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The Mudman's Mudmobile
Air date May 2, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors A, D, 3


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 David and Oscar listen to various sounds of the street. Oscar guesses incorrectly on all of them, when they hear the sound of a truck. Oscar says this is the sound of the Mudman arriving, but David thinks they would instead hear the sounds of cans clanking. Sure enough, the Mudman drives past, now operating a "Mudmobile."
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Muppets Monsters look at a big A.
(First: Episode 0083)
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Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
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SCENE 2 David examines the Mudmobile, noting the various trash cans and such it's made from. Oscar orders some mud, so the Mudman sets out one can, followed by two more. Oscar orders three quarts and David helps the Mudman add the quarts together to fulfill Oscar's order. He accidentally drops them on the ground, however.
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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)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
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SCENE 3 David tells Maria about the Mudmobile, which is stranded on the block - it ran over a rock and broke a wheel. The Mudman produces his spares, not understanding that the square and triangle-shaped wheels won't be of use. The Mudman thanks the two with a free quart of mud.
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Animation Today's Secret Drawing will be a nurse.
(EKA: Episode 0239)
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Muppets At night, Grover thinks he hears noises in the dark. When he sees a shadow on the wall, he cowers under the covers - but the shadow turns out to be his Mommy.
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Film New Bridge #5 - Bounce
(First: Episode 0105)
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Cartoon A story about an ape and a bird, using the letter A.
(First: Episode 0158)
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Cartoon Checkerboard transition cartoon
(First: Episode 0105)
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings about the "Parts of the Body."
(First: Episode 0228)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes from finishing his bath, and tells Bert that there's something that he forgot. Bert asks if he's washed behind his ears, his neck, and his elbows. Finally, Ernie remembers that he forgot to turn off the water in the tub -- as the water level rises.
(First: Episode 0347)
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Cast Mr. Hooper and Bob build an A.
(First: Episode 0083)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A is for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 4 Maria sings the "Classifying Song" using boots.
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Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
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Muppets An Anything Muppet girl adds 4 galletitas (cookies) in Spanish. Cookie Monster interrupts, then eats all the cookies when he learns the Spanish meaning.
(First: Episode 0327)
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Cartoon Today's Secret Drawing is a fireman.
(First: Episode 0200)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird talks to a tree on the street. He claims it may seem silly to try and talk to a tree, but it's even sillier when it talks back...
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Film A talking tree tells a boy about the difference between here and there, near and far, and close and next to. ("here and there" section only)
(First: Episode 0111)
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Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
(First: Episode 0014)
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Transition The screen fills up with fluid.
(First: Episode 0105)
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SCENE 6 Oscar calls over some friends to play a remembering game. He stashes various items into a box and cues a short break...
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Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
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SCENE 7 Everyone is able to remember all the items in the box. Oscar makes sure he remembers something else - never to play this game again.
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Celebrity Bill Cosby plays twins who recite the alphabet together.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit and Grover demonstrate "here" and "there."
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
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Animation Today's Secret Drawing will be a nurse. (Spanish version)
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SCENE 8 Maria, in voiceover, observes a child on the tire swing. He introduces another animal that can swing...
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Film A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings "Three on Lady's Lap." (repeat)
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Muppets Two children, who can only read some words, resolve their fight over a large book by helping each other and reading alternate words.
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cartoon A man winds up a toy person and orders it to GO, until the toy snaps back and makes him GO.
(First: Episode 0349)
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Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper: Do Ya Have an A on Ya?
(First: Episode 0293)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Brian talk about the difference between here and there.
(First: Episode 0127)
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SCENE 9 Maria, David and Oscar lead a game of "Everybody Brush."
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Cartoon A man creates an avalanche on the letter A.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
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SCENE 10 Goodbye


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