Sesame Street
Cookie Monster gets his mind off cookies
Air date May 10, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors T, X, 8
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Harvey Kneeslapper enacts his latest prank - he fills Molly's hat with confetti, which will spill all over her when she puts it on. She and Tom exit Hooper's Store and see Harvey, instantly knowing there's some scheme going on. Harvey encourages Molly to put on her hat, but she doesn't feel like it right now. She puts it on him instead, showering him with confetti.
2529-Turtle
Film A turtle swims in a tank.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
Kingofeight
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
Film; Cut Outs 2;00
Animation Kids narrate a variety of shapes that come together to form an ice cream cone, a bird, a clown, a mouse, a carriage, a man, a sailboat, a lady, a dog, an umbrella, a cat, a face, a train, a see-saw, and a lollipop.
(EKA: Episode 0284)
BertGetsMad
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
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SCENE 2 Cookie Monster jaunts over to Hooper's for a cookie, but Tom has some bad news - the cookie delivery hasn't come yet and the store is fresh out. Cookie panics, not sure if he can keep his mind off of cookies until the delivery comes in.
Seasonssong
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 3 Cookie is struggling to keep his mind off cookies. He considers taking a ride on the tire swing and begins envisioning it as a giant cookie that he starts to eat. In reality, he is repulsed by the yucky, rubber taste. He has a similar experience with a nearby bicycle. He covers his eyes so he can't see anything to remind him of cookies, vowing to now even mention the word. Big Bird greets the monster, and hearing his own name reminds him of Cookies. He alternates between covering his eyes and ears, each time being reminded of cookies in some fashion. He gets an idea and runs off.
AlphonsoX
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's
(EKA: Episode 0299)
Xmarksthespot
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
(First: Episode 0351)
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SCENE 4 Cookie has nulled his senses with earmuffs, a blindfold, and clothespin for his nose. Tom comes over with news that the cookie delivery just arrived and he has a carton with him. He can't get Cookie's attention at first until he removes his earmuffs. Cookie gleefully starts to scarf down the whole box.
SSBrandX
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)
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SCENE 5 Back at Hooper's, Molly orders a glass of milk and a couple of cookies. However, Tom points out that Cookie Monster has eaten them all now and another shipment won't come until tomorrow. Cookie Monster understands the situation Molly is in right now and starts to force his clothespin and blindfold on her to help keep her mind off cookies.
Folge1b
Film A boy and his father watch the rain from inside their house. Then, go out in it.
(First: Episode 0149)
Parkboys
Muppets Two Anything Muppet boys are in the park, playing hide and seek. One hides while the other says the alphabet. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the whole alphabet, so he asks for help when he gets stuck. The other boy has to come out of his hiding place to help him finish the alphabet. He helps with Z, and then gets caught.
(First: Episode 0278)
Kermit on Oscar's can
Insert Kermit gets to be all over the place. There's a frog in a nest and in a box. There's a frog on the counter and on the trash can. There's a frog under the table and under the newspaper.
(First: Episode 0295)
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
PeggyFlemming-Figure8
Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates a figure 8.
(First: Episode 0236)
Bigfishy!
Cartoon Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on and under with the help of a big fishy.
(First: Episode 0370)
Imaginekermit
Muppets Kermit asks the viewers to play a weather imagination game. First, Kermit imagines it's a warm, sunny day. Then he imagines that it's raining hard. Then he imagines that it's a snowy, windy day.
(First: Episode 0325)
400030
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
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SCENE 6 David sings the "Sorting Song" using items with wheels and a sled.
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Muppets The Busby Twins ask the storekeeper for a tie— so the man shows them some neckties. They finish the word, and the man figures out that they're asking for a tire. When he asks them what kind of bicycle they have, they answer, "a...bi-...cyc-...le-...built...for...two."
(First: Episode 0367)
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SCENE 7 Molly sings "Here Are Some Things" using things with wheels and a flower.
AddingMonsters
Muppets Prairie Dawn invites Grover to dinner, but Grover can't come without Herry, who can't come without Cookie Monster, so Prairie invites all three of them until she learns that they are not cats.
(First: Episode 0248)
Painter8
Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
AlphonsoX
Cartoon The great Alphonso and his trained X's (repeat)
George ontopof
Film George the Farmer shows on top of.
(First: Episode 0242)
Toon.Imagination
Cartoon Imagination (Boy Imagines Being Zoo Animals)
(First: Episode 0383)
Noimage
SCENE 8 Grover wants to play with Oscar, showing off his three, pretty balloons. Oscar only likes playing with angry people and pops the balloons one by one. Grover becomes very angry now, so Oscar invites him to play, only now Grover is much too angry at Oscar to do so.
400007
Cartoon Poem about T words
Voice: Bob Arbogast
(First: Episode 0024)
Noimage
Muppets A Muppet boy and girl angrily fight over a lollipop.
(First: Episode 0164)
SSBrandX
Cartoon Brand X (repeat)
Noimage
Muppets A Muppet boy and girl angrily fight over a lollipop. (Spanish version)
Michael-landon
Celebrity The stars of Bonanza -- Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, and Dan Blocker -- count up to 20.
(First: Episode 0131)
Itsatruck
Film Slide puzzle - truck
Noimage
Cast Tom, Rafael, and Bob go in, on, and under some boxes.
(First: Episode 0298)
AM SUN
Muppets The letter S joins U and N to make the word SUN. Some Anything Muppets appear in beach gear to bask in the sun.
(First: Episode 0226)
3911j
Animation Slide puzzle: Ernie
Noimage
Cast Tom stands on Gordon's shoulders, as an announcer repeatedly points out the difference of being on an under. When the voice is gone, Gordon leaves to get some sandwiches, leaving Tom suspended in the air.
(First: Episode 0298)
0573za
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Cookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0289)
ChickenCloud
Cartoon Clouds that look like things.
(First: Episode 0211)
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SCENE 9 Goodbye


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