Sesame Street
Sam the Machine tries to make a handball
Air date December 22, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors E, G, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon demonstrates up and down by showing how Oscar lifts his trash can lid whenever he comes up and goes down.
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Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(First: Episode 0364)
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Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
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Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: "It's an Otter!"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
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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 2 Sam the Robot attempts to produce a handball for Susan and a kid to play with. It takes so long to produce the right ball that they haven't any time left to play.
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Cartoon A man pushes up a lazy UP.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
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Film Examples of people and animals going down.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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Cartoon G is for Glue
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about clues. He shows that a boy has grown some carrots because he has garden tools, a watering can, and a packet of seeds. Next, he confirms that a man has built a birdhouse because of his blueprints and carpenter's tools. When he notices Beautiful Day Monster with a suitcase and an umbrella, Kermit assumes that the monster is going on a trip and using the umbrella as protection from the rain. The monster corrects him; he's planning to eat his umbrella, and uses the suitcase to carry the ketchup he'll use to eat it with.
(First: Episode 0118)
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SCENE 3 Gordon and the kids play a matching game with pictures of trucks.
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Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(First: Episode 0306)
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Cast A Howard Cosell-type voice narrates Terrific Tom jumping over chairs.
(First: Episode 0315)
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Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
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Muppets Grover and George sing "Two G Sounds."
(First: Episode 0358)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for Gorilla (in man suit)
(First: Episode 0085)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird sets up a ladder so he can paint the top of the door, but Bob warns him about foot traffic as a possible hazard. He makes a “DO NOT OPEN” sign for Big Bird, who puts it on the inside of the door. Luis enters, and accidentally knocks over the ladder with the paint can.
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Cartoon A man demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 0276)
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Film Footage of various bird species including hens, flamingos, pigeons, owls, ostriches, cockatoos, and others.
Music: (piano and whistling) Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0019)
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Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
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SCENE 5 Luis plays the guitar and sings "El Mandado."
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Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover in Spanish).
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon Drawing a kite that turns into a fish (w/ child voiceover).
(First: Episode 0222)
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Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
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Film Things that begin with G
(First: Episode 0357)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)"
(First: Episode 0016)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
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Cartoon E for Eel (repeat)
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Film Voiceovers count to 5 using groups of animals at the zoo.
(First: Episode 0288)
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Cartoon G For Giggle (repeat)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster sing "Up and Down".
(First: Episode 0154)
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Film 4 corner bridge (0:26)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for Gorilla (in man suit) (repeat)
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Film A man bounces a ball up the steps, and then it falls down the steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
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SCENE 6 Gordon, dressed as a magician, produces a letter G which grows.
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Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G" (repeat)
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Muppets Western: Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: a herd of giraffes move their way through a field.
(First: Episode 0316)
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Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over (repeat)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #3: Last dot shows up early
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 7 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.


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