie, because he can see Ernie's shirt and Ernie's hair. Grover sneaks up to surprise Ernie -- but then it turns out to be Herry Monster, disguised as Ernie.
(First: Episode 0183)
2096d.jpg Song Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
cut from the Noggin version
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #16: Dots kick aside a crumpled object
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. Ernie says that the string tied on this finger helps to remind him that there's a piece of string tied on this finger. And so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
SCENE 8 Big Bird wants to help Tom by opening the door when he takes the garbage out -- but Big Bird keeps forgetting to close the door again, and he lets the rain in. When Tom goes out with the garbage, Big Bird keeps the door closed and won't let him back in.
Cast Wally and Ralph try to figure out how to use an umbrella to keep dry.
SCENE 9 The rainstorm ends, and the sun comes out. Everybody plays outside in the sunshine. Big Bird announces the sponsors of "slightly soggy Sesame Street": B, M, and the "slightly wet" number 4. The credits follow.

CLOSING SIGNS Molly and Tom hold up the Sesame Street sign, while Big Bird holds up the CTW sign at the end.

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