Sesame Street
Jay uses crutches to walk
Air date April 24, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors J, O, 7
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Bob greets the viewer, and counts 7 towels on a clothesline.
Stockard
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
1090-02
Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0281)
1090-25
Muppets "The ET Family Song"
(First: Episode 0139)
Noimage
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.
1709p
Cartoon A man has a J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Jfriends
Muppets "J Friends"
(First: Episode 0339)
1454-Tomato
Film Tomatoes grow in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0084)
Hubley-SmallJ
Cartoon The letter J
Artists: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0133)
1839zg
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.
Toon-JackInTheBox
Cartoon A man talks about the letter J with a jack-in-the-box, whose lid ends up crushing him.
(First: Episode 0071)
Erniebertcountsheep
Muppets Ernie & Bert — 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)
Bridge no14 - Hour Glass Slow Fill Bridge
Transition Bridge #14 - Hourglass Slow/Fill
(First: Episode 0303)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Bob and some kids figure out which vehicles belong in which picture group.
Detective11-20
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)
Olimerick
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
SmallestCookie
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)
0592.SmallSmaller
Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
Noimage
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)
Toon-OCowboy
Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
Noimage
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?
Snowwhite
Muppets Snow White accidentally visits the cottage of the six dwarves.
(First: Episode 0279)
Noimage
Insert Mr. Hooper, Susan, Gordon, Bob, and three kids are counted as they rearrange on the stoop.
(First: Episode 0258)
1090-02
Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish) (repeat)
1836m
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
1709p
Cartoon A man has a J under his hat. (repeat)
Noimage
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.
Letsmakearoad
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
TV Chair Battle
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie 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)
1098-Bridge
Transition Bridge #16 - Hourglass Slow/Empty
(First: Episode 0360)
Snowpeople
Film Male and female snow people narrate their own construction.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0277)
Hubley-SmallJ
Cartoon The letter J (repeat)
Noimage
SCENE 7 On the steps, Bob sings "What Can I Do?" with the kids.
2233-Kayak
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
1839zg
Cartoon J family jamboree (repeat)
Noimage
SCENE 8 Big Bird introduces the next film, featuring one of his relatives.
Film-WidowBird
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A widow bird flies from one tree to another.
Jughead
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
Groverwaiteralphabetsoup
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)
Toon-JackInTheBox
Cartoon J for jack-in-the-box (repeat)
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SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.


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