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Ernie guesses pajaro and plays sounds
Air date March 21, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors D, W, 8

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Ernie and Antonio enter the Fix-It Shop where Antonio and Luis greet each other in Spanish. Luis says that Antonio is carrying a "pajaro" in the box, and Ernie makes several guesses about what it could be in English. After several clues, he figures out that it's a bird and begins conversing with it in a series of tweets. After a brief exchange, he tells Luis that he didn't realize that the Antonio's bird spoke Spanish too.
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Pajaro Quickie (0:34)
Cartoon A girl wonders what would happen if she popped her balloon. She imagines it would scare her sister, who would end up breaking a vase and getting in trouble.
(First: Episode 0280)
VTR Kids Recite Alphabet (1st use) (0:41)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #12: Square remains in corner, and third dot changes color
(First: Episode 0296)
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)
Cartoon Things that are the same or different are displayed like a slot machine. (version #2)
(First: Episode 0335)
Muppets Two twin Anything Muppets find they're identical, except for their voices.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cast Maria points to kids with same and different sweatshirts. Bob has same and different flower pots. David has same and different radios.
Film Two box-beings make each other look same and different by piling different objects on each other.
(First: Episode 0226)
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
(First: Episode 0335)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: D for Dog
(First: Episode 0016)
Muppets Ernie sings "Dee, Dee, Dee" as Cookie Monster hastily demonstrates each D word.
(First: Episode 0319)
SCENE 2 Locked out of Hooper's Store, David is unable to buy a soda, and Maria is unable to use the store's bottle opener to enjoy the soda she bought elsewhere. David has a bottle opener in his pocket knife, so they cooperate and share the soda.
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
Muppets Anything Muppet kids and upside-down 8
(First: Episode 0282)
Cast Tom and Bob are their own living reflections in a mirror; the kids, in voiceover, shout same and different.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
(First: Episode 0316)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry sing "Circles."
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
Film A film of things that make sounds, including birds, farm animals, vehicles and footsteps. Is silence a sound? (edited)
(First: Episode 0002)
Cast Maria sings "One of These Things" with bread, bananas, eggs, tomatoes, and fish.
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Cast Bob, Susan, Mr. Hooper, Big Bird, and Gordon line up in limbo and a voiceover (Fran Brill) asks how many of them there are, how many when they're all mixed up, and how many when each of them are subtracted one by one.
(First: Episode 0260)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
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)
Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
SCENE 3 In the arbor, Ernie shows Luis and the kids his tape recorder and plays some of the sounds he's captured. He's got a bird recording, but when he plays it, it's a fire engine drowning out the sound of the bird. He's also got a cat sampling but really it's a barking dog chasing the cat, and the ticking of his clock but his telephone started ringing while he was recording. Finally, Ernie plays the sound of Sesame Street, but it's just silence β€” he recorded it at night after everyone had gone to sleep.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Dressed Up."
(First: Episode 0302)
Muppets The Busby Twins ask the storekeeper for a tieβ€” so the man shows them some neckties. They finish the word, and the man figures out that they're asking for a tire. When he asks them what kind of bicycle they have, they answer, ""
Film Elephants in the zoo.
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cast The cast sings "Play Along".
Film Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
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)
Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
SCENE 4 Goodbye

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