Sesame Street
Susan tests Big Bird's memory
Air date December 25, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors G, I, 10
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Picture Segment Description
0436 Susan Luis sacks
Cast Susan explains to Luis, in his first day on the job, how to stack and count sacks that come off an assembly line.
Number10
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
Groverwaiteralphabetsoup
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants a bowl of hot alphabet soup, and he really wants it to be hot. He looks to make sure that each letter of the alphabet is in his soup, but he is missing some. By the time Grover brings in all the missing letters, the soup is cold.
(First: Episode 0276)
Speechballoon.Island
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(First: Episode 0314)
Gibbons
Film Gibbons make screeching noises.
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 1 The Arm
Song.Capital.I
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)
500018
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
2257p
Cartoon Dry and Wet (near swimming pool)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
Noimage
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally keeps his money taped to his face, so Ralph tells him to keep his money in his piggy bank instead. To ensure he doesn't lose the key, Wally drops it inside as well.
(First: Episode 0346)
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Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (Umbrella)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0344)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird sings "ABC-DEF-GHI."
LetterI.BeepBeep
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
EBnap
Muppets Ernie & Bert — As Bert takes a nap, Ernie tells the viewer how he knows that Bert is asleep - thus waking Bert up, just to tell him it's time for his nap.
(First: Episode 0027)
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Painter10
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (Shark fishing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
David-WetDry01
SCENE 3' Part 1: David, playing a hipster, doesn't like fish and asks that "wet and dry" be presented in another fashion.
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Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
David-WetDry02
SCENE 3 cont'd Part 2: David, the hipster, doesn't like dogs either and wants a different demonstration.
Drywet.elephant
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet (circus elephant)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
David-WetDry03
SCENE 3 cont'd Part 3: David is tired of seeing all these animals and wants to be told about wet and dry in a straight fashion. The kids answer the all by pouring a bucket of water on him.
DryWet.manonbeach
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
David-WetDry04
SCENE 3 cont'd Part 4: David is wet, while the viewer is dry. He hurls a bucket of water at the screen, then gets hit with more water himself.
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Film Magician word family “ET” (1:05)
Air
Muppets Lefty sells Ernie some air, but when Ernie waves to Bert, wanting to show it to him, he drops it. According to Bert (who didn't know what Ernie had), "It couldn't have vanished into thin air." But Ernie sobs, "Yes, it could, Bert! It could!"
(First: Episode 0118)
Lizardfilm
Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
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SCENE 4 David, Susan, Big Bird and the kids put some things into an empty box, then wait for a few seconds.
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Cartoon Speech Balloon - I: An iron irons the word.
(First: Episode 0314)
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SCENE 4
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The gang tries to remember what they put into the box.
LetterG.greenpurple
Cartoon Letter G drawing with kid voice-over
(First: Episode 0306)
AMs-FatherSon
Muppets A Muppet father and son switch roles in the forest. The father climbs trees and asks questions, while the son explains things.
(First: Episode 0089)
Number10
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
GforGiggle
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Film-Termites
Film A kid narrates footage of a termite colony.
(First: Episode 0408)
PIYN-CleanerShoemaker
Cast / Muppets "The People in Your Neighborhood": Cleaner and Shoemaker
LetterI.BeepBeep
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep) (repeat)
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SCENE 5 Susan plays a “Three of These Things” game with three things that light up and one that doesn’t (a coffee pot).
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles" (repeat)
Grover HELP Marty
Muppets Grover is carrying the word "HELP", which is very heavy. He asks Marty to help him carry the word. Instead, Marty gives Grover three more "HELP" words to carry.
(First: Episode 0287)
Zebracloseup
Film Close-ups of animals. Kids try to guess what they are.
(First: Episode 0326)
1041Joey
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Kermit and Joey count to 20.
Orange-Opera
Animation An orange pops out of a basket of fruits and gets "made up" as the face of Carmen, the role in the opera of the same name. While singing "Habanera," the famed aria from the opera, Carmen loses her "face" and can't resume singing until the wig returns.
(First: Episode 0277)
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SCENE 6 The sponsors are announced.



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