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Sesame Street
Air date November 23, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors O, S, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird greets the viewer, and shows the difference between big and little, comparing his size to that of a kid. He notices that Gordon is bigger than the kid, but smaller than him. Just then, a giant (David) emerges, asking Big Bird for directions to the nearest beanstalk.
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Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
(First: Episode 0394)
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SCENE 2 Bob gets a lesson in ecology when he finds that his garbage can be used by other residents of Sesame Street.
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Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets / Cast "Surprise!": A band of Anything Muppet hippies sing about the good and bad parts of surprises, and how people respond to them, with various characters demonstrating them in cutaways.
(First: Episode 0173)
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Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
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Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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SCENE 3 A piece of clothesline is shaped as an O. By "magic", Gordon changes it into an S.
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Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
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Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
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Muppets A boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
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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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SCENE 4 Big Bird asks David if he can stay at his house tonight, because last night Big Bird heard a scary squeaking noise. David reveals that the squeak was made by the door to Big Bird's nest area, and fixes the squeak with an oil can.
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
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Film Traffic light.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 5 On the steps, David plays a "Three of These Things" game involving shapes.
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
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Muppets Four Anything Muppet kids cooperate to grow a flower together. One has a flower seed, one has a flowerpot, one has some dirt, and one has a shovel. The rain and sunshine finish the job.
(First: Episode 0311)
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SCENE 6 On the steps, Susan plays a "Three of These Things" game involving groups of things.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
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Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
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Film (LA) Llama (0:21)
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Muppets The Busby Twins buy a candle from the shopkeeper.
(First: Episode 0293)
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Cartoon Things say that other things are small, but then something comes along that's bigger, or smaller, or whatever.
(First: Episode 0320)
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SCENE 7 A new kid in the neighborhood throws trash into Oscar's can, not realizing that it bothers Oscar. Oscar has an idea ...
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Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O. (repeat)
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SCENE 7
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Oscar puts a sign on his can, which reads "Oscar's house". He gets trash thrown on him again, this time from the kid's Spanish-speaking brother, who doesn't read English. Oscar immediately makes another sign ...
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for. (repeat)
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SCENE 7
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Oscar puts up another sign, "Casa Oscar". He gets trash dumped on him yet again, this time by a kid who speaks both English and Spanish, but can't read.
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Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S. (repeat)
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Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon A janitor sweeps up ... (repeat)
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Film A female vocalist sings about the many different types of flowers found all over.
(First: Episode 0141)
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SCENE 8 Big Bird leads Bob, David, Gordon, Susan and some kids in counting to 10 both forwards and backwards.
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Film Peaceful music and seagulls are heard at the docks as a voiceover says "light" and "dark" while the sun sets.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
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Cast Wally and Ralph try to unroll a rug, but a chair in the way presents a problem.
(First: Episode 0323)
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SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.



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