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Sesame Street
Big Bird offers to be Luis' songbird
Air date December 14, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors T, V, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon and the kids imagine threes of different things they don't usually count on the street. Oscar can't stand hearing their discussion, but unwittingly does three of something - put out his "DO NOT DISTURB" sign, put on his earmuffs and go inside his can.

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder.
(First: Episode 0254)
Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
Muppets Kermit the Frog talks about horns as a film of animals with horns plays behind him.
(First: Episode 0112)
Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
SCENE 2 Luis is about to close up the Fix-It Shop for a few minutes. He tells Big Bird that he's going to the pet shop to buy a little bird to keep around the store than can sing while he works. Big Bird thinks he can fill that role and Luis permits a tryout. Susan comes in with her broken drill, but Big Bird sings so loudly (singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "ABC-DEF-GHI"), it drowns out their speaking.
Film A percussionist on the beach talks about how rhythm is everywhere, such as in breaking waves, walking and horse galloping. (edited)
(First: Episode 0032)
SCENE 3 Big Bird perches on a large swing in the store, intending now to just chirp and tweet. However, his swinging causes destruction around the store and Luis finally leaves to buy a small bird as he intended. Big Bird feels his mistake was chirping when he should have tweeted.
Film The letter T is a very useful letter.
(First: Episode 0402)
SCENE 4 Luis returns with a small parakeet, who sings at a comfortable volume as Luis envisioned. Big Bird drops by to meet the bird and is astonished to discover it's his cousin Benny. They soon develop a loud conversation, then Big Bird starts to sing "MacNamara's Band" with him.
Muppets Guy Smiley sings "Gone with the Wind" to a young woman. During the song, a very strong wind blows – making the leaves fly off the tree, causing the woman's house to collapse, and finally ripping Guy's clothes off.
(First: Episode 0034)
Song "Three Is My Favorite Number"
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit the Frog and Brian demonstrate the parts of the face.
(First: Episode 0126)
Film Counting eleven eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets Ernie counts out eleven cookies and one egg. Cookie Monster eats the cookies- and then the egg.
(First: Episode 0054)
SCENE 5 Susan sings the "Classifying Song" using pictures of large and small animals.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
TV Chair Battle.JPG
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert play tricks on each other in order to sit in the TV chair, until they realize they both fit in it. Herry tricks Ernie and Bert into leaving their chair so that he can sit in it. Ernie and Bert decide that if the chair can hold two, it can hold three as well, so they cram their way into the chair with Herry. When they realize that they're watching something only Bert would enjoy, they leave Bert alone.
(First: Episode 0207)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
SCENE 6 The cast shows V words. David points to the vegetables on Mr. Macintosh's cart. Sam the Robot functions as a vacuum. Gordon, dressed as a magician, makes himself vanish.
Three Monsters.jpg
Muppets Grover, Herry, and Billy rearrange themselves in different ways and count to three, until they get exhausted and faint. (shown in English, then Spanish)
(First: Episode 0186)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)."
(First: Episode 0001)
Cast David and Maria dine in spaghetti. Maria polishes off her plate in a short time, but David starts to eat each piece individually, which takes very long. (part 1)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about three trios of animals who live on a fat lady's lap.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0299)
Cast David's plate is about half-empty now. (part 2)
Film A film insert of kittens playing, with child voiceovers in English and Spanish.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
Cast Maria has fallen asleep by now, when David finally finishes eating his spaghetti. He then beckons a waiter (Bob) to bring him another serving... (part 3)
Muppets A bridge of teeth come to an employment agency, looking for a job. He's offered jobs in the smelling line and in listening, but he's unqualified for those. Teeth demonstrates his talent in biting and chewing by chomping up the desk.
(First: Episode 0406)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Cookie Monster Uses Ernie's Phone part 1: Ernie expects a call from Bert, but lets Cookie Monster make a phone call to his mommy, provided it's short. He proceeds to tell her about show and tell at school.
(First: Episode 0064)

Film Number Three Ball Film: A red ball follows a rollercoaster-like track through checkpoints (each, a set of three) that are counted in voiceover. At the end, the ball is ground up into a powder. (repeat)
Muppets Cookie Monster Uses Ernie's Phone part 2: Cookie Monster tells his mommy about jumping rope after school and counts the jumps he made.
(First: Episode 0064)
Film "Three Song (Song of Three)." (repeat)
Muppets Cookie Monster Uses Ernie's Phone part 3: Cookie Monster has counted up to 4,614 by now and asks how his brother Fred is. Ernie offers him a box of cookies to get off the phone.
(First: Episode 0064)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
Muppets Cookie Monster Uses Ernie's Phone part 4: Cookie Monster finally gets off the phone, and then eats it. When Bert calls, Ernie has to talk to him through Cookie Monster's mouth.
(First: Episode 0064)
Film Snow in the city
Music: Joe Raposo
Celebrity Flip Wilson shows how his teacher, Miss Johnson, taught the ABCs.
(First: Episode 0151)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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