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Big Bird tries to cure Grover's hiccups
Air date April 26, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Production February 17, 1972
Sponsors I, R, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis hands an iron to Antonio who leaves the Fix-It Shop after an exchange in Spanish between the two. He explains to the audience that he's just been working on a cabinet, but he has to tell them what the letter of the day is. He opens the cabinet door to reveal Susan who says that the letter of the day is R.
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the bakery for a special birthday cookie. The baker lists all the ingredients of the cookie, as Cookie visualizes it. The visualized image looks so delicious that he eats it.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Transition Bridge #10 - Bricks Bridge A
(First: Episode 0286)
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Film Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a green Muppet hand that learns to spin a top.
(First: Episode 0362)
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Cartoon I for iron
(First: Episode 0314)
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SCENE 2 Bob and Grover are enjoying a root beer when Big Bird comes by looking for Mr. Snuffleupagus. Bob laughs at his imaginary friend and sends Big Bird on his way. Grover continues his beverage, but he drinks too quickly and gets the hiccups.
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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)
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SCENE 3 Luis and Susan have suggestions to cure Grover's hiccups, but they don't work. Richie comes along and says he should try counting while holding his breath, but Grover can't do both at the same time, so they watch the Mets do it...
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 12 hits in a row, but miss on the 13th.
(First: Episode 0136)
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SCENE 3
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Grover continues to hold his breath after the count until Richie says it's okay to breath again. They think it may have worked until Grover hiccups again.
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Muppets Ernie wants to borrow Herbert Birdsfoot's vacuum cleaner, but he worries about how Herbert will respond. Maybe Herbert's taking a bath, and he'll be so angry at Ernie for interrupting him that he'll tell everyone to never loan Ernie anything ever again!
(First: Episode 0181)
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SCENE 4 Everyone has left Grover alone to hiccup by himself. Big Bird returns and offers to help scare the hiccups out of him with a disguise. On his way back to his nest, he bumps into Snuffy and asks him to stop and say hi to Grover on his way home to take his nap. Snuffy reaches the arbor with Grover's back to him as he explains the surprise won't scare him because he knows it's Big Bird in disguise. Grover turns around and the shock of seeing Snuffy scares the hiccups out of him.

The adults return and learn of Grover's cure just as Big Bird arrives dressed like a snuffleupagus. Grover says he didn't need a second costume, the first one was enough. As Big Bird tries to explain that the first one was the real Snuffy, everyone mocks him and he laments over no one believing in Snuffy even when they see him with their own eyes.

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Film An osprey flies around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0293)
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Cartoon A ribbon wraps itself around a woman, then turns itself into an R.
(First: Episode 0289)
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Film Letter R hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0315)
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Transition Bridge #10 - Bricks Bridge A (repeat)
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Celebrity The New York Mets make 13 hits in a row, but miss on the 14th.
(First: Episode 0161)
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Muppets A long-haired hippie sings "Adding" to Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0243)
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Cartoon A boy and a dog fight over a letter "I."
(First: Episode 0143)
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SCENE 5 Luis wants to talk about the number of the day and hears a muffled voice coming from his cabinet. He opens it to reveal that Susan is still inside. She says the number of the day is 9.
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Cartoon "Imagination Rain"
(First: Episode 0353)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones spell out RUN.
(First: Episode 0226)
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Film Kids narrate a film in which footage is slowed down and sped up. Sequences include kids on a playground, riding a roller coaster, and Big Bird jumping around and being chased in the park.
(First: Episode 0358)
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Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 1 of 2
The Country Mouse lives peacefully on the farm when his cousin, the City Mouse, comes to visit. The City Mouse is appalled that his cousin lives in a haystack, eats acorns, and listens to birdsong. He invites his cousin to come visit him in the city.
(First: Episode 0314)
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SCENE 6 Bob and the kids play "One of These Things" with gloves.
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Cartoon A man explains the letter R with a radio. Once he starts singing, the radio decides to turn him off by tweaking his nose.
(First: Episode 0011)
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Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 2 of 2
The Country Mouse visits the City Mouse's apartment, and finds that his cousin eats pizza, doesn't mind traffic sounds, and listens to groovy music on his stereo. The Country Mouse is startled when he hears a cat. The City Mouse sighs, "Oh, that's just the cat. That means he's hungry, and he wants to catch us and eat us for dinner." Horrified, the Country Mouse goes back to the country, where he's safe. The City Mouse offers the cat a bite of pizza.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0323)
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SCENE 7 Susan starts a game by showing her hand and everyone comes up with words that rhyme.
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Film George the Farmer saws the legs off a table.
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cartoon Men in boxes sound out the word RUN.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Muppets Ernie makes the sound of the letter R. Herry Monster frightens him (and the letter) away by making a more menacing R sound.
(First: Episode 0244)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
(First: Episode 0281)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what an angry face looks like.
(First: Episode 0144)
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Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates fast and slow by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
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SCENE 8 The kids play in the arbor while Grover announces the sponsors (and his hiccups return).
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CLOSING SIGNS Rafael holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Susan holds up the CTW sign at the end.


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