Sesame Street
Air date May 8, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors P, U, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Mr. Snuffleupagus roams Sesame Street looking for Big Bird. He meets Chris in the arbor, and the two head off to find Big Bird.
HandsCakeShare
Muppets Fran Brill narrates two Anything Muppet hands who argue over a piece of cake before they decide to share it.
(First: Episode 0189)
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Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird is ecstatic that Chris can see Snuffy, and they try to think of a game they can all play. Snuffy suggests "snufflerides," and he has Big Bird cover his eyes and guess what it is. Having heard of pony rides and train rides, Big Bird slowly puts together that snufflerides are rides on Snuffleupaguses. Big Bird uncovers his eyes to see Chris riding on top of Snuffy.
Ptoon
Cartoon P Words (including parachute and plug)
(First: Episode 0296)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird and Chris wave goodbye to Snuffy. Just after he leaves, Molly enters and Big Bird tries to prove to her that Snuffy is real. Molly reprimands Big Bird and accuses him of dragging Chris into playing with his imaginary friend. Big Bird confirms with Chris and the viewer that they did see him.
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Cartoon Letter U salesman
(First: Episode 0202)
SpeechBalloon.Umbrella
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U-Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Grover and Polly sing Alphabet
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly recite the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0281)
Alphabetbully
Cartoon A bully says the alphabet to a mild-mannered gardener, who hits him in the face with a pie at the end.
(First: Episode 0279)
Ernie.CM.Ukelele
Muppets Ernie displays a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
Lazy UP
Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
(EKA: Episode 0316)
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Muppets Anything Muppet "U" tag (0:23)
(EKA: Episode 0154)
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SCENE 4 An Anything Muppet girl (Fran Brill) laments her woes to Molly. Her father gave her a carpentry set for her birthday, and when she showed them to her friends, they laughed at her and said a carpenter is a boy's job. Molly recalls facing similar criticism when she wanted to become a letter carrier, but despite what people said, she believed that she could do it. She encourages the girl to do the same as she sings "Believe in Yourself."
Erniebertspecialnose
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Film James narrates a film of his life on a pueblo in New Mexico.
(First: Episode 0153)
Shot.queenof6
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(EKA: Episode 0234)
Madpainter6
Film The Mad Painter #6
(First: Episode 0335)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird counts six tennis balls lined up on the sidewalk as Molly holds the number 6.
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Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about six snails.
(First: Episode 0324)
KermTwiddBugParty
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
PixilationSix
Animation The number 6 is shown in a variety of ways.
ErnieBertSweater
Muppets Ernie is at a clothing store to buy himself a sweater. A salesman shows him a sweater, but Ernie doesn't like it and wants something else. While the salesman tries to get Ernie to buy it, Bert comes in the store and likes the sweater.
Film-PeanutButterFactory
Film Kids comment on a film of the process of peanuts being made into peanut butter.
(EKA: Episode 0230)
Udogcartoon
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 6 Cookie Monster plays catcher in a game of baseball with the kids. The batter misses the ball, and Cookie catches it in his mouth and swallows it. He deems it "delicious."
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #9
Snowshoes-garbage
Film A man (Barry Simpson) puts on snowshoes to bring his trash out.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0281)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #10
Awardu
Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
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SCENE 7 Lefty the Salesman tries to sell Molly a number 6. He gives examples of its usefulness (like for remembering the number of days in a week, and Snow White's dwarves), but Molly points out that he's confusing six with seven. Molly finds a 7 in her mailbag and sells it to Lefty for a nickel. Lefty takes and says "Wha' happened?"
MagicianNumbers
Cartoon A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat, but instead finds the numbers 1-20, which the rabbit repeats at the end.
(First: Episode 0337)
TerribleTroll01
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 1)
A mother sends her young daughter into the forest to chop down a tree to use for wood. When she finds one, a terrible troll encourages her to chop it down. However, a bird above protests, as the tree is her home. The girl wonders what she should do...
(First: Episode 0307)
0266.man-mouse
Cartoon A housewife screams because there is a mouse in her house. Her husband's solution is to continually bring in animals to chase it out, with each animal making an even bigger mess than the previous one.
(EKA: Episode 0266)
TerribleTroll02
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 2)
The girl resolves to not chop down the tree, allowing the bird to keep her home. She finds another tree, when an old man objects - he thinks it's the most beautiful tree in the forest and gives him shade on hot days. The troll wants to cut it down, so the girl starts thinking again...
(First: Episode 0307)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird introduces the first of three animal films...
Film.greentreesnake
Film Green Tree Snake
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0285)
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SCENE 9 Big Bird counts the next animal film as two...
3181-Elephants
Film Elephants in the zoo.
(EKA: Episode 0337)
TerribleTroll03
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 3)
The girl again choses to not chop down the tree and happens upon a third. She decides that this tree is perfect to cut down, as it is not being used by any birds or people. The troll reveals himself to be a handsome prince, who will grant her any wish. She asks him to cut down the tree and bring it to her house.
(First: Episode 0307)
2headedsnake
Film Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
Guy-WeatherShow
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Weather Show.
(First: Episode 0385)
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SCENE 10 Big Bird assures the viewer that he didn't forget and introduces the third animal film...
Ostrichfilm
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Lazy UP
Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP. (repeat)
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SCENE 11 Goodbye


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