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Sesame Street
Sam the Robot makes orange juice
Air date December 29, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors Q, S, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Bob welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, pointing out how nice it is to be together with friends.
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings "Children Are Beautiful."
(First: Episode 0228)
Film Four Song (Song of Four)
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Eating" while animals eat.
(First: Episode 0106)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
SCENE 2 Sam the Robot enters the Fix-It Shop, offering to help Luis fix a broken orange juice squeezer –– or rather, to take its place at Hooper's Store.
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 3 At Hooper’s Store, Sam shows David how good he is at juicing oranges, but David thinks Sam is not compact enough to fit in the store. Just then, Luis comes back with a fixed squeezer, and Sam leaves, dejected.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
Cartoon What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #6: Dot blows raspberry
(First: Episode 0001)
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally figures out to properly sleep in his new sleeping bag.
(First: Episode 0344)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #8: Dot can't stop coughing, then leaves
(First: Episode 0295)
Film A group of Hispanic children pick members for their baseball team. A new kid, Ramon, joins them.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
SCENE 4 David, Kate, and the kids look up and see Alphabet Bates skywrite the letter Q (First: Episode 0047).
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting and then saying "Q". Ernie goes first with "1 Q", and Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You're welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Whale Brushing Teeth," with a film of a trainer brushing a whale's teeth.
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets "The Question Song"
(First: Episode 0378)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
SCENE 5 Oscar puts up a giant “no” sign, hoping it will keep people away from his trash can. Bob comes by, and Oscar points him to the sign, claiming that whatever Bob asks him, the answer will be “no”. Bob offers him a ratty old sock, which Oscar didn’t expect, so he quickly makes a “yes” sign.
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Film A woman asks a boy how a glass of milk was spilled on the table, so the boy offers several outlandish scenarios before telling her the truth: it was him.
(First: Episode 0212)
Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Fireman and Postman.
(First: Episode 0023)
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(First: Episode 0420)
Cast David sings “Where Are There More?” over a split screen of different groups of kids.
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
Film An itchy wombat scratches its four legs.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie declares that he's "the world's greatest counter of numbers". To prove it, he counts from 1 to 10, but every time Bert interrupts him, Ernie starts over again. This slowly drives Bert crazy.
(First: Episode 0107)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Trey if he's seen a letter Q before. At first Trey denies it, but eventually draws one in the air with his finger.
SCENE 6 Kate plays guitar and sings “Magic Penny” to the kids.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit plays a sorting game with squares and circles, until Cookie Monster arrives and takes a bite out of the shapes. Kermit is upset, until he tastes one of them, and he joins Cookie Monster in finishing off the rest!
(First: Episode 0094)
SCENE 7 Oscar introduces the next film, explaining the term “silly goose”.
Film Geese and their goslings swim in the water.
(First: Episode 0388)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced and the credits roll.

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