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Sesame Street
Cookie Monster tries to trick David for a box of cookies
Air date December 26, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Production September 27, 1972
Sponsors I, K, 11

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Grover play hide-and-seek. Grover is "it" but he keeps forgetting what number comes next and has to get help from Big Bird, who's trying to hide. He reaches 10 and finds Big Bird right away.
Muppets The Martians find a telephone.
(First: Episode 0398)
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)
Film Kids count 20 penguins going down a slide.
(First: Episode 0232)
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Muppets Grover, lost in a scary forest, sings "I Whistle a Happy Tune" to keep his spirits up. He bumps into a monster -- but it's Cookie Monster, who happily joins in the song. Then they run into a little boy, and they run away, panicked.
(First: Episode 0131)
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SCENE 2 Maria leads Big Bird on a hunt for rectangles.
Film "Round": A live-action film set to a lively soundtrack shows circles in every-day life, including Coca-Cola bottle caps, moving wheels, yo-yos, bubbles, and balloons.
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
Film The Mad Painter #11
(First: Episode 0329)
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SCENE 3 Cookie Monster has just eaten several boxes of cookies at Hooper's Store. He asks for more, but David denies him on the grounds of needing to keep some in stock for other customers.

When a cow (Caroll Spinney) approaches the counter, David is so fascinated by there being a cow on Sesame Street, that he says everything in the store is on the house: candy, ice cream soda, cookies, etc. Cookie Monster overhears the offer and gets an idea.

Upon request, David feeds the cow some hay. When he turns to Cookie Monster to share his fascination with feeding a cow, Cookie has vacated the premises.

Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Cookie Monster returns dressed as a cow: he has horns, a cow bell, and "gives milk" (a glass of it). David sees through his disguise and says that since he's a cow, he'd love to have some hay because that's what cows like best. Cookie Monster eats some, says it's not bad, but still wants cookies.

Big Bird drops by, says he's hungry, but isn't sure what he wants. David offers up some ideas including ice cream soda and cookies. Upon hearing this, Cookie Monster gets another idea and leaves. In his absence, Big Bird says birds love birdseed best, so he'll take a box ("put it on my bill").

Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #2)
(First: Episode 0101)
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
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SCENE 5 Cookie returns dressed as a bird, so David pours birdseed down his throat. He tells him the costumes aren't convincing, but says that if no one orders the last two box of cookies before 5 o'clock, Cookie Monster can have them.
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Muppets Kermit the Frog attempts to talk about the letter K, but it falls off the wall.
(First: Episode 0044)
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SCENE 6 As Cookie Monster waits for 5 o'clock, Maria comes by to order some things before the store closes. She needs need two boxes of... oatmeal... spaghetti... and cookies. Cookie Monster is devastated and asks how he could do this to her. She responds that she did it because he's her friend, and gives him the boxes of cookies.
Muppets Kermit attempts to talk about the letter K again, but the top half of the K collapses.
(First: Episode 0044)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates above and below.
(First: Episode 0262)
Muppets Kermit attempts to talk about the letter K again, when Cookie Monster comes by. Kermit tells off Cookie Monster, until he learns that he wants to help him. Kermit talks about K words (including his name), while having Cookie Monster display the items he's mentioning. Finally, Cookie karate-chops the K.
(First: Episode 0044)
Film "What if you were magic, and could make things stop just by telling it to, or make it go backwards? Stop! Then you could see what things look like when they're moving. Go forwards! Stop! Well, film is magic, and this is a film, so you can be magic for three minutes. Like this: Go slow, water fountain! Now, you try it."
(First: Episode 0047)
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SCENE 7 Gordon sings "One of These Things" with pictures of beds.

Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 1 of 2
The Country Mouse lives peacefully on the farm when his cousin, the City Mouse, comes to visit. The City Mouse is appalled that his cousin lives in a haystack, eats acorns, and listens to birdsong. He invites his cousin to come visit him in the city.
(First: Episode 0314)
Cartoon "I in the Sky"
(First: Episode 0368)


Muppets The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Part 2 of 2
The Country Mouse visits the City Mouse's apartment, and finds that his cousin eats pizza, doesn't mind traffic sounds, and listens to groovy music on his stereo. The Country Mouse is startled when he hears a cat. The City Mouse sighs, "Oh, that's just the cat. That means he's hungry, and he wants to catch us and eat us for dinner." Horrified, the Country Mouse goes back to the country, where he's safe. The City Mouse offers the cat a bite of pizza.
(First: Episode 0314)
Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
Film Male and female snow people narrate their own construction.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0277)
Cartoon I for iron
(First: Episode 0314)
Muppets Grover uses his airplane to demonstrate "above" and "below."
(First: Episode 0149)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down.
(First: Episode 0183)
Cartoon K is for kitten.
(First: Episode 0040)
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl shows the viewers that the number 11 is the same right side up and upside down. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0362)
Film Knock knock. Who's there? The woodpecker!
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey (repeat)
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SCENE 8 In voiceover, Cookie Monster eats cookies and announces the sponsors while David closes up the store.

See also

  • Episode 2992 -- Chicago the Lion attempts a scheme similar to what Cookie Monster tries here: wearing unconvincing disguises to lure the storekeeper into giving him the rest of his favorite food.

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