Sesame Street
Sam the Robot does laundry
Air date December 7, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors J, L, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan, Bob, Luis and Big Bird greet the viewer, then they all watch a parade of all the letters of the alphabet.
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Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket shoots water.
(First: Episode 0022)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
(First: Episode 0407)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
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Muppets Bert wants to know why there is a cookie lying on the table. Ernie explains that he put it there to remind himself.
(First: Episode 0095)
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SCENE 2 Bob is on his way to the laundromat with his laundry, but Sam the Robot offers to do Bob's laundry for him. Oscar likes the noise Sam makes while washing the clothes, and waits to see how Bob's laundry will come out.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed, and then he'll get crumbs in his pajamas, itch, and not be able to sleep. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 2
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Sam finishes doing Bob's laundry, spewing the wet clothes out onto the street. Bob, displeased with this, takes his wet laundry and heads for the laundromat. Oscar loads his own laundry into Sam, who begins washing it loudly.
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Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
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SCENE 2
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Sam finishes doing Oscar's laundry, but it comes out dried, which Oscar doesn't like. Sam leaves, and Oscar dirties his clothes again.
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Muppets "High, Middle, Low"
(First: Episode 0236)
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Cartoon L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Kids narrate what a bald eagle sees when it flies over islands.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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SCENE 3 Susan plays a One of These Things game with the kids: three big feet and one small foot.
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Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox
(First: Episode 0031)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit comes across the word "Telephone", spells it, and then teaches the word to the viewer. When an Anything Muppet boy who stands too far away says that he can't hear Kermit, Kermit dials the T, and the boy answers with the last E.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 4 Luis plays a Spanish One of These Things game with the kids: three small hands and one big hand.
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Cartoon "The J Commercial:" Two boys scrutinize a J, saying it looks like a fish-hook. A resonant voice (Gary Owens) informs them that it's the letter J. This leads to a jazzy story about Joe. Moral: "Don't jive a judge by jamming a junebug."
(First: Episode 0009)
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Cast Wally and Ralph try to figure out how to keep a swinging door open while they carry a heavy plant out of the room.
(First: Episode 0344)
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SCENE 5 Luis displays the letter L, as he tries to lift a barbell.
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Cartoon L es para luz
(First: Episode 0373)
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Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0297)
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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SCENE 6 Susan displays the letter L, speaking in a low voice.
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Cartoon A drummer precedes C.T. Wordsworth who presents today's word: TELEPHONE.
(First: Episode 0314)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Chris, with his sister Stephanie, counts to 20 for Kermit.
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Film A voiceover counts nine cars at an intersection.
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)" (repeat)
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SCENE 7 Susan and Big Bird join some kids playing "hit the penny"; Big Bird practices until he makes it.
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Muppets Sherlock Hemlock demonstrates the sound of the letter L.
(First: Episode 0251)
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Film The kids form a triangle and a square.
(First: Episode 0300)
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Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Fireman and Postman.
(First: Episode 0023)
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Cartoon T es para telefono
(First: Episode 0362)
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SCENE 8 Oscar has something important to tell Luis, but he forgot what it is. He looks around his can for the note he wrote to himself, throwing out his trash as Luis catches it. When Oscar finds the note, it reads, "Be sure to tell Luis to keep his hands off my trash."
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Cartoon A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
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Celebrity Burt Lancaster says the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #5: All the dots turn red
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: L is for Lunchbox (repeat)
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SCENE 9 The sponsors are announced.


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