Sesame Street
Officer Bird on patrol
Air date November 14, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors D, W, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird dons a policeman's uniform and declares he's going to pretend to be a member of the law enforcement, but he doesn't know what police officers actually do. He asks David, who tells him police often arrest people for such crimes as stealing. He tries to arrest Maria when he sees her removing a bag from the Hooper's Store counter, but Mr. Hooper confirms the bag belongs to her - it's her groceries.
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(First: Episode 0281)
Wild wind
Cartoon An anthropomorphic cloud blows a wild wind disturbing some farm animals.
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(First: Episode 0281)

Film Rollercoaster 1, 2, 3
(First: Episode 0254)
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs, until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
SCENE 2 Big Bird asks Maria what else police officers do, to which she replies that they often help people cross the street. Big Bird spots an elderly woman, grabs her bag and starts forcing her across the street against her wishes.
Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
Muppets Ernie and Bert songs: Bert sings the national anthem for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
Clip 4
Muppets Grover watches Mumford practice a trick, making a rabbit come out of his hat. Mumford has trouble getting a rabbit to come out of the hat, and both are oblivious to the fact that Grover is turning into a rabbit.
Cast Luis looks for the SALIDA in a brick room.
Luis exit
Cast Luis looks for the exit in a brick room.
Muppets Three witches attempt their own individual spells, which don't work out to their liking. They decide to cooperate by bringing all of their ingredients together, thus making chicken soup.
SCENE 3 David sings "One of These Things" using some blobs.
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
Muppets Maria tells the story of "The King's Problem".
Cartoon Poor Solomon Grundy washes a different part of the left side of his body every day, but at the end of the week, "he's still half dirty!"
(First: Episode 0001)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
SCENE 4 Big Bird thinks of something he could actually succeed at doing as an officer - give tickets to those who litter. He spots a candy wrapper on the ground by the Fix-It Shop, where Luis is enjoying a candy bar. He starts to write out a ticket for Luis, who points out that his wrapper is in his hand. Big Bird tosses the ticket away and when he realizes that he's littered, he starts writing a ticket for himself.
Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
Film A pride of lions feasts on an animal caracas.
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings "Three on Lady's Lap."
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
Three Monsters
Muppets Grover, Herry Monster, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint.
(First: Episode 0186)
SCENE 5 Oscar wants to make sure people stay away from his can today and plans to tell people directly. Nobody is around, save for Maria, who is far away. He yells to her to stay away, but she can't hear him. She comes close to his can to get the message, to Oscar's chagrin.
Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
Muppets An Anything Muppet man named Jack sings "A, You're Adorable" to his girlfriend, Adrienne, using alphabet blocks to enumerate the ways that he loves her. Cookie Monster shows up and eats the blocks.
(First: Episode 0023)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D. (repeat)

Film Rollercoaster 1, 2, 3 (repeat)
Muppets Juanita helps her brother Angel overcome his fear of a haircut.
Transition Bridge #17 - Hourglass Fast Empty (0:08)
Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
SCENE 6 Luis names various body parts in Spanish.

Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
(First: Episode 0395)
Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
Cartoon W is for Worm (repeat)
Transition Bridge - Fill (1:12)
SCENE 7 Goodbye

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