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Sesame Street
Jay uses crutches to walk
Air date April 24, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors J, O, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob greets the viewer, and counts 7 towels on a clothesline.
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Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0281)
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Muppets "The ET Family Song"
(First: Episode 0139)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird invites Jay to play ball with him, but Jay has a sprained ankle and can’t play. Rafael displays the crutches that Jay’s doctor gave him, and explains to Big Bird how they work.
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Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
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Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
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Film Tomatoes grow in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0084)
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Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
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Cartoon J family jamboree
(First: Episode 0365)
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SCENE 3 Gordon encounters Jay learning to walk on his crutches, and walks far away from Jay, giving Jay a chance to practice walking toward him.
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Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Transition Bridge #14 - Hourglass Slow/Fill
(First: Episode 0303)
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SCENE 4 Bob and some kids figure out which vehicles belong in which picture group.
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Film Detective Fred (Joe Raposo) is sent by his boss (Danny Epstein) to locate the number 20. Throughout the office and on the streets of New York, Fred tracks down the numbers 11 through 18 in numerical order by spying his surroundings. When he finds his way to Apartment 19, he discovers it is occupied by a gorilla, who leads him directly to the elusive 20.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
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Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
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Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
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Cast Bob is dressed for the snow, but is on the beach. Gordon is dressed for the beach, but is out in the snow. The two switch places in the split-screen.
(First: Episode 0206)
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Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
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SCENE 5 Gordon sings the Selection Song: what belongs with a dog house, a bird’s nest and a fish bowl – a car or a barn?
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Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
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Insert Mr. Hooper, Susan, Gordon, Bob, and three kids are counted (in voiceover by Fran Brill) as they rearrange on the stoop.
(First: Episode 0258)
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish) (repeat)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
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Cartoon A man has a J under his hat. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 Oscar has a conundrum: he recently repaired the cement tier around his trash can, but he can’t reach the mudman’s mud delivery because of the wet cement. Rafael has a solution: he’ll use one of Jay’s crutches to hand over the pack of mud bottles to Oscar.
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Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert play tricks on each other in order to sit in the TV chair, until they realize they both fit in it. Herry tricks Ernie and Bert into leaving their chair so that he can sit in it. Ernie and Bert decide that if the chair can hold two, it can hold three as well, so they cram their way into the chair with Herry. When they realize that they're watching something only Bert would enjoy, they leave Bert alone.
(First: Episode 0207)
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Transition Bridge #16 - Hourglass Slow/Empty
(First: Episode 0360)
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Film Male and female snow people narrate their own construction.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon The letter J (repeat)
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SCENE 7 On the steps, Bob sings "What Can I Do?" with the kids.
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Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cartoon J family jamboree (repeat)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird introduces the next film, featuring one of his relatives.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A widow bird flies from one tree to another.
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Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants a bowl of hot alphabet soup, and he really wants it to be hot. He looks to make sure that each letter of the alphabet is in his soup, but he is missing some. By the time Grover brings in all the missing letters, the soup is cold.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon J for jack-in-the-box (repeat)
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SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.


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