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Sesame Street
Rafael's burglar alarm
Air date April 5, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Production January 27, 1972
Sponsors Q, X, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 At the Fix-it Shop, Richie brings a toaster for Rafael to fix. Richie asks Rafael why he keeps the door locked, and Rafael explains that it's to protect the shop from burglars. He demonstrates the burglar alarm, but realizes he has to go home to find the key to turn it off.
Muppets "The Question Song"
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Big Bird hears the alarm ringing, and imagines that there's a burglar (played by Bob) in the Fix-it Shop.
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones spell out RUN.
(First: Episode 0226)
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Bob hears the alarm in the Fix-it Shop, and enters to investigate. Big Bird mistakes him for a burglar and catches him in a butterfly net. Rafael comes back to turn off the alarm, and the misunderstanding is resolved.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch and Feel."
(First: Episode 0252)
Cartoon "Poverty Q" -- A figure demonstrates Q words, despite the unruly stem of his letter Q that keeps detaching itself.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
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SCENE 2 Rafael has Brynne and the other kids echo the rhythms he makes when nailing a drum.
Muppets Herry Monster looks for a triangle. He first spots a rectangle first. Grover tells Herry it isn't a triangle and becomes frustrated. Next, he spots a square, Grover tells him it isn't a triangle, and once again is frustrated. Grover suggests that Herry should cut the square in half and make two triangles.
(First: Episode 0195)
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Polly recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Grover uses his airplane to demonstrate "above" and "below."
(First: Episode 0149)
Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
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SCENE 3 Gordon sings "One of These Things" with pictures of carrots.
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie declares that he's "the world's greatest counter of numbers". To prove it, he counts from 1 to 10, but every time Bert interrupts him, Ernie starts over again. This slowly drives Bert crazy.
(First: Episode 0107)
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(First: Episode 0299)
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SCENE 4 Brynne sings "One of These Things" telling the kids to point out which picture of chairs doesn't belong among the four.
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that β€œQ” starts the word β€œquarter.”
(First: Episode 0046)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Penguins Five."
(First: Episode 0245)
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Cast Wally and Ralph navigate a tube of toothpaste.
Muppets Old West: The James Twins, who do everything together (even the speaking), arrive at the saloon and demand some "mu" and "sick." The patrons don't understand until they put the two parts together.
(First: Episode 0328)
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
SCENE 5 Gordon finds a lowercase q on Oscar's can. Gordon guesses that it begins QUARTER, QUART or QUACK, but Oscar says it's for QUIET and QUIT.
Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #8: Dot can't stop coughing, then leaves
(First: Episode 0295)
Muppets Kermit asks the viewers to play a weather imagination game. First, Kermit imagines it's a warm, sunny day. Then he imagines that it's raining hard. Then he imagines that it's a snowy, windy day.
(First: Episode 0325)
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SCENE 6 Big Bird recites a short poem about an octopus.
Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
(First: Episode 0291)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
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Film Dot & Hill B-1 - A ball cannot travel up a steep incline.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing. (repeat)
Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter Q with a quart of milk; Cookie Monster drinks the milk.
(First: Episode 0047)
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SCENE 7 The kids all tell Big Bird what they want to be when they grow up. Bob announces the sponsors.

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