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Sesame Street
Luis, Susan and the kids work together to clean the street
Air date December 18, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors X, Z, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis, Susan and the Kids sing "We've Got to Work Together" while cleaning the street. Oscar doesn't believe they can do it, but they succeed. Oscar even helps by taking a big pile of trash into his can.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 1: Ernie, having set up shop as a barber, gives Bert a haircut, but he ends up removing all of his hair.
(First: Episode 0068)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Z for zipper
(First: Episode 0025)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 2: Ernie tries to disguise Bert until his hair grows back, but a monster (later known as Grover) mistakes Bert for his father and lugs him away.
(First: Episode 0068)
Cartoon A turtle, a bird, and a butterfly demonstrate small, smaller, and smallest.
(First: Episode 0371)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Part 3: Bert has quickly grown his hair back, but his brief time amongst monsters has resulted in his speaking like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0068)
SCENE 2 Susan, Big Bird and the kids play a rhyming game about body parts.
Muppets Two Anything Muppet kids argue over a cookie. Cookie Monster arrives and says that the smallest person should get the cookie, and then, as the kids argue over which one is smaller, Cookie Monster shrinks himself.
(First: Episode 0253)
Cartoon "Poverty Z”: -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin spells his name.
(First: Episode 0182)
Film Five Song (Song of Five)
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Zs come out of Herry Monster's mouth as he snores. (part one)
(First: Episode 0281)
SCENE 3 Mr. Snuffleupagus visits Big Bird, and wants to take a nap. Big Bird gives him a blanket, then tries to make sure no one disturbs him.
Cartoon Kids narrate a letter 'Z' drawing
(First: Episode 0359)
Muppets Prairie Dawn explains to Herry Monster about the similarities and differences between three shoes.
(First: Episode 0199)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
SCENE 4 Big Bird hangs some “sleeping Snuffleupagus” signs all over Sesame Street, then accidentally drops a box of tools. He gets another idea…
Film A turtle walks slowly.
Music: "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings about animals in groups of five on a farm.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0323)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
SCENE 5 Big Bird has covered the ground with pillows. Luis and Susan question all of this, and Big Bird leads them to his nest.
Muppets "The ET Family Song"
(First: Episode 0139)
Cartoon zip, zoom, zoom, zig, zag, zany, zoo.
(First: Episode 0359)
SCENE 6 Snuffy wakes up from his nap, places the blanket on some barrels, and exits, right before Big Bird enters with Susan and Luis.
Song "1-2-3-4-5!"
(First: Episode 0144)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
Cast Wally and Ralph are outside in the rain. With access to a pushcart full of umbrellas, they open one after another and throw them aside on the ground. They are consequently puzzled as to how umbrellas keep you dry. Finally, when one of them suggests "taking the wrapping off" of it first (i.e., the cloth part), they reduce an umbrella down to the ribs just as the rain stops. It works!
(First: Episode 0355)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: Z for zipper (repeat)
Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
Cast A Howard Cosell-type announcer narrates as athlete Maria subtracts a chair from a group of three.
Song "1-2-3-4-5!" (repeat)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
Film Five Song (Song of Five) (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced.

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