Sesame Street
Air date November 30, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors B, Y, 4
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar is constantly bothered by people tapping on his trash can. Susan suggests he find a home that isn't made of metal.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
Oscar builds a makeshift wood structure beside his can. Gordon and Bob come by and try to pick up some of the lumber for themselves, and Oscar tells them off. Oscar then thinks of another way to build a house...
Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
SCENE 2 Oscar makes a house of straw, and takes a nap. Just then, a cow begins eating the straw!
Cartoon Jack waters a B, which grows into a B-stalk. He climbs it and travels to the Land of B.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 3 Oscar has now built a makeshift trashcan out of bricks. Susan comes by to deliver some grouchy letters to Oscar, but can't open the heavy brick lid. Oscar realizes he's stuck inside, and the adults help him out. He gathers up all the wood, bricks and straw to be taken to the dump, and goes back to live in his trashcan.
Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week".
(First: Episode 0107)
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Muppets Ernie explains how a scale can determine what is heavier than another object. With the scale, he was planning to split some cookies with Bert, but can't figure out how to do it. Cookie Monster shows him his way of solving the problem: he eats the cookies off each side of the scale until there are no cookies left. Ernie is disappointed since all he's left with is a "really good scale". Cookie disagrees--he's tasted better.
(First: Episode 0264)
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lion family.
(First: Episode 0018)
Film Counting 6 pieces of laundry on the line
Animation Shape organization, part 1
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets "The King's Picnic"
Animation Shape organization, part 2
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)

SCENE 4 Big Bird brings a "B" box into Hooper's Store, which Mr. Hooper fills with birdseed, bread, a ball, a bell, and other B items. Big Bird tries to carry the box out of the store, and the bottom breaks.
Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
Herry's ABC Secret.JPG
Muppets Grover tells Herry's secret (which is actually the alphabet) to Pamela, who tells Fenwick, who tells Rosemary. Herry says to Grover, "You're very good at reciting the alphabet ... but you're lousy at keeping secrets!"
(First: Episode 0360)
Animation Shape organization, part 3
Bridge no5 - 4 Corner Bridge.jpg
Transition Bridge #5 – 4 Corner Bridge C
(First: Episode 0282)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster shows David the school sign he tore off a building earlier.
(First: Episode 0379)
Cartoon Jack-in-the-Box School
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Mahna Mahna and two Anything Muppet girls sing "Mah Na Mah Na".
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 5 Big Bird assists Gordon with cleaning out the garage; Gordon shows him how to organize things safely.
Celebrity Bill Cosby counts three kids, but a fourth keeps hiding behind him.
(First: Episode 0154)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Loren count to twenty.
(First: Episode 0290)
Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
SCENE 6 Bob asks the kids if they've ever tried scratching their back with their feet. They can't, but a wombat can; Bob shows them the wombat on film (First: Episode 0008).
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)

Muppets Cookie Monster wants to go to school, but he can't tell which building the school is because he can't read. An Anything Muppet tells him to read the letters on the sign on one of the buildings. Cookie tears the sign off the building, but once he's read the sign, he still doesn't know which building the school is.
(First: Episode 0184)
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions. (repeat)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit counts four eggs. A chick hatches out of one egg, so he counts the three eggs -- then two, then one. Then he counts the four chicks.
(First: Episode 0282)
Film Peacock
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Bridge no14 - Hour Glass Slow Fill Bridge.jpg
Transition Bridge #14 – Hourglass Slow/Fill
(First: Episode 0303)
Film Kids narrate a film of animals moving in different ways.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0098)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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