Sesame Street
Air date March 28, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors A, C, 10
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird rushes to the Fix-It Shop, gives Luis a piece of aluminum pipe, and asks him to bend it so that it looks like a letter C.
Film C - clipper (0:36)
(EKA: Episode 0294)
Cartoon C - Cake
(EKA: Episode 0153)
Muppets Monsters, including an early Grover, Cookie Monster and Beautiful Day Monster, pass on the message, "See." The wide shot reveals that the monsters were whispering about the Letter C.
(Caroll Spinney performs Cookie Monster here.)
(First: Episode 0089)
SCENE 2 Oscar visits Hooper's Store to pick up a bottle of greasy hair tonic and onion-scented aftershave lotion. Tom wonders what he's up to.
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0120)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(EKA: Episode 0350)
SCENE 3 Lillian (Vinnette Carroll) notices a "BUS STOP" sign beside Oscar's can, which makes her curious. Oscar, all dressed up (or rather, messed up), reveals that he is all set to go on a date with a new bus driver he has a crush on, and the sign is near his can so that the grouch bus she drives will stop there. The bus does stop there, and the driver, a grouch named Mathilda, picks him up, but suddenly the bus motor dies down because it's jammed with mud. Mathilda is determined to fix the motor once she gets some tools.
Letter C toon
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
SCENE 4 At the Fix-it Shop, Luis helps Mathilda figure out which tool she'll need to fix the motor. He explains that neither a hammer, pliers or a saw would work, and then Mathilda notices that Luis has a spoon in his coffee cup, which is perfect for removing mud.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie gives Bert a haircut, but ends up removing all of his hair.
(First: Episode 0068)
Film A turtle swims in a tank.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(EKA: Episode 0276)
Muppets Ernie tries to disguise Bert until his hair grows back, but a monster (later known as Grover) mistakes Bert for his father.
(First: Episode 0068)
Film Dot bridge #14 (0:11)
Cast Gordon and Bob assemble a letter C.
(First: Episode 0153)
Muppets Bert has grown his hair back, but now he talks like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0068)
SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Oscar orders ten egg salad sandwiches for himself. Tom explains that the sandwiches will spoil if he doesn't eat them soon enough, but Oscar doesn't mind.
Cartoon Jazz #10 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0306)
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(EKA: Episode 0154)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
SCENE 6 Luis overhears Mrs. Anguilla's baby crying, so he gives him a bottle. He lists to Big Bird the reasons why babies cry (which Big Bird repeats), and also points out that baby animals also need similar care, introducing the next segment …
Film Baby animals are fed milk.
(EKA: Episode 0238)
SCENE 7 Big Bird sits on the steps with Lillian and some kids, pretending to be a babysitter with a doll. Remembering what he learned earlier about why babies cry, Big Bird fetches a hot dog, multiple blankets and a baseball and bat for the crying doll. Lillian corrects him on each of these, pointing out that a real baby would prefer a bottle of milk, a small blanket and a rattle.

Muppets / Cast The Anything Muppets sing "Before and After." In between the verses, we see Buddy figuring out how to eat his slice of cake, aided by an unseen voice (Frank Oz). Eventually, he's left to his own devices and causes a mess when he tries to eat his cake before he opens his mouth.
(First: Episode 0047)
Cast Part 1: Gordon, Bob, Tom and Rafael fight over a water tap.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.
(First: Episode 0099)
Cast Part 2: The four men agree to cooperate and take turns at the water tap.
(First: Episode 0292)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
SCENE 8 Susan and some kids play "Three of These Things" with pictures of a comb, soap, a toothbrush and a carton of eggs.
Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including Farley) wait for a bus at a bus stop. To their surprise, the bus is very small, and two small Muppets get off of it.
(EKA: Episode 0189)
Cartoon The word BUS
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
Cartoon A painter paints all around the screen, eventually painting over himself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0268)
Film Before/After split screen (0:34)
(First: Episode 0316)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then Ernie shows Bert an empty page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now and the cow went home. (First: Episode 0030)
SCENE 9 Luis demonstrates the use of a jigsaw, and displays some wooden letters of the alphabet he's just made. He sings "The Alphabet Song".
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(EKA: Episode 0293)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "Me" in both English and Spanish.
Henson Scanimate 10
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0120)
Cartoon A circle becomes a clock, balloon, sun, etc.
(First: Episode 0358)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 10 Signing off.

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