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Sesame Street
Big Bird gets a letter from his cousin Monroe
Air date April 17, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors K, Z, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch asks the viewer to identify three items that start with K: a rusty key, a battered kettle, and an empty bottle of ketchup.
Cartoon "Poverty K" - Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K. Featuring the sped-up voice of Gene Moss.
(First: Episode 0142)
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Bert purple hand.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert can't go on a trip with Ernie because his hand has purple paint on it. Ernie puts a mitten on Bert's hand to cover it, but Bert still won't go because he looks silly wearing one mitten. So Ernie completes the outfit with another mitten, a hat, a scarf, and a sled. Ernie then reveals that they are going to the beach.
SCENE 2 Luis is in the Fix-It Shop wondering aloud to Big Bird what must be taking Rafael so long delivering a TV to Mr. Anguilla. Big Bird imagines various scenarios like Rafael dropping the TV, the TV blowing up, and Rafael smashing his head through the TV screen. When he returns, Rafael reveals that he returned the TV, turned it on, the game was on, and he had to stay and watch some of it.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Celebrity Listen My Brother sings a counting song.
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K.
(First: Episode 0101)
SCENE 3 Molly helps Big Bird open his mail: a letter which he reads from silly cousin Monroe. He writes about a man yelling at Granny Bird for dropping a can in the supermarket, some kids who took away his wagon, and a picnic that was rained out. Each story makes Big Bird and Molly angrier and angrier, until Big Bird reads the back of the letter where Monroe reveals he made it all up to be angry. Big Bird says none of those things happened, so they don't have to be angry anymore, but Molly is angry about Monroe making her angry.
Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie eats the cake that Bert was planning to eat. Bert sees some icing on Ernie's mouth, a bib around his neck, and a fork and knife in Ernie's hand, and Ernie tells Bert that a monster came in, ate Bert's cake, and put the evidence on Ernie. Bert doesn't believe Ernie's lie and gets another piece of cake, but when he leaves the room, Beautiful Day Monster comes in and does exactly what Ernie told Bert happened to the first piece. Ernie tries to explain, but Bert doesn't believe him.
(First: Episode 0119)
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
SCENE 4 Big Bird shows Molly his collection of things that rhyme: a mop, a stop sign, a top, and a balloon that pops.
1041Zebra.jpg Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Film "I Am a Letter" - Vocalists sing a song describing the process of how mail is sent.
(First: Episode 0143)
Alphabet Kid old west sketch.jpg
Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
SCENE 5 Molly helps some kids define "love" when Oscar pops up from his can to declare that he doesn't love anything. Molly argues that he does: he loves pickles on his ice cream, torn sneakers, terrible music, and yelling at people. Oscar agrees, but also says he loves being all alone with no one to bother him and slams his can lid down again.
AMs Beatles LOVE.jpg
Muppets Marty sings The Beatles's song "The Word" with a trio of Anything Muppet hippies while assembling the word "love" with blocks.
(First: Episode 0197)
Muppets Herry Monster (wearing a wig with a bow) spells out LOVE and kisses Tony.
(First: Episode 0197)
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
Square cartoon.jpg
Cartoon A square is fit into many different things, such as a truck, window, television, etc.
(First: Episode 0316)
0316 cast before after.jpg
Cast Before and after in splitscreen: Tom with a sandwich, Luis giving Bob a haircut, and Susan with a potted plant.
(First: Episode 0316)

Muppets Bob reads the story of "The Magic Apple," which is acted out by Ernie, Bert, and three Anything Muppets. Ernie plays a "poor but honest farm boy" who would like to marry a princess and live in a palace with Rubber Duckies and banana milkshakes. A fairy godmother grants him that wish, but only if he can pick a magic apple from a tree. A farmer attempts to help him get the apple, but doesn't succeed. Finally, Ernie rests under the tree until the apple falls into his mouth! Just then, a king arrives and chooses Ernie to marry his daughter, "the lovely Princess Gwendolinda" (Bert in drag!).
(First: Episode 0133)
Cast Bob and Rafael sing "Sing"/"Canta".
Poem Howie.jpg
Muppets Howie, a rabbit, gets Cookie Monster to recite a poem about cookies.
(First: Episode 0252)
Bridge Dot & Hill A-1.jpg
Animation Bridge: Dot & Hill A-1
(First: Episode 0146)
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Cast Mr. Hooper, Bob and Brian help Susan set the table. Now that's what I call cooperation.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings and dances the "Minute Waltz."
(First: Episode 0019)
SCENE 6 Luis and some kids talk about what's same and different about chocolate ice cream and chocolate cake.
Cartoon A man walks by different people who demonstrate what love is.
(First: Episode 0292)
SCENE 7 Goodbyes

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