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Big Bird shovels snow
Air date March 23, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors I, R, 5


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Tom asks the viewer what kind of weather Sesame Street is experiencing. He points to frost on the window and snow on the newsstand, indicating a snowfall has hit the street.
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Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
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Muppets Grover and the letter R, which ROLLS, ROCKS, RUNS, and ROCKETS.
(First: Episode 0194)
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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SCENE 2 Molly sees a sled left out in the sidewalk. She claims she hasn't ridden one in ages and feels very tempted to do it now, but feels embarrassed. Gordon happens by as she tries to ride it and offers to give her a push.
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Muppets Western: Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
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Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 3 Tom tells the kids why he's going to sprinkle sawdust on the floor of Hooper's Store - to soak up the water left by melted snow tracked in. Molly nearly slips as she comes inside.
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Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
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Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit explains how to read crosswalk signals in order to cross the street. The sign keeps changing throughout his demonstration, so he gets frustrated and says no one will show how to cross the street. As he leaves, the sign sprouts legs and crosses on its own.
(First: Episode 0319)
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Celebrity The New York Knicks make 3 baskets in a row, but miss on the 4th.
(First: Episode 0146)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
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SCENE 4 Oscar plans on throwing a handful of snow down somebody's neck. Luis provides the perfect oppertunity, but he catches wise and tells Oscar to think about what would happen if he went through with it. Oscar imagines tricking Luis, but everyone gets angry and throws snow at him. Oscar snaps out of it and tells Luis to keep his friends away from him.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon - I: An iron irons the word.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Cast Wally and Ralph: The duo tries looking out a window covered with snow.
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Transition Bridge #13 - Leaf Drop Bridge
(First: Episode 0309)
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SCENE 5 Molly takes some time to listen to the sounds the snow brings - cars driving through slush, snows hovels and people's footsteps.
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Cast The cast and some kids appear on a row of chairs, illustrating none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0332)
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Cartoon Kids guess what two circles drawn onscreen will become. They turn out to be the eye of a friendly monster.
(First: Episode 0248)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Polly count five fingers.
(First: Episode 0279)
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SCENE 6 Gordon draws some faces in the frosted window and asks the kids to complete two of them, which are each missing a body part.
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Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
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Film Male and female snow people narrate their own construction.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0277)
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Muppets Ernie makes the sound of the letter R. Herry Monster frightens him (and the letter) away by making a more menacing R sound.
(First: Episode 0244)
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Film Kids narrate a film of an African plain and the animals that live there.
(First: Episode 0128)
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN. (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird offers to shove the front of Hooper's Store.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0347)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird has cleared the front of the store by shoveling the snow to the front of the Fix-It Shop instead. He offers Luis to shovel in front of his store too.
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Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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SCENE 9 Big Bird shovels the snow in front of the Fix-It Shop, now piling it in front of Hooper's. Tom complains, as does Luis when Big Bird starts the process again. They both insist Big Bird figure out someplace out of the way he can move the snow. Big Bird figures out he can put it on both store's awnings.
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Animation A number 9 looks for a house with his number on it.
(EKA: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 10 Big Bird has cleared the sidewalk, as both Tom and Luis come out to close their awnings due to the stop in snowfall. Big Bird tries to stop them, but they both end up covered with snow.
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Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Celebrity The New York Knicks make 20 baskets in a row, but miss on the 21st.
(First: Episode 0154)
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Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
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Cast Gordon appears as a magician sitting in a chair. He magically brings in Susan and Mr. Hooper, as well as a number counting them all. The other two pop in and out, forcing Gordon to change the number until he makes them all vanish.
(First: Episode 0233)
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Cartoon Country Fiddler: #5 (repeat)
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Muppets Grover and Herbert Birdsfoot recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0188)
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SCENE 11 Tom and Luis shovel their own sidewalks, making sure Big Bird doesn't help at all. Big Bird announces the sponsors, confused why his help is no longer needed.


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