Sesame Street
Molly’s broken mailbag
Air date May 4, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors C, L, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David, dressed as a magician, “turns” a chair into a number 4.
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(First: Episode 0256)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Film (LA) Cyclops 1-10 (1:13)
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version).
(First: Episode 0023)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 2 Molly enters Big Bird’s nest area, carrying her mailbag funny because the strap is broken. Big Bird loans her his oversized schoolbag, while he takes the mailbag over to the Fix-it Shop.
Cartoon A man teaches his dog Rover how to read the word SIT.
(First: Episode 0304)
Big Bird has emptied all the mail from Molly’s mailbag into his schoolbag, but Molly notices he forgot to take his things out, and decides she’d rather go with her broken mailbag.
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
SCENE 3 Oscar lends Molly his shopping bag, which – big surprise – has a big hole in the bottom.
Cartoon L is for Lips
(First: Episode 0147)
George the Farmer 20 barrels
Film George the Farmer counts 20 barrels.
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 4 At the Fix-it Shop, Luis solves Molly’s problem by making her a makeshift mailbag using a cardboard box and a rope.
Legend of Lovely Lady Linda 01
Cast Bob reads the first half of "The Legend of the Lovely Lady Linda".
(First: Episode 0197)
Bob and Hooper assemble L
Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper manage to get L in the right position.
(First: Episode 0147)
Legend of Lovely Lady Linda 02
Cast Bob continues reading "The Legend of the Lovely Lady Linda".
(First: Episode 0197)
SCENE 5 David encounters Big Bird chasing his own tail. Big Bird suggests David try it himself, but David points out that only animals have tails.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
Letter C toon
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Insert David (in voice-over) spots shapes in and around the Fix-It Shop.
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(First: Episode 0365)
SCENE 6 David plays a “Three of These Things” game with three squares and a rectangle.
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Film The Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Cartoon The more a man inflates a balloon with a tire pump, the less room he has.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Film Through close-ups, children identify mushrooms.
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Tony sings The Beatles song "Help!" because his date can't go to the dance tonight and he needs someone to go with.
(First: Episode 0135)
SCENE 7 Oscar receives a note written in Spanish and asks Luis to translate it. It’s from his Grouch cousin, Pepe in El Paso.
Film Kids identify broccoli through close-ups.
(First: Episode 0357)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
SCENE 8 David encounters Oscar looking at the grasshopper in the following film …
Film Grasshopper (harpsichord 50s-style music)
(First: Episode 0084)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert goes out to mail a letter, and depends on Ernie to let him in when he knocks. Instead of letting Bert in, Ernie repeats his knocks on the drums.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Film The camera zooms out on a pepper as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0390)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions. (repeat)
SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.

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