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Sesame Street
Snuffy spills Luis' can of tacks
Air date January 3, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors C, Y, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Outside the Fix-it Shop, Luis welcomes the viewer while putting tacks into a coffee can. He leaves for the bank, and Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus find the coffee can. Snuffy thinks it’s a perfect thing to keep his crayons in, but he accidentally knocks it over. Big Bird gets the idea to find Luis and tell him the truth about the accident.
Muppets Ernie is on a hunt for big rocks. When he tries to pick a really big rock, the rock turns out to be the dome of a large monster.
(First: Episode 0034)
SCENE 2 Big Bird thinks about what would happen if he told Luis the truth: Luis might not believe him, and also might accuse him of the accident, and put up a “NO BIRDS ALLOWED” sign on his shop door. He also might get shunned and avoided by his other friends, including Bob and Maria.
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 3 Big Bird finds Luis, who notices he’s worried about something. Before he can tell Luis what happened, Snuffy is able to put the coffee can and tacks back on the table with his snuffle.
Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
Cartoon Poor Solomon Grundy washes a different part of the left side of his body every day, but at the end of the week, "he's still half dirty!"
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 4 Maria, in a hurry, asks Oscar for a clean sheet of paper, because she doesn’t want to go all the way home to fetch one. Oscar gives her one, but it’s crumpled up, unlike the used one she has, which is smooth. He gives her a fresh, uncrumpled sheet, and she crumples up her used sheet and gives it to Oscar.
Cartoon A girl tries on big, bigger, and the biggest shoes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0252)
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally has a new pair of pants, but they're too big for him. Ralph has a belt, but isn't quite sure how to secure it. Ralph ultimately suggests Wally eat a lot of bananas until he's big enough to fit into the pants.
(First: Episode 0353)
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants Bert to pretend to be mad, but Bert says that he can't, because he has nothing to feel angry about. Ernie asks Bert to pretend that he borrowed Bert's paper clip collection, and lost his favorite paper clip. The thought makes Bert really mad. Bert gets tired out, and tells Ernie that he can't get mad anymore. Ernie makes a confession -- he really did lose Bert's favorite paper clip.
(First: Episode 0216)
Cat toon2.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
SCENE 5 A little girl shows her dog to Kate, a little boy shows his pet goldfish, and Oscar calls Slimey out to play. Kate plays guitar and sings “We Love Our Pets”.
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo
(First: Episode 0043)
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Cartoon A farmer plants big, bigger and biggest trees.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "As I Was Going to St. Ives."
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon "Egg Chant": A girl skips rope as a boy sits with an egg on his knee. They recite an alphabet poem together. The egg hatches and a dancing lizard emerges.
(First: Episode 0003)
SCENE 6 Luis and Maria demonstrate the word “casa” using chroma-key graphics.
CT Wordsworth store.jpg
Cartoon A drummer introduces C.T. Wordsworth who challenges a contestant to guess the secret word: store.
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam is looking for the biggest man in the saloon. The frightened customers point him towards Big Barney, who's cowering under the table. When Sam discovers that Barney is the biggest man there, he gives him a hat: "This ol' hat here don't fit me. I thought maybe you could use it, huh? I'll see you, fellers." Sinister Sam leaves the baffled customers behind. "Now, that's a nice gesture," one says. "He's a little weird, but he's okay after all, isn't he?"
(First: Episode 0281)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Film A pride of lions feasts on an animal carcass.
(First: Episode 0407)
Letter C toon.jpg
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
SCENE 7 Oscar enlists Sam the Robot to guard a box that he wants to add to his trash collection, while he goes downstairs and makes room for it. Oscar gives Sam the instructions to blow a whistle, say “Stop! Take your hands off that box!” and capture the culprit with a butterfly net. Sam does all those things when Oscar comes back up to take the box downstairs.
Cartoon Big, bigger and biggest elephants
(First: Episode 0389)
Chicken Soup Needs a Spoon.JPG
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
Cartoon Y for yawn (repeat)
Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon The life of a Yellow Yahoo (repeat)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Bert tells John-John that he's lost his paper clips, and he feels sad. He asks John-John to show how he looks when he feels sad. Then Bert feels angry about losing his paper clips, and John-John acts out that emotion. Bert remembers where he left his collection, and John-John acts happy, too.
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
Cast Marvelous Maria rides her trike in 10 circles (then backwards).
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Grover the Assistant: The Amazing Mumford's pineapple subtraction act
(First: Episode 0280)
SCENE 8 The sponsors are announced.

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