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Big Bird accidentally locks himself in the garage
Air date April 28, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors E, W, 11


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Molly greets the viewer while speaking very slowly. When Susan asks why, Molly introduces something even slower than she is...
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Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0281)
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Transition Bridges - Panel Drop #1 (0:09)
(First: Episode 0105)
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Muppets Grover sings "Still, We Like Each Other".
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Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird needs his broom from the garage. Mr. Hooper explains that he's set the doors to lock upon closing, and Big Bird accidentally locks himself inside. Mr. Hooper goes to the store for his keys.
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Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0340)
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SCENE 3 Mr. Hooper frees Big Bird and reminds him not to shut the door while he's inside. Big Bird almost makes this mistake, but manages to get his broom...then locks Mr. Hooper inside the garage.
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Film New bridge #2 - Balloon
(First: Episode 0105)
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Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
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Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
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Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
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Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
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Celebrity Bill Cosby demonstrates what a surprised face looks like.
(First: Episode 0138)
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Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
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SCENE 4 At the Fix-It Shop, Rafael fixes the aerator of a fish tank and explains its purpose to a kid.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
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Cast Gordon and Bob assemble an E.
(First: Episode 0005)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie eats one of Bert's cookies and doesn't know what to tell him. Bert observes that there are four cookies when there should be five. No matter how Ernie arranges them, there are still four cookies. Since Bert doesn't want to see four cookies, Ernie eats another one, making it three instead of four.
(First: Episode 0238)
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Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird has taken up the role of an alphabet charmer and shows Rafael. He plans his instrument, summoning all 26 letters from a basket. To get them back in, Big Bird yells for them to return and the two are pelted with various letters.
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Cartoon E ... see me eating a peach
(First: Episode 0001)
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Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover opens a menu and shows Mr. Johnson a large picture of the special sandwich, which comes with potato chips on the side, a pickle on the top, and olive stuck in with a toothpick. When the sandwich arrives, Mr. Johnson complains that it doesn't match the picture on the menu -- it doesn't have potato chips, a pickle or an olive.
(First: Episode 0332)
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Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)
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SCENE 6 Susan sings the "Same and Different Song" using the words TOP and POT.
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Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
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Cast Bob and Gordon erect an 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
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Muppets Three Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water, and sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the three cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 7 Molly, Rafael and Oscar wait outside Hooper's Store for Mr. Hooper to return. To make things order, they decide to form a line, but Oscar doesn't like being last and tries pushing himself at the front. They have him imagine being first in line and having others cut ahead of him. Oscar snaps back and admits it would feel lousy if that happened, but he still does it anyway when Mr. Hooper returns.
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Celebrity Flip Wilson shows how his teacher, Miss Johnson, taught the ABCs.
(First: Episode 0151)
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Muppets Hands count to 11.
(First: Episode 0183)
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Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
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SCENE 8 Susan demonstrates surprise by facing away from the camera, then revealing she has a large fake mustache. She introduces an animal that does have a mustache...
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Film The walrus
(First: Episode 0296)
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Transition Bridge #2 - Scoring
(First: Episode 0291)
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Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
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Transition Bridge #3 - Four Corner Bridge A
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 9 Rafael cuts a W into a piece of plywood.
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Cartoon W - wallpaper (repeat)
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Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
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Transition Bridge #1 - Zipper
(First: Episode 0291)
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Film Traffic lights
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about big things.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0226)
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SCENE 10 Goodbye


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