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Sesame Street
Air date November 27, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors Q, U, 12
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 David, Bob, Maria and Susan try to stack and count 12 cartons, but Big Bird knocks them over while looking for Alphabet Bates. They stack the boxes again, but Big Bird knocks them over again while looking up. They all decide to take a rest.
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Film "There's a Bird On Me" (Joe Raposo)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie approaches Bert in a harried manner, talking rapidly. Bert tells him to talk slower so he can understand him. Ernie says, slowly, that Bert's bread is burning in the oven, which causes Bert to speak in the same rapid, harried manner.
(First: Episode 0323)
SCENE 2 The group stacks ten boxes, then see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter Q (First: Episode 0047). Big Bird says goodbye, then knocks the boxes over again.
Muppets Lefty the Salesman wants to sell Ernie a painting of a tree, which he says is a picture of four elephants. Ernie doesn't see the four elephants, so Lefty offers to show him the elephants if Ernie will buy the picture for a nickel. Lefty points out the elephants, which are actually spaces in the tree's branches. Ernie shells out for the picture. Ernie wants to pull the same trick on Bert, but Bert notices the elephants right away.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cast Wally and Ralph make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, resulting in a mess.
(First: Episode 0348)
SCENE 3 The group plays β€œRub Your Tummy” with the kids.
Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign. Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!", and eventually gets the joke. He tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates fast and slow by going back and forth on a fence, and in a rocking chair.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
Film Fast-Slow 2;15.jpg
Film Kids narrate a film in which footage is slowed down and sped up. Sequences include kids on a playground, riding a roller coaster, and Big Bird jumping around and being chased in the park.
(First: Episode 0358)
SCENE 4 Oscar plays a game with Maria and the kids: he has them put grouchy words together.
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants a bowl of hot alphabet soup, and he really wants it to be hot. He looks to make sure that each letter of the alphabet is in his soup, but he is missing some. By the time Grover brings in all the missing letters, the soup is cold.
(First: Episode 0276)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts to 20 with his "twin."
(First: Episode 0135)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks
(First: Episode 0195)
SCENE 5 Oscar enters Hooper's Store, wearing a necktie. He asks David if he can clean a surface for him, then cleans the counter using his tie, making it dirty – just the way he likes it.
Muppets Kermit demonstrates his "What Happens Next" machine, which is designed to turn on his radio. None of the parts of the machine work properly.
(First: Episode 0089)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy demonstrates shapes.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
SCENE 6 Bob and Big Bird play games to see how they're alike and how they're different.
Cartoon Capital letter U for up (repeat)
Muppets Ernie demonstrates the letter U with a ukulele; Cookie Monster plays "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on it, then eats it.
(First: Episode 0047)
Animation Henson Films: Number Twelve Rocks (repeat)
Film A gemsbok runs fast, then faster.
Music: Joe Raposo
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic" (repeat)
SCENE 7 Bob displays the letter U while holding an umbrella. The wind blows Bob up in the air.
Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Goin' for a Ride", while traveling in a car, train, and boat.
(First: Episode 0037)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U. (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #10: Eighth dot is small, but receives a kiss
(First: Episode 0295)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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