Sesame Street
Air date November 23, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors O, S, 10
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StreetScenes
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.
2293g
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version two).
Music: Joe Raposo
CMGenelle-ABCs
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)
Superman S
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.
Hubley.snake
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)
SSSurpriseSong

OscarSURPRISE!

Herrybertsurprise
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)
Toon-OCowboy
Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O.
(First: Episode 0286)
Painter10
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
Opencartoon
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.
2096v
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
KermitCountsMonkeys
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts five monkeys, and when he is done, he gets monkey business.
(First: Episode 0283)
6redballs
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
Boyinacircle
Muppets A boy watches a circle around him get bigger and smaller.
(First: Episode 0285)
Wind-up man (GO)
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.
Number10
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
SimonTransportationSounds
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)
Footprints
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)
Trafficlight
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.
2headedsnake
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Most animals have two eyes, ears, etc. ... but some snakes have two heads.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0287)
AMFlowerCooperation
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)
Serpiente
Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
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Film (LA) Llama (0:21)
BusbyTwinsCandle
Muppets The Busby Twins buy a candle from the shopkeeper.
(First: Episode 0293)
Bugsbigandsmall
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 ...
Toon-OCowboy
Cartoon A cowboy tries to lasso a rolling letter O. (repeat)
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SCENE 7
cont'd
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 ...
Superman S
Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for. (repeat)
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SCENE 7
cont'd
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.
2096v
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S. (repeat)
Sammythesnake
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
Footprints
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up ... (repeat)
Film-FlowersEverywhere
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.
Light dark sunset
Film Peaceful music and seagulls are heard at the docks as a voiceover says "light" and "dark" while the sun sets.
Opencartoon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open (repeat)
Wally Ralph rug
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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