Sesame Street
Linda shows how she uses her senses while being deaf
Air date April 18, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors F, K, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Tom welcomes the viewer, and uses a book to demonstrate beginning and end.
Beginning end hot dog.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A man eats a hot dog.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
Muppets Goldilocks attempts to show the bears how many are in their family.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 2 F quickies:
  • David has a fan.
  • Susan folds a piece of paper.
  • Oscar is covered with fur.
  • Tom pours milk into a glass, making it full.
Cartoon F for Football
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
SCENE 3 Big Bird has a toy drum, and invites the kids to give him a rhythm to play. He also invites Luis and Linda, but Luis reminds him that Linda is deaf. She can read lips, though, and she can also clap and feel vibrations, meaning she can still play with Big Bird.

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover).
(First: Episode 0222)
Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover in Spanish).
(First: Episode 0277)
SCENE 4 Luis imagines being deaf, and not hearing such sounds as kids playing, a bike horn, and David playing the trombone. Luis also uses a radio, then notices it's not plugged in.
Muppets bigandsmall.jpg
Muppets A group of Muppets (including Herry Monster) split into two separate teams for a game based on whether they have letters or numbers printed on their shirts. However, one of the small ones points out that they've split into one team of big players and one team of small players. They eventually agree to play Tiddly-Winks.
(First: Episode 0298)
Film The Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
SCENE 5 Tom shows Linda the door chime bell at Hooper's Store, and wonders, how would he be able to mind the store if he was deaf? Linda shows him that he can feel vibrations when someone stomps on the floor, and that customers can write down their orders.
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A turtle swims in a tank.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock helps Ernie discover how his window got broken. Ernie finds that the only evidence is a baseball, and together with Sherlock Hemlock try to find out how who broke Ernie's window. It turns out that Sherlock Hemlock, who is the number five player of the Sesame Street Sluggers, hit a home-run which caused the baseball to go through the window.
(First: Episode 0238)
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 6 Susan introduces an animal that has a lot of fun in winter.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Ernie has four apples, and wants to draw the number 4, showing that he has four apples. However, Cookie Monster wants to eat an apple, so Ernie crosses out the 4 and draws a 3. Then Cookie Monster decides not to eat the apple, causing Ernie to have to cross out the 4 again and draw another 3, over and over again.
(First: Episode 0140)
Cartoon f flower.jpg
Cartoon A flower picks up a man and says he smells beautiful.
(First: Episode 0284)
SCENE 7 Luis encounters a Muppet girl named Emily, who looks sad. She wants to get a birthday card for her Spanish-speaking friend, but can't find any Spanish cards at Hooper's Store. Luis assists her in making one.
Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
Muppets The Anything Muppets cheer about the letter F. (version 1) (shown in Spanish, then English)
(First: Episode 0092)
Beginning end haircut.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A barber gives a boy a hair cut.

Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have difficulty scratching their backs, so both help each other scratch their back. While Ernie's itch takes a little too long to scratch, he introduces a film called "Everybody Scratch." After the film, Ernie notices that Bert has stopped scratching his back; Beautiful Day Monster is.
(First: Episode 0012)
Cartoon Cloud blows things FFFFFFFF
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
SCENE 8 Linda signs a poem she wrote, as David reads it.
Bob reads F story Kermit.jpg
Muppets / Cast Bob reads a story with F words featuring Frieda who ventures to her friend Flora's farm with flowers and fruit, but gets lost in a forest. Kermit keeps trying to insert himself into the story (since Frog is a great F word), mishearing Bob when he says "fog" and "log". When Frieda meets a farmer named Fred, who turns out to be a prince, she kisses Prince Fred, and he turns into Kermit.
(First: Episode 0095)
Cartoon Country 3 (repeat)
SCENE 9 Susan sings the Sorting Song with a mitten, a sweater, a sock and a teddy bear. She then sings the Classification Song: what goes in a group of winter clothes, a hat or an ice cream cone?
Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0131)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Seahorse
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words. (repeat)
Charlie and Louie.JPG
Muppets Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
(First: Episode 0135)
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Stop-motion sandwich.jpg
Film Film (stop-motion) - 'Beginning/End' - A woman makes a sandwich.
SCENE 10 Tom uses the book to demonstrate beginning and end, thus bookending the show. The sponsors are announced.

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